Top 10 Indian Web Series 2019 – Best Hindi Web Series
Gone are the days when movies and television soaps were considered to be the sole sources of entertainment. In this modern era, you will find many web series that have successfully captivated the attention of audiences worldwide. Indian web series are nothing less in comparison to foreign web series. The web series in India have grown to become one of the best, if not the best, sources of entertainment and inspiration. All credit for this goes to various movie and television apps such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, ALTBalaji, and many more. If you have never watched a web series ever in your life, you may often find yourself confused as to which series to watch. Here are some of the Indian web series that have captured the attention of Indian audiences and critics alike.
#1 – Sacred Games
If you wish to watch a web series that is a perfect mix of crime, action, drama, and thriller, Sacred Games will be a good choice for you. The story of the series is directly from a book by the same name. The story mainly revolves around Sartaj Singh, who is a police officer posted in Mumbai, and Gaitonde, who is a gangster and also considers himself as a God. Watch Sacred Games and you will soon find yourself travelling through a maze of drama, mystery, plenty of action, and deep corruption in the law system of the nation. Just like the name, the entire story is basically a part of a play or a game that keeps you glued on to your seats.
Although Sartaj Singh is surrounded by killings, corruption, deceit, and madness, he manages to maintain his discipline and truthfulness. As the story progresses, he finds that he is linked to Gaitonde in some way or the other. In spite of all the life threats from the gang lord, Sartaj manages to keep Mumbai safe from any possible disaster.
Sacred Games is available to be viewed on Netflix and the series has several popular names from Bollywood such as Saif Ali Khan as Sartaj Singh, Radhika Apte, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Gaitonde.
#2 – Mirzapur
This web series is available on Amazon Prime. Mirzapur happens to be one of those web series that has taken the Indian audience by storm. The plot of the series is extremely exciting and the actors have also put in their best when it comes to fulfilling the characters of the series. The story is mainly based on a small town called Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. However, there are some scenes that have been shot in other town such as Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, and Azamgarh.
The story of Mirzapur is entirely based on mayhem, mafia, guns, and drugs. Akhandanand Tripathi, also known as Kalin Bhaiya, has become a millionaire by exporting carpets. He soon becomes a mafia boss and controls the entire town of Mirzapur. His son, Munna, is an underserving dictatorial successor, who follows his father’s footsteps and wishes to continue his father’s legacy of lawlessness, chaos, and mafiagiri. However, once Guddu and Bablu Pandit enter the life of Akhandanand, things get out of control.
As you progress with each episode, you will feel the urge to finish one and move to the next episode. The actors have put in their best forms of acting skills. Some of the actors in the lead roles include Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shweta Tripathi, Rasika Dugal, Divyendu Sharma, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Harshita Gaur.
#3 – Breathe
So, you prefer to watch a web series that is basically a crime drama? Then Breathe will be a great choice for you. It premiered on the 26th of January, 2018 on Amazon Prime. The web series has several popular names in its star cast such as R. Madhavan, Hrishikesh Joshi, Amit Sadh, Atharva Vishwakarma, Sapna Pabbi, and Neena Kulkarni.
Breathe has successfully taken the Indian storytelling to an all new level. The story basically revolves around the lives of 2 ordinary men, who are often faced with unexpected situations. Kabir Sawant (Amit Sadh), who is a talented office from the crime branch, puts together several missing links of unrelated deaths. All of this takes him to one common suspect (R. Madhavan). It gets really exciting to watch the way the drama unfolds between the crime officer and the suspect. The latter is simply trying to save his son who is dying and the former is determined to prove that justice prevails.
#4 – Bang Baaja Baaraat
When it comes to a web series that shows Indian weddings in a humorous and entertaining manner, along with the concept of arranged marriages, nothing beats Bang Baaja Baaraat. It is nothing new to find modern day youths being more cautious and mature when it comes to choosing their life partners. The fact that one has to live an entire life with a stranger, which is what arranged marriages is all about, has become a history.
