TOP 5 INDIAN WEB SERIES THAT YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS!
BY ISHIKA MAKANI
Are you looking for the perfect web series to watch during this lock down?
Then you have surely popped on to the right page. Web series are being loved now-a-days as the creators are trying their best to make something extraordinary which one would have never thought of. Every show depicts unique stories related to crime, romance, thrill, horror etc. Every individual can watch the series according to his/her own preferred genre. Since the last few years, Web series were the center of attraction among youth but during this lock down, it has gained popularity among every age group. However, with so many new series being released every month, it is quite difficult to choose which show is binge worthy. Therefore, to overcome the boredom and to add a little spice to your leisure time you can watch these 5 web series on different streaming platforms.
Here are the top 5 Indian Web Series you cannot afford to miss during this lock down :-
1. KOTA FACTORY (2019)
Streaming on :- TVF Play and Youtube
Cast :- Mayur More, Ranjan Raj, Alam Khan, Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa, Revathi Pillai, Urvi Singh.
The five episode series is the first black and white Indian web series directed by Raghav Subbu. The show basically showcases the students’ life in Kota. People usually portray Kota negatively as many students undergo trauma while studying for IIT-JEE. It shows that even if students leave Kota, the place doesn’t leave them for many years. The series showcases the story of Vaibhav Pandey, an IIT aspirant from a small town carrying big dreams in his eyes. He becomes friends with Meena and Uday. So Kota Factory is the story of 3 friends which is really interesting, engrossing and special. If you watch the show you will get to know the difficulties faced by students pursuing the IIT-JEE degree and also that it is far more difficult than any normal degree
2. RAKTANCHAL (2020)
Streaming on :- MX Player
Cast :- Nikitin Dheer, Kranti Prakash Jha, Soundarya Sharma, Vikram Kochhar, Pramod Pathak, Ronjini Chakraborty, Basu Soni, Krishna Bisht, Chittaranjan Tripathy
Raktanchal is a terrorising drama series directed by Ritam Srivastava, which is based on real life events that took place in Uttar Pradesh in the 80’s era. The series captures the Mafia Raj Culture that made the region of Purvanchal bleed red and turn to Raktanchal. The series also features zestful action and heavy verbal abuse. The show consists of 9 episodes and the writers (Sanjeev K Rajat, Sarvesh Upadhyay and Shashank Rai) have managed to introduce a new character in almost every episode. The story revolves around two gangsters Waseem Khan and Vijay Singh who are fighting over government tenders, elections, land etc. in Purvanchal. If you love to watch an action packed crime drama, then this series is a must watch for you.
3.SACRED GAMES (2018)
Streaming on :- Netflix
Cast :- Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey
Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane’s show Sacred Games is a crime adventure story. The show is not only aggressive but is also addictive. The story revolves around Ganesh Gaitonde (who believes himself to be the God) and the crimes he committed in his life. The story starts when police officer Sartaj Singh receives an anonymous tip regarding the location of criminal Gaitonde and when he reaches that place Gaitonde says, “SARDAR JI 25 DIN HAI APKE PASS, BACHA LO APNE SHEHER KO” and then he shot himself in front of Sartaj due to which Sartaj gets removed from the case and there begins the whole cat and mouse chase when he starts his own investigation. The show has two seasons consisting 8 episodes each. Each episode ends with a suspense which force you to watch the next episode.
4. MIRZAPUR (2018)
Streaming on :- Amazon Prime Video
Cast :- Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, ShriyaPilagaonkar, RasikaDugal
Inspired by true events, Mirzapur is basically a rural town in Uttar Pradesh which is famous for Carpet Business. Created by Karan Anshuman and Puneet Krishna, the series consist of 9 episodes of 45 to 50 minutes each. In the show, the town is ruled by AkhandanandTripathi (Kaleen Bhaiya). The series is full of drugs, fights, and blood. So basically, the show is full of DRAMA. Everything in the town belongs to Kaleen Bhaiya as everyone is afraid of him. You will find something new and interesting at every point of the story. The main story starts when Kaleen’s son Munna shoots a person and a lawyer takes the case against Munna. That is when Kaleen bribes the lawyer’s sons and asks them to join him in the business of dealing guns. You will find action and aggression throughout the series and it is a must watch show for everyone.
5. PAATAL LOK (2020)
Streaming on :- Amazon Prime Video
Cast :- Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Abhishek Banarjee, Gul Panag, Swastika Mukherjee, Ishwak Singh, Mairembam Ronaldo Singh, Niharika Lyra Dutt
If you are into crime thrillers then this show is worth watching. It is a series of 9 episodes. Paatal Lok means hell or the nether world, which is the exact opposite of heaven. Directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy, the series depicts darkness at every moment which seems to be inescapable. In this, a group of killers is behind a TV Journalist and wants to kill him but fortunately he escapes and the case is handled by a cop Hathiram Chaudhary who has almost given up on his dream of becoming successful. When he starts digging the background of the killers, he discovers shocking things that lead him to ‘Paatal Lok’. What things did he discover? Is the journalist safe? Who is the mastermind behind all this? There are several questions like these throughout the season.