Indian film industry and the television industry have been in two different leagues for a long time. While, Bollywood has been making waves globally with its content, our television industry is stuck same melodrama which we have been watching since years. Thankfully, the introduction of Indian web series in the country brought about a fresh wave of new and innovative content.
Here we are listing top 5 Indian Web series that you can’t miss
Produced by : Netflix
Streaming on : Netflix
Director: Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane
Sacred Games was the first web series produced by Netflix in India and with a duo of talented directors like Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane pulling the strings, people naturally expected big things. Due to the association with Netfilx, they weren’t holding back as along with getting ace directors on-board, they also went all out with the casting of the this Indian web series. Stars like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in a Indian web series proved the impact of web series.This series is based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same title. The acting by the cast too is absolutely spot on. Saif Ali Khan is convincing as a Sikh police officer and even nails his Punjabi accent while he is at it. Others are brilliant too.
Produced by: Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhawani
Streaming on: Amazon Prime
Director: Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh and Mihir Desai
Mirzapur is a typical gang war drama. Right from the first scene itself, this Indian web series establishes the world you’re in. It is basically a lawless land ruled by Akhanda Tripathi aka Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi). Carrying out a carpet business as a cover, Kaleen Bhaiya carries out every illegal activity imaginable like dealing in desi kattas (guns), drugs and blackmailing to name a few. Even though the plot in this Indian web series is wafer-thin, the exceptional performances by the cast of the show prove to be the saving grace. Pankaj Tripathi absolutely nails his act as the local don. Be it his nuances, mannerism or the way he delivers lines, it’s hard to not be in awe of him. Vikrant Massey is his usual reliable self as he delivers an impressive performance.
Made In Heaven
Produced by: Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani
Streaming on: Amazon Prime
Director: Nitya Mehra, Zoya Akhtar, Prashant Nair, and Alankrita Shrivastava
This Indian web series follows the life of two Indian wedding designers. These two, and the brides and grooms they are serving, often lie to get their way. But, like most of us who also lie, cheat or deceive to get by in life, they do not always get away with things and are unable to find closure. Again, much like in real life, the Indian web series shows us the deep dark truth behind the seemingly perfect face of the rich Delhi wedding scene.
Produced by: Myleeta Aga, Sameer Nair, and Deepak Segal
Streaming on: Hotstar
Criminal Justice is a crime thriller and court drama rolled into one. It is based on the 2008 BBC show of the same name. The Indian version has been adapted by Sridhar Raghavan and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia. In the Hindi drama, we see Vikrant Massey play the lead role.Aditya (Vikrant Massey) plays a cab driver, who ends up having a one night stand with one of his passengers and wakes up the next morning only to find her murdered. Obviously, he becomes the prime suspect in the case, but, did he actually do it? Well ,you have to watch it know. But the storyline and the acting keep you glued throughout the 10 episodes.
Director: Richie Mehta
Producers: Robert Friedland, Brian Kornreich, and Sidney Kimmel
Streaming on: Netflix
This is based on the true story of Nirbhaya.Several years have passed since the tragedy but the people of the country have still not forgotten. It was a crime that made headlines across the world, and as detail after shocking detail of the case got out, it left us stunned with the horror of it all.The web series showcases the challenges that the Police department faces every day with low funds, inadequate staff, power cuts in the police stations and being caught in a never-ending cycle of red-tapism.