If you meet the same person and come to know more about the person, you will eventually fall in love. However, will this lead to marriage? Even if you do marry the person after several meetups, will you two be able to cope up with the family pressure? Bang Baaja Baaraat is web series that revolves around the life of 2 young couples who fall in love with each other. However, difficulties arise when they decide to marry. Directed by Anand Tiwari, Bang Baaja Baaraat is a popular web series in India for all the young viewers.
#5 – AISHA My Virtual Girlfriend
This web series is among those made in India that can keep its audiences glued and engaged to their seats till the last moment. AISHA My Virtual Girlfriend is a perfect blend of romance, love, and technology. It is shown on Arre and happens to be full of drama, mystery, and science.
Raghu is the primary cast of this web series, who does full justice to his on screen character. Sam, the primary character in the series, happens to be a genius coder and app developer in India. However, he has always been unsuccessful in his work and love lives. Ignoring the obstacles of life, he decides to concentrate on the artificial intelligence program that he has made and named as AISHA. The relationship that Sam shares with his girlfriend, who is basically an artificial intelligence, is simply unique.
The web series is directed by Sahir Raza and it is worth praising every bit. The story can easily attract online audiences and you will enjoy the odd events that happen in Sam’s life.
#6 – Four More Shots Please
This web series is basically inspired from Sex and the City. Four More Shots Please was launched on January 2019 on Amazon Prime. The story of the web series basically revolves around 4 women who are unapologetic and make ample amount of mistakes only to discover that tequila shots and friendship is all they care for in Mumbai. Two of the women are in their 30s and the other two are in their 20s. The web series has Gurbani Judge, Sayani Gulta, Maanvi Gagroo, and Kirti Kulhari in lead roles.
The unapologetically flawed women have their own shares of ups and downs in life. Nonetheless, they still empower each other. Damini Roy is an extremely successful journalist who also wins the “fearless journalist” award. Anjana Menon is a successful lawyer, who often finds herself behind bars due to drunken driving. Umang Singh is a PT teacher from Ludhiana and also a bisexual by nature. Sidhi Patel is a 23 year old virgin who has an overcritical mother.
#7 – The Reunion
This is a Hindi web series that is filled with unexpected turns and emotions. You start watching The Reunion and chances are that you will watch it till the end. It is surely going to keep you engaged and hooked to your seats.
The story of the series revolves around 4 young friends, Aarya, Gaurav, Deva, and Dev, who decide to go back to their school days after 10 long years. While trying to rekindle their old days in school, they realize that it is quite important to look back in life in order to move ahead. Their relationships, some lost memories, and friendships are at stake. During their reunion the 4 friends also find answers to what they had left behind them.
#8 – Made in Heaven
This happens to be an Indian drama that premiered on Amazon Prime on the 8th of March, 2019. The web series is produced by Excel Entertainment and it mainly chronicles the lives of Karan and Tara, who are 2 wedding planners in the city of Delhi, India. Together, they run an agency by the name of Made in Heaven.the actors in the series include Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin, Arjun Mathur, Shashank Arora, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Shivani Raghuvanshi.
Made in Heaven basically shows the modern India where the new blend with the old. Age old traditions push their way through a maze of modern aspirations against a perfect backdrop of the traditional Big Fat Indian Weddings. Made by Zoya Akhtar, Made in Heaven has 9 different episodes for you to watch and enjoy.
#9 – Yeh Meri Family
This web series is available on both YouTube and TVFPlay. Yeh Meri Family is basically a realistic and fun filled web series that is set in the pink city of India, Jaipur in Rajasthan. It takes you back to the year 1998 where the story of the series is narrated from the viewpoint of a 12 year old boy. The story is all about his family, which is a middle class Indian family, and the daily struggles they have to go through in order to stay together and survive.
The actors seen in the series include Vishesh Bansal, Akarsh Khurana, Mona Singh, and Ahan Nirban. They put on a splendid performance that will captivate you till the end of the web series.
