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10 Best Indian Web Series to Binge-Watch During Lockdown


OTT platforms are keeping all of us hooked to our screens. 2020 has been a year where we have relied heavily on the OTT platforms for entertainment. Due to the ongoing social distancing measures, it looks that we have to rely on digital mediums for entertainment in the near future as well.

All the platforms are giving tough competition to each other. They are delivering binge-watching content with a line up of web series that is a must-watch.

Here are some of the best web series released in 2020.

1. Asur  – Voot Select 


The crime thriller web series is streaming on Voot Select. Asur web series features Arshad Warsi and Barun Sobti in key roles. The web series revolves around serial killings.

With the web series, Arshad Warsi made his digital debut. The eight-episode web series is directed by Oni Sen. Asur web series manages to leave a lasting impression with some really solid performances. The web series is a blend of violence and spirituality.

  • Release Date: 2nd March 2020
  • Number of Episodes: 8
  • Genre: Crime Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

2. Special Ops: Disney+ Hotstar


The spy thriller series is directed by Neeraj Pandey with Kay Kay Menon in the lead role. Special Ops is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. The spy thriller is based on the series of terror attacks that the country has faced over the last 19 years.

Special Ops season 1 includes a total of eight episodes that you can watch on Disney+ Hotstar. Recently, Neeraj Pandey hinted the second series of Special Ops. Season 2 is expected to be much bigger.

  • Release Date: 17th March 2020
  • Number of Episodes: 8
  • Genre: Action, Spy fiction, thriller

3. Paatal Lok: Amazon Prime Video


Amazon Prime video expands its reach to Indian audiences with its new original series Paatal Lok. The web series has received rave reviews from audiences as well as critics.

Paatal Lok web series is created by Udta Punjab writer Sudip Sharma. The web series is already been compared with Netflix’s Sacred Games. Paatal Lok is rated as the best Indian crime series. It is set in and around Delhi.

  • Release Date: 15th May 2020
  • No. of Episodes: 8
  • Genre: Crime thriller

4. Mentalhood – Zee5 & Altbalaji


Mentalhood marks the digital debut of Karishma Kapoor. The web series is streaming on Zee5 & ALT Balaji. It is a light-hearted show which appeals to mothers facing similar issues.

The cast of Mentalhood includes Karisma Kapoor, Sandhya Mridual, Sanjay Suri, Dino Morea, Shilpa Shukla, and Tillotama Shome. Mentalhood is a 10 episode series directed by Karishma Kohli.

  • Release Date: 11th March
  • No. of Episodes: 10
  • Genre: Drama

5. Panchayat – Amazon Prime Video


It is a comedy-drama series on Prime Video. Panchayat is the story of an engineering graduate who joins as secretary of a Panchayat office in a remote village.

The show has been receiving a positive response from audiences on social media platforms. The show is created by TVF (The Viral Fever) and features some of the well-known faces. Panchayat web series has Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, and Raghubir Yadav in pivotal roles.

  • Release Date: 3rd April
  • Number of Episodes: 8
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, and Drama

6. Code M – Zee5 & ALTBalaji


Jennifer Winget made her digital debut with Code M. The actress is known for her roles in popular TV shows such as Beyhadh. Jennifer Winget portrays the role of Major Monica Mehra, a Military Lawyer.

She can be seen doing some major action stunts in the show. The show is streaming on Zee5 and ALTBalaji. Code M is inspired by true-life events. The mystery drama series includes a total of eight episodes.

  • Release Date: 15th January 2020
  • No. of Episodes: 8
  • Genre: Mystery, Drama

7. Illegal – Voot Select


It is a courtroom drama. The web series has Neha Sharma and Piyush Mishare in lead roles. Illegal web series is directed by Shair Raza. The web series is streaming on Voot Select.

Voot Select has already tasted some success with its earlier shows such as Asur and Marzi. The OTT platform is on a high ever since its transformation to a new premium avatar. The 10 episode courtroom thriller includes power-packed performances from all of the cast.

  • Release Date: 12th May 2020
  • No. of Episodes: 10
  • Genre: Mystery, Drama

8. Guilty – Netflix


The Netflix Original series from Dharmatic has Kiara Advani in the lead role. Dharmatic is the new digital content wing of Dharma products. Guilty is worth a watch despite its shortcomings.

The web series addresses some of the relevant issues such as exploitation, gender dynamics, sexism, judgement and guilt. Kaira Advani has delivered a power-packed performance in this Netflix Original.

  • Release Date: 6th March 2020
  • Genre: Crime, Drama

9. The Raikar Case – Voot Select


Voot select comes back with another masterpiece “The Raikar Case”. It is a family thriller drama. A young member of the family is murdered and the investigation reveals many new things.

The web series is beautifully connected that make it hard to take your eyes off the screen. The thriller series is about family, love, and secrets. The Voot Select original series features Atul Kulkarni, Kunal Karan Kapoor, Ashwini Bhave, Neil Bhoopalam, Parul Gulati and Vaishnavi Kadam in pivotal roles.

  • Release Date: 9th April 2020
  • No. of Episodes: 7
  • Genre: Family thriller drama

10. State Of Siege 26/11 – Zee5


The show is based on 26/11 attacks on Mumbai. State of Siege 26/11 is a thriller series starring Arjan Bajwa, Arjun Bijlani, Mukul Dev, Vivek Dahiya, and Tara Alisha. It is the story of Indian NSG commandos.

The series gives you another level of experience. The eight-episode series on Zee5 provides a fascinating insight into the Mumbai terror attack. State Of Siege 26/11 is one of the best original series on Zee5.

  • Release Date: 20th March 2020
  • No. of Episodes: 8
  • Genre: Action drama

So, guys, this is the list of top 10 Indian web series in 2020. There are many more web series lined up for release in 2020. With the lockdown in place, some of the Bollywood movies are also going to be released digitally.