55 Best Indian Web Series List [August 2021]

Here is a list of best Indian web series available on leading OTT platforms - Prime Video, Netflix, TVF etc.

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The OTT platforms are emerging as the leading source of entertainment for the users. In the recent past, various platforms have come up to provide more and more choices. Based on the top platforms, we have prepared this Best Indian web series list.

In recent time, platforms such as Voot select and Sony Liv have also emerged to provide users with ample choices as far as Hindi content is concerned.

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Best Indian Web Series List 2021

Indian Web Series
No. of Episodes
Platform

Sacred Games 

16

Netflix

Mirzapur

9

Amazon Prime Video

The Family Man

10

Amazon Prime Video

Kota Factory

5

The Viral Fever

TVF pitchers

5

The Viral Fever

TVF Tripling

10

The Viral Fever

Hostel Daze

5

Amazon Prime Video

Bard of Blood

Netflix

Criminal Justice

10

Hotstar

Inside Edge

20

Amazon Prime Video

1. Sacred Games 

Based on Vikram Chandra's novel of the same name, Sacred Games is the first Netflix Original series in India. The first season of Sacred Games was directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. The first season of Netflix released in July 2018. It is one of the most acclaimed Indian series. The second season of Sacred Games premiered on 15 August 2019. 

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

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, and Luke Kenny

No. of seasons: 2

No. of episodes: 16

2. Mirzapur 

The Indian crime thriller series on Prime Video consists of 9 episodes in the first season. The star cast of Mirzapur includes Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Rasika Dugal, Shriya Pilgaonkar,  Harshita Gaur, Shweta Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. Mirzapur Season 2 is expected to release very soon. 

Directed by: Karan Anshuman and Gurmmeet Singh

Starring: Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi, Rasika Dugal, Shweta Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Sheeba Chaddha, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sheeba Chaddha, Amit Sial, Sheeba Chaddha, and Harshita Gaur

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 9

3. The Family Man

The action-drama series on Prime video has Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani in lead roles. The Family Man is a story of a middle-class man secretly working as an intelligence officer. The series premiered on prime video in September 2019. The family Man series is renewed for a second season which is slated to release by end of 2020. 

Directed by: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.

Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Gul Panag, Shahab Ali, Sharib Hashmi, Neeraj Madhav, Kishore Kumar, Pawan Chopra, Sundeep Kishan, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Mehek Thakur, Vedant Sinha

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 10

4. Kota Factory 

The 2019 series is available on The Viral Fever. Kota Factory is the story of young students moving to Kota. The city is popular as a hub for coaching centres where students come from all over India to prepare for entrance exams. The Indian series highlights the problems of entrance exam aspirants. 

Directed by: Raghav Subbu

Starring: Mayur More, Ranjan Raj, Alam Khan, Ahsaas Channa, Revathi Pillai, Jitendra Kumar, and Urvi Singh

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 5

5. TVF pitchers 

The web series created by TVF consists of 5 episodes. TVF Pitchers premiered in June 2015. The Indian series is also available on YouTube. TVF Pitchers, is the story of four friends and their start-up dream. They enter the business world with their own start-up company. The season one of the show includes a total of five episodes. 

Directed by: Amit Golani

Starring: Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Abhay Mahajan, and Jitendra Kumar

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes:

6. TVF Tripling

TVF Tripling has a total of 2 seasons. The first season of the series released in 2016 while the season 2 of TVF Tripling premiered in 2019. TVF Tripling is the story of three siblings Chandan, Chanchal & Chitvan. The second season of TVF Tripling is also available on Sony Liv. The season 1 of the series has 5 episodes, and the 2nd season includes a total of 5 episodes. 

Directed by: Rajesh Krishnan (Season 1), Sameer Saxena (Season 2)

Starring: Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo, and Amol Parashar

No of Seasons: 2

No. of Episodes: 10

7. Hostel Daze

Hostel Daze is a new age campus show. The web series captures the life inside the hostel of an engineering college in India. Hostel Daze came out in December 2019. The adult comedy-drama series comes from the makers of Kota Factory. The TVF series is exclusive to Amazon Prime Video. The light-hearted show is about the misadventures of young students as they learn to service in a hostel. 

