Sunday, January 6, 2019

8 Indian Web Series You Should Not Miss This Weekend

Web series are latest in fashion. There is so much content available on the internet that you might get confused about what to watch. Today every home is equipped with either a Smart TV or a device such as Amazon Fire TV Stick, Chromecast or a TV Box that is making a dumb TV a Smart TV. Today the TV has come out from the traditional set-top box and revolves around Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Youtube. When you search the internet for Web Series, you are going to find too many options, some of them are worth to watch. So here I am with eight selected web series that you don't miss.


Also read: 5 Upcoming Amazon Prime Original Web Series 
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1. Breathe (IMDb 8.5)




Breathe Indian Web Series

Breathe is an Indian crime drama web series directed by Mayank Sharma. Breathe was aired on 26th January 2018 on Amazon Prime Video. After Inside Edge, this is Amazon Prime Video's second presentation of an Indian Web Series. Breathe has a strong star cast like R. Madhavan, Amit Sadh.
The storyline of Breathe is, a football coach Danny(R. Madhavan) is struggling to save the life of his son Josh whom he loves the most. His son is suffering from very critical lung disease and has very few months left. How far a father can go to save the life of his son, the story is all about this. Breathe has eight episodes and aired for Season 1.

Ye Meri Family Indian Web Series

Ye Meri Family is an Indian Web Series directed by Sameer Saxena and written by Saurabh Khanna. It was aired on TVF Play and Youtube in July 2018. The story is set up in Jaipur in the year 1998. Harshu alias Harshal Gupta, a 12-year-old boy tells the story from his point of view about his family which faces various ups and downs in their day to day life. The start cast of Yeh Meri Family is Mona Singh(Mummy), Vishesh Bansal(Harshu), Akarsh Khurana(Papa), Ahan Nirban(Dabbu). Yeh Meri Family aired for Season 1 having seven episodes. There are chances of the second season but any date of it has not been announced yet.

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3. Sacred Games (IMDb 8.9)



Sacred Games Indian Web Series

Sacred Games is an Indian Web Series based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 Novel, Sacred Games. This is the first Indian Web Series by Netflix. It is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and produced by Anurag Kashyap. The story revolves around a mediocre performing cop Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) who receives a phone call from gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who tells him to save the city in 25 days. The story continues as the events start to follow. The other cast in Sacred Games includes Radhika Apte, Kubra Sait.  The main attraction of this web series is the star cast and their superb performances and the dialogues that you will remember days after completing this series like "kabhi kabhi aisa lagta hai kaise apun hi bhagwan hai".


The test Case Indian Web Series

The Test Case, aired in 2017 on ALT Balaji is an Indian Web Series, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and Vinay Waikul. It stars Nimrat Kaur in the lead role, Rahul Dev, Akshay Oberoi, and Juhi Chawla in a guest appearance. The story is about the only women (Nimrat Kaur) training to be the first woman in a combat role in the Indian Army. The name of this web series itself suggests that training a woman in a combat role is a test case and future of women in this role depends upon this test case if it passes or fails.

Home Indian Web Series

Home is a 2018 Hindi Web Series directed by Habib Faisal and is created by Ekta Kapoor for ALT Balaji. It has a star cast like Anu Kapoor, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Parikshit Sahni, Amol Parashar, and Chetna Pandey. The story revolves around an Indian middle-class family, their bond of love and how they find happiness in little things in life. The family faces a setback when they receive an eviction notice from authorities. This web series shows how the family fights the authorities and the system to save their home.

6. Karenjeet Kaur-The Untold Story of Sunny Leone(IMDb8.2)



Karenjeet Kaur-The Untold Story of Sunny Leone Web Series

Karenjeet Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone is a Zee5 Original Web Series. This web series is based on the true story or we can say that journey of a pornstar-turned-actor Sunny Leone. Born as Karenjeet Kaur in a Sikh middle-class family and how she becomes a porn star from an innocent Sikh girl and then eventually a Bollywood star. This web series is a biopic and aired on Zee5 in two seasons. The season 1 consisted of 10 episodes and Season 2 consisted of 6 episodes. It stars Sunny Leone, Raj Arjun, Karamvir Lamba. The best thing about this biopic is Karenjeet tells her story in her very own style with no regrets and simply not justifying anything.


Mirzapur Indian Web Series

Produced by Excel Entertainment, Mirzapur is a crime thriller aired on Amazon Prime Video. As it names the series with other locations was shot primarily in Mirzapur. The story is about drugs, guns and no law and order in the city. It shows the rule of mafia dons and rivalry and crime prevailing in Purvanchalregeoin of Uttar Pradesh. The season 1 consists of 9 episodes. This is Amazon Prime's third Indian web series after Inside Edge and Breathe. It stars Pankaj Tripathi (Kaleen Bhaiya), Ali Fazal (Guddu Pandit), Vikrant Massey (Bablu Pandit) and Divyendu Sharma (Munna Tripathi). The story revolves around these main characters and shows how innocent college boys enter the mafia and become gangsters.


Ghoul Indian Web Series

Ghoul is a mini web series of 3 episodes in total. It is a horror web series based on Arab folklore monster ghoul. This one is the second Indian web series from Netflix originals after Sacred Games. The series is written and directed by Patrick Graham. It stars Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul, and S.M. Zaheer. The story revolves around newly appointed military officer Nida Rahim (Radhika Apte) who is fierce and go to any limit to prove her faith in the system and cleanse the society for a better future. She is appointed to interrogate a terrorist, but the terrorist turns the interrogation table and reveals some shameful secrets of the interrogators, Nida comes to a conclusion that he is not from this world and is possessed by some supernatural entity.

I hope you like the selection and do let me know in the comments if I missed something on the list. Thanks for reading.

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