Indian web series on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV and TVFPlay are getting better with each new show. However, a media consulting firm which specialises in tracking, testing & forecasting-based consulting for films, television, OTT & more has released a list of the 10 most-loved Indian web series on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV and TVFPlay. While Scam 1992 is the newest entrant on the list, it’s tied with the first Indian series on Netflix i.e. Sacred Games, Special Ops and The Family Man with a rating of 81. Here are all the other shows that made it to the list:
These 10 Indian web series on Hindi Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, Voot and TVFPlay are the most-loved of all time
1. SCAM 1992 – SONYLIV
National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta’s debut web series, which released on October 9, 2020, has received the highest IMDb rating among all the other Indian web series on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, Voot and TVFPlay. It is based on the scam run by a stockbroker called Harshad Mehta in the 1980s-90s Bombay. Scam 1992 chronicles Harshad Mehta’s meteoric rise and catastrophic downfall, which resulted in a market crash. If you liked Bad Boy Billionaires: India, you must watch this one. It’s streaming now on SonyLIV.
2. SACRED GAMES – NETFLIX
Sacred Games was the first Indian web series on Netflix that really captured the viewers’ attention. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a gangster called Ganesh Gaitonde who, in his final moments, contacts police officer Sartaj Singh, played by Saif Ali Khan. In this phone call, he narrates his entire life story to the cop and then pleads with him to save the city from an impending doom coming in 25 days. The show has two seasons and some mind-blowing characters that will stay with you even after the show.
3. SPECIAL OPS – DISNEY+ HOTSTAR
Special Ops is also among the brilliant Indian web series on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, Voot and TVFPlay. It is based on the role Indian intelligence played in a series of real terror attacks that India faced over the last 19 years. This spy action thriller has eight episodes, each of which features real cases like the 2001 attack on Indian Parliament, 26/11, Kashmir terror attacks and more. It has an ensemble cast comprising Kay Kay Menon, Divya Dutta, Vinay Pathak, Karan Tacker, Sana Khaan and Saiyami Kher, among others.
4. THE FAMILY MAN – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) leads a dual life in this Indian web series. One is of a middle-class man working as a government employee and the other of a spy with the National Investigation Agency. While protecting the country from grave terror threats, Srikant must also fill his stomach on roadside vada pavs, travel in a beaten-up scorpio and also juggle his family life. The comical take on certain things in this show is what sets it apart from most espionage thrillers.
5. MIRZAPUR – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
Recently the second season of Mirzapur broke the internet. It is among the best Indian web series on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, Voot and TVFPlay in the gangster genre. It tells the story of two nobodies who go against the the most powerful family in the town of Mirzapur. It features Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi and Shweta Tripathi in pivotal roles. Two seasons have been released so far and based on the climax of the second season seems like there’s a third one coming.
6. TVF PITCHERS – TVFPLAY
One of the older Indian web series on this list is a masterpiece created by The Viral Fever. Titled TVF Pitchers, this show revolutionised the way we consumed short-format content in India, without the frills of a highly dramatic plot, subplots and complicated characters. The mini-series follows the story of four men, who quit their well-paying jobs to run a start-up. It documents their ups and downs, and the consequent hilarity of life. Streaming on TVFPlay.
7. PAATAL LOK – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
Another brilliant Indian web series on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, Voot and TVFPlay is this Anushka Sharma production. When Paatal Lok released, it almost immediately attained hit status and joined the list of best Indian web series of all time. This show will open your eyes to your privileges and split open the class system that is so deeply embedded in Indian society. This TV series has given us characters that will always be a part of our country’s pop culture. Be it Hathi Ram Chaudhary or Hathoda Tyagi. We can’t recommend this show enough.
8. ASUR – VOOT
Among this list of the best Indian web series on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, Voot and TVFPlay, Asur is quite different due to its mythological nature. The story’s plot begins with the sudden death of a priest in front of his teenage son. Cut to 11 years later, a forensic expert receives coordinates of an unknown location from a mysterious source. Upon reaching the location, he finds a completely mutilated, tortured and charred body. Now, the cops must find the culprit of this cold-blooded murder. But something tells them, they’re not dealing with human forces here.
9. KOTA FACTORY – TVFPLAY
The Kota Factory is India’s first black-and-white web series, among all the shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, Voot and TVFPlay. It is available to watch on TVF Play, but you can also watch it on YouTube. It follows the life of Vaibhav, a young IIT-aspirant and his life in Kota. Jitendra Kumar plays Jeetu Bhaiya, a teacher at Vaibhav’s institute whose guidance leaves a significant impact on the students. Created by Saurabh Khanna, the show not only focuses on the struggles that the young minds go through at these coaching centres, but it also takes us through the cherishable moments of a student’s life when they make new friends and fall in love.
10. PANCHAYAT – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
By now, you may already be familiar with Jitendra Kumar’s (Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhaan fame) acting chops. After delivering a hit alongside Ayushmann Khurrana, Jeetu, as he is fondly known among fans, returned to his roots by headlining a web series mainly produced by The Viral Fever aka TVF. This one tells the story of a 20-something who moves to a remote village in UP where he’s got a job as Panchayat Secretary. From desperately trying to get out of the village to finally developing a liking towards the people around him, Panchayat is a series that you can watch with family.