Zee TV or Zee cinema has been a major part of all of our young millennial childhoods. But with the change in trends of online streaming and the rise of several OTT platforms in India Like Alt Balaji, Hotstar. Zee also joined the bandwagon with Zee5.
Currently, Zee5 has become a household name because of its online streaming of regular Zee TV soaps. But the Zee5 web series is coming in hot. Not only to compete with other platforms but to show their fans that they are moving ahead with the times.
So, let’s check out 10 of the best zee5 web series list according to IMDb ranking.
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All web series are different and belong to different genres. Some can make you happy while some instil fear and terror. So, here’s 10 best zee5 web series that you should watch that covers all genres.
#1. Karkat Rogue: ( Best Rated Zee5 Web Series)
- Released date: 10th Jan 2020
- Cast: Chitrangada Satarupa, Rajesh Sharma, Indraneil Sengupta
- Genre: Thriller
- IMDb Rating: 9.5
Based on a novel by Indraneil Sanyal, Karkat Rogue, is a thriller mystery set in the medical world. The main protagonist of this Zee5 original web series is a female post-mortem surgeon Beas Chatterjee. Battling post-cancer depression, she comes across something unusual when random bodies that come into her morgue are connected.
While the series itself involves a sense of thrill, Chitrangada Chakravarty really does an amazing job acting as a cancer fighter. Her whole demeanour and the pain in the face and voice really does feel like the casting choice was perfect.
The series in itself though a bit muddled as it keeps jumping between unconnected scenes. By the middle of the series, everything falls into place like dominoes. While it may be frustrating to watch in the beginning, viewers ultimately get a thrill by connecting the dots.
Because of this thrill and the performances of actors like Chitrangada Chakravarty, Indraneil Sengupta, Rajesh Sharma, Asit Basu, and Jayant Kriplani – this series ranks #1 in the Zee5 web series list.
#2. Never Kiss Your Best Friend:( Top-rated Zee5 Web Series)
- Released date: 20th January 2020
- Cast: Nakuul Mehta, Anya Singh, Farhan Baqi, Adi Chugh
- Genre: Romance
- IMDb Rating: 9.5
If you are looking for a break from your typical thrillers, murder mystery, or dark witchhunts then its time to join the ‘Never Kiss Your Best Friend’ fan club.
Loosely based on the typical Karan Johar – boy meets girl, boy & girl are best friends, boy & girl fall in love – types of movies (think Kuch Kuch Hota Hai). This Zee5 web series starring Nakuul Mehta and Anya Singh is a light romantic drama series to fill every romantic’s heart.
The zee5 new web series channels more off Karan Johar with its rich people, lavish homes, kids in Ivy League colleges, romantic moments with sappy love songs in the background.
So, if you are looking for light romance over the weekend with that someone special then this zee web series is the perfect pick.
- Released date: 23rd January 2020
- Cast: Ram Karthik, Pooja Kiran, Abhishek Maharshi, Sameer Malla
- Genre: Romance
- IMDb Rating: 9.4
Anaganaga is a 2020 romance Zee web series that revolves around the love lives of 8 people. This Telugu web series deals with issues that people face in this generation regarding love and relationships.
This series is full of bright new actors and actresses who have slowly started making a name for themselves. But the main reason to watch this series is the immense directorial talent. The director was able to not only create distinctions between each love story but also intertwine them to show the links in millennial love stories.
Which is why Anaganaga is at #3 in the Top 10 zee5 web series.
#4. Who’s Your Daddy?
- Released date: 2nd April 2020
- Cast: Rahul Dev, Harsh Beniwal, Nikhil Bhambri, Divinaa Thackur
- Genre: Comedy
- IMDb Rating: 9.3
Who’s Your Daddy is a Zee5 Original Web Series starring Rahul Dev, Youtuber Harsh Beniwal, Nikhil Bhambri, and Divinaa Thackur. But the series airs on both Zee5 and AltBalaji platforms.
The series focuses on the funny situations that a young couple face and the reality that a boy must face in knowing who his mother is.
While the series does delve into some weird topics like the porn industry and not knowing who the mother really is. The series at the end of it boils down to the amazing father-son relationship that is between Soggy and Tidda.
#5. Kahat Hanuman Jai Sri Ram:
- Released date: 7th January 2020
- Cast: Kaivalya Chheda
- Genre: Mythological
- IMDb Rating: 9.0
Mythological shows in India are very popular. And nothing is more popular than the story of Rama and Sita. But this Zee5 new web series deals with the telling of the Ramayana through the eyes of Hanuman.
The series also showcases the life of Hanuman and his devotion to Lord Rama.
Viewers get to see their beloved Rama through the eyes of his faithful servant Hanuman. While moments of Hanuman’s life keep coming back, the series at the end shows Hanuman’s devotion to Ram and Sita and the end of Ravana by Lord Rama’s hands.
