Best Indian Web Series List [Updated 2020]

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 online content is concerned. You can also watch the Indian web series for free. Later in the post, we will mention some offers which help you watch Best Indian web series for free as well. 

Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Zee5, Altbalaji are the leading sources for original content. In addition to that, you can also watch the Indian web series on Youtube. For the best Indian Web series on Youtube click here

Today, we bring the top Indian web series list to keep you entertained.

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Top 10 Indian Web Series List 2020

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

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

How to Watch Indian Web Series For Free?

You can watch the best Indian web series for free with select offers of leading telecom operators. These offers provide users with a free subscription to leading OTT platforms such as Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Zee5. For instance: You get Amazon Prime membership for free with Airtel Rs. 349 prepaid recharge. You also get Amazon Prime free membership with select postpaid plans. 

Similarly, you get Disney+ Hotstar yearly subscription free with select prepaid plans of Jio and Airtel. You can recharge with the plans to activate Disney+ Hotstar VIP one-year subscription. You can also get Zee5 premium subscription for free. Vi (Vodafone Idea) recently introduced new recharge plans with free Zee5 subscription.  Vi recharge plans with one year Zee5 subscription start at Rs. 355 onwards.

So you can get free subscription of your favourite OTT platform with these recharge plans. Choose the recharge plan as per the platform for which you want the free subscription. 

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 2020. 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.