Gone are the days when people used to go to the cinema house to watch their favourite movies. As a matter of fact, online streaming platforms are now the most famous entertainment portals amid the coronavirus pandemic. These digital platforms are like treasure chests packed with jewels full of entertainment. Nowadays, OTT platforms have kept us all glued on our screens. The outbreak of coronavirus has left us in a big dilemma of chaos and tension, but we are grateful to platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstarwhich have kept us intrigued every time when we were extremely bored. They’re working like distraction in this distressing time. To keep you full to the joys of spring, here are 8 Indian web series that are worth the binge.
The whole story revolves around an engineering graduate, Abhishek. He joins as a PANCHAYAT secretary in a remote village of Uttar Pradesh due to lack of employment. Panchayat is like a treasure trove, portraying strange rural problems. It also focuses on aspects like dowry, gender discrimination and population control. A real glimpse of rural India has been showcased through Panchayat. This series will keep anyone intrigued as it’s rooted to reality with UP dialect and some dry humour.
Aarya marked the return of Sushmita Sen after a gap of five years. Gripping twist in the plot made this show stand out from the crowd. The story is one type of slow burn, like any other international series but gradually, it will develop every character so that you can connect with them.
This terrific thrilling show will keep you on edge of your seat wondering what will happen next! Episode after episode one will get introduced to another intense sequence. Each of them will keep you hooked till the end. After all, it’s Sushmita Sen.
STARRING – SUSHMITA SEN, CHANDRACHUR SINGH, SIKANDAR KHER, NAMIT DAS
In this series Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen will be playing the role of parents to a girl named Siya who gets kidnapped in the prologue. It’s based on a cop-criminal chase but with a lot of thrill and drama. With kidnapping and the search for a psychotic killer, who falls into his own trap and ends with nothing but an asylum.
This is must recommended to those who love suspense and murder mysteries. The beauty of the series is, even after the kidnapper’s identity is known, there won’t be any drop down in your interest level and as a result you’ll be mystified by the twists and turns and wonder how it will pan out.
STARRING – ABHISHEK BACHCHAN, NITHYA MENEN, AMIT SADH
This one needs no introduction. PAATAL LOK has been very much in the air since its release. A show about dark and shady crime investigation on murder conspiracy of a journalist. It’s extremely binge-worthy with an intense story-line. The minute details shown in this series will keep you engaged to the core.
The series will take you on a ride from high-class society to local streets of India. The contrast shown between three different worlds is like a treat to your eyes and the mind. Give this one a watch if you haven’t yet.
STARRING – JAIDEEP AHLAWAT, NEERAJ KABI, GUL PANAG
Another Indian web series with hell lot of suspense and espionage thriller. It’s absolutely cringe free with the acting and story line of top-class. The protagonist, Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon) believes that out of the six terrorists that were killed in 2002, the sixth one escaped the encounter. If you prefer spy thriller shows then SPECIAL OPS is made for you.
STARRING – KAY KAY MENON, SANA KHAN, KARAN TACKER, MEHER VIJ, VIPUL GUPTA, SAIYAMI KHER
This Indian web series represents classic short stories written by Bengali writer and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The collection has some of the gems with ethereal essence of the bygone days. It brings the various characters to life in vivid detail. Each episode will warm your heart as the actors have beautifully portrayed their part. Every story stands out from the ordinary because of the subtle beauty of art which is still alive in each of them.
BANDISH BANDIT is a rare treat. A music-themed show with family drama, romance and dreams. During the show you’ll encounter the conflict between classical Hindustani music and pop music. It also highlights the rift between different age-groups. The tension between lovers. A story of purity and popularity. This series will describe the problems of ambition, self-esteem and misunderstanding among couples. Shot in Jodhpur with a colorful and vibrant theme, it narrates the culture of Rajasthan. Watch Bandish Bandits for the lovely music that I am pretty sure you will not get to hear on any other Indian web- series.
They said it right, “It takes a lifetime to understand LOVE”. Taj Mahal 1989 is a Netflix original Indian web series about love in the purest form. You may be of any age but here in this series you’ll find a character to relate and that is the beauty of this show. If you’re done with web series, relating to crime, thrill and suspense then this is likely to be your favourite one. As it’s like a breeze of fresh air.
STARRING – NEERAJ KABI, GEETANJALI KULKARNI, DANISH HUSAIN