2020 was a coronacoster ride for each one of us. If 2020 gave us anything in plenty, it absolutely was unprecedented amounts of free time. Until some years ago, most Indians couldn’t afford to consume media on the web without burning a hole in their pocket. However, we now have enough amount of economical data to be on the web the whole day.
Keeping in mind your best binge-watching interests, here are best Hindi web series list on the OTT platform you should not be missing. Happy binge-watching!
Kark Rogue (2020)
This taut and suspenseful medical thriller is an adaptation of Indranil Sanyal’s novel titled Karkat Kranti. The series features Chitrangada Chakraborty, Indraneil Sengupta, Rajesh Sharma, and Jayant Kripalani, among others.
The plot revolves around Dr. Beas Banerjee (Chitragangada Chakraborty), a forensic surgeon who undergoes Mastectomy (surgery associated with Breast cancer), and stumbles upon some startling facts that expose dark secrets behind anti-cancer drug trials. Upon finding a bizarre pattern in autopsies of some cancer patients who died of suicide, Dr. Beas takes it upon herself to resolve the mystery of repeating death patterns. She discovers a scam which she is set to reveal to the world to save many other innocent deaths. The remaining story revolves around how she handles the difficulties and threats that come her way. It beautifully touches upon the subject of medical malpractice and greed at the value of innocent lives. It’s a delight to look at Chitrangada’s performance.
The Test Case (2017)
This series is a fictional story of Captain Shikha Sharma (Nimrat), the first woman to get inducted into the Indian Army’s Special Force Unit. The show begins with a flashback of why she chooses to get into the Indian army and how she makes her way to the special force unit. On making it into this prestigious unit, her candidature is constantly threatened amidst a male-dominated troop of soldiers. The plot further deals with the harsh reality of the mindset of so-called elite men in the Indian army people towards a female soldier in a war-torn zone. Directed by Vinay Waikul and Nagesh Kukunoor, the show is set to come up with a season 2 soon.
Nimrat Kaur, Akshay Oberoi, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev, and Anup Soni play the lead with Juhi Chawla making a guest appearance. Nimrat’s effortless and natural acting in her debut web series is a pleasure to look at.
Yeh Meri Family (2018)
Platform: TVF Play
The story begins in the summer of 1998. It revolves around conflicting emotions towards members of the family from the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy. This series will take you down the memory lane of your childhood. It is stuffed with elements of nostalgia like hearing cricket commentary on the radio, talking on cordless phones while drinking Rooh Afza, and WWF trump cards. Staring Vishesh Bansal, Mona Singh, Revathi Pillai, Akarsh Khurana, Ruhi Khan, and Prasad Reddy, the series coveys that nostalgia isn’t just an emotion but a business.
WHAT THE FOLKS! (2018)
Season 1, 2, 3.
‘What The Folks’ is a journey of how modern families are breaking stereotypes, overcoming generation gaps, and loving each other despite having starkly different world views. The show features Eisha Chopra, Veer Rajwant Singh, and Deepika Amin within the lead roles.
It is a funny drama series that throws light for the first time on what it is to be a son-in-law. The Sharma family is sort of happy to host Nikhil, their son-in-law for a few days. Nikhil, an MBA graduate, working with a start-up finds their treatment difficult to digest. He doesn’t need royal treatment; he wants to be punished for his mistakes and doesn’t want to eat paratha on a usual. But being the damaad, there’s only little he can do to change it. The show takes logical situations and mixes up with regular incidents and makes you chuckle. The three-season series aces simplicity and leaves you with a smile.
YOUR HONOR (2020)
The show ‘Your Honor’ is an Indian adaptation of the Israeli Hindi web series named Kvodo created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach. This Hindi web series depicts the extent to which a person can go to avoid losing their loved ones.
When the son of a reputed judge gets involved during a hit and run, we see how even the foremost upright people break so as to save their family. The judge sacrifices relationships and subverts the law to avoid losing his son to a vengeful gangster. Directed by National award winner E Niwas, starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Varun Badola, Mita Vashisht, and Parul Gulati, ‘Your Honor’ is a must-watch for all thriller fans out there.
Made under the banner of zoom studios, this is a simple romance about two school mates Priyanshu and Anshul who happen to meet at a hill station amidst their ongoing solo trips. Priyanshu came looking for a singer he happens to admire, leading him to the hill station, while Anshul is a free-spirited girl who just started biking a year ago and wishes to explore countries on her own terms.
Honest comfortable conversations, beautiful sceneries, and some amazing acting by the duo will leave you craving for more.
Platform: Eros Now/ Jio cinema
Flip is a psychological thriller series consisting of 4 short stories. Each episode tells you a story of 1 or many occurrences that cause an entire 180-degree shift within the people, situations, or perspectives mentioned there in the story. The episodes are named as follows: The Hunt, Bully, Massage, and Happy Birthday.