10 Worst Episodes of Shantaram

Escaped convict Lin Ford flees to the teeming streets of 1980s Bombay, looking to disappear. Working as a medic for the city’s poor and neglected, Lin finds unexpected love, connection, and courage on the long road to redemption.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 24, 2023.

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#8 - Strange Bedfellows (Season 1 - Episode 3)

When a catastrophe hits Sagar Wada, Lin steps in as the community’s doctor. Zhou’s ambitions rise, and Khader pulls Lin into the fold.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 196 votes.

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#7 - Bad Medicine (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Lin finds his priorities pulled in two directions: the people of Sagar Wada and Khader’s underground network.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 164 votes.

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#6 - Down and Out (Season 1 - Episode 2)

A desperate Lin needs new documents as his friendship with Prabhu grows. Karla reveals Lisa’s secret and wrestles with her feelings for Lin.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 224 votes.

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#5 - The Sin in the Crime (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Tensions mount between Maurizio and Lin. Qasim Ali fears what Lin’s friendship with Abdullah means. Meanwhile, Lin and Karla grow closer.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 155 votes.

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#4 - Like in the Time of Cholera (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Karla nurses a deliriously sick Lin back to health, complicating things between them even more. Lin seeks Khader’s help, much to Qasim Ali’s disdain.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 56 votes.

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#3 - Dead Man Walking (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Kavita gets closer to discovering the truth about Lin. Modena ignores Lisa’s warnings about Maurizio. Lin and Vikram attempt to save Didier.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 123 votes.

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#2 - The Three Nos (Season 1 - Episode 1)

After escaping an Australian prison, Lin embraces a new life in India, where he soon becomes entangled in a web of love and deceit.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 305 votes.

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#1 - Apo Vai Pranah (Season 1 - Episode 7)


As cholera hits Sagar Wada, Lin tries to fight the outbreak. Khader gains leverage over Pandey, and Maurizio expands his business.

The episode was rated 7.29 from 109 votes.

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