Top 31 Best Indian Web Series to Watch ( Updated)

Indian webspace is experiencing rapid growth and in recent years Indian web series has changed the entire game for OTT platform hugely. As the production of movies was comparatively less due to the shooting constraints during the pandemic, the viewers like watching OTT content from their homes for safety reasons. A show shot during the pandemic became popular is like an experiment that these web series can be run on these platforms.

In the last few years, crime-drama was the essence of the OTT content or web series – but, nowadays we also start seeing various genres being explored on these platforms. In short, there is something refreshing and new about these web series that makes them outstanding for viewers. Be it a thriller, romance, horror, or anything else – the variety of these series is definitely a surprising treat for most of the viewers. 

Some of the most famous OTT platforms are ‘Disney+ Hotstar’, ‘Amazon Prime’, ‘Voot’, ‘Sony Liv’, ‘ALTBalaji’, ‘ZEE5’, ‘Netflix’, ‘Ullu’, ‘TVF Play’, etc. However, if you are bored with seeing traditional films and looking for something else for your entertainment, then you can jump into the list of the 31 best Indian web series that is ruling the internet currently. So, let’s have a look at them without any further delay. 

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Here is the list of the top 31 best web series to watch. While this list concentrates on various styles and genres – each of them is extremely loved by the viewers despite their area of concern.  

#1. Special Ops

Special Ops is a top trending web series that includes the story of Himmat Singh and his team of 5 secret agents planned in different parts of the world that strives to find out and expose the leader behind terror attacks in India. This web series tells the story of several spying missions that were outlined by India in the last 2 decades.

  • Network: Disney+Hotstar
  • Genre: Thriller, Action, Espionage
  • Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Vipul Gupta, Sana Khan, Divya Dutta, Vinay Pathak
  • Director: Shivam Nair and Neeraj Pandey
  • No of Episodes:
  • Release Date: 17th March 2020
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

#2. Asur

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Asur is another psychological thriller-crime Indian popular web series based on serial killings and the investigation conducted by CBI officer – Dhananjay Rajput and his team. This web series has combined different aspects of suspense and murder with mythology. 

  • Network: Voot
  • Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller 
  • Cast: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Ridhi Dogra, Anupriya Goenka
  • Director: Oni Sen
  • No of Episodes:
  • Release Date: 2nd March 2020
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

#3. Criminal Justice

There are two seasons of this web series based on ‘Criminal Justice’ by Peter Moffat. The plot of this web series revolves around conspiracies, blood, murder, and the search for the killer. The story is extremely attractive and has the ability to pull you to the edge of your seats.

  • Network: Disney+Hotstar
  • Genre: Legal Drama, Crime, Thriller 
  • Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey (Season 1), Jackie Shroff (Season 1), Kirti Kulhari (Season 2), Jisshu Sengupta (Season 2)  
  • Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia
  • No of Episodes: 18 
  • Release Date: 5 April 2019 (Season 1), 24 December 2020 (Season 2) 
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1/10 (Season 1), 7.5/10 (Season 2) 

#4. Patal Lok

Patal Lok is another jaw-dropping best web series in India released the last year and won a huge success. The story of this web series is based on ‘The Story of my Assassins’ that promises to provide you one of the best web series available on OTT platforms. 

  • Network: Amazon Prime Video
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller 
  • Cast: Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Swastika Mukherjee, Abhishek Banerjee 
  • Director: Prosit Roy and Avinash Arun
  • No of Episodes:
  • Release Date: 15 May 2020 
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

#5. Mirzapur

Mirzapur is another one of the most intensified and liked Indian web series. Basically, this web series is based on crime and thriller – the export of family disputes, governance, drugs, and revenge. There are 2 seasons of this web series and the 3rd one is yet to come on this year. 