Directed by: Saurabh Khanna

Starring: Nikhil Vijay, Adarsh Gourav, Shubham Gaur

Season: 1

No. of Episodes: 5

8. Bard of Blood

Bard of Blood is a spy thriller series based on Bilal Siddiqi's novel of the same name. Bard of Blood is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment. The Series has Emraan Hashmi in the lead role.  The star cast also includes Kirti Kulhari, Vineet Kumar Singh, Jaideep Ahlawat and Sobhita Dhulipala. Bard of Blood tells the story of an ex-RAW agent. The spy thriller premiered on Netflix in September 2019. 

Directed by: Ribhu Dasgupta

Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Kirti Kulhari, Vineet Kumar Singh, Tanveer Sofi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jaideep Ahlawat, Abhishekh Khan, and Shamaun Ahmed

No. of Seasons: 1

Episodes: 7

9. Criminal Justice

Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia, Criminal Justice released on Hotstar on 5th April 2019. It is based on BBC drama series of the same name. Criminal Justice has Jackie Shroff, Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi, and Anupriya Goenka in the lead roles.  The season one includes a total of 10 episodes that you can watch with Hotstar Premium subscription. 

Directed by: Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia

Starring: Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi, Jackie Shroff, Rucha Inamdar, Anupriya Goenka,  Mita Vasisht, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, and Madhurima Roy

No. of Seasons: 1

No.of Episodes: 10

10. Inside Edge 

Inside Edge is the first Indian original series of Amazon Prime Video. It premiered on 10th July 2017. The Indian series is based on a fictional T20 cricket team. The star cast of Inside Edge includes Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chada, Angad Bedi, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Tanuj Virwani. The original series was also nominated for in Best Drama category at 46th International Emmy Awards. Recently, the second season of Inside Edge came out on Amazon Prime Video. 

Created by: Karan Anshuman

Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha, Sapna Pabbi, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Tanuj Virwani, Angad Bedi, and Aamir Bashir

No. of seasons: 2

No. of Episodes: 20

 

11. Jeet ki Zid

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Directed by Vishal Mangalorkar, Jeet ki Zid is real life story of a retired Army officer. The web series features Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Aly Goni, Sushant Singh, And Mrinal Kulkarni in pivital roles.

The 7 episode series premiered on Zee5 in January 2021. Jeet ki Zid is a tale of self-belief and determination.  The web series is highly rated for its heartening story and solid performances from the caste. 

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10 
Episodes: 7
Release Date: 22nd Jan 2021
Platform: Zee5


12. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story

Scam 1992 is an Indian thriller series directed by Hansal Mehta. The 10-episode series has Pratik Gandhi, Sharib Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher, and Nikhil Dwivedi among others. 
Scam 1992 released on 9 October 2020. It became one of the best shows of the year. The makers have already announced sequel of this web series. 

IMDB Rating: 9.4/10
Episodes: 10
Release Date: October 9, 2019
Platform: SonyLiv

13. Masaba Masaba

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
Episodes:  6
Release Date: 28 August 2020
Platform: Netflix


14. Bandish Bandits

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Episodes: 10
Release Date: 4 August
Platform:Prime Video

15. Abhay 2

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Episodes:  6
Release Date: 14 August 2020
Platform: Zee5


16. Hostages

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
Episodes:  22
Season: 2
Release Date: 31 July 2020
Platform: Hotstar

17. Bisaat: Khel Shatraanj Ka

IMDB Rating: 7/10 
Season: 1
Release Date: April 15th, 2021
Platform:  MX Player 

18. Avrodh the Siege Within

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10
Episodes:  9
Release Date: 31 July 2020
Platform: SonyLiv

19. Breathe: Into the Shadows

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Episodes:  12
Release Date: 10 July 2020
Platform: Prime Video

