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Top Indian Web Series By IMDb: Must-Watch Shows On OTT Platforms

The desire for digital content has led to a significant growth in Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms in India in recent years. These platforms like Netflix, Prime, Jio Cinema have become extremely popular in India due to the availability of smartphones and affordable internet.

Edited By : Entertainment Desk | Updated: Feb 29, 2024 13:40 IST
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Top Indian Web Series By IMDb
Top Indian Web Series By IMDb

Top Indian Web Series: The desire for digital content has led to a significant growth in Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms in India in recent years. OTT platforms such as SonyLIV, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, and Netflix have become extremely popular in India due to the availability of smartphones and affordable internet.

Numerous well-known Hindi series have been included on these sites, winning praise from critics and viewers alike. In addition to providing audiences with enjoyment, this rise in popularity has helped many outstanding performers, writers, and directors in the Indian entertainment industry progress in their careers. The popularity of these programs additionally promoted investment in the generation of original content, turning Indian OTT platforms into centre of innovation and creativity.

Top Indian Web Series #1: Mirzapur

Excel Entertainment’s dark crime thriller series Mirzapur, which is directed by Karan Anshuman and Gurmeet Singh, tells the story of two brothers named Guddu and Bablu who become involved with a local mafia don in a small town of Mirzapur. The drama, which stars Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, and Divyendu Sharma among its ensemble cast, explores themes of power, violence, and corruption in rural India. Mirzapur has gained attention for its dark plot and stirring performances since its 2018 release, quickly becoming a favourite among viewers.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video  

Genre: Crime, Action, Drama  

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10  

Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, and others

 

#2: Scam 1992

Directed by Hansal Mehta and produced by Applause Entertainment in collaboration with SonyLIV, Scam 1992 is still one of the most well-known stories of crime and financial scandal. The 2020 television series is based on the real-life experiences of stockbroker Harshad Mehta, who engaged in financial scandal in the early 1990s and manipulated the Indian stock market. The way that lead actor Pratik Gandhi portrayed Mehta has received a lot of positive feedback. Several awards have been awarded onto Scam 1992, including the 2020 Indian Television Academy Awards’ Best Web Series honour.

Where to Watch: SonyLIV  

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama  

IMDb Rating: 9.3/10  

Cast: Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and others

#3 Aspirants

Apoorv Singh Karki’s TVF-produced series Aspirants tracks the journey of three friends preparing for the UPSC exam in India. Released in 2021, the show depicts their personal struggles and determination to achieve their goal of becoming civil servants. Aspirants has garnered acclaim for its authentic portrayal of the UPSC exam and the challenges aspirants face.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video  

Genre: Drama  

IMDb Rating: 9.2/10  

Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Abhilash Thapliyal

#4 Panchayat

Produced by TVF, Deepak Kumar Mishra’s comedy-drama series Panchayat combines humour with realism. The storyline revolves around Jitendra Kumar, who reluctantly becomes a Panchayat secretary in a rural government office. The show depicts his encounters with bureaucracy and challenges of rural life. Panchayat, lauded for its humour and authentic portrayal of rural India, won the Best Comedy Series award at the 2020 Filmfare OTT Awards.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video  

Genre: Comedy, Drama  

IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Cast: Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav

#5 Sacred Games

Sacred Games, a political thriller series directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, follows a police officer’s mission to prevent a catastrophic attack on Mumbai prompted by a call from a notorious gangster. Starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Radhika Apte, the show delves into themes of religion, politics, and corruption in modern India. Recognised for its intricate plot and compelling acting, Sacred Games won the 2019 International Emmy for Best Drama Series.

Where to Watch: Netflix  

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama  

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddique, and others

Also Read : Amazon Prime Video: Check Out Top 10 Movies, Web Series In India

First published on: Feb 29, 2024 12:43 PM IST

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