During this pandemic and lockdown the most affected were the GEC with no fresh content and Cinema halls shut down. The OTT platforms struck a chord with the viewers and we saw a huge surge in viewership and subscriptions. Many producers of small films resorted to releasing their films on the OTT platform and many new shows also saw an opportunity to be released in this period. Here are a few Indian web series determined by IMDB user ratings, which is determined by users who rate films and TV shows on a 10-point scale.
This year the highest rated web series is Scam: 1992, The Harshad Mehta Story, directed by Hansal Mehta. It is a docu – drama based on the life of Harshad Mehta for Sony Liv. The story is based on 1992 Indian stock market, the series is adapted from the book The Scam: Who won, Who lost, Who got away, by SuchetaDalal and Debashish Basu.
Directed by Neeraj Pandey special Ops is an Indian espionage thriller series on Disney+Hotstar. The story is narrated through the eyes of Himmat Singh and is based on the inspiration of 19 years of nationally significant events, and several missions that were undertaken by India in the last two decades.
Asur on VOOT was the most-watched series; it was released in March 2020. Asur was a combination of mystery, crime and mythological fiction. The series had an amazing star cast, staring Arshad warshi and BarunSobti. The story revolves around the intricate world of forensic science which is less explored and the deep mysticism of ancient Indian Mythology.
The fans of Mirzapur were eagerly waiting for season 2 for nearly a year. It was a great hit when it finally got released. The raw, intense and gritty show became the most-watched show in India within just 7 days of the release. It was the most binged watched series. Along with Pankaj Tripathi and Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi’s character also came to the fore in season 2.
Starring Divyenndu, Anshul Chauhan, Trishna Mukharjee, Mukul Chadda and many more Bicchookakhel is a crime drama with dash of quirkiness. The show narrates the story of a mastermind, Akhil who tries to escape the system despite committing a murder that occurs at a college festival. The story revolves around Akhil and his life and how he vows to take revenge for his father’s death. The series got 8.3 rating by IMBD.
Aashram season 2
As compared to Season 1, Season 2 of Aashram was bigger and better. Bobby Deol, Tridha Chaudhary, AaditiPohankar have once again with their amazing acting won the heart of audiences. People on social media praised the star cast for their amazing performance.
Anushka Sharma’s PaatalLok was one of the most hyped series. The series talked about a down and out cop who lands the case of a lifetime when four suspects are nabbed in the assassination attempt of a journalist. The pursuit of it leads him to “PaatalLok” the series was full of thrill and mystery.
The TVF series starring Jeetendra Kumar is a Sitcom. A simple series turned out to be the most-watched series by the audiences. The series captures a journey of engineering graduate Abhishek, who for lack of a better job option joins as a secretary of the Panchayat office in a remote village of UP. The story is about how he goes from hating his new life to making new friends and finally liking it there.
An Amazon prime series Bandish Bandits is a Romedy. The show takes you through the journey of the lead characters who come from different musical backgrounds and how their lives intertwine as the season progresses.
A simple Murder
A Simple Murder, recently released on SonyLivstarring MohannedZeeshan, Sushant Singh, Amit Sial, Priya Anand and an assembled cast. The series revolves around Manish who is assigned to do a murder. However, a goof-up happens and he kills a wrong person. The film is full of comedy, action and drama.