Top 10 web-series in India: Hi everyone, Web-series in India prevailed lately as compared to other countries, but still in India web-series are going very well among the Indians. Especially, during this pandemic time number of viewers are even more increased when it comes to web-series, as we know most of us were lost in boredom.
Top 10 web series in India
So come let’s see, some of the top ten web series which got us out of this boredom in 2020:
1. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (SonyLIV)
It’s a “no doubt” no. 1 web series currently in India, as this web series astonished many Indians, including myself. This web series came as an underdog in the web series market and finally became a box office hit among every other Indian web series.
Synopsis: Scam 1992, is nothing but an autobiography of an Indian investor Hansal Mehta who became one of the richest in the Forbes list, from a simple stock broker in the stock exchange. Then finally begins the roller coaster of ups and downs in Hansal Mehta’s life, which is full of debt traps to riches, riches to CBI investigations, and friends to betrayal. It’s a must-watch web series currently in the web series market.
Cast & Crew: Pratik Gandhi from the Gujarati theatre who played the role of Hansal Mehta and literally nailed it. He worked hard to get the similar looks of Hansal Mehta, he gained 76-86 kg and again reduced it in 50-60 days. Shreya Dhanwanthary who played the role of Times of India journalist Sucheta Dalal who also did a very great job and many other casts like Rajat Kapoor, Anant Mahadevan and Hemant Kher did an excellent job in playing their role.
Director: Hansal Mehta, the creator of this masterpiece, also did an outstanding job by creating this blockbuster web series.
Aarya is an Indian crime drama web television series co-created by Ram Madhvani and Sandeep Modi based on the Dutch drama series Penoza by Pieter Bart Korthuis for Hotstar’s label Hotstar Specials starring Sushmita Sen in the titular role. The show is produced by Endemol Shine India and Madhavani’s Ram Madhavani Films.
Synopsis: After her husband is murdered by a man, Aarya takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of the truth and bring the culprit to justice. But, her husband and the rest of the clan had secrets of their own. This crime-thriller is actually based on a Dutch drama series Penoza by Pieter Bart Korthuis.
Cast & Crew: A late comeback to Indian industry by Sushmita Sen (Aarya), did a great job by playing her intense role in this web-series, Chandrachur Singh who played as husband of Sushmita (Tej), Sikandar Kher (Daulat) and many others who did an excellent job in this thrilling web series.
Director(s): This jaw-dropping series was co-created by Ram Madhavani and Sandeep Modi.
The most awaited series by all the Indian viewers, the sequel of Mirzapur, which was a blockbuster hit and was liked by many people. The only question by the Indian viewers after the end of Mirzapur – “when only the season two’s gonna release”. Therefore, as it was the most-awaited, it also became one of the most viewed and liked Indian web series.
Synopsis: The reason it was the most awaited web series by the Indian web series is because of season one’s suspenseful ending. Season 2 is everything about revenge, moreover, this whole web series is full of raw vengeance. Guddu (Ali Fazal), who takes revenge on his brother Bablu (Vikrant Massey) & his wife Sweety (Shriya Pilgaonkar) who’s also the sister of Golu (Shweta Tripathi). So Guddu, Golu & Dimpy (Sister of Guddu) (Harshita Gaur) takes revenge from the “baahubalis” of Mirzapur i.e. Akhandanand Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi) & Phoolchand Tripathi a.k.a Munna (Divyenndu).
Cast & Crew: Ali Fazal (Guddu) who is the leading character in this thrilling web series, who did a very raw and a flamboyant role. The other characters who did a very good job are – Shweta Tripathi, Harshita Gaur, Pankaj Tripathi & Divyenndu. Even the additional new characters did an excellent job – Isha Talwar, Vijay Varma & Priyanshu Painyuli.
Director (s): This action-packed web series is co-created by Karan Anshuman and Grummet Singh.
A story of a typical “Haryanvi” policemen belonging to a middle-class family in New Delhi. It’s a crime thriller cum drama.
Synopsis: Hathi Ram Chaudhary (Jaideep Ahalawat), a Delhi policeman tries his level best to solve the unsolved mysteries of dangerous and psychotic murderers. Some he manages to solve them but some he just gets hold onto it. It’s a very suspense crime drama where not only as a policeman but also as a husband and a father of a son he tries to solve the problems in his family too.
