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10 Best Indian Web Series That Are a ‘Must-Watch’

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Maitri Seth

We all are craving for web series like sacred games or Mirzapur, but what are your other options on the best Indian web series? Let’s find out!

So, let’s discuss the 10 best Indian web series which are a ‘Must Watch’

1. Asur: Welcome To Your Dark Side

IMDb Ratings: 7.1/10

Platform: Voot Select

Gaurav Shukla’s Asur, starring Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Riddhi Dogra, Sharib Hashmi, and Amey Wagh, is a beautiful blend of mythology, psychology, science, and thriller.

The story is a journey of a quest- a quest for a serial killer who suddenly starts sending the coordinates (pictures of the dead bodies) to a forensic expert turned teacher, Nikhil Nair. Nikhil, bored from his conventional and unexciting job then decides to re-join the CBI and become a practitioner. The story digs into the world of Forensic science and mythology which clearly depicts that everyone has a dark side.

Brilliant performances and an even better script would astound you with pride. This web series is a masterpiece in its own sense, worth competing with the International market. It has already won loads of applauses both from the audience and the critics. So, after watching this, you would definitely crave for the next one.

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2. The Family Man

IMDb Ratings: 8.6/10

Platform: Amazon Prime

The Family Man, directed by Krishna DK, is a tale of the never-ending chase between terrorism and national warriors. The story revolves around Srikant Tiwari, a TASC agent, and his journey of conflict between his work and his family.

It highlights the struggles and sacrifices made by such people. This is definitely one of the best Indian web series because of its intense plot, with wonderful performances of actors like Manoj Bajpayee and Neeraj Madhav.

And notably, the humor and the dialogs would take away your heart. This suspense-thriller is inspired by a collection of true events, which would not spare you without appreciating it to the fullest.

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3. Mirzapur

IMDb Ratings: 8.5/10

Platform: Amazon Prime

One of the most popular Indian entertainers Mirzapur, is an action-thriller, reciting the story of the city of Mirzapur, which is under the subjugation of an iron-fisted mafia don Akhandanand Tripathi (Kaaleen Bhaiya). The routine witnesses a twist when his son, Phoolchand Tripathi (Munna) carelessly shoots a groom, whose case is taken by a brutally honest lawyer.

Now, how Kaaleen saves his son and successor from this mess, leading into another massive chaos, takes the story forward. The series has gained much popularity and is especially loved for its dialogues. It stars Pankaj Tripathi, Divyenndu, Ali Fazal, and Vikrant Massey in lead roles.  

4. Sacred Games

IMDb Ratings: 8.7/10

Platform: Netflix

Based on Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name, Sacred Games is the first Indian Netflix Original, starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, and Radhika Apte in lead roles.

It is an amazing tale of chase between a police officer Sartaj Singh and an underworld criminal Ganesh Gaitonde. Brilliant plot, mesmerizing performances, apt screenplay, and inch-perfect direction by filmmakers like The Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Neeraj Ghywan; I don’t think that anything else matters then!

So, if you wish to witness thriller in a real sense, then binge this on. This is counted amongst the best Indian web series till date. However, the second season would slightly disappoint you.

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5. Kota Factory

IMDb Ratings: 9.1/10

Platform: TVF Play/ Youtube

On one hand, where the cop-villain chase is winning hearts over this platform, a very non-violent, yet striking tale of Kota Factory comes up, which is one of the best in its genre. Directed by Raghav Subbu, this first Indian Black and White web series is a heart-wrenching story of the IIT aspirants, who come to study in Kota( a city in Rajasthan, considered as a coaching hub for the IIT and NEET aspirants)

The plot showcases and points out the dark reality of this “Coaching business’ which in the name of preparing students for a better future, pushes them into the dark pit of depression and loneliness, for their personal selfish motives.

However, the story leaves you with optimism in your hands which even works for the show. Its less dramatic, yet observational, comic, and impactful narrative is what attracts you.

Enthralling performances blended with a high relatable subject depicts the life of every such student. It stars Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa, Mayur More, and Alam Khan in lead roles.

6. Tripling

IMDb Ratings: 8.5/10

Platform: TVF Play

Ever imagined a road-trip with your siblings? TVF would make you do that. Tripling is a light, beautiful yet a rollercoaster ride of three quirky siblings who somehow, interestingly, manage to travel together, and witness the reality of their lives and relations.

How a road-trip turns out to be a journey of self-transformation and introspection for Chaitvan, Chanchal and Chandan, is all about Tripling. Actors like Sumeet Vyas, Amol Parashar, and Maanvi Gagroo have gained massive popularity for their performances in this enlightening tale.

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7. Delhi Crime

IMDb Ratings: 8.7/10

Platform: Netflix

Delhi Crime, another crime drama is based on the Nirbhaya Rape and murder case of 2012. Dealing with the aftermath of the case, the story revolves around the DCP Vartika Chaturvedi who is appointed to find the culprits.

It brings forth the cruel and heart-breaking realities of rape cases into the limelight, and is reasonably fresh and engaging in its content. It has received huge appreciation from both the audience and the critics and has claimed its spot amongst the best Indian web series. Its second season is expected to release soon.

8. Pitchers

IMDb Ratings: 9.2/10

Platform: TVF Play/ Youtube

‘Graduates have three ways to get rid of their boring jobs- MBA, IAS, and Startup…’ The eternal truth which lies in this statement leads to the foundation of TVF’s Pitchers directed by Anurabh Kumar.

The story deals with the struggles of four friends who quit their jobs in order to establish their own start-up, after defeating their both internal and external battles. The series beautifully talks about the importance of risks in life.

So, if you wish to feel motivated and abstain from the conventional mindsets, you should definitely not miss it. It stars Jitendra Kumar, Naveen Kasturia, Anurabh Kumar, and Maanvi Gagroo in major roles.

9. Permanent Roommates

IMDb Ratings: 8.8/10

Platform: TVF Play/Youtube

Falling in love and committing for the same. Aren’t these two different? You would get to witness a yes to this in TVF’s Permanent Roommates. The story revolves around a couple who seem to be very excited when they decide to live together.

But things take a toll when they get aware of each other’s real self and their habits. Would this be an end to their relationship? This journey of acceptance forms the story.

The web series is a romantic comedy, but a realistic one, telling the difference between true love and the fantasies associated with it. A cute love story filled with humor and lots of reality, is a must-watch, giving you a break from the intense and brutally true content streaming over.

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10. Baked

IMDb Ratings:7.6/10

Platform: Youtube

Pechkas Pictures’ Baked is a story of three flatmates and college students who struggle to establish a business of midnight food delivery service in order to fill their pockets with extra money. The web series is known for its amazing narrative breaking stereotypes without generating any direct message or appeal.

With a highly realistic concept, where the smoking and drug addicts try to earn more money not to impress their families but just to get more of such ‘luxuries’, is one of its best for the youngsters.

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Therefore, it is not the time to waste but to grab every single opportunity to enjoy such great works by both the legendary filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and the new budding artists who are the future of the entertainment industry.

I hope you liked this article. For any suggestions or additions, use the comment section below to help us increase our list of best Indian web series.

Till then, Lets Binge On!


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