Gone are the days when you’d go clubbing or scrambling through malls on the weekend. With the pandemic raging in full swing, the best web series online brings the best party right to your couch. So, put on your jammies, grab your favourite popcorn, and get ready for an evening full of entertainment with the following web series.
Made in Heaven: This web series portrays Delhi-based wedding planners Tara and Karan. They deal with wealthy clients amongst the ever-reckoning clash of traditional patriarchal culture and contemporary Indian issues of feminism, sexuality, and the clash of the classes.
Kota Factory: Set in the backdrop of Kota, Rajasthan- a nucleus for coaching centers across the country- the show chronicles 16-year-old Vaibhav Pandey and his friends at Prodigy Institute. The series is filmed entirely in black and white, emphasizing the grim reality of IIT preparation.
The Family Man: One of the best web series and Amazon Prime India’s award-winning show follows Special Agent Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) who, whilst protecting the country from terrorism, must also protect his family from his secret side job.
Bridgerton: This new web series follows the aristocratic Bridgerton family as they take on life in London high society during England’s Regency era. The NetFlix web series is replete with gorgeous costume, art, and set design, Pride, and Prejudice-esque style.
Modern Love: Based on the New York Times’ titular weekly column, this Rom-Com has a star-studded cast including Anne Hathaway, Tina Gey, Andy Garcia, and Dev Patel, whose characters explore the various forms of love in the city.
Sacred Games: A critically acclaimed show and one of the top web series chronicles a police officer (Saif Ali Khan) who must save Mumbai in 25 days from a gangster’s (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) threat. It’s also the only Indian series to feature on the New York Times "30 Best International TV Shows of the Decade”.
Delhi Crime: Based on 2012’s heart-wrenching Nirbhaya case, the show revolves around Deputy Commissioner of Police Vartika, who pursues the criminals responsible for the female victim’s heinous assault and death.
Breathe: The show’s first season is centered on widower Danny (Madhavan), who resorts to criminal activity to save his son from terminal lung disease. A different plot in Season 2 revolves around Dr. Avinash Sabharwal (Abhishek Bachchan), who is instructed to kill a man by his 6-year-old daughter's kidnapper to get her back.
Paatal Lok: A bold, gripping story of an embittered Delhi officer who bags a high-profile assassination attempt case. As he further delves into the investigation, Haithiram unearths a larger conspiracy at its core- and becomes more enmeshed in the underworld’s murky depths.
Panchayat: Upon accepting a panchayat secretary job at a rural village, engineering graduate Abhishek must adjust to the village lifestyle, as well as its eccentric residents. This comedy drama's charming portrayal and light-hearted humour make it a must-watch and top web series.
Scam 1992: This early 90s drama thriller is based on the real-life story of struggling salesman-turned-stockbroker Harshad Mehta, who discovers and exploits financial market loopholes into amassing a vast fortune. Meanwhile, financial journalist Sucheta Dalal is on Mehta’s trail to expose his fraudulence.
Inside Edge: Sports fans and non-enthusiasts alike will enjoy this riveting web series. With huge money at stake, match-fixing, unscrupulous morals, and power plays are rampant amongst the lives of the owners and players of Mumbai Mavericks, a T20 cricket franchise. The show features recurring actors Vivek Oberoi, Angad Bedi, and Zarina Malik.
Bandish Bandits: Classical Indian singer Radhe and pop star Tamanna embark on a journey to discover that opposites not only attract but can also unite together to create beautiful music; and perhaps even a serious relationship in tow.
Little Things: Twenty-somethings Kavya and Dhruv are unmarried couples living in Mumbai. Between juggling work, friends, and urban life, they realize that the small moments in their relationship are actually the big things that truly matter. Iy’s a light-hearted web series, perfect for casual viewing.
A Suitable Boy: Adapted from Vikram Seth’s 1993 titular novel and directed by Mira Nair, this BBC show is set in 1951 post-independence India. Free-spirited university student Lata is pressured by her mother Rupa, who is determined in her efforts to choose Lata’s husband for her.
From crime to drama and comedy to thrillers, there's plenty to watch on your TV from the comfort of your home. You can sign up on OTTs or pick your favourite cable channels and get set and catch up on these exciting web series. Alternatively, the Airtel Xstream Box offers a plethora of choices of OTTs as well as the convenience of TV. So, what are you watching this weekend?
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