Top Ten List 2021: Indian Web Series & OTT Platforms

Watching web series on weekends is one of the best ways to chill and relax. The digital platforms give us a daily dose of entertainment. The good film contents on over the top platforms are keeping us well occupied.

There are so many OTT(over the top) platforms in India. They continue  to give us our daily dose of entertainment. For example, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and many more. We get interesting and a variety of good content web series.

Are you looking for a top ten Indian web series to watch?  Here is the list you can follow: 

1. Aspirants –

Aspirants Web Series
  • It’s a comedy-drama series.
  • You can stream it on YouTube.
  • It is directed by Apoorv Singh Karki
  • Storyline- It is the story of three UPSC aspirants and their journey. The story shows their friendship against all odds. It features their struggle in their past life and about their preparations. This series has received immense love and appreciation from the Indian audience.
  • It has a 9.7 IMDb rating.

2. Scam 1992 – 

Scam 1992 Web Series
  • It’s a thriller drama based on a true story.
  • You can stream it on SonyLIV.
  • It is directed by Hansal Mehta and  aired in 2020.
  • Storyline- The story is based on the biggest stock market scam of 1992. It shows the ups and downs in the life of the stockbroker Harshad Mehta. It captures how he took the stock market to heights and then got exposed for the biggest financial scam of the time. The financial journalist Sucheta Dalal exposed his scam. This series is listed in one of the most liked Indian web series.
  • It has a 9.5 IMDb rating.

3. Family man –

Family Man Web Series
  • Family man is  an action thriller series. 
  • You can stream it on Amazon prime video.
  • This is one of the most loved Indian web series and is directed by Raj Nidimoru.
  • Storyline- The story is about a middle class man Srikant Tiwari. He works as a spy at TASC( Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell). The series shows how Srikant Tiwari tries to balance his personal and professional life consistently. It shows the responsible nature of a man who serves both his family and the field he is working for.
  • The new season of this series will be streamed on Amazon prime video.
  • It has an 8.8 IMDb rating.

4. Gullak 2 –

Gullak Web Series
  • It’s a family- drama series.
  • You can stream it on SonyLiv.
  • This series is directed by Amrit Raj Gupta.
  • Storyline- The story is based on the day-to-day struggles of a family. The family has a mother,father and two sons. It features the hardships of the Mishra family.
  • It has a 9.2 IMDb rating.

5. Special ops – 

Special OPs Web Series
  • It’s an action thriller series.
  • You can watch this series on Hotstar.
  • It is directed by Neeraj Pandey and aired on 17 March 2020.
  • Storyline- It is based on the role of Indian intelligence in a series of terror attacks in India over the last 19 years.
  • This action thriller based series has eight episodes. The episodes feature horrific terror attacks such as 26/11 terror attack, 2001 attack on Indian parliament, Kashmir terror attacks and many other terror attacks India faced over the last 19 years. 
  • It got eight nominations in the filmfare OTT awards and won two of them.
  • It has an 8.6 IMDb rating.

6. Patal lok –

Paatal Lok Web Series
  • It’s a crime thriller web series.
  • You can watch it on Amazon prime.
  • This series aired on 15th May 2020 and is directed by Avinash Arun.
  • Storyline- It is based on “the story of my assassins” from a novel written by Tarun Tejpal.
  • The series shows a cop who is tasked with investigating a high-profile case.This leads him to see the dark reality of the underworld. It shows conspiracies and political and social powers.
  • It has a 7.8 IMDb rating.

7. Panchayat –

Panchayat Web Series
  • It’s a comedy-drama series that you will absolutely love.
  • You can watch it on Amazon prime.
  • Directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra, it was released in 2020 and is one of the most loved web series in India.
  • Storyline-This series shows the story of an engineering graduate Abhishek. It features how he tries hard to land a good job for him as an engineer. Due to lack of job opportunities, he ends up working as a secretary in the panchayat office of an Indian village. He gets stuck between the villagers and you will see a lot of comedy and drama thereafter. He goes through real challenges faced by the villagers. He also tries to come out of this situation as soon as possible. You will absolutely connect to it and will love to watch.
  • It has an 8.8 IMDb rating.

8. Kota Factory –

Kota Factory Web Series
  • It’s a comedy-drama series directed by Raghav Subbu.
  • You can watch it on Netflix.
  • Storyline- The series features the life of 16-year-old Vaibhav who moves to Kota from Itarsi. It shows the life of students who come to prepare for entrance examinations at kota. It shows Vaibhav’s efforts to get into IIT. It’s an interesting one to be in your list.
  • It has a 9.2 IMDb rating.