Everyone knows the story of Ramayana but seeing it from a different perspective is what draws in viewers to this series. This is why Kahat Hanuman Jai Sri Ram ranks #5 in the Zee5 web series list.
#6. Jeet ki Zid:
- Released date: 22nd Jan 2021
- Cast: Gagan Randhawa, Ali Goni, Diwakar Dhayani
- Genre: Action, Drama
- IMDb Rating: 9.0
Jeet Ki Zid is a Zee5 series that tells the story of Major Deependra Singh Sengar. He is an extremely decorated war hero of the Special Forces. Besides, he was also commissioned as a leader in 1991. National Defence Academy Alumni Senger was the beneficiary of the reputable ‘Commando Dagger’ in his 8th year of service. His unique consistency made him the sobriquet ‘Rocket’ by his followers. His courage was much-talked-regarding and still is in the Paltan.
In the Indian Army, in the case of infantry, there is rarely a proposal that doesn’t shoulder death. Senger also had endured his share of unusual impacts. It was during the incident an AK-47 round broke his hip bone and smashed his goals of guiding the unit to wars again. But, Senger didn’t give up. To know further what he will do, you can watch this web series on Zee5.
- Released date: 4th April 2019
- Cast: Adah Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Micky Makhija, Sujata Sehgal, Rajat Watel
- Genre: Drama
- IMDb Rating: 8.8
Moh comes in at #6 in the top Zee5 web series not only for its amazing storyline but also for its shockingly good actors.
This emotional drama revolves around a carefree girl who is battling depression. The zee web series deals with the love for family and the strength of a girl to cope with the sudden loss of her parents.
While this Web series starts off as a simple drama, towards the middle it gets extremely hard to cope with. Seeing how Adah Sharma deals with depression as she loses her parents and how she realizes that because she was too busy chasing her dreams she missed out on what she really wanted.
This Zee5 new web series is a subtle way of OTT platforms trying to make their viewers understand that mental illnesses can be just as debilitating as physical ones. And that mental illnesses like depression can cause a person to lose the will to live.
#8. Zero KMS:
- Released date: May 2018
- Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Tanmay Dhanania, Satyadeep Misra, Tara D’Souza
- Genre: Thriller
- IMDb Rating: 8.7
Set in Goa, Zero Kms is one Thriller Zee5 web series you don’t want to miss. Featuring Tanmay Dhanania and Naseeruddin Shah this web series deals with the issue of human trafficking.
The story revolves around Arjun (Tanmay Dhanania), who is fighting to bring his brother’s murderer to justice and in the process stop a human trafficking racket.
The series begins with Arjun in jail, where he is being trained by his mysterious Guru (Naseeruddin Shah). After his release, Arjun again faces trouble when the police consider him a prime suspect in his brother’s murder.
While the actors and the storyline are enough to keep viewers hooked. The directorial proficiency of Q does not go unnoticed. With the jumps between past and present scenarios and the unusual shots of cinematography, Q manages to keep the viewers on the edge of their seats.
Every episode ends with a cliffhanger that will make you want to binge-watch it even more.
Which is why Zero KMS comes in at #7 in the Zee5 web series list.
#9. Kaale Dhande:
- Released date: 2nd October 2019
- Cast: Mahesh Manjrekar, Shubhankar Tawade, Neha Khan, Onkar Raut and Nikhil Ratnaparkhi
- Genre: Crime Comedy
- IMDb Rating: 8.7
A crime comedy series Kaale Dhande despite being a comedy series is not the typical laughter-fest type. It is more based on wicked and dirty humour with a hint of sarcasm thrown in. The characters in the series are messy, quirky, and extremely relatable. The series itself is an ode to masculine sexuality and the conservatism that Indian families have when it revolves around sex.
The series revolves around the lives of Vicky, a photographer, and his friends Sam and Sudarshan.
This comedy highlights the topics of moral policing and taboos surrounding PDA or public display of affection. Although the series does have some moments of romance, most of the episodes deal with expletives relating to sex, and most dialogues are filled with sexual innuendos.
While this Zee5 Originals is more of a light comedy, watching it with the family is not a good decision.
But because of the acting skills of all the characters involved, the funny script, and the amazing direction, this series comes in at #8 in the Zee5 web series list.
#10. State of Siege:
- Released date: 20th March 2020
- Cast: Arjan Bajwa, Arjun Bijlani, Mukul Dev, Vivek Dahiya, Tara-Alisha Berry, Sid Makkar
- Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
- IMDb Rating: 8.7
11 years back Indians cried as they watched a terrorist attack that took more than 160 lives and left 300 injured. The 26/11 terror attack will forever be ingrained in the memory of all Indians as a day that no one wants to relive but cannot forget.
