Are you looking for the best Indian Web Series to binge-watch? Well, here is a list of the top 10 web series of all time that can satisfy your needs for entertainment in a row.
In the last few years, viewers have witnessed a massive shift in the entertainment industry with the popularity of online streaming platforms and OTT. With high-quality video and conceptually engaging stories, people are more likely to watch an interesting web series than any traditional cable-operated television program. Along with membership programs and subscription plans, the viewers are able to enjoy an array of new and engaging content through these platforms.
But it can be a little confusing to start with a particular web series as there are many to watch. If you have just initiated your journey and looking forward to watching some good stuff that is made in India; here are the top 10 must-watch web series that everyone can watch.
- The Night Manager
This web series is a recent creation and an Indian version of the popular English series that garnered a lot of attention from the online audience. The story revolves around the central character Shaan who is a former Navy officer; assigned in the role of night manager at various high-profile hotels. Played by Aditya Roy Kapur, the story gets more engaging after the introduction of the other main character Shelly, an arms dealer, played by Anil Kapoor. Enjoy this 2023 series on Disney+Hotstar.
This is another representation by Disney+Hotstar that depicts the other side of the illegal drug business, and how dangerous it can get with greater consequences. Aarya is the central character of the story which is played by Sushmita Sen. Aarya has taken care of her husband’s drug business after he was murdered. This captivating thriller is highly recommended for all.
- Dharavi Bank
Thanks to web series and OTT platforms you can witness the actors and actresses who do not come up with big Bollywood movies anymore. This web series features Sunil Shetty as the protagonist and it is a good attempt by MX Player to offer him a debut on the web platform. The story revolves around a criminal who is causing some chaos in Mumbai’s Dharavi Slums. Action-packed, and compelling, and Shetty’s stellar performance are the elements that makes this web series even more interesting to watch.
- Kota Factory
When it comes to Indian web series TVFPlay will always stay on the top with some of the best series you watch and Kota Factory is at the top of them. This BNW web series was released back in 2019 and revolves around the central character named Vaibhav. He is a student from a city in Rajasthan named Kota where he is preparing to crack the entrance of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). Sometimes poignant and sometimes empowering; this series with captivate you with simple emotions and bigger joys.
Flames is another creation by TVFPlay which premiered back in 2018. It is a sweet love story between two main characters, Rajat and Ishita who fall in love when they were in high school. Love comes with a lot of struggle but Rajat and Ishita make sure to navigate through all the obstacles with their feelings for each other. Depicting the awkwardness and innocence of teenage romance, this web series is wholesome, feel-good, and highly engaging for viewers of all ages. The series is highly acclaimed for its realistic portrayal of love and and problems within it.
- The Family Man
Manoj Bajpayee never ceases to amaze his fans with his amazing skills of acting. Enjoy his remarkable style of acting through the new-age web series The Family Man where he played the role of Srikant Tiwari. Srikant is a middle-class man who works as a senior analyst at the National Intelligence Agency. However, he struggles a lot to maintain balance with his family and work. Deeply engaging, funny, and highly relatable; ‘The Family Man’ is one of the highly praised web series for its writing, performance, and direction.
Amazon Prime Video brought this web series back in 2020 which garnered a lot of attention as soon as it was released. Just like the name suggests, the story revolves around the central character Abhisekh who reluctantly accepts his job as a secretary at a panchayat office in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh. This comedy-drama series is a favorite of many due to the organically funny moments where you can not hold your laugh. But what makes it even better is the emotional value that is shared by all. It is a must-watch series and guess what? There is a second season as well.
- Sacred Games
This is one of the earliest Indian web series which created a huge buzz among the viewers. Released by Netflix back in 2018; this series offers a pungent depiction of the sociopolitical situation in India. Featuring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, and many others; the series has the best cast and performance to captivate everyone. It follows the story of Sartaj Singh, a police officer who received a tip from a criminal and created a series of devastating incidents. Till now, it is one the best web series to watch.
‘Asur’ was premiered by Voot Select in 2020 and follows the story of a crime thriller. Nikhil Nair is the main character of the story who is a forensic expert working on a series of murder cases that seem to be connected with an ancient mythological test. Its intriguing storytelling, atmospheric visuals, and great performances make this series stand out as a thriller. The second season of this web series has premiered as well.
Another action-packed story by Amazon Prime Video, ‘Mirzapur’ is one of the greatest gangster stories ever made. Featuring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyendu, and Rasika Dugal; this web series sets the bar high with its own dark flavors, crime, blood, explicitness, and constant action. Gore yet visually engaging; the direction is absolutely on point. The series premiered in 2018 but its freshness can be enjoyed timelessly.
Some of the other honorable mentions are, Farzi, Jubilee, Dahaad, Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo, Taaza Khabar, Rocket Boys, and the list goes on. Start binge-watching today!