Best Binge-Worthy Indian Web Series to hook on
Binge-watching is one of those activities that we never get tired of. Despite our love for foreign shows like FRIENDS/ Game of Thrones and The Office, there’s just something about Indian shows that is fascinating in an altogether different manner. Indian shows are more relatable because of the cultures, traditions, characters, lifestyles, and languages portrayed in those shows.
Yes, we love seeing the stunningly breathtaking views of Paris and the significant buildings of New York City, but a picture of Marine Drive on the screen or spotting a Chai tapri near India Gate hits different.
And the things that make these Indian shows even more impressive is the big old, most loved spice of our lives ‘The drama factor’.
What would we do if it weren’t’ for drama? We need a bit of ‘ye Nahi ho sakta,’ ‘kya kya kya’ and more iconic moments and dialogues that make Indian shows and movies more relatable and memorable for us.
The age of digitization has now made Indian creators focus on creating non-television focused shows. Research by India Brand Equity Foundation states that the OTT sector in India witnessed a 30% rise in the number of paid subscribers, from 22.2 million to 29.0 million between March and July 2020. Most Indian viewers prefer watching local language content, especially in Hindi, on the OTT platforms.
So, in honor of your love for Indian shows, here’s your next binge list:
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Directed by Anand Tiwari, Bandish Bandits is a web series produced by Still & Still Moving Pictures. The story of this show brings together the amalgamation of two diverse cultures from India. The lead actor ‘Radhe’ belongs to a traditional family of musicians from Rajasthan, and the actress ‘Tamanna’ is a famous singer from Mumbai. Watch the show to know what happens when they meet and set out on an incredible journey of self-discovery with one another. You can watch the first season of Bandish Bandits on Prime Video now. Also, this show has a commendable soundtrack.
A Suitable Boy:
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Based on a novel by Vikram Seth, Mira Nair directed ‘A Suitable Boy,’ a BBC television drama series which is now premiering on Netflix as well. It is set in the time of a new post-independence and post-partition India. The series lets you explore the vividness of India at a crucial point in history. If you want to experience a taste of what love looked like when deprived of cell phones and instant communication. Watch ‘A Suitable Boy’ now.
Based on the life of the famous Indian fashion designer Masaba Gupta, ‘Masaba Masaba’ is a biographical series directed by Sonam Nair. In this show, you get to see a glimpse of the BTS of the glamourous B-Town life. A mix of the reel and real life, Masaba Gupta and her mother, Neena Gupta, portray themselves. The narrative surrounds their unconventional lives. The show is a great binge watch option for you and your mother.
A narrative of ‘The Harshad Mehta Story,’ Scam 1992 is a SonyLiv originals crime-drama series directed by Hansal Mehta. A mix of fact and fiction, the series has gotten quite popular since its’ release and is currently the highest-rated Hindi-language Indian web series on IMBD. You can watch all the episodes streaming on SonyLiv now.
A MX player original production, ‘Ashram,’ is directed by Prakash Jha. The show is based on the Criminal Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Bobby Deol plays the lead role of ‘Baba Nirala’ in Ashram. This show depicts how blind faith is religiously followed and practiced in our country. Every episode in this show unfolds a new mystery. Get ready to experience the suspicion and watch this show on the MX player now.
‘Shuru majboori main kiye the (maybe, you were bored), ab maza aa Raha hai”, trust us on this! That’s exactly what you will feel like when you watch Prime Video’s original release Mirzapur. The first season of this show came out in 2018 and received love and appreciation from the audience. The second season has recently been released and is making an equal buzz. The storyline revolves around the Mafia and the political life in Uttar Pradesh. The exceptional cast of this show includes Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, and Rasika Dugal.
A series by The Viral Fever, Gullak is like a warm coffee cup on a cold winter day. The series revolves around the life of an Indian family from North India. The Mishra family struggles to make the two ends meet, and the show brilliantly portrays relatable tales from their everyday lives.
With Sushmita Sen’s comeback, Aarya is a brilliant work directed by Ram Madhvani and Sandeep Modi. When Aarya’s husband dies, her world turns upside down when she learns her family’s truths. The whole cast, including Aarya’s three children, has done a commendable job at acting, and that is what sets Aarya apart, with an impressive storyline, of course. Watch Aarya now!
So, what are you waiting for? Mark the dates for your next weekend binge-watch session. Do you know about other Indian shows that we can’t afford to miss? Let us know about them.