  • Network: Amazon Prime 
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
  • Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma
  • Director: Mihir Desai, Gurmmeet Singh, and Karan Anshuman
  • No of Episodes: 30 
  • Release Date: 16 November 2018 (Season 1), 23 October 2020 (Season 2), 2021 (Season 3) 
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10 (Season 1), 7.3/10 (Season 2) 

#6. Sacred Games 

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Sacred Games is one of the most-recommended and viewed Hindi web series. The likeness of actors and the storyline of this story become able to make direct contact with the audience. This web series is a thriller crime story that has 2 seasons. 

  • Network: Amazon Prime 
  • Genre: Thriller, Crime, Conspiracy, Mystery
  • Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin
  • Director: Motwane, Anurag Kashyap, and Neeraj Ghaywan
  • No of Episodes: 16 
  • Release Date: 15 July 2018 (Season 1), 15 August 2019 (Season 2) 
  • IMDb Rating: 8.6/10 (Season 1), 8.2/10 (Season 2) 

#7. Hostages

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This is another best web series to watch that is an adaptation of an Israel web series with the same name. It has two seasons. 

  • Network: Disney+Hotstar
  • Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller 
  • Cast: Ronit Roy, Parvin Dabas, Aashim Gulati, Dalip Tahil, Tisca Chopra, Mohan Kapoor
  • Director: Sudhir Mishra (Season 1) and Sachin Krishn (Season 2) 
  • No of Episodes: 22 
  • Release Date: 31 May 2019 (Season 1), 9 September 2020 (Season 2) 
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10 (Season 1), 6.2/10 (Season 2) 

#8. Kaafir

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This is another best Indian web series that makes you emotional while seeing it. This web series depicts the story of an innocent girl from POK who accidentally lands at the LOC on the Indian side and is assumed to be a militant superbly.

  • Network: ZEE5
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller 
  • Cast: Mohit Raina, Dia Mirza, Dara Sandhu
  • Director: Sonam Nair 
  • No of Episodes:
  • Release Date: 15 June 2019  
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10 (Season 1) 

#9. Bhaukaal

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Bhaukaal is the web series of SSP Naveen Sikhera, who cleans the city of Muzaffarnagar filled with criminals, chaos, and utter lawlessness. The heroic mission of Naveen Sikhera is to make the city from a ‘Crime Capital’ to a ‘Peace Capital’.

  • Network: MX PLAYER
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller 
  • Cast: Mohit Raina, Siddhanth Kapoor, Abhimanyu Singh 
  • Director: Jatin Wagle 
  • No of Episodes: 10  
  • Release Date: 6 March 2020  
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10 

#10. Aarya

Aarya is a women-centric thriller-crime web series with Sushmita Sen in the lead role. This show is dubbed in different languages and is a remodeling of the Dutch Drama Series ‘Penoza’.

  • Network: Disney+Hotstar
  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Cast: Sushmita Sen, Namit Das, Chandrachur Singh, Vikas Kumar
  • Director: Vinod Rawat, Ram Madhvani, and Sandeep Modi
  • No of Episodes: 9  
  • Release Date: 19 June 2020  
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10 

#11.The Test Case

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This is a story of preparing the Indian Army’s first female in a combat role. Captain Shikha Sharma can do anything to suit into the male-dominated training academy. To see will she finally become able the Indian Army’s first-ever Female Combat Officer, you can watch this web series. 

  • Network: ALTBalaji
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller 
  • Cast: Nimrat Kaur, Atul Kulkarni, Akshay Oberoi 
  • Director: Nagesh Kukunoor and Vinay Waikul
  • No of Episodes: 10  
  • Release Date: 30 April 2017 to 26 January 2018
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10 

#12. Permanent Roommates

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Another best Indian web series is Permanent Roommates that has gain huge views. The story of this web series is all regarding the ups and downs experienced by a couple. The series is extremely comparable to most couples and quite fun to watch.  

