Over the last few years, Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms have gained immense popularity in India. With the widespread availability of high-speed internet and affordable smartphones, more and more Indians are turning to these platforms to watch their favourite TV shows, movies, and web series.
The ease of access and the ability to watch content on demand, as well as the wide variety of options available across languages and genres, have made OTT platforms a preferred mode of entertainment for many.
With a rapidly growing market, the OTT industry in India is poised for significant expansion and innovation in the years to come.
Here are the 10 most popular web series in the Hindi language on different OTT platforms in the last several years. If you haven’t watched any one of these, it’s time to sit and start.
Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (SonyLiv)
Directed by Hansal Mehta, this crime drama is based on the true story of the 1992 Indian stock market scam. It features Pratik Gandhi in the lead role and has been highly acclaimed for its engaging narrative, strong performances, and realistic portrayal of the financial world.
The Family Man (Amazon Prime Video)
Starring Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role, this action-drama series follows the life of a middle-class man who works as a spy for the National Investigation Agency. It’s known for its sharp writing, fast-paced action, and complex characters.
Mirzapur (Amazon Prime Video)
Set in the lawless town of Mirzapur, this crime thriller series features Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, and Divyenndu in lead roles. It’s known for its raw, gritty portrayal of crime and violence in rural India, as well as its memorable characters and intense action sequences.
Delhi Crime (Netflix)
Based on the true story of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, this crime drama series features Shefali Shah in the lead role of a police officer investigating the case. It’s known for its sensitive handling of a difficult subject, powerful performances, and realistic portrayal of the Indian police force.
Kota Factory (TVF Play)
Set in the coaching hub of Kota, Rajasthan, this coming-of-age series follows the life of a young student preparing for the Indian Institute of Technology entrance exam. It’s known for its realistic portrayal of student life, relatable characters, and humorous take on the education system in India.
Sacred Games (Netflix)
This crime drama series stars Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles and follows the story of a police officer trying to save Mumbai from a terrorist attack. It’s known for its gripping storyline, dark humor, and powerful performances.
Paatal Lok (Amazon Prime Video)
Directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy, this crime thriller series follows the investigation of four suspects in a murder case. It’s known for its realistic portrayal of crime in India, excellent performances, and social commentary.
Made in Heaven (Amazon Prime Video)
Directed by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, this drama series follows the lives of two wedding planners in Delhi as they navigate through different ceremonies and events. It’s known for its superb writing, strong characters, and stunning cinematography.
Four More Shots Please! (Amazon Prime Video)
This romantic-comedy series features four female friends living in Mumbai who navigate through life, work, and relationships. It’s known for its relatable characters, witty dialogues, and bold themes.
Breathe (Amazon Prime Video)
Starring R Madhavan and Amit Sadh in lead roles, this thriller series follows the story of a father trying to save his son’s life by committing a series of murders. It’s known for its intense storyline, powerful performances, and suspenseful narrative.