Indian Web Series have grown up to be mature in terms of content that flattens across various genre from thriller to endearing romance. And clearly, with more and more people leaning towards the likes of online streaming, the craze for Indian web series is set to witness an unprecedented boom. So if a fan, we have compiled a list of the best Indian web series that you would love to watch on repeat.
1. Sacred Games
Tracing the lines from Vikram Chandra Book with the same name, Scared games has all the elements that make it worth binge-watching. Suspense? Check. Drama? Check. Action Double tick. Season 2? Streaming on Netflix. Not a family facade but watch it for the cryptic relations that Sartaj Singh, Gaitonde and his three fathers share.
Set in a seemingly lawless land, Mirzapur is high on drama that spins around guns, mafia, drugs and mayhem. The story revolves around Akhandanand Tripathi who has earned crores by exporting carpets and his son Munna who follows his father’s footsteps to continue the legacy of chaos, lawlessness, and mafiagiri.
If you are a fan of horror entertainment, the 5-episode Typewriter is the next thing that will please your eyes. Typewriter is a story of 3 friends, who plan to search an old villa for a ghost in the timelessly favourite Goa. However, the story takes chilly turns when a new family moves in, and the concealed truths about the villa unfurl.
4. The Holiday
The Indian web series by Zoom studios entails four friends who are off to Mauritius to celebrate their friend Mehak’s Bachelorette. However, what they expected to be an alcohol-fueled adventure in the glimmering Mauritius turns otherwise as it is revealed that one of the friends is now under pressure to complete a presentation by the weekend.
Breathe is a crime series that pictures Kabir Sawant, a crime officer, who has been tasked to investigate a series of deaths. Apparently, the investigation leads him to a common suspect who is only trying to save his son. What would be Sawant’s next call? Watch the series to unfold the drama intact.
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Yet another from the horror genre, ZEE5 Original Parchayee is based on Ruskin Bond’s stories that come with a retro texture to it. The web series features a young boy who dreams of a mysterious woman, who has committed suicide by hanging herself from a nearby tree. Watch the rest to unveil the rest.
7. Delhi Crime
Delhi Crime that depicts the story of gut-wrenching 2012 Delhi Gang Rape won enough appreciations from the audience. The web series pictures the story from Delhi Police’s point of view and how they dealt with a case that left humanity ashamed and tattered.
8. Do Not Disturb
Ever wondered what happens inside the bedroom of a modern Gujarati family? First of all that is no-thing to wonder. And if you, out of curiosity, ever did, then Do Not Disturb has all the answers you have been seeking. Do Not Disturb bring to life the intimate conversations between a husband and wife and difference in opinions that make the tale endearing.
9. Criminal Justice
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Criminal Justice is an adaptation of a BBC show with the same name. The story revolves around Aditya who finds a girl dead in his cab and is now under police scrutiny eye. He will now have to prove his innocence by figuring out what exactly happened on that awful night.
Starring Huma Qureshi in the lead, Leila pictures the journey of a mother who has lost her daughter named Leila and now is making all the efforts to get her back home. Co-directed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar, the highly anticipated show is the one to watch this season.
An 11-episode Zee5 original starring Arbaaz Khan, Riya Sen, Tanuj Virwani, and Freddy Daruwala, Poison is the story of Ranveer who is on a mission to hunt down his enemies after being released from jail.
A web series on lesser-known streaming platform Ullu, Halal is a picturization of issues that women in several Muslim communities have to face post triple-talak. The series star veteran TV actress Neelima Azeem and has everything to keep you hitched.
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13. Metro Park
The Eros Now original is a story of a couple, Kannan and Kinjal who are expecting a baby, which prompts them to move close to Kinjal’s sister. However, their lives take a drastic turn as they are introduced to these quirky suburban Indian characters: Kalpesh and Payal who runs an “American” convenience store called “Pay and Run”.
Shot in and around energetic Goa, Smoke is one of the best web series you can watch. The story reloves around a double murder that shatters the illusion of bliss in the state. Following that, ACP Pereira gets to the task of cleaning the state and getting rid of its drug cartels and other crimes, after being approached by the CM.
15. Spotlight 1 & 2
Seeking a romance drama this endearing Monsoon? Spotlight is a must-watch. Spotlight is a series that take inspiration from the likes of Aashiqui 2. It depicts the story of Vicky who becomes depressed after losing his ability to sing and his Girlfriend, Jotika’s, efforts to help him find hope.
16. The Investigation
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An investigation officer has been asked to solve a murder case that he has initiated. Starring Hiten Tejwani, Leena Jumani, and Aryamann Seth, watch the web series to witness if he will deflect the case using his position or his guilt will turn himself in.
Tripling is a must-watch web series that pictures three siblings Chandan, Chitvan, and Chanchal and their road journey to “nowhere”. The funny and yet serious web series will help you realize that irrespective of bad things – a failed marriage, professional woes – it’s the family you find moments of solace. Season 2 is streaming.
18. Star Boyz
Star Boyz is a comedy series wherein three south Indian boys undertake a voyage in space. Sounds exciting, right? It is a science fiction web series that hilariously demonstrates each of the adventures.
19. Selection Day
Selection day is a Netflix original web series based on Aravind Adiga’s novel of the same name. The story is about a cricket-obsessed father who wants his children Radha and Manju to become a successful cricketer. For the same reason, he sends them to Mumbai where they prepare for the “Selection Day”.
Ghoul has all the elements that will make you jump off your bed. Ghoul is a horror web series starring Radhika Apte and her involvement with a terrorist locked at an interrogation center. The prisoner allegedly has more mysteries than one could think of.
What web series you are watching this weekend?