  • Network: TVF Play, YouTube
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy 
  • Cast: Deepak Kumar Mishra, Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh
  • Director: Deepak Kumar Mishra and Sameer Saxena
  • No of Episodes: 13  
  • Release Date: October 29 2014 to present
  • IMDb Rating: 8.6/10 

#13. Yeh Meri Family

The story of this best Indian web series is based on the ancient ’90s and is a relatable web series available on TVF Play. It provides us a sight of our individual family and the tragedy and confusion every family has whether it’s a Sunday morning or party at a family function.  

  • Network: TVF Play 
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Cast: Mona Singh, Vishesh Bansal, Ahan Nirban, Revathi Pillai, Ruhi Khan
  • Director: Sameer Saxena
  • No of Episodes: 7  
  • Release Date: 12 July 2018 to present
  • IMDb Rating: 9.1/10 

#14. The Family Man

This is another thriller-crime web series – but, this one is different from the other thriller-crime web series. The story of this web series is created based on a terrorist attack and its investigation by an official that leads ‘The Family Man’ – Manoj Bajpayee. The second season of this web series is to come on 12 February 2021. 

  • Network: Amazon Prime 
  • Genre: Thriller, Action 
  • Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Neeraj Madhav, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi
  • Director: Raj & D.K.
  • No of Episodes: 10  
  • Release Date: 20 September 2019 (Season 1), 12 February 2021 (Season 2) 
  • IMDb Rating: 8.6/10 (Season 1) 

#15. Delhi Crime

This web series tells the story of the most terrifying incident experienced by India when one of her girls was seen in an inferior state on the Delhi main road. This series flawlessly delights the viewers by taking them through the shrewdness of the terrifying night.

  • Network: Netflix 
  • Genre: Anthology, Drama, Crime
  • Cast: Rasika Dugal, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Adil Hussain
  • Director: Richie Mehta
  • No of Episodes: 7  
  • Release Date: 22 March 2019 to present
  • IMDb Rating: 8.5/10 

#16.  Bhasudi

The plot of this best Indian web series involves the life of some youngsters. Things take a strange turn as they trade in weaponry. With back to back racketeer fights and violent attacks – things take a twist.

  • Network: Ullu 
  • Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
  • Cast: Sajid Siddiqui, Sunder Lal Chhabra, Rahul Abhua
  • Director: Falguni Shah
  • Release Date: 9 October 2020
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10 

#17. Little Things

Little Things is another best hindi web series that has 3 seasons starring the cutest couple of the OTT platforms Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Parker. This is a stress buster as well as a complete entertainer web series that makes you experience all the sensations in a 30-minute long episode. If you are in a long term relationship, then this is a must-watch web series for you. Season 4 of this web series is yet to come on this year. 

  • Network: Dice Media (Season 1) and Netflix (Season 2 & 3) 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Mithila Palkar, Navni Parihar, Dhruv Sehgal
  • Director: Ajay Bhuyan, Ruchir Arun, and Sumit Aroraa
  • No of Episodes: 21   
  • Release Date: 25 October 2016 (First Release of Season 1), 22 November 2016 (Last Release of Season 1), 5 October 2018 (Season 2), 9 November 2019 (Season 3) 
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10 (Season 1), 8.0/10 (Season 2), 8.2/10 (Season 3) 

#18. Kota Factory

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Another best Hindi web series is Kota Factory that involves the story of a 16-year-old teenager – Vaibhav who comes to Kota to be ready for IIT exams. The story of this web series mainly concentrates on the lifestyle, struggles, passion, and ambitions of students towards his dream.

  • Network: TVF Play  
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Cast: Ranjan Raj, Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Urvi Singh, Alam Khan, Revathi Pillai
  • Director: Raghav Subbu
  • No of Episodes: 5   
  • Release Date: 16 April to 14 May 2019 
  • IMDb Rating: 9.0/10 

#19. TVF Pitchers

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Another TVF masterpiece is TVF Pitchers. This web series can be compared with the classic show Silicon Valley for its raw and realistic content. The story of this web series focuses on 4 entrepreneurs Jitendra Maheshwari, Saurabh Mandal, Yogendra Kumar, and Naveen Bansal who left their jobs to enter the startup industry.  

