2021 has been a heartwrenching year. While we went through with the second wave of COVID-19, the fear of the third wave haunts us at the edge of our doorsteps. During this excruciatingly tough year, OTT platforms are surprising us with amazing quality content to binge with our friends and family. Whether it’s movies or web series, even anthologies. The mere growth in the quality and quantity over these OTT platforms has been tremendous. Here are the top 12 Indian web series that you should definitely get a hold of in 2021.
- Family Man by Raj and DK
Family Man is one of the top Indian web series you can binge on in 2021. Directed by Raj and DK with the protagonist as Manoj Bajpayee, you just cannot miss the slick and relevant humor in the show. In addition to that, both seasons will serve you with an exact amount of suspense and dark action. So, get some soda and hop on this show.
2. Kota Factory by The Viral Fever
TVF has never failed to surprise us with amazing quality content. Starring Ahsaas Channa, Mayur More, and Revathi Pillai. This is the first Black and White Indian web series that talks about too depressing yet real student life in Kota. The best part about this web series is that it is absolutely free on Youtube and totally accessible.
3. Special OPS by Neeraj Pandey
Created by Neeraj Pandey, a Hotstar Indian Web series is a treat for everyone. Starring top-notch actors such as Karan Tacker, Vinay Pathak, and Kay Kay Menon. As this web- series unfolds, the episodes get more thrilling and suspenseful. Get your eyes hooked to this one and see the magic by yourself.
4. Delhi Crime by Richie Mehta
When writing gets too authentic of any web series, you feel it crawling under your skin. Delhi Crime is a true demonstration of the heinous gang rape that took place in 2012. Starring Shefali shah and created by Richie Mehta, this Indian web series is on Netflix and will definitely keep your eyes hooked to the screen.
5. Aspirants by TVF
Starring Naveen Kasturiya, Sunny Hinduja, Shivankit Singh, and Abhilash Thapiyal. TVF creators did it again. From cinematography to screen-writing to story, every aspect of this Indian Web series makes it relatable and too good to be true. The story goes back and forth in time and builds a beautiful narrative as it portrays experiences of UPSC students stumbling between career, love, and friendships. This New Web series by TVF is yet again free and accessible on YouTube.
6. The Married Woman by Jaya Misra and Sahir Raza
This web series breaks the stereotypical norms around any storyline of an Indian Daily-Soap. In fact, it raises a big question for cliche writers of those Indian Daily soaps. Why is women’s sexuality is still such a taboo? Starring Ridhi Dogra and Monica Dogra, this Hindi web series takes us back to 1992, when the Babri Masjid riots took place. The narrative of A Married Woman is bravely written and very thought-provoking as two women start to fall in love beyond the societal fence. This Hindi web series is on Alt Balaji and Zee5.
7. Gullak by Shreyansh Pandey and TVF
Starring Geetanjali Kulkarni and Vaibhav Raj Gupta and created by Shreyansh Pandey. This brilliant web series is on Sony Liv and showcases a North Indian family, their fights and arguments, love, and much more. The simple feel-good storyline makes this Indian-web series a worth watch.
8. Flames by Timeliners
While we are talking about feel-good Indian web series with a simple yet beautiful storyline, Flames happens to give us just that if not more. Starring Rishi Sahore and Tanya Maniktala, this web series has a very heartwarming storyline where two students explore their first love for one another, all in their tuition center.
9. Made In Heaven by Zoya Akhtar
if you haven’t watched this tremendously written Indian web series yet, it’s time to get your eyes on it. Written and directed by Zoya Akhtar and starring Shobhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, and Arjun Mathur. This is one of the best Indian web series on Amazon Prime. It’s an eye-opener for all the conservatives out there whether it’s homosexuality, betrayal, stereotypical age-old traditions, love, and hurt, this show talks about it all.
10. Maharani By Subhash Kapoor
Starring Huma Quereshi and created by Subhash Kapoor, this is a Hindi web series on Sony Liv. The story is based on Bihar’s political race and a woman who is leading that race. From the start of the first episode, you’ll get a good gist of Bihar’s slang and traditions.
11. Paatal Lok by Sudip Sharma
Paatal Lok is one of the most talked-about Indian Web-series on Amazon Prime starring Jaydeep Ahlawat, Niharika Lyra, and Abhishek Banerjee and directed by Sudip Sharma. It is a neo-noir crime thriller that focuses on four accused murderers under the murder of a famous journalist. A cop tries to solve this case for a mere promotion.
12. Asur By Gaurav Shukla
Asur/ Voot SelecWith a super-skilled casting consisting of Arshad Warsi and Barun Sobti, this Indian crime mystery thriller web series on Voot should be a must on your watch list. Asur is a thrilling story about a forensic research expert at CBI who is caught up in a filthy game by a serial killer. This Indian web series is directed by Gaurav Shukla.