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14 Best Indian Web Series on Netflix You must watch!

Web series are scripted or non-scripted online videos, generally in an episodic format. It provides leisure, amusement, relaxation, fun, and also new insights. Also, it breaks the persisting taboos of our society. Plus, online streaming helps to get more audience. Because who can say no to Netflix and chill! On Netflix, there are several Indian web series available, and they have gained wide popularity. But so many options confuse us. But don’t worry, here on TrendPickle we will solve your problem. Here, we present you with a list of must-watch Indian web-series.

1. Sacred Games (2018)

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Genre: Thriller

Directed by: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya, Motwane, Neeraj Ghaywan

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1

Watch Sacred Games Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWpuZXhCEkQ&t=3s

Sacred Games is a web series based on Vikram Chandran’s 2006 novel of the same name and is the first Netflix original series of India. It revolves around Sartaj, an honest but disturbed police officer, and Ganesh Gaitode, a gangster. Gaitonde warns Sartaj to save the city of Mumbai within 25 days. Will he be able to do that?  It is a crime thriller full of conspiracies and mysteries. Also, according to critics, it is one of the best Hindi web series of 2018. Because of the reviews, fans are eagerly waiting for the 2nd season. If you also hate FOMO, then it is a must-watch for you,

2. Little Things (2018)

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Created by: Dhruv Sehgal

Number of Episodes: 21

Number of Seasons: 3

Watch Little Things Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsK02DRlbjU

Little Things featuring Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal is a web series about live-in relationships. Set in Mumbai, it tells the story of a couple, their sweet little moments in everyday life, and their routine. It beautifully portrays the ups and downs of any relationship. If you are a couple, then get ready to relate and cry out your happy tears. The series, as the name suggests, portrays the little, but equally important aspects of life. This non-dramatic realism is lovable, and a light heart show. So, sit with your partner to enjoy some beautiful moments.

3. Leila (2019)

IMDb Rating: 4.7/10

Genre: Thriller

Directed by: Deep Mehta, Shankar Raman, Pawan Kumar

Number of Episodes: 6

Number of Seasons: 1

Watch Leila Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yxjRgwYymg

Leila is a web series based on Prayaag Akbar’s 2017 novel of the same name. The series revolves around Shalini, who tries to find her missing daughter in a totalitarian Hindu state called Aryavasta. Her daughter went missing the day her husband was murdered in the name of caste. Leila begins in 2047, a century after independence, in-state that is divided by caste, religion, and income. The series portrays India in its near future. Watch to know the fate we are moving towards, or are we?

4. Delhi Crime (2019)

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Genre: Crime Thriller

Directed by: Richie Mehta

Number of Episodes: 7

Number of Seasons: 1

Watch Delhi Crime Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNuKwlKJx2E

Delhi Crime is a crime thriller based on the 2012 Nirbhaya case. The series shows the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case and the investigation of the culprits under DCP Vartika Chaturvedi. It was undoubtedly the most shocking assault that cemented the country’s reputation as the “Rape Capital” of the World. The story focuses on humanizing police department, the way they catch the criminals. But it does not give much information about the victim, her side, hopes, aspirations, and how her family went through it. The series is from the perspective of the police. It is dark and lacks light moments. For some dark reality-check, plunge into it.

5. Selection Day (2018)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Sports-drama

Directed by: Udhyan Prasad

Number of Episodes: 12

Number of Seasons: 1

Watch Selection Day Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfzYUkm6pBY

Selection day is a series based on Arvind Adigah’s 2016 novel of the same name. It revolves around two teens, Radha and Manju, and their struggle against their father covering the issues of personal space-paternal oppression. The story also portrays other problems that exist in the country like the language barrier, religious divide, and class difference. Though it is a good plot, but it did not live up to the expectations of the viewers. But it’s better to watch and judge for yourself.

6.Ghoul (2018)

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Horror fiction

Directed by: Patrick Graham

Number of Episodes: 3

Number of Seasons:1

Watch Ghoul Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg0N4L4mwFk

Ghoul is a horror-thriller set in the future, where India becomes a totalitarian regime. Nida Rahim is a newly recruited military officer, who is loyal to the government and is ready to prove it to them by any means. For that, she goes to a remote military center where she interrogates Al Saeed, the leader of a big rebel organization. However, she is unaware that he will expose the most shameful secrets of the officers. Nida ultimately concludes that a ghoul is inhabiting Saeed and learns alarming truth about what its presence reveals. If you want some chills down your spine, then don’t miss the series.

