Top 5 Indian web series: must watch.
Digital content in today’s time is gaining popularity. People watch movies at home by subscribing to Netflix, Amazon prime, hotstar, etc rather than going to the theatres. TV series have been very common since the beginning of the entertainment era but web series, that is, the series or serials on the internet are a new concept and an excellent source of enjoyment. Viewers are more attracted to American shows or web series as it seems to portray a different culture, lifestyle, food habits etc. Web series like Riverdale, Stranger Things, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Money Heist and so on, are very common and are watched by mostly everyone. Due to the adoption of more and more foreign entertainment sources, the Indian audience are putting their own country’s stories on the back seat. In this article I will suggest 5 must watch Indian web series which are highly rated by the critics as well.
1) Asur :
A highly appreciated web series on Voot which has an IMBD rating of 8.5. The series is written and created by Gaurav Shukla. Asur is India’s first mythological thriller. Anybody and everybody will fall in love with this series because of its illustration and story. This is my favourite series and I very much recommend it. Oni Sen, the director has made his debut with this series.
2) The Raikar Case:
This series is also a Voot original. Its rating is 7.5. The genre of the series is thriller and drama. It is about a family in Goa where the youngest son of the family commits suicide. Or does he? There remains a question mark that does this guy really commit suicide or was he murdered. Now the big question is who’s murdered him? His mom, his uncle, aunt, brother or sister or someone powerful who didn’t want his secret to be revealed. A family drama which is definitely a must watch.
3) Special Ops:
A Disney hotstar original thriller series directed by the brilliant bollywood director Neeraj Pandey, who has directed movies like Speacial 26, Baby, Naam Shabana and many more. Kay Kay Menon as the lead cast this series lacks nothing. This is rated 8.6 by the critics and is very much appreciated. The story line of the series is of the 19 year manhunt by the RAW [Research and Analysis Wing] to capture the master mind behind the attacks on India.
4) Paatal Lok:
Paatal Lok is an Indian crime thriller web series which unveils the dark secrets of the underworld (Paatal Lok). This series is rated 7.6 by the audience and the critics as well. This is loosely based on a 2010 novel by Tarun Tejpal named, “The story of my assassins”. A cynical inspector is given a huge case which happens to change his life at the end. The series premiered on Amazon Prime.
5) The Family Man:
This is an Amazon original web series starring the all-time favourite of the critics Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role. The story is about a middle-class man Srikant Tiwari who works for the National Intelligence Agency and tries to balance his work and family. He has two children who are growing distant from him as he is not able to give them sufficient time. This series is like exploring an inside story of an officer who works for the country. This is rated 8.1 by the critics.
This was my list of top 5 Indian web series which are a ‘must watch’. The only thing which is guaranteed is that while watching these web series you will be hooked to your screens till the end.