Even though we live in the digital age, there is no shortage of entertainment to watch online, we still struggle to chose what to watch on a daily basis. To alleviate your concerns, we sat down and combed through IMDb’s top-rated TV shows and web series from around the world, selecting Indian material that will keep you entertained.
Scam 1992: (IMDb Rating 9.5)
One of the best dramas to have come out in 2020 was Hansal Mehta’s Scam1992, featuring Pratik Gandhi. This is the highest-ranking Indian series on IMDb’s list of best TV shows/web series from around the world. The show, Scam 1992, based on the life of stockbroker Harshad Mehta, gained great accolades for its performers, tight storyline, and ability to effectively convey financial market lingo.
Kota Factory: (IMDb Rating: 9.2)
Kota Factory, a TVF series that aired on YouTube in 2019 and chronicled the coaching culture in the city of Kota, Rajasthan, was another TVF series that aired on YouTube. Kota Factory, starring Jitendra Kumar and Mayur More, was a hit with the public thanks to its likable characters and soothing visual appeal. The series’ five episodes have received over 130 million views on YouTube.
Pitchers: (IMDb Rating: 9.1)
Pitchers were first launched in 2015 and have remained a fan favourite for the past seven years. Pitchers was one of the first shows in India to kickstart the country’s digital content revolution. The show followed a group of entrepreneurs as they attempted to launch their business. The show first aired on YouTube, but it is currently available on SonyLIV and TVF Play.
Aspirants: (IMDb Rating: 9)
With its five episodes, this TVF show premiered on YouTube in 2021 and quickly earned a big following. Aspirants stars Naveen Kasturia, Sunny Hinduja, and others in key roles as applicants studying for the UPSC exams, which are widely regarded as one of the most difficult admission tests in the world. The series was uploaded on YouTube on a weekly basis, which contributed to its obscurity.
Sacred Games: (IMDb Rating: 8.8)
Sacred Games, one of the most popular Hindi online series shows, has wowed fans in India and throughout the world. This is India’s first Netflix Original series, based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name. After getting a cryptic warning from a fleeing gang boss (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), an honest cop (Saif Ali Khan) seeks to ensure the safety of the city of Mumbai. Seasons 1 and 2 of this Hindi online series will keep you entertained and curious, especially after Guruji (Pankaj Tripathi) makes an appearance in season 2.
The Family Man: (IMDb Rating: 8.6)
The Family Man, starring Manoj Bajpayee, is another popular Hindi web series that has received positive feedback from viewers. He has two lives: one as a simple middle-class man who loves his family, and the other as a capable secret agent working for the National Investigation Agency’s special cell. This intense Hindi web series shows how he balances his obligations as a national servant defending the country with his responsibilities as a father-husband dealing with day-to-day issues.
Mirzapur: (IMDb Rating: 8.4)
Another popular Hindi web series show that you should not miss is the action crime thriller Mirzapur on Amazon Prime Video. The plot centers around a feud between the Tripathi and Pandit families. Kaleen Bhaiya, or Akhandanand Tripathi, is a billionaire carpet exporter who governs Mirzapur and is dreaded by all.
The first and the second season of the web show features Pankaj Tripathi, Shweta Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Vijay Varma, Isha Talwar, Lilliput, Anjum Sharma, Priyanshu Painyuli, Anangsha Biswas and Neha Sargam.