7. Yeh Meri Family (2018)

IMDb Rating: 9.2/10

Genre: Comedy

Directed by: Sameer Saxena

Number of Episodes: 7

Number of Seasons: 1

Watch Yeh Meri Family Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8RHxGQy7H8

Yeh Meri Family is a web series that revolves around a middle-class family of India. It is from the perspective of Harshu, the middle child of the family, who is trying to balance school, family, friendship, and other challenges in his life. It takes you back to 10 years, so you can sit and enjoy the memories of your summer vacations. So, sit with your family and watch the nostalgic tales of love, friendship, and family. Because avoiding the series may take some good time away from you and your loved ones.

8. Jamtara- Sabka Number Aayega (2020)

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Genre: Crime

Directed by: Soumendra Padhi

Number of Episodes: 10

Number of Seasons: 1

Watch Jamtara- Sabka Time Aayega:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoXd_sESBBI

Jamtara-Sabka Number Aayega is a crime drama that revolves around the phishing operations. In the Jamtara district of Jharkhand, a group of small-town young men run this operation until a corrupt politician wants them to work for him. But a cop is also after them. What will be their move? The series portrays the life of the young men whose life lies on the boundary of criminality. If you want to watch an engaging thriller series, then it is perfect for you.

9. Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians ( 2019)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Documentary, Sports

Number of Episodes: 8

Number of Seasons: 1

Watch Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnV7vnjCWr8

Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians is a documentary series based on the 2019 Indian Premier League. Focussing on the Mumbai Indians, it presents the emotional journey of the team in the season. Moreover, it contains the profiles of the players, staff, owners, and intense cricket action. India is a country diverse in language and culture but patriotic when it comes to cricket. The series shows the insider insights of the sport. If you are a fan of cricket, then it is a must-watch for you.

10. Mighty Little Bheem (2019)

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Genre: Comedy

Created by: Rajiv Chilaka

Number of Episodes: 49

Number of Seasons: 2

Watch Mighty Little Bheem Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAVG4dJCqeA

Mighty Little Bheem is a series based on a popular Indian animated series Chhota Bheem, kid’s favorite cartoon. It is about an innocent, curious toddler with extraordinary might, who lives in a small town in India. He, along with his friends, runs into all sorts of mischief. Since the story is about kids, it is ideal for the whole family to sit and enjoy it. Moreover, the episodes are small to draw attention. Apart from that, it also honors the culture of the country. So, binge-watch it with your whole family.

11. Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan

IMDb Rating: 8.8

Genre: Creative nonfiction

Directed by: Akshar Pillai, Raghav Khanna, George Varghese

Number of Episodes: 35

Number of Seasons: 1

Watch Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniya Promo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47gUucj6bMA

Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan is a series that takes you on a journey of food for viewers to explore different cuisines and flavors of India. With Manwendra Tripathy’s voice, the series tells you the history of the regional flavourful Indian cuisines varying from traditional Kashmiri feasts to that of Gujarat. Also, it introduces the audience with several local herbs, rare plants, and various preparation methods. It peeps into the historical events of different periods that influenced the culinary world. You can’t afford to miss it if you love food.

12. Bard of Blood (2019)

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Genre: Thriller

Directed by: Ribhu Dasgupta

Number of Episodes: 7

Number of Seasons: 1

Watch Bard of Blood Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEE7HqPvqOg

Bard of Blood is a thriller based on Bilal Siddiqi’s 2015 novel of the same name. The lead of the story is Kabir Anand, an ex-RAW agent. Because of a tragedy Balochistan in 2006, he had to leave the agency. But after the demise of his ex-boss, Lieutenant General Sadiq Sheikh, the agency needs him back. He is back o his adventures that you cannot miss to watch. Also, the story reflects the love for the nation. So, for all the patriotic souls, it is a must-watch.

13. She (2020)

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Genre: Crime

Directed by: Arif Ali, Avinash Das

Number of Episodes: 7

Number of Seasons:1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPlXILGpOFk


She is an Indian crime drama that tells the story of a female constable. She goes undercover to catch an underworld gang. The story draws her journey from being a timid constable to an empowered woman. While some viewers see it as a feminist series, the critics consider otherwise. But we will suggest you to watch it yourself, and see if it reaches the expectation or not.

14. Baahubali: Before the Beginning

Indian Web series on Netflix

Release date: 2021

Directed by: Deva Katta, Praveen Sattaru

Baahubali: Before the Beginning is an upcoming series based on Anand Neelakantan’s 2017 novel The Rise of Sivagami. The book is set 50 years before the first film, and 75 years before the second film. It tells the story of Sivagami, a strong-willed, headstrong, and loyal woman. She is also ruthless in decision making. After Mahismati kills her father, she sets out to seek revenge and becomes the ruler. While the book received mixed reviews, the movie was an instant hit. Let’s see how the series turn out.

Which is your favorite Indian web series which you watched on Netflix? Let us know in the comments section.

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