Last night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a 3-week nationwide lockdown to deal with the Coronavirus epidemic. Most people across the nation are appreciating this decision and ready to deal with the lockdown. Essential services will be active but people are encouraged to avoid going out as much as possible.
Isolation is hard and especially when you can’t go out of your own house. During these tough times, we are relying on the online platform to keep ourselves entertained. In this article, we are compiling the list of family Indian web series that you can enjoy with your parents, siblings or even your kids. Ever since the revolution in streaming services in India, there has been a lot of original web series in India. Harsh language, partial nudity, violence, and graphics are very common in many series, so it is hard to come up with PG-13 web series in India. So let’s get started.
Best Indian Web Series to Watch in India with Family
Indian Web Series To Watch With Family on Netflix
1 – Yeh Meri Family
This awesome Indian web series from TVF will take you to the nostalgic trip. We all remember the summers during our school days. TVF is known for making thought-provoking, close to reality and awesome mini-series.
Written by Sameer Saxena who is known for making hit shows like Permanent Roommates and Tripling. Starring Mona Singh, Vishesh Bansal, and Akarsh Khurana. There are a total of 7 episodes in the first season and you can watch them for free on TVF Play app or website. This series is also available on Netflix. Yeh Meri Family is also among the highest-rated Indian web series and globally top-rated tv show on IMDB. This series is best to pass time during the lockdown and enjoy with family.
2 – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
This is among the least graphic tv series on Netflix India and our pick to watch with your family this quarantine period. There are a total of 26 episodes and all of them have different premises and settings. Your parents might get nostalgia after watching this series since most of them must have read about it during the school days.
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3 – Malgudi Days
We used to watch Malgudi Days on Doordarshan when we were kids. This is one such show that will bring on to down the memory lane. India in older days and these stories are awesome. This is amongst best pick for Indian web series to watch with your family.
These stories are from R.K. Narayanan from a small village in India. One of the best Indian web series to watch with family.
There are over 54 episodes in total so you won’t be getting bored anytime soon.
4 – Mind the Malhotras
Amazon has produced some of the greatest hits when it comes to the original web series in India. Series like Lakhon mein ek, The Family Man, Mirzapur and Made in Haven are some examples. Mind the Malhotras is an attempt to get the whole audience. It is the story of a couple in their 40s. After finding out that all their couple friends are getting a divorce they get concerned and started getting therapy.
This show is really funny and going to be a treat when watching with the whole family. There is only one season so far and there are 9 episodes.
5 – Zabaan Sambhalke
Like we have mentioned many times that pre saas-bahu era was really good for Indian television. We have some of the greatest shows that India has ever produced.
Zabaan Sambhalke was an Indian sitcom produced during 1993. An engineer during the midst of unemployment forced to teach Hindi in a language school. There are students from different parts of the country and world.
This show is really funny and you can enjoy it with your family. Stars like Panjak Kapoor, Rajender Mehra, and Vivek Vaswani are in the leading roles. There are a total of 50 episodes of this sitcom. It is a good family entertainer and among the best Indian web series for the whole family. If you don’t have access to prime videos, all the episodes are also available on Youtube.
6 – Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi
Another great gem from the era of good television in India was the show Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi. This show came out back in 1984 on Doordarshan and was an instant hit among the audience. It is the story of a man who lives with his wife and unmarried brother-in-law.
They face new challenges and situations in every episode. The show is filled with awesome jokes and hilarious sketches. There are over 25 episodes that are perfect to binge to kill the boredom with family.
7 – Mr Bean
Although this show doesn’t qualify as the Hindi web series but this show is more about physical comedy and I believe language can’t become a barrier when watching Mr. Bean. I fondly remember watching this show on Pogo, it was one of the most hilarious show without much dialogue. My parents also enjoyed this very much.
This is among the best web series to watch with family. I have seen this show on Prime and it is hard to believe that there is only 14 episodes of this classic masterpiece. This amazing show was created by Rowan Atkinson. If your parents haven’t watched this show, this is your opportunity to sit together and enjoy this awesome mini-series.
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8 – Panchayat
Jitendra Kumar starer this web series is perfect to watch with family during the weekend. This new web series premiered on Prime video and has gained some popularity for its originality and charm.
It is a story of an engineering graduate Abhishek who becomes Panchayat secretary after clearing a government exam. He joins the post since he doesn’t have any better job at hand. His job posting is in a remote village on Uttar Pradesh.
Best Indian Web Series To Watch With Family on Hotstar
9 – Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai has kind of a cult following in India. It is like the Seinfeld of Indian sitcom. Not everyone likes it but some people just love the show. By the popular demand, Hotstar did bring season two but it is not that good.
I will recommend you to watch season 1 which is available on Hotstar. There are over 70 episodes which makes it a great way to kill time during the lockdown.
10 – The Office
I am a big fan of American The Office sitcom. This show has a special character and charm to it which makes it so much popular among the fan. Seeing the popularity of the show, the original creator and writer decided to give it an Indian Spin.
The Office has managed to do somewhat good with the Indian audience. If you haven’t watched the American version you will definitely enjoy this show. It is also a very good web series to watch with your family.
11 – Masterchef Australia and India
Masterchef is really popular all over the world and it is also a very good entertainer. You can watch Masterchef Australia and India on Hotstar and that too with family. Good show to pass the time when you have to nothing to do and maybe you can try some of the recipes that were shown on the show.
12 – National Geography Documentaries
There are many documentaries on National Geography. Documentaries about a world war, India, museums, animals, places, and much more. You can find hundreds of original documentaries on Hotstar. Since they all are PG-13 you can enjoy them with family without any issue.
Best Indian Web Series on Zee5/ALTBalaji
13 – Mission Over Mars
Mission over Mars is the story of four women who played a vital role in the success of the Mars Orbital Mission. We have already seen the movies related to the same topic by Akshay Kumar.
14 – Mentalhood
This web series marks the debut of Karishma Kapoor to the small screen.
Thie web series is perfect to watch with your Mom or sister. It is the story of a mom who moves to a big city with her husband leaving behind everything.
How she manages to juggle work, take care of kids, and everything in between. Additionally, there are other stories of different women that are also going on. One of the best family dramas you can enjoy with the whole family.
15 – Home
ALTBalaji hasn’t hit the right chords when it comes to the web series but Annu Kapoor starrer Home is a different story altogether.
It has drama, comedy, and some emotional moments that will connect to you. It is the story of a family who is fighting unlawful eviction. This show might give you a feel of soap opera but the premises and good script makes it all worth it.
16 – The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family
Some of the best shows from Zee5 and ALTBalaji aren’t very popular and often don’t get the credit they deserve. The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family is another great web series to watch with family.
Our favorite Kay Kay Menon and Barun Sobti are playing the lead roles. This web series is directed by Dipika Bajpai. This series portrays the family drama like no other and will make you think. Story of family spat, secrets, and confrontation.
So here you have it guys. Some of the best web series to watch with family during the lockdown period. This time it is extended till 17th May, we will have to see how far this will go.