With the lockdown getting extended till 3rd May, people are confused about what to do with their time. Thanks to OTT platforms like Netflix Amazon Prime, Zee5 and Hotstar, there are plenty of critically acclaimed original Indian web-series that you can catch.
Best Indian Web Series
Here’s a list of Best Indian Web Series you can binge watch at home:
The Family Man – Amazon Prime
The Family Man is an edgy action-drama series, which tells the story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job.
Mirzapur – Amazon Prime
The iron-fisted Akhandanand Tripathi is a millionaire carpet exporter and the mafia don of Mirzapur. His son, Munna, is an unworthy, power hungry heir who will stop at nothing to inherit his father’s legacy. An incident at a wedding procession forces him to cross paths with Ramakant Pandit, an upstanding lawyer, and his sons, Guddu and Bablu.
The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye – Amazon Prime
The Forgotten Army is a true epic war series about the Indian soldiers from the Azad Hind Fauj who marched 3,884 kms from Singapore to Delhi to free their country from the British. Led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, they fought against their size and scale but were labelled by the then ruling establishment as traitors. Experience an action-packed series recreate this momentous juncture in history.
Panchayat – Amazon Prime
Panchayat is a comedy-drama, which captures the journey of an engineering graduate Abhishek, who for lack of a better job option joins as secretary of a panchayat office in a remote village of Uttar Pradesh.
Hostel Daze – Amazon Prime
Four naive and vulnerable wing-mates (Ankit, Chirag, Jaat, and Jhantoo) develop lasting bonds as they jostle hard to survive the first semester in a hostel. Peppered with absurdities, chutzpahs, clashes and debacles inherent to hostel life, ‘Hostel Daze’ depicts the grill that every Indian hostel-resident goes through.
Special Ops – Hotstar
The series follows Himmat Singh of Research and Analysis Wing who draws similar patterns in terrorist attacks and is convinced a single person is behind all the attacks. His task force team of five agents living in various parts of the world aim to catch the mastermind. The story is based on an inspiration taken from nineteen years’ worth of national significant events.
Criminal Justice – Hotstar
The series revolves around Vikrant’s character Aditya who was charged for murder. One night in Mumbai, a girl hired his taxi and ended up having a one-night stand under the influence of drugs. When he woke up the girl was dead with a stab in her back and knife in Aditya’s hand. This resulted him accused for murder and rejection of bail. The remaining plot is how he goes through the criminal justice system and prove his innocence.
Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega – Netflix
A group of small-town young men run a lucrative phishing operation, until a corrupt politician wants in on their scheme — and a cop wants to fight it. Masterminds and cousins, Sunny and Rocky, along with their friends, quietly run a wildly successful phishing scam from the small village of Jamtara. A news report about the scam catapults the village into the limelight, throwing a spanner in the works when, suddenly, everyone wants in on the game.
Bard of Blood – Netflix
Bard of Blood follows four Indian intelligence officers belonging to the Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) who are compromised, before they can relay an important piece of information to India. They get captured and are about to be decapitated. The stakes are high. Back in India, the intelligence veteran Sadiq Sheikh, the handler of the captured agents, realizes he must spearhead a clandestine mission to rescue his men. He reaches out to a former spy and now professor of Shakespeare, Kabir Anand – a man who knows the terrain and politics of Balochistan inside out. Kabir must connect the dots from the cryptic information that he has at his disposal. The only way for Kabir to get the answers is to embark upon a dangerous journey and complete unfinished business.
Sacred Games – Netflix
Sartaj Singh, a Mumbai police officer, receives an anonymous phone call from a gangster who threatens to blow up the entire city. Amid the corrupt standards of Indian law enforcement begins a battle between a ‘nobody’ cop and ruthless gangster who perceives (sometimes) himself to be a God.
Little Things – Netflix
A cohabiting couple in their 20s navigate the ups and downs of work, modern-day relationships and finding themselves in contemporary Mumbai.
Permanent Roommates – TVFPlay
Permanent Roommates follows the story of commitment-wary Tanya, and Mikesh, her overeager long-distance boyfriend who returns to India from the United States of America to surprise Tanya and ask her to marry him. Acting upon the advice of her roommate and her own reluctance to get married to someone who barely knows her, Tanya refuses, but gives in to Mikesh’s persistence. The two eventually strike a compromise, opting to move in together first. The subsequent events- a fallout, followed by a conciliation, and Tanya’s premarital pregnancy end in the two of them planning their wedding, with unforeseen consequences.
Kota Factory – TVFPlay
Dedicated to Shrimati SL Loney ji, Shri Irodov ji and Maanniya HC Verma ji, Kota Factory is TVF’s latest original. India’s first Black and White show highlights the problems present day IIT-JEE aspirants face in their day-to-day lives. Kota Factory captures the life of IIT and Medical exam aspirants as they face both competition and life.
TVF Pitchers – TVFPlay
Four friends Naveen Bansal (Naveen), Jitendra Maheshwari (Jitu), Yogendra Kumar (Yogi) and Saurabh Mandal (Mandal), decide to enter the start-up world by launching their own start-up. Things are kicked off by Naveen who, angry at not being given his due at work, resigns in a drunk state. At the same time, he receives news of his B-Plan reaching the final round of the NASSCOM start-up conclave. This begins a series of situations in which the four friends rediscover what they really want in life and the challenges they face in getting their start-up idea off the ground.
TVF Tripling – TVFPlay
Tripling is a story of three siblings, loaded with the emotions that highlights this unique and enduring relationship. Tripling is about the trio that set off on an unforgettable, unplanned road trip to meet their parents. The mayhem that ensues makes Tripling a trip worth taking.
State of Siege: 26/11 – Zee5
State of Siege: 26/11 is a ZEE5 Original crime thriller series starring Arjan Bajwa, Arjun Bijlani, Mukul Dev, Vivek Dahiya, and Tara Alisha Berry. When Mumbai was under siege in 2008, it was the NSG commandos that came to its rescue. Witness the untold stories of the brave heroes and the lesser-known facts of the horrid Mumbai attacks that shook the whole world.
Rangbaaz Phirse – Zee5
Shiv Prakash Shukla, a 25-year-old boy from Gorakhpur becomes the deadliest gangsters of Uttar Pradesh in 1990s. He works for powerful politicians and is involved in organized crimes. The state government forms a Special Task Force lead by Siddharth Pandey who start tracking his mobile phone location to apprehend him.
Bhaukaal – MX Player
When the deeply driven and newlywed, Naveen Sikhera gets promoted and sent to Muzaffarnagar, the ‘crime capital of India’ as the Senior Superintendent of Police, his peers and media dub it more as a punishment. Muzaffarnagar is ruled by two gangs, Mohammad Shaukeen Khan and the Dedha brothers who had systematically divided the land into two parts. With no witnesses willing to testify and the police seemingly fearful of wanting to apprehend the known culprits, Naveen charts out his three-pronged strategy.
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