Cast & Crew: Jaideep Ahalawat who himself comes from a typical Haryanvi background, which is one of the main reasons he nailed it in this binge-watching series, by playing a typical Haryanvi policeman in New Delhi. Other actors who did a great job are – Late Asif Basra (Jai Malik), Abhishek Banerjee (Vishal Tyagi) & Neeraj Kabi (Sanjeev Mehera).
Director (s): Avinash Arun & Prosit Roy are the co-creators of this suspense, crime cum drama.
5. Asur (Voot)
Asur, which combined the genres of mythological fiction and thriller, enjoyed in its larger-than-life theories. It’s story is quite spectating due to its jaw-dropping thrilling script but the message wasn’t conveyed very well to the audience due to which it finds the 5th spot in this top 10 list.
Cast & Crew: Arshad Warsi (Dhananjay) after a long time who came in as a leading character in this mythological-thriller cum drama series, who did his job excellently. These are the other characters who did a great job – Barun Sobti (Nikhil), Ridhi Dogra (Nusrat) & Vishesh Bansal (Shubh).
Director (s): Creator of this unique mythological-thriller is Gaurav Shukla.
Synopsis: In this modern era of crime-drama web series, Bandish Bandits took all the Indian viewers by complete surprise. It only took a couple of episodes to get fascinated by the environment of classical music that this series created. While the music was a significant part of this show, Bandish Bandits were completely stable when it came to the story of this unique web series. Special appearance of Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s music also took all the audience in trance along with the story of this web series.
Cast & Crew: Indian classical romance between Ritwik Bhowmik (Radhe) & Shreya Chaudhary (Tamanna) is the central focus for all the viewers of this musical cum drama series & then comes the appearance of one of the great actor in Indian theatre Naseeruddin Shah (Pandit Radhe). Sheeba Chaddha (Mohini), Amit Mistry (Devendra) & Rajesh Tailang also were some actors who did a very good job in this special series.
Director (s): Amritpal Singh Bindra & Anand Tiwari are the creators who created this web series full of musical trance.
7. A Simple Murder (SonyLIV)
This binge-worthy dark comedy came as smooth as butter. This series took a wildly unreasonable approach to its sometimes serious content. For the most part, A Simple Murder was so well done that you couldn’t help but just drop your jaw at its writing and performances.
Cast & Crew: Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Sushant Singh, Amit Sial, Priya Anand and others, all did a great job in outputting this topsy-turvy story of dark comedy.
Director (s): All kudos to the writers and of course Sachin Pathak (director) because he has this beautiful element of comic timing in him.
A story filled with simplicity, where a typical middle-class guy (Abhishek) who wants to do something for the betterment of his life, gets an opportunity to work and experience in a typical village where the villagers are unfamiliar with Abhishek’s urban lifestyle. It’s a beautiful story where an urban guy and the villagers get to know each other in their own way.
Cast & Crew: Jitendra Kumar who’s in a form in recent years, especially in his last movie Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. Strong casting supported by Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, and Chandan Roy.
Director (s): Deepak Kumar Mishra
The Gone Game was filmed with a unique effort by the creators and actors. The show’s usage of technology, in terms of Zoom calls, text messages, was exemplary and in my opinion, better than many shows that are made with all the resources at hand. However, Gone Game wasn’t extraordinary in the story department, that’s the reason why Gone Game is in the 9th spot.
Cast & Crew: Shweta Tripathi, Arjun Mathur, Shriya Pilgaonkar & Dibyendu Bhattacharya are some handful of great performers in this web series.
Director (s): Nikhil Bhat
10. Flesh (Eros Now)
Another crime drama series, this one was quite traditional in its approach towards good vs evil where, for a change, where the leading character was a good cop, fighting hard against crime. Flesh was quite good in its representation of human trade, but with it’s a bit poor visual presentation, the show’s in the last spot of this top 10 list.
Cast & Crew: Akshay Oberoi (Taj), Swara Bhaskar (Radha), and many other actors gave their best, in giving a good shape to this crime drama series.
Director (s): Danish Aslam
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