From children, teenagers and adults to old grandparents, nobody enjoys T.V. shows more than us Indians, and what makes it better?
An Indian web series getting telecasted is definitely a bonus for all of us binge-watchers who, with no remorse or guilt what so ever would spend our entire day in pajamas gaping in front of screens, watching our favorite Hindi web series.
Television in India began in the late 1950s as an experiment and broadcasted only two one-hour educational programs per week on Doordarshan. But now, according to the reports of 2016, India had more than 850 channels!
This itself talks volumes about our nation’s love for television shows and the kind of market it provides for the industry and the advertising and telecasting agencies.
From watching “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi “ on star plus to watching “Mirzapur” online, a lot of things have changed but the smile on our faces is everlasting.
In these times of distress and uncertainty, fill your lives with some good laughs and dive into one of the best Indian Web series streaming online. Following is the list of all-time best Indian web series to binge-watch.
1. Scam 1992 (Sony Liv)
Scam 1992 is one of the best Indian web series with an impressive IMDB rating of 9.5 that is streaming on SonyLiv.
Based on Debashish Basu's 1992 book 'The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away ', the show focuses on the 1992 Indian stock market scam which was committed by Harshad Mehta.
2. The Family Man (Prime)
The Family Man is an Indian Hindi-language espionage action thriller show streaming on Amazon Prime Video that features Manoj Bajpayee, a middle-class man who works undercover as an intelligence officer for the Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell (TASC).
The actors' excellent acting and well-planned plot make it one of the best Indian web series.
3. TVF Pitchers (TVF)
Pitchers is a comedy-drama series consisting of 5 episodes and one season. The plot revolves around 4 friends who quit their jobs to start their own company.
TVF shows are mostly loved by teenagers and their web series are most of the time for this age group only.
4. Kota Factory (TVF)
Kota factory is an Indian web series streaming on TVF that follows the life of a 16-year-old boy and the experiences of students living in that city.
With an IMDB rating of 9.2, it is one of the best Indian web series.
5. Aspirants (TVF)
Aspirants is a comedy-drama series that revolves around three friends who are UPSC aspirants.
The show follows their past life and their struggle of cracking the exam as well as their present life.
6. Permanent Roommates (TVF)
Permanent Roommates is a romantic comedy-drama series consisting of 2 seasons. This series revolves around a young couple who have been in a long-distance relationship for three years.
It takes us through a journey of their life as they face the prospect of marriage.
7.Inside Edge (Prime)
Inside Edge is an Indian sports-drama series and is the first Hindi-language series distributed by Amazon Originals.
The series centers on a fictional cricket team, whose owners operate a league-wide spot-fixing union.
Its intricate and enticing plot makes it one of the best Indian web series.
8. Bose: Dead or Alive
Based on the 2012 book India's Biggest Cover-up by activist Anuj Dhar, Bose: Dead or Alive is a historically themed mini-series aired on Amazon Prime.
9. Delhi Crime (Netflix)
Delhi Crime is a crime thriller series based on a Delhi gang-rape case.
The show's plot closely follows the Delhi Police investigation into the finding of the men who committed the crime.
10. Little Things (Youtube and Netflix)
Little Thing's adorable, coming-of-age story makes it one of the best Indian web series.
This show revolves around a fictitious couple in their 20s who navigate the ups and downs of work, modern-day relationships, and finding themselves in contemporary Mumbai.
11. Panchayat (Prime)
Panchayat is a comedy-drama web series that centers on an engineering graduate who becomes the secretary of a Panchayat office in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh due to lack of a better job,
12. Chacha Vidhayak Hai Humare (Prime)
The Zakir Khan's Chacha Vidhayak Hai Humare is a comedy-drama on Amazon Prime. Along with the fun, the show delivers many important messages to society.
13. Hostages (Hotstar)
Hostages, a series based on Israeli series by the same name is about a surgeon who is scheduled for a routine operation on the Chief Minister.
To save his family from being captivated, he was ordered to assassinate the Chief Minister in the process.
14. Criminal Justice (Hotstar)
Crime thriller, one of the best Indian web series is a crime thriller legal drama streaming on Hotstar Specials.
Based on a 2008 British series of the same name, the storyline of the show follows the lives of individuals on a gut-wrenching journey through the criminal justice system.
15. Bang Baaja Baraat (Youtube)
Three days before their wedding ac couple from different backgrounds introduce each other’s respective parents and all hell breaks loose.
16. Girl in the City (Youtube)
One of the best Indian web series, Girl In the City is about a twenty-one-year-old girl who arrives in Mumbai with aspirations to succeed in the competitive fashion industry and comes to terms with the city's challenges and surprises.
17. Bandish Bandits (Prime)
Bandish Bandits is a beautiful tale of friendship between two singers who embark on a journey of self-discovery.
With a rating of 8.7, it is one of the best Indian web series.