#10 – Ghoul
Apart from the usual drama, romance, and fun, Indian web series also covers the horror factor. Ghoul is a great example of such an Indian web series. It features Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul in the lead roles. This horror web series, based on the popular Arab folklore monster ghoul, shows a government internment camp where a highly feared and wanted terrorist, Ali Saeed, is put behind bars. Said to be the leader of the terrorist group, the prisoner has more mysteries than it is seen with the naked eye. This gives rise to a series of supernatural and horrifying events.
The plot takes a U-turn and highly interesting when the terrorist turns the tables and starts revealing disgraceful and dark secrets of Nida Rahim, the interrogator. The story gets more shocking when Nida finds out a ghoul that inhabits the terrorist.
Ghoul is directed and written by Patrick Graham and jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap, Jason Blum, Vikramaditya Motwane, Ryan Turek, John Penotti, Killian Kerwin, Suraj Gohill, and Michael Hogan. This miniseries was actually based on a dream that Graham had once seen.
Made by Vikram Bhatt, Tantra happens to be a supernatural web series that is largely based on black magic and darkness. It is available for you to enjoy on VB, Bhatt’s own YouTube channel. The series is made by Sidhant Sachdev and it features Salina Prakash, Aditi Arya, Karim Haje, Sandeep Bharadwaj, and Vidur Anand.
Tantra shows the evil web of black magic and supernatural powers against the backdrop of a typical Indian family feud and office politics. This makes the web series appear like a world that is far from real life. There are 48 episodes in this web series and it surely has its dose of horror, drama, and some thrilling adventures.
This is one of those Indian web series that has an original fiction and comically portrays the misadventures of 3 different university flat mates and their ultimate plan to come up with a food delivery service that will cater to customers even at midnight. The storyline of this web series makes it one of the best choices for any youngster to watch.
If you are also a student, you must have done ample amount of mistakes in life. You invariably learn from those mistakes. This is what has been shown in this web series in a pretty neat manner. The 3 students in the series go through a struggling student life and also find themselves into trouble when they decide to become professionals. You can enjoy this series, made by Vishwajoy Mukherjee, on ScoopWhoop Channel.
Do you often have innovative ideas but get stuck in life due to parental and study pressures? Do you wish to start something fresh and new on your own? Watching this web series will help you get some insights on the experiences you may face in your venture. You will come to know about the secret to overcome your down moments in life.
This is one of those outstanding web series that will make you enjoy every bit of it. Tripling is all about 3 siblings who embark on a trip to understand each other better. This web series portrays the story of siblings hating each other, loving each other, and shows all the perks you can get if you have a sister or a brother of your own.
Chandan Sharma, Chitvan Sharma, and Chanchal Sharma, are siblings who decide to go out on a road trip. This trip is simply out of compulsion and has nothing to do with their wishing to go out for the trip. During the trip funny things happen between the three, which leads to usual and normal accusations and bickering that is seen amongst siblings. The happenings also make them realize their love and affections towards each other and the various mistakes they have been doing till date.
Failed relationships, failed marriages, and unsuccessful jobs have been common for these three. However, they soon realize that this road trip is indeed something that will remain close to their mind and heart. This web series will also teach you the importance of having a family and how your family remains constant no matter what the situation in life.
This is an Indian-American web series that is mainly based on a fictional T20 cricket team by the name of Mumbai Mavericks. The team plays in the Power-Play League that is based on the Indian Premier League or IPL. The series features several big names of Bollywood such as Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chaddha, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Angad Bedi, and Tanuj Virwani. Inside Edge premiered on the 10th of July, 2017 on Amazon Prime and it received several positive reviews both from the critics and audiences.
The series mainly shows the politics behind cricket and the way people play games that involve money, sex, and power in order to get what they want. The actors have put up a stellar performance and this has also helped the web series get nominated for the 46th International Emmy Awards. This web series is also set to return with a second season.