Web series have been a huge sensation in India ever since OTT platforms were introduced. As they progress, people are more keener to watch more web series than movies, and surely there’s no wrong with that. A web series gives more freedom for the director to dig into the plot and explore each character’s storyline more fully. In that way, the audience can able to appreciate the character’s sensibility & start liking them. All the credits go to directors & writers who make use of tv shows and deliver compelling tales with incredible characters.
Due to overbaked characters and repetitive storylines, it’s completely understandable why OTT has become so popular, and why audiences want to watch OTT for inventive content. As a film enthusiast, I am always seeking out excellent storylines & content. Amid the incredible content, I’ve come upon 9 Indian web series that will amaze and astonish you till the ending.
Note: The following series are not ranked in any particular order.
Sacred Games is probably the first indian web series that created a buzz across the internet. This series will surprise in all ways. People consider it as one of the best web series and so do you after watching it. Sacred Games is full of crime drama that elevates you as the episodes go. You will be surprised by how the director narrated the plot and depicted the characters. It’s an allrounder web series that is amazing in all departments. Above of all, kudos to actors for incredible performances. Let it be screenplay, plot, acting, music, and visuals. You will binge watch it till the ending.
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Neeraj Kabi , Pankaj Tripathi, and more..
Plot: When a police officer receives a call from an anonymous gangster who tells to save the city within 25 days. He embroils on a huge mission.
Mirzapur is one of the best mobster web series that got a lot of appreciation and recognization from across the India. It’s not just a series, people admire characters in Mirzapur which are notoriously enchanting. Mirzapur is full of gritty, gore, violence, blood, and boldness that will make you glued to the screen. If you’re chicken-hearted for blood and graphic violence, I would recommend you to stay away from this one as the show represents violence a lot. Literally, while I was watching those scenes, I was like WOW. It just reminds me of Quentin Tarantino’s style. Not only violence, but you will also love characters and get hooked on them. With how the filmmaker crafted the characters, anarchy, and plotline, you will binge watch for sure.
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyendu Sharma, and more..
Plot: A series of events in a lawless city that revolves around two families.
The Family Man
The Family Man is probably the second web series that renounced in every place of India. A great storyline has no boundaries, it can surpass all the way to even foreign as well. The show has a fascinating plotline that puts glue to your back with terrific characters, visuals, cinematography, action episodes that keep staggering you through the end. The first thing that audience talks about this web series is the visuals. Hats off to makers for their awe-inspiring work. Specially, there are few scenes that make you think ” How long does this scene last “. Kudos to cinematography & technical department. Nonetheless, Let it be a comedy, action, crime, drama, family or any other genre, Family man is a perfect mixture of them.
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Sharib Hashmi, Vedant Sinha, and more.
Plot: A world-class spy man who pretends to be an ordinary employee embarks on a mission to save the city.
Breathe might not have gotten the recognization it deserves. But, it stays as the best-underrated web series that most of the audience missed. Breathe deserves your attention, eye and at last, it’s worth a watch. Surely, you will regard it as one of the best web series after watching it. It has everything that satisfies the audience and watchers. It engrosses you, thrills you, and you will be engaged in the Breathe. It introduces to the characters you love and also, even though a character doing morally wrong. You want to support him in some sense. There are few scenes that make you think about the current lives. So, Don’t miss out on this truly amazing series that have a gripping narration, characters, and what not everything you look for.
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Cast: Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi , and more.
Plot: How far two men go to save their loved ones?
Special Ops is one of the recent web series that was applauded by many audiences. It will enthrall in every episode with terrific cliffhangers that leaves you scratching your head. It’s one of the gripping and thrilling stories revolve around events that happened in India. It surely elevates with the dazzling background score, visuals, narration, performances of actors which makes special ops extraordinary tv show. It is nearly perfect in every department and it gets what it deserves if you watch this right away.
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Karan Tacker, Gautami Kapoor, and more.
Plot: The series revolves around nineteen years of national missions and espionages that had happened in India.
Yeh Meri Family
Yeh Meri Family is one of the Best Indian Web Series that is nostalgic and provokes you to reminisce about your childhood memories. This is indeed a tear-jerker as it revolves through our like life cycle with characters like “A father, mother, you, and siblings”. It is a complete family drama that depicts childhood set in the 90s makes it an evergreen masterpiece. Especially if you’re Indian, it’s so relatable and you will connect to each & every character. Primarily, this show shows life without any piece of technology. It has raw emotional elements and so many evocative memories that invoke your good times and childhood life. You will miss a truly evergreen series if you don’t watch Yeh Meri Family.
IMDb Rating: 9.2/10
Cast: Vishesh Bansal, Mona Singh, Akarsh Khurana , and more..
Plot: Set in 1998, the series follows a 12 year boy eye in a middle class family.
Kota Factory is the first and probably will be the last web series to be shown in monochrome. It is many things. Especially, Indian BTech students can relate to what’s happening in the web series. It’s one of the unique web series in India that shows the difficulty of getting a seat in IIT and also features teenage hostel life, friendship, pressure, and crushes. You will literally feel like you’re seeing a replica of yourself. So, if you wanna meet your replica, watch Kota Factory right away.
IMDb Rating: 9.1/10
Cast: Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Ranjan Raj, and more..
Plot: The series depicts the problems faced by ITT aspirant in day to day lives.
Made in Heaven
Made in Heaven is one of that rare Indian web series to draw the most sensitive elements like homosexuality, dowry, traditions, greed, and royalty. It sounds familiar right. Yeah, surely one of the Indian web series you must watch that will drive you to many darker aspects of marriage and family.
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Cast: Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, and more..
Plot: The series follows two marriage planners and as it goes by, you will be unlocked to secrets and dark lies.
Scam 1992 is the latest Indian web series that has got the massive spotlight and It is highly lauded by the audience. It is mostly praised for its brilliant screenplay, outstanding performances, and complex narration. Some folks even describing it as a ” Desi Version of Wolf of the Wall Street”. It has got 9.5/10 on IMDb which is the highest rating for an Indian web series. So what stops you from watching this one? It is live and available on Sony liv.
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