In the past few years, we have seen a boom in the best Indian web series. It all started with Youtube web series and with the popularity of video streaming services, you can expect more quality shows. Big companies like Netflix and Amazon have started investing in regional content. In this post, we have made a list of best Indian web series worth watching in 2019.
In 2018 we have seen many shows go out of the air and a much amazing show came. We are moving forward to the legacy of listing the Indian centric shows that you shouldn’t miss in 2019. Most of these web series are in Hindi.
We would be listing shows on youtube channels, prime videos, and other video streaming platforms. So if you are searching for something new, you can definitely check the shows listed here.
Best Indian Web Series Worth Watching in 2019
1. Sacred Games
This marks the entry of video streaming giant Netflix into Indian Market and Man they delivered. Sacred Games is an exceptional show based on a novel with the same name. It is a thriller series which will keep you glued as soon as you starts watching it.
It was directed by non-other than Mr. Anurag Kashyap who has given some of the Indian cult classics. the first season is available on Netflix. It stars Saif Ali Khan, Nawajuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte among many amazing actors. You should definitely give this one a try.
2. Delhi Crime
We all know that Netflix produces some of the best original series worldwide. Shows like Narcos, Black Mirror, Sacred Games and House of Cards are some of the masterpieces produced by Netflix. On March 22nd Netflix India launched a new show “Delhi Crime”
Delhi Crime is based on the real events of the 2012 Delhi Gang rape. Although the subject is very sensitive the show has shed some lights on the actual investigation they went on and how the justice was served. Delhi crime has gotten positive reviews. This is a must watch the show for every Indian. You can watch the trailer here.
Ghoul is an Indian horror original web series by Netflix. Radhika Apte is the main lead in the thirling series and so far it has gotten good reviews from audience and critics. If you are a fan of horror genre you might wanna give this one a try. It only has 3 episodes so makes it a good weekend watch.
Ghoul is the first Indian horror web series to debut on Netflix.
4. Selection Day
If you are a cricket fan you will surely love this original web series from Netflix. It is a story of a 14-years old boy who is struggling to get into the world of cricket. He also has to balance his studies, the expectation of his family and follow his dream.
Starring Ratna Pathak Shan, Yash Dholye, and Mahesh Manjrekar make it that much more appealing. The story is amazing,
Prime video is one of the most convenient and budget-friendly premium streaming services in the country. Not only you get the shopping benefits you also get music streaming, and of course video streaming. Amazon has pledged a huge amount in order to create some of the best web series in India so far.
Just like Netflix is heavily investing in India to produce more regional content. Amazon is also not far behind, they came up with Mirzapur. It is a crime, drama thriller with actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, and Divyendu Sharma. The story is set the town of Mirzapur where the son of the mafia is all set to take the throne.
6. Made in Heaven
Made in Heaven premiered on Prime video on March 8th. It has gotten very promising reviews from critics and viewers. Made in Heaven is among the most awesome Indian web series came in 2019. Amazon has invested a lot of money creating regional content and from the look of it, we can say for sure it is working.
Made in Heaven is the story of wedding planners and what goes on in a fat Indian wedding. This show will keep you glued to the screen and chances are you will binge the show in one sitting. You can watch the trailer here.
Breathe comes from Amazon. It might be the best thriller series produced in India. With amazing writing and actors like R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh makes it even more compelling. It is available on Prime Videos and worth every hype related to this show. It even got some great critics and users reviews.
Season 2 is also coming soon on the Prime Videos. In the second season, Abhishek Bachchan is making his debut on the web series segment. It would be interesting to see how people will like him?
8. Four More Shots Please
Premiered on Prime videos. Four More shots please is the story of four friends and their journey and prospects in life. How they deal with romance, work-related problem and life. I have watched the show and it makes a good weekend binge.
If you live in a metro city you can totally relate to the story and parts of the story. Four more shots please has gotten some mixed reviews however this shouldn’t discourage you from giving it a try. You can watch the trailer here
9. Laakhon Mein Ek
If you grew up in an Indian household. Your only career choices are Engineering or Medical. Many of you can relate to this. It is an original series by Amazon prime. It has got some positive reviews from users and critics.
Series follows the story of an Indian boy from Raipur. Who wants to study commerce but his father has different plans for him. His father sends him away to prepare for IIT and he discovers that it’s a whole different place and he doesn’t fit anywhere.
