People always look for inspiration in the way of entertainment they need in their lives. These days, Indian Web Series are the talk of the town and they actually influence people widely.
All thanks for the OTT platforms which have given rise to these web series, to name a few, we can say that these platforms are on the rise and have played their part to create a place for themselves.
These Web Series relate to stories linked with Thriller, Action, Romance, Reality Shows, Comedy and Horror.
So let's get started. Here, we will be sharing the 5 Best Indian web series which you should binge-watch. Though there are almost 50+ web series available on several OTT platforms, we will showcase just the top 5.
1. Sacred Games
Sacred Games is known as one of the best web series one can watch on Netflix. This includes action, crime and drama in a different way. Sacred Games web series is actually based on Vikram Chandra's novel of the same name "Sacred Games" which was written in the year 2006.
The story revolves around a Mumbai police officer Sartaj Singh (played by Saif Ali Khan) who is in search of what happened to the Gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui). Sartaj Singh, the police officer tries to save his city Mumbai from the threats and disaster, the knowledge which he received from the gangster.
Season 1 was a total hit and now Season 2 has also arrived on Netflix which shows how Sartaj Singh actually gets engulfed deep into the story as depicted by Ganesh Gaitonde (the gangster). Recently, it got nominated for the Best Drama series in the Emmys International 2019, making it one of the few shows which got recognition from the international audiences.
Mirzapur is another famous web series which was showcased on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video and took the audience by storm. With the exciting and engaging plot, this web series shows the gangsters, guns and mafias around in the cities of Uttar Pradesh in India.
Mirzapur is totally based on the story which revolves around Mirzapur city and some scenes from Jaunpur, Lucknow and Gorakhpur. The main lead role is played by Akhandanand Tripathi (played by Pankaj Tripathi) who have earned lots of money by selling or exporting carpets. He have become the Mafia Boss of Mirzapur and his only son named Munna (played by Divyendu Sharma) is following the legacy of Mafiagiri and Chaos.
Other characters are played by the actors Vikrant Massey and Ali Fazal who are real brothers and get into the trouble of working for the Mafia boss Akhandanand Tripathi which makes the story more exciting.
The second season of Mirzapur is in the development phase and soon, we will be able to see the same on Amazon Prime Video.
3. Delhi Crime
Delhi Crime is a web series available on Netflix and is based on the reality, the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case also known as "Nirbhaya case". This web series showcases mainly on how Delhi Police dealt with the most brutal rape case ever known in India.
Delhi Crime web series unfolds the real-life case where a girl and her friend were travelling in a bus near Munirka, New Delhi. The boy was brutally beaten up and assaulted and the girl was gang-raped and then, both of them were thrown naked on the road.
Shefali Shah plays the lead role in Delhi Crime as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi along with other characters which are played by brilliant actors Adil Hussain, Rasika Dugal and Rajesh Tailang.
We have also come to know that the second season of Delhi Crime is in its development phase but we dont have the information when will it be available. Do keep a check on the updates.
Rangbaaz web series is available on Zee5 OTT Platform and is a Zee5 Original Crime Thriller released in the year 2018.
Rangbaaz is based on the facts of a true story which revolves around the notorious gangster of Uttar Pradesh called Shri Prakash Shukla set in the year 1990 and depicts his journey from being a student to one of the most wanted criminals of India.
The lead role is played by the actor Saqib Saleem as Shiv Prakash Shukla (real gangster name was Shri Prakash Shukla) along with other actors such as Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ranvir Shorey and Ravi Kishan.
5. Lust Stories
Lust Stories is a Netflix Original web series which is a mix of four short stories that depict the modern-day relationships which includes love, desires, sex and affection.
These four stories are directed by Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap.
The famous story is one which Karan Johar has directed showing Vicky Kaushal and Kiara Advani in lead roles. This story normalises the stereotypes going around Indian women and the society linked to physical pleasure. Another famous one is the one directed by Anurag Kashyap. Radhika Apte got nominated for the Best Actress in a Lead Role in the Emmys International 2019. Along with it, the series itself got nominated for the Best TV/Miniseries for Emmys.
Further, the above-listed web series showcases different storylines which link to crime, drama, thriller and relationships. We can say these web series do take the old traditional stories to the next level and focuses on practical thoughts and real experiences.
Do watch these and share your experience with us.