With the success of Sacred Games Season 1 on Netflix, there was a whole revolution in content creation that gave birth to the era of web series. We got to watch some of the best Hindi web series. Sacred Games Season-1 is still recommended as one of the best series to watch in Hindi.
The OTT platforms offered a whole lot of freedom of expression and experimentation with the type of content that creators wanted to make. And it created a whole lot of new opportunities and paved way for experimental Hindi web series makers.
List of 21 Best Hindi Web Series :
1. PATAAL LOK
One of the more intriguing storylines that shows how our system works on a loop and how difficult it can be for someone to break that loop. Some people say “You Have To Be The Part Of System To Be Able To Change It” but maybe; When You Go Into The System You Become The Part Of The System.
2. SCAM 1992
Based on the life of Indian Stock broker Harshad Mehta, nicknamed big bull, infamously known as the market manipulator who was involved in a financial scandal worth $1.4 Billion at the time. The merit of having brought this story to life is due to its authors, directors and leading actors. The way it was written, the way it was shot was just too-gripping. Undoubtedly one of the best series to watch in Hindi.
Many have heard of that show, but very few have seen it. A sociological kinda crime thriller with past and present running together; concept is based on Hindu Mythology. The script, background music and voice everything is perfect. It stars Barun Sobti and Arshad Warsi in lead roles. Definitely a must watch Hindi web series.
4. SPECIAL OPS
Special Ops is an Indian spy thriller web series, which revolves around a Senior Analyst in R&AW Himmat Singh, who solely believes that there is an involvement of a mastermind terrorist leader Ikhlaq Khan, among various attacks in India.
The show starts with Himmat Singh being investigated for spending ₹28 Crore. Definitely one of the best Hindi web series with a gripping story. Every time you think the case is solved, it throws another quest at you and ends the episode on terrible edge.
5. MADE IN HEAVEN
One of most well-written Hindi web series till date, in other words the most sophisticated one. Made in Heaven takes us through everything unheavenly what seems to be perfect is broken, the lives, the lies the friendship of two event planers Karan and Tara and their journey into the deep rooted societal issues. Issues like 377, wealth gap, sexual abuse, exploitation of power, etc.
6. DELHI CRIME
The first Indian show to win the International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series. This show needs no introduction. Based on the Nirbhaya case, Delhi Crime follows the Delhi Police investigation into the finding of the men who perpetrated this crime.
7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Criminal Justice is a story of cab driver who is about to meet his friends at a pub at night after dropping his passengers. A foul-mouthed lady sits into his cab who keeps on changing his location, later they turnout to be the alumni’s of the same college. In turn of events he gets accused of her murder.
8. THE FAMILY MAN
The Family Man is story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job.
The story follows the rule of Akhananad Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi), also known as Kaleen Bhaiya, the mafia don and ruler of Mirzapur, a hilly region in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh.
The story is set in India in a dystopian future where fascism is at its top, and the story’s main plot is the interrogation of a dreaded terrorist Ali Saeed in a secret government internment camp that ignites a series of horrifying and supernatural events in the aftermath.
11. INSIDE EDGE
Inside Edge begins with the star player Vayu Raghavan of Mumbai Mavericks being intimate with a cheerleader in a dressing room during a match, while his captain, coach and team players are looking for him.
12. a simple murder
Rudra Srivastava, a senior inspector in Uttarakhand police is lured into kidnapping a young girl named Anusha, at her mother request. The story follows Rudra, who is falsely accused and ends up in jail for 3 years.
14. Kota Factory
The show follows the life of a teenager Vaibhav who relocates to Kota from Itarsi. The show revolves around the life of students who aspire to become IITian’s, some at their own will, and some forced by the expectation of their parents.
Which in general is the life of almost every student in India who opted for Mathematics in their intermediates. This Hindi web series was completely shot in black-and-white fashion.
It shows the life of an engineering graduate who joins as a Panchayat secretary in a remote village Phulera of Uttar Pradesh, due to the lack of better job opportunities. While there, he starts to prepare for the CAT exam in the hope of getting into IIMs, which will pave the road for better opportunities and a good job profile.
Four modern-day young people turned entrepreneurs quit their jobs to set up their start-ups and pursue their goals.
This 12-episode thriller is about a couple, Avinash(Abhishek Bachchan), a psychiatrist and Abha(Nithya Menen), who is chef at a five-star hotel, search for their missing daughter, and their struggle and manipulation that they face at the hands of a masked kidnapper.
18. SACRED GAMES SEASON I
A show with one of the most iconic dialogues that are still ruling the heads of people, that projected a gripping story with so called “sanskaarless” elements that could have been censored if it was a normal theatre release. Also one of the first web series that brought a whole revolution into the web series field in our country.
The second season may not have lived up to the expectation as per the hype around it but the first season was dope. It will always be one of the best Hindi web series, and the one that made us look beyond Bollywood movies.
The series revolves around the story of a relationship between Sam, a genius app developer, and a woman. Only, the woman is the first-of-its-kind Artificial Intelligence Simulated Humanoid Assistant. Things take a turn for the worse when A.I. SHA develops a mind of her own.
20. BANDISH BANDITS
In the world filled with crime-thriller web series, this one was a different experience beautifully embroidered with the classical music.
These Hindi web series are the some of the best Hindi web series that have came out in the last few years. There are still some good Hindi web series that got left-out in this article. Soon we will add best Hindi web series from particular video streaming platforms like Amazon, Hotstar, Netflix, MX Player, etc. in different genres.
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