Web series is everything that mainstream television shows aren’t. Fresh content, which is both gripping and concise, make web series even more appealing. The tremendous growth of OTT platforms has given us numerous web series with enjoyable scripts and gripping storylines. The popularity of OTT platforms could be the result of never-ending television shows that are nothing more than cringy.
In the short span of its existence, Indian web series have created a niche following for themselves. Some of these web series have made us beyond entertainment and think about the hidden truth about our society. To meet the growing demand for web series, some level of mediocrity has slowly started to seep into the live streaming content too. To save your time, we have put together a list of fantastic Indian web series that you can binge-watch over the weekend:
Pitchers can be accurately pronounced as a startup story. Four friends quit their monotonous job and decide to start their own company. This TVF Play series portrays the struggles and chaos that follows their venture.
Bang Baaja Baaraat
This Yash Raj Films web series is a story of two people who are in love and want to marry each other. The villain of the story is that they are from two completely different family backgrounds. And on top of that, they seek approval from their parents. Bang Baaja Baaraat is available on Amazon Prime and also on YouTube.
Another Amazon Prime series is Breathe, released in January 2018. The story revolves around Danny and his son Joshua who requires an organ transplant. The intense storyline makes you wonder how far you would go to save someone you love. The second season of this series Breathe: Into The Shadows is already out in July 2020.
Yeh Meri Family
If you grew up during the 1990s, then Yeh Meri Family will take you back to the golden days. This family drama is full of entertainment and nostalgia bundled up. Yeh Meri Family is available on YouTube.
Rannvijay Singh plays a tough cop who is known to make life difficult for youngsters after they are caught. Kaushiki is a crime thriller available on Viu.
India is a nation fascinated with cricket and, more importantly, with the Indian Premier League. This two-season Amazon Prime explores the drama behind IPL match-fixing, bribery, and the darker side of the popular cricket league.
If you are hooked into crime shows, then Criminal Justice is something you will love. The story is about a regular taxi driver in Mumbai and how he gets involved in an unthinkable crime. Criminal Justice is available on Disney+ Hotstar which you can binge-watch.
When it comes to education, India is a cut-throat country, where better grades matter much more than increasing practical knowledge. Kota Factory mocks on the coaching institutes who take advantage of the students’ fear of failing. It is streaming on YouTube or TVF Play.
It is an unhurried crime thriller with Sushmita Sen in the titular role. It is based on a Dutch drama series Penoza by Pieter Bart Korthuis and can be watched in Disney+ Hotstar.
Made In Heaven
Made in Heaven captures the dark side of Indian society on marriage and relationships. Two wedding planners are forced to work with the double standards of Indian society. Amazon Prime has this series in its lineup.
The difficulties of long-distance relationships and marriage are the focal point on Permanent Roommates. It is available on YouTube or TVF Play. The series is hilarious at times while going through ups and downs in life.
Tripling is a funny web series based on sibling rivalry. Chandan, Chanchal, and Chitvan are the lead characters, and the show tells their hilarious stories. The show is available on TVF Play and YouTube.
Special Ops is a thriller which is available on Disney+ Hotstar. The series revolves around espionage and how a RAW agent connects the dots between terrorists and a suspicious person.
The story of Kaafir is about a woman from Pakistan occupied Kashmir who accidentally crosses into Indian territory. Kaafir is available on Zee 5 online platforms.
This Netflix series is based on the infamous Nirbhaya case, which happened in Delhi in 2012. The series explores the days during the brutal rape and murder that shook the nation. It also trails the steps taken by DCP Vartika Chaturvedi while she was handling the case.
This series portrays a dystopian world in the future where an authoritarian government makes the citizens’ life miserable. Radhika Apte plays the lead role in this intense horror drama, which is available on Netflix.
The Family Man
Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of a simple middle-aged guy who happens to be a secret agent. The series revolves around how he balances his family life and performing his secret agent duties. It is available on Amazon Prime.
This dark thriller is rated as one of the best Indian web series out there. Sacred Games, available on Netflix, is about a duel between Ganesh Gaitonde and Sartaj Singh.
If you loved Gangs of Wasseypur, then Mirzapur would surely satisfy your appetite. This crime thriller tells the story of Alaknanda Tripathi and his son. The second season of Mirzapur has been announced on Amazon Prime.
An undermined police officer is given a high-profile case. This case could make or break his career. Watch this Amazon Prime series as the protagonist police inspector unravels the shady realities of the underworld.
Based in Varanasi, Asur is a psychological thriller that deals with serial killings. The series, which is available on Voot, presents mythology and modern-day criminal to give an immersive experience for the viewers.
An unemployed engineer who lived his entire life in the city has to take a government job in a remote village. He works in the capacity of secretary at the small village council. This light-hearted Amazon Prime original subtly portrays unemployment in a relatable and meaningful manner.
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