  • Network: TVF Play  
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Cast: Arunabh Kumar, Naveen Kasturia, Abhay Mahajan, Jitendra Kumar
  • Director: Amit Golani
  • No of Episodes: 5   
  • Release Date: June 5 to August 30, 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 9.1/10 

#20. Triplings

This is another best web series that tells the story of 3 siblings who go off on a long trip in order to meet their parents. The web series focuses on uniqueness, sibling bonds, and emotions to deliver a separate yet astounding classic feeling. There are 2 different seasons of this web series. 

  • Network: TVF Play  
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Maanvi Gagroo, Sumeet Vyas, Amol Parashar
  • Director: Rajesh Krishnan (Season 1), Sameer Saxena (Season 2)
  • No of Episodes: 10   
  • Release Date: 28 August 2016 to present
  • IMDb Rating: 8.5/10 (Season 1), 7.8/10 (Season 2) 

#21. Hostel Daze

This web series tells the story of the hostel life and chaotic events of 4 engineering students. It features both dating and college life in a proper way. Viewers viewed both the 2 seasons of this web series for the fantastic representation of the engineering days that has authenticity and fun factor. 

  • Network: Amazon Prime 
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy 
  • Cast: Shubham Gaur, Adarsh Gourav, Nikhil Vijay
  • Director: Raghav Subbu
  • No of Episodes: 10   
  • Release Date: 13 December 2019 (Season 1)
  • IMDb Rating: 8.6/10 (Season 1)

#22. Made In Heaven

If you wish to see something different – then, ‘Made in Heaven’ can be the best option for you. The story of this web series focuses on the lives of Karan and Tara, a Delhi-based wedding planner couple. 

  • Network: Amazon Prime 
  • Genre: Romance, Drama 
  • Cast: Sobhita Dhulipala, Arjun Mathur, Shashank Arora, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh
  • Director: Zoya Akhtar, Nitya Mehra, Alankrita Shrivastava, Prashant Nair
  • No of Episodes: 9   
  • Release Date: 8 March 2019 to present
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10 

#23. Bose: Dead or Alive

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If you want to experience an Indian historical crime web series, then you can watch Bose: Dead or Alive. The story of this web series is based on the 2012 book India’s Biggest Cover-Up by Anuj Dhar released on 20 November 2017. It reveals the story of our past hero Mr. Subhash Chandra Bose that is portrayed by Rajkumar Rao.

  • Network: ALT Balaji
  • Genre: Historical Period Drama
  • Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Rajkummar Rao
  • Director: Jyoti Kapur Das, Nimisha Pandey
  • No of Episodes: 9   
  • Release Date: 20 November 2017
  • IMDb Rating: 8.8/10 

#24. Bang Baaja Baraat

Bang Baaja Baaraat is another perfect Indian Drama web series that is all about a couple who are planning to get married. But, marriage in India can’t be completed without some drama. So, if you are planning to get married, then this is a must-watch web series for you.  

  • Network: YouTube
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast: Rajit Kapoor, Angira Dhar, Ali Fazal
  • Director: Maneesh Sharma
  • No of Episodes: 5    
  • Release Date: 4 November 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 8.0/10 

#25. What the Folks

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This is a story of a mesmerizing journey of how recent families are smashing stereotypes and defeating the generation gaps, and arising to love each other, despite having completely diverse worlds. There are 3 seasons of What the Folks – all of them have gained huge success. 

  • Network: Dice Media, YouTube
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Cast: Deepika Amin, Veer Rajwant Singh, Eisha Chopra 
  • Director: Omar Iyer Pranjal Dua
  • No of Episodes: 16    
  • Release Date: 16 August 2017 (Season 1), 17 October 2018 (Season 2), 5 October 2019 (Season 3)
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10 (Season 1), 7.8/10 (Season 2), 8.3/10 (Season 3)

#26. Flames

Flames takes you through the cute romance of 2 school-going students who are under serious pressure to get the top marks in their individual streams in 12th. Here you will see that the heroes are confused whether they are in love or just passion at a tender age? Both the 2 seasons of Flames have got a huge audience. 

