The year 2021 has been interesting in terms of Indian content. There were some hindi shows that kept us hooked on the edge of seat while there were some that made us laugh and cry at the same time. There was suspense. There was thriller. There was romance and drama. The streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Hotstar helped us to gloriously transition into the world of OTT. Thanks to these industry giants who helped us get through another Covid-induced year.
There were some amazing collections of Indian web-series released this year. If you have missed it, don’t worry, we have got you covered!
Here’s a curated list of five mind-boggling Indian web-series that you shouldn’t miss:
1. Kota Factory
Created by TVF, Kota Factory is currently the most-watched Hindi web series. India’s first black and white Hindi web series present the real story of Kota coaching and the race to clear the top engineering entrance examination – IIT-Jee. The best thing about the show is its content. From students’ problems and grievances to friendship to young love, the series covers all aspects of life. will laugh and cry at the same time.
2. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story
If you want to dig deep into the incident of an Indian stockbroker then you should definitely watch this series. This incident created a stir in the 1990s. With a rating of 9.5, this Hindi web series has landed a spot in IMDb’s Top 250 TV series of all time. Harshad Mehta was often called ‘Big Bull’, ‘cobra killer’, and ‘cheetah in the obsequious market. This Indian series resurrected the raging bull of Dalal Street. Pratik Gandhi played the titular role of Harshad Mehta in the web series and was widely praised for his awe-inspiring performance. The web series showcases Harshad Mehta’s humongous success and his catastrophic downfall. Through the series, director Hansal Mehta lets the viewers decide whether the stockbroker was a victim or a criminal.
If you are fond of dark world of crime and mob-like genres, the Mirzapur web series is just the right web series for you. This crime thriller series is basically a tale of power and struggle to rise above all. This hindi show has undoubtedly made its own place in the industry and built its unique kind of fanship. The pulp kitsch setting has lately become the norm in OTT space. From pulp kitsch setting to humour to gory violence, Mirzapur includes all the elements. But the best thing that happened to Mirzapur is Pankaj Tripathi who played the role of Kaleen Bhaiya.
4. The Family Man
The season 2 of ‘The Family Man‘ returned this year with NIA agent Srikant Tiwari, played by Manoj Banerjee, once again taking centre stage in solving a national security threat in this thriller-filled hit show. Unlike other Indian spy thriller movies or shows filled with exaggeration, The Family Man keeps its lead grounded in reality. If you are planning to binge-watch this series then get ready to dive into the world of Srikant Tiwari. On one hand, Srikant Tiwari is a covert agent and on the other, he also lives up to the title of being a family man. He is exactly how we would imagine a real spy to be dealing with national problems as well as personal interests. The show has all things important covered in connection to national security and political scenario.
TVF’s Aspirants is one of the most loved and watched shows on the internet. The main motive of this Hindi web series was to bring out the struggle of a UPSC CSE aspirant. The plot revolves around the past and present of three friends- Abhilash, Guri, and SK, who are UPSC aspirants. The makers of the series have also aptly traced down the struggle of middle-class families. This hindi web series voiced out to a generation of students who believe hard work is the pivotal key to success and ready to secure a bright future ahead. The story connected with a large audience for its dialogues, realistic storyline and everything is on point. So go and start with the list! What are you waiting for?
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