During these tough times when the second wave of the deadly virus has hit the country, the lockdown has been imposed again in most of the places. Thanks to OTT platform, the only medium of entertainment for those who are sitting at home amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The malls are shut, theatres are closed, restaurants are giving take away, the entire Delhi has come to a standstill again except the essentials. People are scared to go outside, but due to the plethora of web series getting released on the OTT platform, it is still easy for us to kill our time.
The series on Netflix, SonyLIV, Amazon Prime, etc. are showing creative and new content, basically not stereotypes. The creators are experimenting and thinking out of the box since there is no censorship issue. The OTT platform are also full of content which are close to the reality and stuff which is happening around. With so many new faces and talent, the Hindi web series have made us addicted to watching thought-provoking and pioneering content. There are many series, which are full-on entertaining and you should watch. Here is a list of the top 14 Hindi Web-series on OTT platform:
Mirzapur is one of the most popular web series on the OTT platform. It is a classic gang war series, with exceptional performances by Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, and Vikrant Massey. Although, the second season is not as captivating as the first season. But, still, it is worth the watch.
This series is inspired by real incidents and highlights phishing scams. Jamtara has done justice to this plot completely and reveals the effect of power, money, desires, and aspirations. The story is also very thrilling filled with interesting twirls.
Panchayat is a comedy series, depicting the slice of life in a very simple manner. It revolves around the story of an engineering graduate, who joins as a Panchayat secretary in a village area and how he struggles to adjust in a remote village. Jitender Kumar as Abhishek Tripathi looks very appealing and likable.
4. Pataal Lok:
This web series is one of the most-watched crime thriller web series on an OTT platform. The story is very enthralling and captures the country’s chaotic and conflicting truths. Pataal Lok is a story of 4 suspects arrested by cops for a murder attempt of a popular journalist. The story then unfolds appalling discoveries about the life of all the suspects and how the case takes a wily turn.
5. Scam 1992:
Scam 1992 is a story of Harshad Mehta, who ruled the stock market in the 1980s and 1990s. The story is also based on India’s first biggest financial scam. It is a gripping series with amazing writing and crisp acting by the actors especially the lead Pratik Gandhi. Harshad Mehta took the stock exchange to extreme height and later fell on the face. You should watch it.
Undekhi is an underrated crime thriller web series, released on SonyLIV. A story is about a high-profile wedding in Himachal Pradesh where a dancer is shot by the groom’s father. The story is a start of a scuffle between wrongdoing and righteousness that includes the common man, rich powerful people, immoral police officers, and also untruthful friends.
7. Selection Day
The web series Selection Day gained popularity gradually. It is a story of an obsessed father who wants to make his two sons’ cricket stars. The series is very well made and the direction is up to the mark. The audience also connects with the pain of the brothers who are struggling to fulfill their father’s dream.
8. Bandish Bandit:
I never thought I will watch a musical romantic drama. But, this one won my heart. It is a story of two singers who are polls apart as far as singing is concerned, one is an Indian classical singer and another one a pop star. What binds them is their passion for music. The series swings between intensity and astonishment, definitely a must-watch.
The series Asur is an exceptional crime thriller, which shows the fight between a psychopath murderer and 2 forensic specialists. The show also created a lot of thrill on the internet because of its plot consisting of a complex world of forensic and the unfathomable spirituality of ancient India.
10. Sacred Games:
The web series is the first Indian web series, that caught the attention of the audience towards OTT platform. Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have performed exceptionally well; the dialogues were brilliant. The success of the Hindi web series also attracted a lot of audience to the OTT platforms.
11. Inside Edge:
The best thing about inside edge is the blend of entertainment and cricket. The series Inside edge was released on Amazon prime focuses more on the politics behind the scenes. Richa Chadha is the heart of the show, her attitude and dialogue delivery will win your heart.
12. Made in heaven:
The show Made in heaven reveals the dark side of the riches and reality behind the picture-perfect faces at the big fat weddings of Delhi. The story is about the life of 2 wedding planners and their fight for recognition and belonging.
13. The Family Man:
The Family Man is a complete Manoj Bajpayee show. It is a dramatic action web series and also revolves around Manoj Bajpai who works for National Investigation Agency as a secret agent. An honest officer who tries to save his country from terrorists, but has his challenges at the home front.
14. Breathe – How far you will go to protect the one you love:
The title itself says, how far you will go to protect the people you love. Breathe is about a story of a man who tries everything to save his son’s life. The son needed a lung transplant immediately. So, the father played by R. Madhavan starts killing people whose names were above his son in the organ donor list. The second season Breathe – into the shadow justifies the title. The lead played by Abhishek Bachchan also tries to save his daughter and becomes a murderer eventually.