The advent of Netflix and amazon prime, Indian web series have evolved to become one of the best sources of inspiration and entertainment. To web series and other content, 2019 was a fantastic year, and 2020 promises to be even better. The introduction in the country of the Indian web series resulted in a fresh wave of new and innovative content. Creators don’t shy away from thinking and creating content that’s out of the box. Due to some stories and cast or adult material, there are many web series that became the talk of the town. However, In this article, We’re going to talk about 20 Best Indian Web Series to Watch in 2020 which currently streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, MX Player, AltBalaji, TVF, ZEE5.
1. Sacred Games Season One and Two — Netflix
Sacred Games was a turning point for web series in India. Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap directed the first season of Sacred Games — who produced it under their Phantom Films banner. As a RAW agent, Radhika Apte delivers an impressive performance. You’ll find yourself in the midst of mystery, intrigue, greed and a lot of fights once you start watching it. The show is designed by the name of this web series as part of a game that will keep you attached with tons of excitement at the end of each episode. Season 1 and 2 are already out and on Netflix, you can watch it.
2. Mirzapur — Amazon Prime
With its entertaining storyline, Pankaj Tripathi starrer Mirzapur undeniably took the audience by storm. This web series was mainly based in Mirzapur, and some shot was filmed in Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Gorakhpur, Lucknow. The story revolves around guns, gangs, mayhem, and drugs. The story is about Akhandanand Tripathi (played by Pankaj Tripathi) who, exporting carpets, and earned a lot of money. Munna his son (Divyendu Sharma) is very hungry for powers and wants to take over from his father ASAP. Ali Fazal Who plays Guddu and Vikrant Massey who plays Bablu Pandit enters Kaleen’s business as their outstanding hustling skills attract his attention. It’s refreshing to see him play and nail for the first time an extremely negative character.
3. Kota Factory – TVFPlay App
In a list released by IMDb, Kota Factory, an educational series about IIT aspirants in Kota, was named the 2019 top Indian web series. Big guns like Sacred Games and others were beaten by the TVF series. The first ‘ Black and White ‘ web series in India highlights the problems facing IIT-JEE aspirants in their daily lives today. The 5 episode of this web series follows a teenager named Vaibhav Pandey, who joined an institute to prepare for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance exam. On IMDb, this show was rated 9.3.
4. Breathe – Amazon Prime Video
Breathe was the second original series of Amazon Prime Video after Inside Edge 2017, It was premiered on January 26, 2018. It is a web series of Indian drama that explores the lives of ordinary people faced with exceptional circumstances. Breathe’s first season features Sapna Pabbi, Atharva Vishwakarma, R. Madhavan, Neena Kulkarni, Amit Sadh, and Hrishikesh Joshi. The story asks you a simple question: How far are you going to go out to protect your beloved? The series shows a different side of the father’s love. In Season 1 there are 8 episodes.
5. Delhi Crime – Netflix
Delhi Crime is India’s most-watched web series and it’s premiered on March 22nd, 2019. The crime drama series is set in the wake of the brutal gang rape of 2012, widely known as the case of Nibhaya. Delhi Crime’s story was based on a 23-year-old girl and her male friend was mercilessly beaten up in a moving bus in near Munirka, New Delhi as they went home after watching a movie. Delhi Crime’s first two episodes were premiered in the Indie Episodic category at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The drama features such brilliant actors as Shefali Shah, Adil Hussain, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang and many others. Delhi Crime is streaming on Netflix.
6. Made in Heaven – Amazon Prime Video
The first season of Made in Heaven, featuring nine episodes, and it was released on Amazon Prime Video in March 2019. The show has been so popular with audiences that there are already talks going on about the second season. It is focused on the lives of two wedding planners in Delhi Tara, and Karan and their struggles to keep the balance between old traditions and modern lifestyles and aspirations. Written by Reema Kagti, Alankrita Shrivastava, and Zoya Akhtar & directed by Nitya Mehra, Akhtar, Shrivastava and Prashant Nair. The show connects the problems that Karan and Tara face with their problematic lives. Look at this show to get a glimpse of Indian Weddings and the current generation’s problems in dealing with social norms and expectations while trying to maintain their own identity and happiness.