20. Lalbazaar

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
Episodes: 10
Release Date: 19 June 2020
Platform: Zee5

21. Undekhi

IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
Episodes: 10
Release Date: 10th July 2020
Platform: SonyLiv

22. Bhaukaal   

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10  
Episodes: 10  
Release Date: 6 March 2020
Platform: Mx Player

23. Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Episodes: 42
Release Date: 16 April 2017
Star Cast: Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar 
Platform: AltBalaji

24. Kota Factory

IMDB Rating: 9.1/10
Episodes: 5
Release Date: 16 April 2019
Platform: TVF

25. Haq Se

IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
Episodes: 20
Release Date: 2 February 2018

26. Delhi Crime

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10
Episodes: 7
Release Date: 22 March 2019

27. Paatal Lok

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
Episodes: 9
Release Date: 15 May 2020

28. Special Ops

IMDB Rating: 8.6
Episodes: 8
Release Date: 17 March 2020
Platform: Hotstar

29. Hundred

IMDB Rating: 6/10
Episodes:8
Release Date: 25 April 2020

30. Four More Shots Please

IMDB Rating: 6/10
Episodes:20
Release Date: 25 January 2019
Platform: Prime Video

31. Hey Prabhu!

IMDB Rating: 6/10
Episodes: 6
Release Date: 2019
Platform: MX Player

32. Your Honor

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
Episodes:12
Release Date: 18 June, 2020
Platform: SonyLiv

33. Asur

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
Episodes: 8
Release Date: 2 March 2020
Platform: Voot Select

34. Criminal Justice

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Episodes: 10
Release Date: 5 April 2019
Platform: Hotstar 

35. Yeh Meri Family

IMDB Rating: 9.1/10
Episodes: 7
Release Date: 12 July 2018

36. Made In Heaven

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Episodes: 9
Release Date: 8 March 2019

37. Aarya 

IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
Episodes: 9
Release Date: 19 June 2020
Platform: Hotstar

38. Permanent Roommates

IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
Episodes:  9
Release Date: 29 October 2014

39. Little Things

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Episodes:  9
Release Date: 25 October 2016


40. Taj Mahal 1989

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Episodes:  7
Release date: 14 February 2020
Platform: Netflix

41. Lust Stories

IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
Release date: 15 June 2018
Platform: Netflix

42. Kaafir

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
Release date: 15 June 2019
Platform: Zee5

43. Bang Baaja Baaraat

IMDB Rating: 8/10
Episodes:  6
Release Date:  4 November 2015

44. College Romance 

IMDB Rating: 9/10
Episodes:  5
Release Date: 2018

45.REJCT X2

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
Episodes: 18
Release Date: 14 May 2020

46. Flames

IMDB Rating: 9.2/10
Episodes: 10
Release Date: 2018

47. Star Boyz

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
Episodes: 6
Release Date: 2016

48. Rasbhari

IMBD Rating: 2.7/10
Episodes: 8
Release Date: 2019
Platform: Prime Video

49. She

IMBD Rating: 6.5/10
Episode: 7
Release Date: 20 March 2020
Platform: Netflix

50. Girl in the City

IMBD Rating: 7.6/10
Episode: 36
Release Date: 2016

51. November Story

November story features Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead role. The rivetting murder mystery is available in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. For Tamannaah Bhatia, this is her 2nd digital release after Telugu crime-thriller series 11th hour.
November Story is a seven-episode murder mystery starring Tamannaah Bhatia. The web series revolves around a daughter's struggle to prove the innocence of her father who is found in an abandoned house with a dead body. With all evidence against her father, Tamannaah has to get to the bottom of the murder mystery to prove his innocence.

Genre: Crime Thriller

Directed by: Ram Subramanian

Starring: Tamannaah Bhatia, G.M.Kumar, Pasupathy, Vivek Prasanna, Aruldoss, Senthil kumari

Release Date: 20 May 2021

52.  Maharani

The story is about an illiterate woman who is handed the powerful position of CM in Bihar when her husband decides to retreat from the position. The web series is starring the very beautiful Huma Qureshi in the role. Maharani web series is streaming on SonyLiv.