10. Inside Edge
From Amazon prime Inside Edge is among the best Indian web series worth watching in 2019. It follows the fictional story of the T-20 franchise playing in the Big league. All the politics and schemes and drama going around it.
Writing is amazing and so does the cast. With actors like Vivek Oberoi, Angad Bedi, and Richa Chadda it is even more compelling.
Inside Edge has received some good reviews from users and critics. It is available on Prime Videos.
11. Mind the Malhotras
Starring Cyrus Sahukar and Mini Mathur in lead is the official remake of Israeli comedy show La Famiglia. Mind the Malhotras is a refreshing take of modern-day marriage and how a failed marriage of your friends can affect your life. Rishabh and Shefali see that their friend is getting divorced and decided to take precaution by attending couple counseling.
The first season just aired on Amazon Prime and there is 9 episode of 30 minutes each. It is fun little sitcom written according to the Indian family and demographics in mind. So far the initial impressions are good and people are loving another original from Amazon Prime.
Youtube is filled with Original Content and mini-series which are focused around India. We have hit web series like Permanent Roommates, Pitches, Tripling, Aafat and many more. We have picked some of the latest offerings from Youtube.
12. Kota Factory
We all know that TVF has produced some of the best content on Indian Youtube space. You can say they are the founder of web series in India. Shows like Pitches, Permanent Roommates, Tripling were a huge success.
TVF has brought another great show which will compel you to think deeper. Kota Factory is a show inspired by the real scenario in India. Thousands of students go to Kota for coaching to get into IITs and prestigious engineering and medical college of India.
The entire show is black and white, which is another testament to how beautifully the show has been written and shot. It portrays the problem faced by aspirants in day to day life in Kota.
13. WHAT THE GOAT
Four friends from different background come to Banglore in the hopes of opening a unique startup. It is a satire on the current startup condition in India. Starring Navin Lalwani, Sulabh Tiwari, Vishal Thakur, and Natasha Azad is the fresh perspective towards the startup in India.
Name WHAT THE GOAT is the symbolism of four guys chasing a goat in the jungle which in itself is a unique idea.
You can catch all four episodes of this awesome startup series on Youtube for free.
14. Official CEOGiri
Another great masterpiece starring Sumit Vyaas. It is a story of a socially awkward boss who has to come out of his hiding to save his company. It is full of funny goofs, romance, office politics.
To watch all the episode of Official CEOGiri you can follow this link
15. Engineering Girls
It may seem more like an advertisement for Sharda University but in all good fun this show. It sheds the light on the life of girls in engineering college. Deadlines, pending assignments, exams, friendships, and relations. It will remind you of the good old college days. You can watch all the episodes on Youtube.
After hit series like Engineering Girls and College Romance comes to the Flames. This web series will remind you of sweet old school days when we felt something different. Started to feel different and started believing in love.
Those moments of eye contacts, thinking about others and of course ruining our studies. How can we forget? This series will definitely give you the dose of nostalgia in terms of school days romance. Flames is available on Youtube.
17. Bang Baaja Baaraat
Bang Baaja Baaraat is yet another fun comedy series. It follows the story of a couple who comes from different backgrounds. Things get crazy when they decide to get married. When parents meet each other, they learn about all the differences they have in their culture and traditions. It is available on Youtube Channel and Prime Videos.
18. Yeh Meri Family
Produced by TVF, it is a story from the point of view of 12 years old and his family. Series is funny and relatable. The story is set in 1998 so there is a lot of nostalgia. You can find all the episodes on Youtube and TVF Play App & Website.
Yeh Meri Family has also gotten a lot of praise and positive reviews from the critics. This is one of the best Indian web series worth watching in 2019.
If you like bike rides and a fan of comedy/irony you will love this series. It follows the story of an IT professional, who saves enough money to buy his dream bike. And he got laid off from the job the very day. He decided to take a road trip to learn more about life, and himself. Series is filled with good lessons and laughs. Rise is available on Youtube.
20. I Don’t Watch TV
If you are the appreciator of sarcasm and humor then this one is for you. This web series featured the life of Indian television actors and their struggle to make a place in the industry. It is available on Youtube.
21. Girl in the City
A story of a little town girl who moved to Mumbai to follow her dreams. A very interesting concept with lots of laughter and drama. It has got some good reviews/ratings from users and critics. If you are looking for something light, you should definitely give it a watch.
