The last year which was largely halted by the covid-19 pandemic, proved to be a pathbreaking year for the OTT platforms in India. The OTT platforms were not only able to attract the Indian filmmakers but also brought content orient desi web shows which were the highlight of the pandemic year. The streaming giant, Amazon Prime Video premiered shows like Paatal Lok, Mirzapur 2, Panchayat, and Bandish Bandits. However, it was Scam 1992 on SonyLIV which was the biggest hit amongst all.
Disney+Hotstar also put its best foot forward and brought Aarya and Special Ops which garnered a lot of praises. Now, the new year has arrived, and streaming platforms have lined up an exciting array of Indian web shows for which the fans have been eagerly waiting for quite some time.
Here are the TOP 5 Indian web series to watch out for in 2021
The political drama stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sunil Grover, Kritika Kamra, Sandhya Mridul, Sarah Jane Dias, Hiten Tejwani, and Annup Sonii. The show, touted to be India's House of Cards, revolves around the fictional political dynamics of the country. It is created and directed by "Tiger Zinda Hai" director Ali Abbas Zafar, who makes his digital debut with the series. The Amazon original series arrives on January 15.
2. Broken But Beautiful Season 3
Ekta Kapoor is bringing season 3 of her hit romantic show, Broken But Beautiful. While the previous two seasons starred Vikrant Massey and Harleen Seth in the lead, season 3 will see a fresh pair in Sidharth Shukla and Sonia Rathee. The first two seasons showcased a love story of two individuals who meet in the most unexpected circumstances and soon become a support system for each other. It will be interesting to see what season 3 has in store for the fans. It will soon stream on ALTBalaji.
3. The Family Man Season 2
The Family Man Season 2 is one of the most-awaited shows. It is expected to be more gripping than the first one. Season 2 marks the digital as well as Hindi debut of South Indian star Samantha Akkineni who will join Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, and Shreya Dhanwantary in the prominant roles. It is created and directed by Raj&DK and set to premiere on February 12 on Amazon Prime Video.
4. Jeet Ki Zid
Jeet Ki Zid which marks the digital debut of producer Boney Kapoor, tells the story of a couple whose never-give-up attitude helps them overcome various impossible situations. Starring Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh, and Amrita Puri, the show includes action sequences and Army missions. Amit Sadh will be seen playing the role of a real-life war hero in the show which is set to stream on Zee5 from January 22.
5. Mumbai Diaries 26/11
An Amazon Prime Original series, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is set against the backdrop of the terror attacks of November 26, 2008, on Taj Hotel, Mumbai. The show depicts the untold story of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and hospital staff, who worked tirelessly to save lives during the attacks. Created by Nikkhil Advani, the show stars Mohit Raina, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tina Desai, and Shreya Dhanwanthary in lead roles. The series will premiere in March.