The series does not over-dramatize the attack nor does it glorify the warriors who chose to fight for the people. It starts with the National Security Guards struggling with budget cuts. As the forces deal with rationing of weapons and missing equipment, a group of terrorists sneaks into a hotel in the middle of bustling Mumbai, taking hostages.
The actors in the series do not overplay their roles and prefer taking a step back and letting others stand in the spotlight. Not to forget the actors who portray the terrorists, this thriller Zee5 web series shows what went wrong that day.
From lapses in poor communication to the web of the protocol to budget cuts, this series touches upon the tender topic of ‘what if’.
All-in-all this series is a must-watch for people who want to know more about what happened that day and how our brave NSG warriors fought for their countrymen. Because of this, the State of Siege is on the Top 10 Zee5 web series.
- Released date: 7th April 2020
- Cast: Akhlaque Khan, Mantra Mugdh, Swati Kapoor
- Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Technology
- IMDb Rating: 8.6
This series revolves around a confused college professor who’s phone becomes his best friend. His phone has a new artificial intelligence called Leonardo who tells him that all mobile phones can communicate but cannot reveal it yet to human beings. And that this is a test run where mobile phones are trying to understand why the human race is based on emotions like love and hate.
What follows after this is loosely based on a ‘Comedy of Errors’ where Leonardo helps Varun get his life together and even gets him the love of his life. But disaster strikes when Jiya (Varun’s love) realizes that she may actually be in love with the Varun-over-the-phone aka Leonardo and not the face-to-face Varun.
What steals the show is not the romance between Varun and Jiya but more the bromance between Varun and Leonardo. And this series is on the Top 10 Zee5 web series list as it shows the importance of friendship and the bonds created and broken because of misunderstandings.
- Release Date: 15th June 2019
- Cast: Mohit Raina, Dia Mirza, Dara Sandhu
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
- IMDb Rating: 8.4
Kaafir is based on the true story of Shahnaz – it follows the journey of an innocent and honest Pakistani girl who suffers an illegal jail term of 7 years after the BSF unadvisedly considers her a militant and how she gets legal entry into Pakistan.
Prominently set amidst the saddening Indo-Pak socio-political situation, the story of Kaafir is not only beautiful – but, also suitable. Debuted by Sonam Nair, this series comes from Bhavani Iyer’s concept and screenplay.
Bollywood has been creating stories on the political changes correlated to the longstanding crisis of Kashmir – each with a new perspective and angle. In such a situation, Kaafir had all the hurdles to succeed its ancestors to become famous.
- Release Date: 25th July 2019
- Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Masi Wali, Ridhi Khakhar, Kubbra Sait, Anisha Victor
- Genre: Thriller, Mystery
- IMDb Rating: 8.3
RejctX is another best web series of Zee5 that is set in a foreign school. Goldie Behl is the writer and director of this web series. It tells the story of 7 Indian students in a foreign school. There are 2 episodes out of this web series until now – the rest are yet to come in the near future.
So, the audience was just introduced to the lead roles and the surrounding characters of this series. This is a well-made web series that provides a good view of the life and times in an uber-rich school – it’s like something that might not be convenient to everyone.
- Released date: 29th Dec 2020
- Cast: Annu Kapoor, Shaheer Sheikh, Shilpa Shinde, Sahil Salathia, Flora Saini
- Genre: Historical Drama
- IMDb Rating: 8.2
Paurashpur is a nation supervised by Bhadra Pratap – an old king who has sex on his mind. Under his administration, Paurashpur has transformed into a male-ruled patriarchal society where women are only observed as sex workers. If anyone attempts to show freedom or free, they are openly executed.
Here, you will see that the old king marries much younger girls than his age. Somehow his wives succeed to escape from his castle mysteriously. Who is behind this, and what is the intention behind this is all about the series.
- Release Date: 11th March 2020
- Cast: Karishma Kapoor, Sandhya Mridul, Dino Morea, Shruti Seth, Amrita Puri
- Genre: Drama
- IMDb Rating: 8.1
The medicated version of motherhood is usually traded to us on television, doing multiple things like keeping a woman’s hair out of place with a woman’s miserliness. In truth, it can be the mental hood utilizing a colloquialism. This is the name of this web series and this is the message this story is trying to give us.
This web series is streaming on Zee5 that describes you to encompass your parenting style as there is no precise way of doing it. This story reveals a different journey of a defective parent, who can range from protective to compulsive, fun to fierce.
- Released date: 7th Jan 2021
- Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Amar Upadhyay, Lankesh Bhardwaj, Monal Gajjar, Tina Ahuja
- Genre: Drama, Comedy, Biography
- IMDb Rating: 7.5
This web series has been prepared based on the unusual real story of Lal Bihari who spent almost two decades striving to re-record his survival in government reports, even pretending the name Lal Bihari Mritak (The Dead) in objection against the processing being allotted to him.