7. ImMature – MX Player
ImMature is a good and nostalgic coming-of-age show created by TVF. Dhruv and his 2 friends Kabir and Susu have recently joined 11th Class. The trio of friends is out to explore the world and experience it to the fullest. ImMATURE is created by Sameer Saxena and written by Nishad Jhaveri, Abhishek Yadav, and Suprith Kundar. The 5 episodes series, which focuses on a teenage boy’s ‘ first ‘ experiences will be available for free on MX Player. On IMDb, this show was rated 9.1.
8. Bose: Dead/ Alive – ALTBalaji , & JioCinema
Bose: Dead/Alive is an Indian historic web television miniseries based on the activist Anuj Dhar’s book India’s Biggest Cover-up released on JioCinema and ALTBalaji on 20 November 2017. The show stars Rajkummar Rao, playing Subhash Chandra Bose, with supporting roles including Naveen Kasturia as Darbari Lal, Stanley Allen as Edward Sonnenblick, and Emilie Schenkl as Anna Ador. The show has won ten awards including best digital series and actors as well as cinematography and much more. On IMDb, it has been rated 8.1 and is worth watching 100 percent for anyone who loves activist films.
9. Four More Shots Please! – Amazon Prime Video
“Four More Shots Please” is the story of 4 women in Mumbai. It’s the story of four besties; media manager Damini (Sayani Gupta), fitness instructor Umang (Gurbani), working mother Anjana (Kirti Kulhari), and Siddhi. “Four more shots Please”, directed by Anu Menon and Written by Ishita Moitra and Devika Bhagat. Umang, who moved from Punjab villages to Mumbai to escape marital pressure and live as a bisexual woman in an honest manner. She may be the least loquacious lead of the show, but she has an honest and consistent identity. Just stream now on Amazon Prime to see “Four More Shots Please”.
10. Criminal Justice – Hotstar
Criminal Justice is yet another Indian crime series featuring Aditya, a one-morning cab driver waking up in the pool of the blood of a passenger with multiple stab wounds. Every actor is synchronized with the dark mood of a crime that is not as simple as it seems. However, it’s the presence of Vikrant Massey and Pankaj Tripathi that makes the show very special Both Pankaj and Vikrant have been seen in the past few years in a variety of roles and have managed to slip into their characters with ease. In season 1, it has 10 episodes.
11. Yeh Meri Family – TVF App
Summer is a festival, not a season. “an average boy from an average family, a 13-year-old Harshu (Vishesh Bansal) declares. The meaning is very clear within a couple of minutes in the Indian web series. If you were to live in the shadow of the successes of your elder brother in your childhood. If you were your house’s shaitan bachha who used to get an earful from his parents almost every day If you read your life’s first pornographic magazine secretly on the terrace of your home and watched Fashion TV after your parents fall asleep. If you miss these moments badly then the “Yeh Meri Family” by TVF is a must-see for you.
12. Inside Edge – Amazon Prime Video
Inside Edge, Amazon’s 1st venture to attract the Indian audience and what better topic to tempt Indians than cricket? However, there are not many shots from the players on the pitch in this web series. Instead, it focuses on shedding light on what happens in a cash-rich league behind the scenes. Arvind Vashist (Angad Bedi) and Niranjan Suri are respectively the captain and coach of Mumbai Mavericks owned by an actress named Zarina Malik (Richa Chadha). The suave and evil Vikrant Dhawan (Vivek Oberoi) controls the cricket team. The main man of the squad is Vayu Raghavan (Tanuj Virwani), who is almost a team player of Virat Kohli-Esque.
13. Apharan – ALT BALAJI
Apharan is the best web series of ALT BALAJI. The series is based on the suspense and mystery. Another example of a crime thriller in the web series is AltBalaji’s Apharan and also a case study of why this format is difficult to pull off. The show focuses on disgraced police officer Rudra (Arunoday Singh), who agrees to kidnap the daughter of a politician for money. This series revolves around sequences of action and comedy with crime, thriller, mystery, and suspense. Watch it on AltBalaji whenever you need a funny and heartening thrilling dose.