  • Network: TVF Play
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
  • Cast: Sunakshi Grover, Tanya Maniktala, Ritvik Sahore
  • Director: Apoorv Singh Karki
  • No of Episodes: 10    
  • Release Date: 5 January 2018 (Season 1), 15 October 2019 (Season 2)
  • IMDb Rating: 9.1/10 (Season 1), 9.0/10 (Season 2) 

#27. Inside Edge

This web series has the focus on the T20 cricket team – Mumbai Mavericks playing in Powerplay League that experiences a ban for 2 years for unethical betting and match-fixing. The story of this web series features commitment along with some twists. All the characters of both the 2 seasons of this web series are compelling as well as impressive in their respective fields of acting. 

  • Network: Amazon Prime
  • Genre: Sports, Drama
  • Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Tanuj Virwani, Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi, Siddhant Chaturvedi
  • Director: Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh, and Aakash Bhatia
  • No of Episodes: 20    
  • Release Date: 10 July 2017 (Season 1), 6 December 2019 (Season 2) 
  • IMDb Rating: 8.0/10 (Season 1), 8.3/10 (Season 2) 

#28. Selection Day

This is another best Netflix sports web series based on Arvind Adiga’s 2016 novel ‘Selection Day’. The story of this web series is about 2 brothers and their father who is entirely passionate about ‘Cricket’ and fastens his children in the same sport.

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Sports, Drama
  • Cast: Mohammad Samad, Karanvir Malhotra, Yash Dholye, Mahesh Manjrekar
  • Director: Karan Boolani, Udayan Prasad
  • No of Episodes: 12    
  • Release Date: 28 December 2018 (Part 1), 19 April 2019 (Part 2) 
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 

#29. Panchayat

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Panchayat is a comedy-drama web series that is based on the life of an engineer who is seeking a job. He becomes the secretary of gram panchayat of a remote village – Phullera in Uttar Pradesh because of the lack of better job opportunities.

  • Network: Amazon Prime
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Cast: Chandan Roy, Raghuvir Yadav, Jitendra Kumar
  • Director: Deepak Kumar Mishra
  • No of Episodes: 8    
  • Release Date: 3 April 2020  
  • IMDb Rating: 8.7/10 

#30. Apaharan

If you are looking for an intensifying crime thriller web series, thenApaharan can be the best option for you. Apaharan involves the story of current times and shows every cruel act noticed in today’s system like theft, murder, kidnapping, etc. 

  • Network: ALT Balaji
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Cast: Arunoday Singh, Nidhi Singh, Mahie Gill, Sadanand Verma
  • Director: Siddharth Sen Gupta
  • No of Episodes: 12    
  • Release Date: 14 December 2018  
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10 

#31. Abhay

Abhay is the last web series we are going to mention in this list. The story of this web series based on an Investigation officer with the mindset of a criminal. He can cross any limits while investigating a case. There are 2 seasons of Abhay – both of them are extremely engaging. 

  • Network: ZEE5 
  • Genre: Thriller, Crime
  • Cast: Vaspar Dandiwala, Alka Shukla, Ankana Joshi, Pushaan Mukherjee 
  • Director: Ken Ghosh
  • No of Episodes: 16     
  • Release Date: 14 August 2020 to 29 September 2020  
  • IMDb Rating: 8.0/10 

Sum up Things…

So, these are the best web series to watch in your free time to boost your mood. All of these web series attracted Indian viewers with their innovation and originality. It doesn’t matter what you select, each one of the mentioned above can fill your weekend with different sentiments and emotions. Therefore, grab the best Indian web series and have a chilled time.

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