The film calls its lead Bharat Lal Mritak, obviously to defend against judicial action by other members in this real-life drama that has been narrated by both the international as well as media.
This web series leaves no room for uncertainty though regarding whose biopic it is when the closing line on the screen provides a description and sketch of ‘Lal Bihari Mritak’ and his ‘Mritak Sangh’ (Organisation of the Dead).
#17. Nail Polish
- Released date: 1st Jan 2021
- Cast: Arjun Rampal, Anand Tiwari, Manav Kaul
- Genre: Drama
- IMDb Rating: 7.5
Its story involved an accused of the murder of a migrant worker’s children, named Veer Singh faces court hearings. But, the case takes a lot of unexpected jolts. To know is it valid that he is a fierce criminal, or is he just being targeted under the assumption, you can watch this Zee5 series.
When Veer Singh is condemned for murdering and sexually harassing migrant children, it’s up to famous denial lawyer Sid Jaisingh to fight his case. This creates the twist of Zee5’s Nail Polish.
The situation seems hopeless when all the proof starts to point towards Singh being the criminal – but, Jaisingh tries to find evidence. It’s slowly assumed that the former is blameworthy.
In an unusual twist, Singh shows the character of a woman named Charu Raina, complete with ‘Nail Polish’ and makeup, after getting beat up in jail.
#18. Black Widows
- Released date: 18th Dec 2020
- Cast: Shruti Vyas, Saheb Chattopadhyay, Nikhil Bhambri
- Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
- IMDb Rating: 7.5
In this web series, you will see three middle-aged women Kavita, Jayati, and Veera are trapped in brutal marriages. They prepare a plan to murder their spouses while they are on a vacation. All of their plans are fulfilled perfectly when the men are killed in a blast on a boat. Afterward, they discern that there are some chinks in their protection as the cops start to investigate the unusual deaths.
The three widowed ladies, who once assumed that the loss of their partners would set them free – but, they discover dimmer truths regarding their lives by the day. Lastly, they discern one of the men in the boat is still alive. The story sets when there’s a businesswoman Innaya Thakur keen to take over a farm once controlled by Veera’s husband Jatin for a long time. To know if there is a nice conclusion in sight for the trio, you can watch this Zee5 original.
#19. Comedy Couple
- Release Date: 21st October 2020
- Cast: Shweta Basu Prasad, Saqib Saleem
- Genre: Romance, Comedy
- IMDb Rating: 7.5
This web series is about a couple – Deep and Zoya – who chose to do a stand-up comedy together. They are unmarried and looking for a flat to live in as their landlord gets them out as they are not married. Therefore, they have decided to arrange a fake marriage certificate to get their flat.
Everything is starting to go well like other romantic films and then there are disagreements, arguments between them and ultimately – they get separated. To know what will happen in the end, you can watch this web series on Zee5. The plot of this web series is quite similar to another Romantic film – but, there is a lot of differences you will see in its scripts.
- Release Date: 29th October 2020
- Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh, Kriti Kharbanda, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Harshvardhan Rane
- Genre: Thriller, Action
- IMDb Rating: 7.4
The series tells the story of two families that have been at war for a long time. The status varies from a latent to an existing one as of one contrary conflict. There is a huge difference between these two families. One is wealthy, living in the cozy, clear alleys of upmarket London.
On the other hand, the other family steeped in crime and based in Southall. So, to know what had made them together in the first place, and what will come of the impulsive passion the members have for each other, you can watch this web series on Zee5.
#21. The Final Call
- Released date: 22nd Feb and 22nd Mar 2019
- Cast: Arjun Rampal, Harshad Arora, Javed Jaffrey, Neeraj Kabi, Anupriya Goenka
- Genre: Thriller, Serial drama, Philosophy
- IMDb Rating: 7.2
This is a story of a difficulty confronted by a proficient pilot, a retired fighter pilot – Captain Karan Sachdeva. It’s more of an intra-personal complexity than just an event of a premeditated plane crash by an expert pilot.
In a shocking internal struggle between duty and obscured order following the goal of becoming a modest wing leader and the duty of a sensitive and honest pilot, Karan preferred the last and became a pilot of a commercial aircraft, designated with Skyline Airlines.
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The Zee Network has always provided viewers with entertaining shows. Zee5 is no different. Zee5 has been coming up with some fascinating web-series since it hit the market. While some shows have been controversial, most of them have burning questions that they answer.
And while the scripts and storylines are fantastic, notice must also be given to the direction and the acting skills of all the people involved.
With the amalgamation of talent, skill, and forward-thinking attitude, Zee5 has proved that it is one OTT platform that is here to stay for a long time.