14. Tripling – TVF
The show follows the story of 3 sisters on a road trip, Chanchal, Chandan, and Chitvan, who have their own challenges and difficulties in their personal lives. The script is highly related and you will find at least one character close to someone in your social circle. The storyline is nothing new that we haven’t seen before — but a road trip that brings people together who haven’t seen each other in years and solves problems magically, but in triples. Finally, the show is going to give you some serious #SiblingGoals. Funny jokes, hilarious incidents, and fantastic characters are what make this show more enjoyable than the journey.
15. Lust Stories – Netflix
Lust Stories is a 2018 Indian anthology film directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Karan Johar, as well as a sequel to the 2013’s Bombay Talkies. This web series stands out because of its bold storytelling and stellar performances. Lust Stories features Radhika Apte, Kiara Advani, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala, Neha Dhupia, Neil Bhoopalam, Sanjay Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat and Akash Thosar. This series won 2 nominations for Emmy in the categories of Best Actress and Best TV Movie/Mini-Series. However, the show has not won any trophies.
16. The Family Man – Amazon Prime Video
“The Family Man” is an action-drama series that tells the story of a middle-class man working for the National Investigation Agencies. Srikant Tiwari from the Family Man who fumbles as he’s trying to keep his family together and top of his game as he saves the country. “The Family Man” premiered at Amazon Prime Video from September 2019.”The Family Man” has been released in more than 200 countries and territories and is available in a variety of languages other than Hindi and English, including Japanese, German, Brazilian, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Spanish as well as a number of other Indian.
17. The Final Call – Zee5
Another fantastic original thriller from Zee5, “The Final Call” has an illustrious cast that includes Arjun Rampal, Anupriya Goenka, Sakshi Tanwar, Javed Jaffrey, Neeraj Kabi, and Vipin Sharma. The show focuses on the Karan Sachdeva of Arjun Rampal, who regulates a flight full of peoples on a doomed journey. He is a former air force officer burdened by his old days who continues to haunt him. The show was shot In Kashmir, Thailand, Kochi, and London.
18. Engineering Girls – The Timeliners
Engineering girls is a brand new web series by The Timeliners. This is a story about 3 girls, Sabu, Maggu, and Kiara and it focuses on the experiences and misadventures in an engineering college of these 3 women. The 1st episode shows a flustered Maggu who lost her practical file. Maggu, the prankster helps Maggu to find her file, while Kiara struggles in the drama club for her place. The 3 friends are coming together at the end of an episode. The 5-episode show will definitely leave not only the girls but for all the boys to relive their college days and take us all on a ride the land of nostalgia.
19. A.I.S.H.A My Virtual Girlfriend – Arre
The series is based on a relationship between a genius app developer, Sam (Harman Singha), and a woman. There are 7 episodes in the first season. It was announced in July 2016 that the show was renewed for a second season. Sam is a genius app developer of 26-year-old at Future Lens. He’s a loner who fell in love with his colleague Kriti. He can’t even talk to her. His boss, Sid (Raghu Ram), is a megalomaniac and who makes Sam’s life hell. All episodes can be found on Arre and YouTube.
20. Laakhon Mein Ek – Amazon Prime Video
“Laakhon Mein Ek” exposes IIT Coaching’s gloomy hyper-competitive atmosphere, the tension that comes with it, and the mismatch between the desires of the student and the expectations of society/parent. This show revolves around a 15-year-old boy, named Aakash, whose goal of life is to act and post online mimic videos. But he’s stuck under the weight of the dreams of his father. But his seeds have been cut off, he enters a Minima and finds himself accepting life’s Entropy. “Will he live in the jungle or will he end up quitting as the situation gets tough? The title track itself – ‘ Pending Sapne ‘ encourages you to watch the whole series.
Nowadays Web Series is the perfect medium for directors, writers and actors to convey to the public their most vulnerable unique and masterpiece ideas. The above-mentioned web series provided a genre and style variety selected from various streaming platforms. So, which one you are planning to watch on your holiday? Take your snacks, call your friends and start watching these web series.