Cast - Huma Qureshi, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial and Pramod Pathak, Kani Kusruti, and Inaam Ul Haq.

Directed by - Karan Sharma

Producer - Dimple Kharbanda & Naren Kuma

53. Girls Hostel Season 2

Girls Hostel Season 2 is streaming on SonyLiv. Season 1 released in 2018 with five episodes. The story revolves around four girls from different socio-cultural backgrounds. Season 1 garnered lots of praise and attention. Girls Hostel is one of the best shows on hostel life. You can relate to the tale of four girls. The web series showcases the life of roommates and the bond between seniors and juniors.

Cast - Simran Natekar, Srishti Shrivastava, Ahsaas Channa, Parul Gulati, Khushbu Baid, Gagan Arora, Trupti Khamkar, Shreya Mehta

Genre - Drama, Comedy

Platform - TVF

Release : 2018 (Season 1); 2021 (Season 2)

54. The Last Hour

It is the first original supernatural crime series of the OTT Platform in India. The web series features Sanjay Kapoor, Shahana Goswami, Karma Takapa, Raima Sen, Shaylee Krishen, Robin Tamang, and Mandakini Goswami in pivotal roles. The story follows the investigation of mysterious deaths in the valley. This supernatural thriller is directed by Amit Kumar. The plot blends murder mystery and the supernatural.

Release Date: 14th May 2021

Cast: Sanjay Kapoor, Shahana Goswami, Karma Takapa, Raima Sen, Shaylee Krishen, Robin Tamang, and Mandakini Goswami

Genre: Crime, Supernatural

55. Qubool Hai 2.0

Qubool Hai, the hit TV show is back with a sequel. The second season is available in form of a web series. You can watch Qubool Hai 2.0 on Zee5. Karan Singh Grover and Surbhi Jyoti resume their roles in this web series.
Karan Singh Grover and Surbhi Jyoti star as Asad and Zoya in Qubool hai 2.0. This time the love story has been painted in a different color as Grover will play the role of an Indian Spy and Jyoti is a Pakistani Girl.

Cast: Karan Singh Grover, Surbhi Jyoti,  Mandira Bedi, Kavita Ghai. Arif Zakaria, Kavita Ghai
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release Date: 12 March 2021

Best Indian web series on Prime Video

Indian Web Series
No. of Episodes
Genre
Year

Mirzapur

9

Crime, Thriller

2018

Hostel Daze

5

Comedy, Drama

2019

Inside Edge

20

Drama, Sports

2017

The Family Man

10

Action, Drama

2019

Paatal Lok

9

Crime, Drama, Thriller

2020

Best Indian web series Netflix

Web Series
No. of Episodes
Genre
Year

Sacred Games 

16

Crime, thriller

2017

Bard of Blood

Spy thriller

2019

Leila

6

Drama, Sci-fi

2019

Jamtara

10

Crime 

2020

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The web series mentioned in this post provide a variety in terms of genre and style. Every month a lot of new web series' come up, to provide more and more choices to the viewers. We will soon update the post with recent releases of 2021. Hotstar, Zee5, and Sony Liv have emerged strongly to provide more choices to Indian users. In addition to that, you can also watch the best Indian web series on YouTube. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the best Indian web series?

Sacred Games, Mirzapur, The Family Man, and Paatal Lok are some of the best Indian web series to watch. With the growing presence of digital platforms, the viewers have more choice. The OTT platforms such as Hotstar, Sony Liv, and Zee5 add to the choices available online.

Which is the most popular web series?

Sacred Games is possibly the most popular Indian web series. Mirzapur is also very popular. In addition to that, I think The Family Man is also very highly rated web series. 

Which is the best Indian web series on Netflix?

Sacred Games is the best Indian web series on Netflix. It is one of the most highly rated Indian web series.