18. Cubicles (TVF)
Cubicles are a TVF original web series that revolves around the life of a typical jobber and closely follows the lives of people around him.
The relatability of the content and casting of the actors has been the reason for this show’s rise to fame.
19. Avrodh - The Siege Within (Sony Liv)
One of the best Indian webs series, Avrodh - The Siege Within is a military drama based on the 2016 Uri attack and Indian Line of Control strike.
It is available to be streamed on SonyLiv.
20. Gullak (Sony Liv)
Gullak is an Indian drama web series on Sony Liv revolving around two families. It consists of 2 seasons.
21. The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke Liye (Prime)
The Forgotten Army - Azadi Ke Liye is a web series based on the men and women of the Indian National Army led by S.C. Bse.
The show consists of a total number of 5 episodes.
22. Breathe Into the Shadows (Prime)
Breathe into the Shadows is about two men who get in a cat and mouse game to save the person they love.
The excellent direction and plotlines make it one of the best Indian web series.
23. ImMATURE (MX Player)
ImMature is a coming-of-age romantic comedy web series that closely follows the protagonist’s quest to befriend his love interest.
The show has a one-conflict-per-episode format.
24. Sacred Games (Netflix)
Sacred Games requires no introduction. The amazing acting by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, and Saif Ali Khan made everyone whistle while watching the show.
The show is based on a book with the same name and was loved by almost everyone. It has 2 seasons.
People went crazy after watching the 1st season.
25. Aarya (Hotstar)
Aarya, one of the best Indian web series is based on a Dutch drama series Penoza.
The series is about an independent woman who seeks to protect her family and joins a mafia gang to get revenge for her husband's murder.
26. Pushpavalli (Prime)
Pushpavalli is a comedy-drama series about a girl who secretly follows her crush all the way to Bangalore and begins working with her friend.
27. Baked (Youtube (ScoopWhoop))
Baked chronicles the misadventures of three university flatmates who start midnight food delivery service.
With an impressive IMDB rating of 7.6, it is one of the best Indian web series.
28. Selection Day (Netflix)
Selection Day closely revolves around a 14-year-old boy who tries out for Mumbai's under-19 cricket team and meets his older brother's rival.
After this incident, everything in his world begins to change and there is a complete turn of events.
29. Rangbaaz (Zee 5)
Rangbaaz is based on the true story of a notorious gangster and the most wanted criminal of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Set against the vintage background of Gorakhpur in the 1990s, this show is truly a treat for the eyes.
30. Special Ops (Hotstar)
Special Ops is about a task force leader searching for the mastermind behind several terrorist attacks.
Being a thriller web series, it has a vast range of audience and hence has emerged as one of the best Indian web series.
31. Asur (Voot)
Asur is a thriller web series that is set in the context of a modern-day serial killer having religious ties.
It stars major actors like Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Anupriya Goenka, and Ridhi Dogra
32. Hostel Daze (Prime)
Hostel Daze is about four engineering students and their adventures at the hostel.
It stars the famous Adarsh Gourav and is one of the best Indian web series
33.Mirzapur (Amazon Prime)
Another show that doesn't require any introduction. The craze of fans after the first season was just beyond limits.
We hope the series continues and we get to watch the 3rd season very soon.
34. Made In Heaven (Amazon Prime)
Made in Heaven is a show about two wedding planners in Delhi with an agency named - ”Made in Heaven” and revolves around the events and the new people they meet.
35. Four More Shots (Prime)
Four More Shots revolves around the plot of four flawed, beautiful women on a trip, exploring themselves and going through major transitions in life.
36. Tandav (Prime)
This controversial show is about the dark aspects of politics and the ambition that unfolds behind closed doors and in the corridors of power.
With a major cast ensemble including Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover it is one of the best Indian web series.
37. A Suitable Boy (Netflix)
A show set in the rustic 1951, unfolds against the backdrop of a fictional town- Brahmapur.
This period drama focuses on the new challenges and opportunities presented to a ripe, independent India.
38. Girls Hostel (Netflix)
The Netflix show, Girls Hostel, centers on a group of girls who share their ups and downs as roommates in a girls hostel.
It has a very good rating of 8.2 and stars our favorite FilterCopy girl, Ahsaas Channa!
39. Bard of Blood (Netflix)
Produced and promoted by King Khan and starring Emraan Hashmi, Bard Of Blood is a treat for eyes for the fans of the Bollywood industry.
40. Ghoul (Netflix)
The show Ghoul is about a new prisoner who arrives at a military detention center exhibiting eerie behavior.
A young interrogator Nida Rahim searches for the truth. It is surely one of the best Indian web series available online.
After reading this long, interesting article I’m sure you would have made a complete list of what you would watch next.
All the above-mentioned T.V. series are some of the best Indian web series with exciting plot twists, excellent cinematography, and outstanding acting.
So what are you waiting for? Grab some popcorn, plop yourself on the couch, and dive into the madness!
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