India has been nailing the web series game for quite a while now. We have created some of the most promising shows with beguiling content belonging to different genres. These shows have not only made a mark in the domestic market but have also gained worldwide recognition. Let’s check a few of them below with their respective streaming platforms in the order of preference:
10. Broken But Beautiful
This is an ALT Balaji original series that revolves around two broken souls unlucky in love. Veer and Sameera, out from past relationships, find their solace in each other. The story gradually moves ahead with the dimensions of their relationship. Two of the released seasons of this romantic drama are available on Zee5 as well.
Cast: Vikrant Massey, Harleen Sethi, Gaurav Arora
Flames is a TVF Original series that showcases the first instances of a romance between teenage couples. Coming straight from the heart, the story further highlights aspects like friendship, ambition and long term goals. Both the seasons of Flames can be streamed on MX Player and TVF Play.
Cast: Ritvik Sahore, Tanya Maniktala, Sunakshi Grover
8. Little Things
Little Things is an endearing web series that depicts the dynamics of Dhruv and Kavya’s relationship. The show depicts their journey, their joys and talks about the broader aspects of love in the 21st Century. Created by Dhruv Sehgal, all the three seasons of Dice Media’s Little Things is available for streaming on Netflix.
Cast: Dhruv Sehgal, Mithila Palkar
TVF’s Tripling is ranked as one of the most popular shows in India. The story revolves around siblings Chandan, Chitvan, and Chanchal, each facing a certain hardship who take a road trip to their parents’ place thereby introspecting their bond with one another.
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Amol Parashar, Maanvi Gagroo
This 2018 Thriller highlights the challenges two men come across to save the one they love. Desperation drives them to their horrific extremes. The series as been renewed for a second season. It will, hence, be streaming soon on Amazon Prime Video along with its first season.
Cast: R. Madhavan, Amit Sadh
5. Kota Factory
TVF’s Kota Factory is the first black and white web series of India. The show highlights the real-world struggle of IIT aspirants who move to Kota from their native places to prepare themselves for the competitive exams. The show also condemns the hollowness of the educational system with its satirical approach. You can watch this series on TVF Play and MX Player.
Cast: Alam Khan, Jitendra Kumar, Mayur More, Ahsaas Channa
Another notable web series by TVF. Pitchers focus on the journey of four individuals who quit their jobs to do something of their own. Thus, with the use of appropriate humor, the story discusses the hardships these young entrepreneurs incur during their start-up ventures. You can stream Pitchers on TVF Play and MX Player.
Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Jitendra Kumar, Abhay Mahajan, Arunabh Kumar
3. The Forgotten Army
This Kabir Khan directed thriller is based on the accounts of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. Set in the pre-independence era, the series shows the predicaments of the infamous INA or the Azaad Hind Fauj who fought bravely for India’s freedom. Further, the show also narrates how the army was declared a traitor at their own motherland and was never employed to the Indian Armed Forces. The Forgotten Army can be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Cast: Sunny Kaushal, Sharvari Wagh, M.K. Raina
2. Sacred Games
One cannot possibly complete this list without mentioning Netflix India’s sensational Sacred Games. The story depicts the conquest between an honest police officer and a local mafia post a phone call by the latter threatening the ruin of Mumbai. Both the seasons of Sacred Games are available on Netflix.
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte
Freezing our number one spot for itself is Amazon Prime‘s most successful series Mirzapur. The plot is based on the lawless village of Mirzapur where crime, politics, and corruption have exploited the lives of several families. A series of shocking incidents entangle two families in it, thereby changing their lives forever. While the audience anticipates the second season of this nail-biting thriller, they can binge-watch all the episodes from its first season on Amazon Prime Video.
Cast: Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu, Shweta Tripathi