Indian Web Series on Netflix: Choose your next time killer

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Indian Web Series On Netflix: Choose your next time killer

indian web series on netflix

So web series is kind of a thing now. From the day Netflix has arrived in India, it hasn’t failed in creating hype for a show. And we know that you wait for them as well. No problem! We got you! Here we have gathered a list of Indian web series On Netflix and their short overview. So you can decide your next binge watch!

1. Sacred Games:

Indian web series on netflix

Released on: August 2018

No. of Seasons: 2

Overview:

Based on Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name, the series explores the life of police inspector Sartaj Singh, a person who wants the approval of the same people he despises. In the way the event of a rom-com would unfurl, his life changes after receiving a phone call, from none other than the MIA mean girl of the underworld, Ganesh Gaitonde. The series then takes us on an adventure with the inspector and his pursuit of GG.

The first season of the show unlike many other shows was received well by the audience and the series definitely became part of the Indian Pop culture. The show was the carrier of some of the best performances of Pankaj Tripathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan. Although, the second season fell short of the expectations of the audience. And did not like up to the standard set by its elder sibling. This is one of the most loved Indian web series on Netflix.

2. She

she

Release date: 20 March 2020

No. of seasons: 1

Overview

The show centers around the idea that women can use their bodies to gain anything. A patriarchal setup and awfully misogynistic in nature, this thought still prevails in society. Now, would you judge a female who is trying to save you from heinous crimes, if she is doing the same thing? And oh! this woman also happens to be a cop.

The show revolves around Bhumi, a female cop and new recruit of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau. Who has to take down a drug lord and become part of a team trying to free the city from the clutches of narcotics. The show was a refreshing watch, because of how they carry an issue with the stigma against women using their bodies in a way they desire. And how they show us a bad-ass female cop in charge of her own destiny. Also, we get to see the amazing Aditi Pohankar and the writing of Imtiaz Ali come to life. A new and vivid Indian web series on Netflix.

3. Delhi Crime:

Delhi crime

Release date: 22 March 2019

No. of seasons: 1

Overview: 

It is difficult to forget the demonic night in Delhi, which shook the entire Nation. Delhi crime is a haunting echo of that faceless night. Winner of the International Emmy Awards, the series follows inspector Vartika Chaturvedi, as she navigates her way through the aftermath of the Delhi crime.

Delhi Crime mainly focuses on the aftermath of the crime, where the capital is receiving a lot of negative attention, because of its history of female abuse and the case has become a national interest. Delhi crime is a captivating watch that has you hooked to the show. This is by far the best Indian web series on Netflix.

4. Leila

Indian web series on netflix leila

Release Date: 14 June 2019

No. of seasons: 1

Overview:

Based on the Dystopian novel by Prayaag Akbar of the same name, the series is an allegory of present-day India. Even as we are living in the 21st century and talking about developing infrastructure and becoming super powerful. But are still are worlds apart from a more acceptable and understanding society.

The novel is a comment on the suprematist who lives in its world and an exaggerated version of the present-day modern Indian Society. Leila is the story about a mother Shalini and how her life turns upside down as she married against the norms set up by society. Shalini’s daughter is kidnapped and no one knows what happened to her. Towards the end of the series, the only emotion you are left feeling is anger, pity, and questioning everything you have ever been taught about the norms.  One of those Indian web series Netflix which tackle sensitive issues with the use of metaphor and hyperbole.

5. Taj Mahal 1989

Taj mahal 1989

Release date: 14 Feb 2020

No. of seasons

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Overview

A beautiful story about love. This Indian web series on Netflix is a grounded story of normal people, people who are not living in a dystopian society or are police cops on a dangerous mission. Or lavish rich characters whose daily problems include their helicopter not matching their style. The series revolves around multiple characters and how they deal with their relationships.

We see a young professor and his students, lover and a girl in love with a boy way out of her league as far as his age is concerned. Set in the year 1989, a year without the internet or any fast communication service. This show carries the essence of the romance of the 20th century. Hand-written letters, flowers, and the need to keep your love hidden from everyone. And protecting your lover from the eyes of the world. The series is for those times when you want to see a little more love in the world. 

6. Selection Day

Indian web series on netflix

Release date: 28 December 2018

No. of seasons: 1

Overview: 

One of those light-hearted Indian web series on Netflix, where at every point you say, “did they just take this page out of my life?” the series is filled with moments which we have witnessed and been victims of at some point in time during the time we were growing up.

The series revolves around Radha and Manjunath, cricketers trained by their father, who is adamant about making them the next great cricket sibling duo. But fate has something else in store for them. A complete role reversal of the follow your passion story. This series focuses on how your passion is important even if 100 different people are trying it. Or even if no one chooses to pursue it. To be honest, this was the one series that made me realize how similar the childhood of every Indian kid has been, no matter where we are from or what w did later.

7. Little Things

Little things

Release date: 25 October 2016

No. of seasons: 3

Overview: 

This Indian web series on Netflix is an extension of seeing love through a prism. The show explores the life Of Kaviya Kulkarni and Dhruv Vats, a couple who moved in together and live in Mumbai. the series shows them exploring their life as a couple living together and how loving someone and living with them are two separate concepts.

The show beautifully depicts small sacrifices you have to make in your life to keep the person you love in it and how even those sacrifices pay off. The series is beautiful, with an incredibly relatable yet mature script, and had some really good actors. 

8. A Suitable Boy

Indian web series on netflix suitable boy

Release Date: 26 July- 24 August 2020

No. of seasons: 1

Overview:


The web series is based on the Vikram Seth novel of the same name. This Indian web series on Netflix is based on a post-independent India, an India where everybody is supposed to be independent and decide to live the life thereon way.

We see Lata Mehra, being tortured by her mother, to get married and her tireless expedition to find a suitable boy for her. Lata a college student, does not find someone she wants to be with, as anybody would have guessed. What follows is a haunting yet beautiful discovery of love, taboo and fight against the world.

9. Indian Matchmaking

Indian match making

Release date: 16 July 2020

No. of seasons: 1

Overview:

This Indian web series on Netflix, or rather a Netflix original is something that is the job of everyone in an Indian household. A non-fictional show. We see Sima Taparia, a matchmaker, get hired by snooty rich families. Who wants to find the perfect match for their kids. The entire series is filled with six episodes worth of drama, lavish houses, children stuck in the bodies of adults. And just about everything else which would make one feel better about their life. It honestly a show worth your time, when you have time to kill.

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