9. Criminal Justice –

Criminal Justice Web Series
  • It’s a crime thriller legal drama directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
  • You can watch this on Hotstar.
  • Storyline- It shows the life of people and their helpless journey through the criminal justice system. If you love crime thriller dramas, then this is for you.
  • It has an 8.1 IMDb rating.

10. Asur – 

Asur Web Series
  • It’s a crime thriller story directed by Oni Sen.
  • You can watch it on Voot.
  • Storyline- The story shows a serial killer who has religious ties. Two forensic officers from the CBI try to catch the serial killer. It’s a crime thriller story with many serial killings. Season 2 awaits a lot of suspense.
  • It has an 8.5 IMDb rating.

Popular OTT (Over the top) platforms and web series –

Here is the list of some popular OTT platforms and the respective popular web series:

  1. Jio Cinema- It is an Indian OTT platform by Ambani-owned telco, Reliance Jio. Following are some popular web series on Jio Cinema:
  • The Investigation
  • Bose
  • Operation Cobra
  • Metro Park
  • Broken but beautiful
  1. Voot- Voot is an Indian subscription video on demand (SVOD) service platform. You can watch the following web series on Voot select:
  • Time out
  • Courtroom- Sachai hazir ho.
  • Untag
  • The Raikar case
  • Illegal Justice
  1. Disney+Hotstar-  It’s an Indian platform owned by Novi Digital Entertainment, a subsidiary of Disney’s Star India. Following are the web series on Disney+Hotstar you may watch:
  • Hostages
  • City of dreams
  • Aarya
  • PariWar
  • Grahan
  1. Netflix- It is one of the most popular streaming platforms in India. You can watch the following web series on Netflix:
  • Leila
  • Jamtara
  • Selection day
  • Ghoul
  • Daughters of destiny
  1. Amazon Prime Video- It is a popular OTT platform in India. Apart from english, it’s also available in six Indian languages. Here is the list of web series on Amazon Prime Video
  • Breathe
  • Pushpavalli
  • Made in heaven
  • Lakhon Mein Ek S2
  • Inside Edge
  1. SonyLiv-  It is an Indian video on-demand service. It is owned by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. LTD. Here is the list of following web series on SonyLiv you may watch: 
  • Girls Hostel
  • JL50
  • Maharani
  • Hawa Badle Hassu
  • Avrodh: The Siege within
  1. YouTube – It is one of the most popular video streaming platforms in India. Here is the list of best web series on YouTube:
  • Surya
  • Thondara padaku
  • Vaikuntapali
  • Story discussion
  • Better Life Foundation

Basic subscription charges for most popular OTT platforms –

        Popular OTT Platforms                Subscriptions
        Jio Cinema  ₹149 per month & ₹1699 per year
        Voot  ₹99  per month & ₹999 per year
        Disney+Hotstar  ₹299 per month & ₹1499 per year 
        Netflix  ₹499 per month & ₹5988 per year
        Amazon prime video  ₹399 for 3 months & ₹999 per year
        SonyLiv  ₹299 per month & ₹999 per year
        YouTube  ₹129 per month & ₹399 quarterly

The digital platform in a way has made the boring times joyful and entertaining. Isn’t it relaxing and comfortable watching web series at your fingertips? A huge appreciation for the OTT platforms and Indian web series for giving that daily dose of fun and thrill after the long working hours.


Can you list some Indian web series that we can watch with our family?

Yes, your list may include: Special ops, Panchayat, Asur, Kota factory.

Which Indian web series has the highest rating?

‘Aspirants’ has the highest rating among all the listed Indian web series.

Can we get Indian web series on Netflix?

Yes, there are so many Indian web series on Netflix which you can stream of your choice. Some of them include: Delhi crime, Zindagi in short, Daughters of destiny.

What are the upcoming Indian web series we can watch?

The family man season 2(Amazon prime video) , Rudra- The Edge of Darkness (Disney+ Hotstar), Kota Factory season 2( Netflix), Finding Anamika (Netflix).

Can we watch the same chosen web series on four different screens on Netflix?

Yes, You can watch it on four screens at a time. For that, you will just need a subscription of ₹799 per month under ultra high definition streaming.

Can you mention some other best Indian web series?

Yes, your list for best Telugu web series may include: Amrutham, Surya, Story discussion, Loser, The Legend of Hanuman.

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