Series is available on Bindass. The third season is also out and you can catch it on Youtube and Bindass mobile app.
22. Maaya: Slave Of Desire
If you are looking for something exciting, exotic or erotic this is your best bet. Maaya is one of the original most erotic Indian web series produced here in the country. Created by Vikram Bhatt, the series explores the BDSM culture in India. Maaya was one of the hottest web series in India.
It has got some mixed reviews. There are 11 episodes in the first season. You can catch all the episode for free on Youtube.
23. Maaya 2
From the house of Vikram Bhatt Productions comes another great and bold attempt. This time starring Priya Gor and Leena Jumani. The story of two lesbians in India where it is not considered the common practice.
Section 377 has been scrapped but it is still hard for people to be who they are. Maaya 2 has some mixed review but it shines the light on an important issue of our society.
Just like its predecessor Maaya, season 1 has 12 episodes. The first episode is available on the Youtube and rest of the season is available on VB on the web and JIO Cinema app.
Honorable Mentions ( Best Web series From 2015-2018 Youtube, TVF, etc.)
- TVF Pitchers (Genre – Startup, Comedy | Starring – Arunabh Kumar, Naveen Kasturia, and Jitendra Kumar )
- TVF Inmates (Genre – Comedy | Starring – Raghav Raj Kakker, Kashyap Kapoor, and Mukti Mohan )
- Permanent Roommates (Genre – Romance, Comedy, Drama | Starring -Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh, and Deepak Kumar Mishra )
- Tripling (Genre – Comedy, Drama | Starring – Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo, and Amol Parashar)
- Humorously Yours (Genre – Comedy, Drama | Starring – Vipul Goyal, Rasika Dugal, and Abhishek Banerjee )
- Life, Lafde aur Bandiyan (Genre – Comedy | Starring – Shanice Shrestha, Ayush Mehra, and Harshit Sidwani )
- Man’s World (Genre – Comedy | Starring – Gaurav Pandey, Gurpreet Saini, and Nivedita Shukla)
- Ladies Room (Genre – Comedy | Starring – Auritra Ghosh, Saba Azad, and Jagdish Rajpurohit)
- Baked (Genre – Comedy | Starring – Pranay Manchanda, Shantanu Anam, and Manik Papneja)
Hotstar has been in the country for quite a long time but they haven’t had any original series till now. With the inclusion of Criminal Justice and Hostages, they are bidding on Original Content.
24. Criminal Justice
Hotstar has come to the party a little late but they have come in strong. As the name suggests the story is about criminal justice in India. Aditya has a one-night stand with a girl. When he woke up in the morning, the girl is dead and Aditya has a knife in his hand. He was arrested for being accused of murder and rejection of bail.
This web series is based on Criminal Justice by Peter Moffat. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Criminal Justice has stars like Jackie Shroff, Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Anupriya Goenka and Mita Vashist in lead roles.
Imagine being in a situation where you have to take a life to save one life. Hostages is one such show that puts you in the spot. Starring veterans like Ronit Roy and Tisca Chopra this is a fresh offering from Hostar.
You have to purchase the subscription to watch since it is a Hotstar Exclusive.
You can catch all the episodes of Hostages on Hotstar by following this link
26. City of Dreams
Directed by talented Nagesh Kukunoor starring Atul Kulkarni, Priya Bapat, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Eijaz Khan and Siddharth Chandekar. This is a political drama where the lives of many affected when there is an assassination attempt on a political figure.
City of dreams is the story of power, politics, family and how a single action can have the opposite reaction. There are 10 episodes in the first season and you can watch it here
27. Bose: Dead/Alive
Bose: Dead/Alive is the biggest web-series to come out of India. With extraordinary writing and cast it’s worth a watch. The story revolves around the mysteries and cover-ups regarding Subash Chandra Bose’s death.
It starts Rajkumar Rao, Naveen Kasturia among others. Series has received very positive reviews. You can watch it on Alt Balaji.
When India was drooling over Mirzapur and Sacred Games most of them missed Apharan. Original offering from the house of Alt Balaji, this is by far the best show they have produced. Most of the show was shot in the beautiful Uttarakhand.
Starring gems like Mahie Gill, Arunoday Singh, and Nidhi Singh in the lead role. This show is directed by Siddharth Sen Gupta. Here in India, people have a special love for the crime drama genre and the success of such shows make it more evident.
If you loved Sacred Games and Mirzapur you will surely love Apharan. The first season has 12 episodes of 45 minutes each. You can catch all the episodes of Apharan on Alt Balaji Website and Mobile app.
29. Gandii Baat
This is another great and Erotic Indian web series from Alt Balaji. Till date, there have been two seasons of the show with four episodes each season. All the stories are from rural India.
You can catch all the episodes on Alt Balaji Website.
30. The Test Case
The Test Case is patriotic, empowering and refreshing when it comes to original web series produced in India. This is the story of only women in the Indian Army to join the Special Forces. Since she is the first women to undertake into the program, she becomes the test case.
This is the story of independent women and how she overcomes all the problems she faced during her time. This not only a show on women empowerment but it is also very inspiring.
Nimrat Kaur is also lead in the season so if you have loved her work in the movies like Airlift, lunch box, you will surely love The Test Case. You can catch all the episodes on Alt Balaji
Zee5 is the web streaming service from ZEE Entertainment company. ZEE is investing heavily in the original content and from the looks of it, they are on the right path. With the original thrilling series like Poison, Abhay and Rangbaaz you will not be disappointed.
Crime drama from the house of Zee. Starring famous personalities like Arbaaz Khan, Riya Sen, Tanuj Virwani and Freddy Daruwala. The story revolves around Ranveer who is released from jail and is seeking revenge. The show has got some good review on IMDb with 6.7 ratings.
It one of the most thrilling Indian web series you will find online in 2019. Season 1 has 11 episodes which makes it a great pick for a weekend run if you love crime thrillers.
Abhay is a great offering from Zee5. This season is inspired by real events. Kunal Kemmu, Deepak Tijori, Elnaaz Norouzi, Rituraj Singh, Maninee Mishra, Sandeepa Dhar, and Gopal Singh are the main stars of this awesome show.
Abhay Pratap Singh is an investigating officer who will go to any lengths to solve a crime. The first season has 8 episodes. Some of the parts of the season are based on Nithari Kand (Noida).
You can catch all the episodes on Zee5 Website and the mobile app.
Rangbaaz was released back December 2018 on Zee5. It is based on real events of Gorakhpur in the s. Rangbaaz is the story of Prakash Shukla and his journey from a DDU student to one of the most wanted criminal of India. During his active years, Shukla was hired by politicians to get rid of their opponents.
Rangbaaz has A-lister like Saqib Saleem, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Aahana Kumra, Ranvir Shorey, Ravi Kishan. The show has gotten good reviews from critics and users. If you want something exciting and nail-biting you must watch Rangbaaz.
34. The Final Call
Based on the Priya Kumar’s 2015 novel I Will Go with You: The Flight of a Lifetime, therefore, making it that much interesting. Premises of the show is very exciting and thrilling.
On the flight from Mumbai to Sydney, pilot of the flight commits suicide and the life of everyone onboard is endangered.
This show has gotten some great critics reviews. Actors like Arjun Rampal, Javed Jaffrey, and Neeraj Kabi are the main lead in this series. It is one of the best thrilling Indian web series. The Final Call has 8 episode and you can catch all of them on Zee5.
Like we mentioned in the beginning that all the streaming services are bidding in original content and making awesome shows. Eros is also not far behind.
35. The Investigation
The Investigation which is a crime thriller based in Mumbai. Starring Hiten Tejwani in the leading role, the show looks promising.
Premises of the show is very interesting, Investigating officer learns that he is responsible for the murder he is solving. He has to solve the crime, prove his innocence and also solve this conspiracy. The first season has 9 episodes. You will certainly enjoy all the parts of the season.
Eros Now is not behind when it comes to creating original content. With the hit show like The Investigation, they have proved their valor. Smoke is yet another great show because it has a killer story, amazing stars, and awesome cinematography.
Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin, Mandira Bedi are the stars of the show. The story sets in Goa and sheds light on the reality of drugs, underworld, and power.
The first season has 11 episodes. You have to buy the subscription of ErosNow to watch an episode.
37. Metro Park
If you are looking for something feel good and light then Metro Park is the way to go. Metro Park is one of the best feel good and funny Indian web series. Gujarati family living in America. How to stay connected to our culture and how to be true Indian. In the midst of all that comes the drama, love, laughter.
Metro Park has stars like Ranvir Shorey, Purbi Joshi, and Omi Vaidya. They are known for their comic timing. Just like any other Eros Now original, you have to buy the subscription to watch the episodes. However, you can watch the first episode of the season on Youtube.
When it comes to VIU you might not get excited. VIU is a Hong-Kong based streaming service with a good collection of Korean Movies and Seasons. Ever since the 4G revolution in India, every major and minor streaming service is putting effort into creating original content.
38. 13 Mussoorie
13 Mussoorie is VIU’s offering. It is a thriller series, therefore making it that much exciting. Because it is on VIU you can watch it for free.
13 Mussoorie is the story of a Journalist who withholds the information about a serial killer for personal gains. There is a copy cat killer with the same name and things get very puzzled. The whole season is based out of Mussoorie and story is nail-biting.
Shoaib Ahmed, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Viraf Patel are the leading cast members. You can catch all the episodes (13 Episodes) here
It is the story of a new anchor played by Rohit Roy who also helps police with his special gift. He can go look into the memories of victims ( Dead ) and help with the investigation.
In other words, you can say it is the Indian Unbreakable where the only difference is that memories can be accessed of dead people too. As unusual as it might sound the show has gotten some great reviews and worth the watch.
There are 13 episodes and you can stream all of them from this LINK
A girl meets a group of people and becomes best friends with them. She is happy to find such amazing people and thankful to have them in her life. But as she learns more about the dark past of each individual things take a U-turn.
You will love this show if you are a fan of the thriller genre. Sayani Gupta, Namit Das, and Omkar Kapoor are the known lead on the series. Like with any VIU Original you can catch all the episodes of Kaushiki Here
41. Truth or Tamanna?
Dhruv and Tamanna are a couple and they had a fight in London after that her girlfriend disappeared. Dhruv takes it on his own to find her and he explores the hidden world of dances, drugs, and many shocking events.
After so much effort, he starts to question the existence. It is one of the best mind-blowing thriller series. The series has Priyanshu Jora, Kushal Punjabi, Abhitesh Khajuria, Vrushika Mehta, Suchit Singh, and Himani Sahani.
You heard it right, Famous Android and iOS video player MX Player have also introduced some original web series. Surprisingly they are also good. We have picked some of the best MXPlayer has to offer.
42. Hey Prabhu
First original series from MX Player is Hey Prabhu which is a comedy-drama. It is a story of a Millenial Tarun Prabhu. He has recently joined a job in a company and how his misfortunes and mistakes mess with his everyday life.
The show has clever writing, funny dialogues and it is also very relatable if you are a 9-5 person. There are 6 episodes of 22 minutes each in the first season. Rajat Barmecha, Sheeba Chaddha, Rituraj Singh are the leading cast members.
Hey Prabhu has also gotten some great reviews from users and critics. You can catch all the episodes on MX Player website.
Thinkistan is the story of two copywriters in 1999. One is confident English speaking dude and another one is from Bhopal a simpleton with high ambitions.
Things get crazy when two clash and try to outsmart each other. Stars like Naveen Kasturia, Shravan Reddy, and Vasuki make it that much special.
Catch all the 11 episodes on MX Player website and MX Player mobile application.
Seems like every big and small streaming service is bidding on creating the original content and wants to become the top lead. Voot is a Viacom18 venture. Viacom18 is a big name when it comes to soap opera and film production, but their online presence wasn’t that great.
However, in the past couple of years, they have increased their efforts to create more original series.
44. Shaadi Boys
Concept of the Shaadi Boys isn’t all that exciting. Three friends start their wedding planning business. With sheer luck, they land their first big client. All the chaos, arrangement, last minutes problems, and drama is packed right in.
Starring Akash Ahuja, Rishab Chadha, and Parul Joshi as main leads. You can catch all the 7 episodes on the Voot official website and mobile application.
As the name suggests this series has something special to offer. Untag is the satire on the society which puts tags on every one. This show stars Meiyang Chang, VJ Andy, Dipannita Sharma, Shiv Pandit, Anjali, and Naveen Polishetty.
In the group one is gay and another one is fat, as you might expect society has put tags on them. Despite all that, they search for unconditional friendship, love, and companionship.
You can catch all seven episodes on Voot official website and mobile app.
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Best Indian Web Series in 2019
With the huge drop in broadband prices, web series has become the new way of consuming media. People are watching more and more of these series. Netflix has also made some big investments in developing some promising regional shows. Let us know which of the following series you have watched already?
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comment section below.