Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

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Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

We can’t limit ourselves from watching a great show, especially when we’d heard about all that praise on social media. A show with good content will always get views no matter what language it is available in.

Web series are no different, they’re a great luxury to get out of your everyday schedule, and that you’ll hardly come across any dull moment while watching them.

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Well, with shows being released every few months, it is quite demanding to find a show with quality content.

So if you’re looking forward to watching something relevant, something that holds the ability to take you to an exhilarating ride, then look no further, this article is for you.

Top 10 Web Series in India

Here we’ve curated a list of Top 10 Web Series in India that you can indulge yourself in. Take a look at the synopsis of these series and select a perfect pick to binge-watch.

10. Panchayat

IMDb: 8.8/10

Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

A lone graduate, Abhishek Tripathi unable to find a decent job in the city ends up taking a government job as the secretary of a village panchayat in Uttar Pradesh.

Being raised in the grounds of the city, he struggles to deal with the eccentricities of village life. When at his breaking point, one of his friends suggests he take the CAT exam to get a better job.

The cast on the other hand is the spark to the show as they aesthetically manage things lightly.

  • Casts: Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav, Chandan Roy
  • Where to watch: Prime Video

9. Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side

IMDb: 8.5/10

Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

Shubh Joshi, an astounding genius is abused as a child by none other but his own father who is also a priest.

He starts developing interests in all the religion’s texts and scriptures which are readily available to him.

He then gradually begins to associate himself with the Asur of the Asur mentioned in the texts and poisons his dad for which he is jailed by a CBI officer.

His fellow prisoners start following him after he addresses his ideology to them.

  • Casts: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Anupriya Goenka, Riddhi Dogra
  • Where to watch: Voot Select

8. Special OPS

IMDb: 8.6/10

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Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

Special OPS, a thriller that revolves around a terror attack plotted by a group of five terrorists in the Parliament during 2001.

All of them get killed by the army and police but to their surprise, an entirely new theory comes out when R&AW officer Himmat Singh is given the hold of the issue.

There were a total of 6 terrorists involved in the terror attack and that one is still on loose. The dialogue timing of characters in the show is simply amazing and that’s what makes this show even more inspiring.

  • Casts: Kay Kay Menon, Karan Tacker, Gautami Kapoor, Muzamil Ibrahim
  • Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

7. Paatal Lok

IMDb: 7.8/10

Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

Anushka Sharma-produced series Paatal Lok is based on a gripping story full of twists that makes you want to watch all the episodes in one go.

The protagonist, Hathiram Chaudhary is an Inspector in Delhi Police who is often referred to as an incapable officer. He wants to prove himself and is therefore out on a personal and professional mission to make changes in life.

The story then revolves around four suspects who are arrested for conspiring murder plan to kill famous journalist Sanjeev Mehra whose case is handled by Hathiram himself.

  • Casts: Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Ishwak Singh
  • Where to watch: Prime Video

6. Sacred Games

IMDb: 8.6/10

Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

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Sacred Games depicts the story of gangsters who have been ruling Mumbai over decades and consider themselves god.

The main leads of the show are Sartaj Singh, a great cop who struggles to stand true to his job because of the actions of his seniors and colleagues; Gajraj Gaitonde, a deadly gangster who never brings Hindu-Muslim religion to play for his own benefit.

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have said to give their career-best performances to date in this solid web series.

  • Casts: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Neeraj Kabi
  • Where to watch: Netflix

5. Mirzapur

IMDb: 8.4/10

Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

The story of Mirzapur revolves around an Indian town in Uttar Pradesh, the gun mafia and carpets trader named Kaleen Bhaiya.

A conflict emerges between Tripathi’s and Pandits that ends with the three generations of the Tripathi family- Satyanand, Akhandanand, and Munna.

What forms the core of the plot is the race of getting on the throne of Mirzapur and the one joining the race is Kaleen Bhaiya’s nemesis Rati Shankar Pandey’s son Sharad Shukla, Dadda Tyagi and his grandson.

  • Casts: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyendu Sharma, Shweta Tripathi
  • Where to watch: Prime Video

4. The Family Man

IMDb: 8.6/10

Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

The Family Man’s story begins with Srikant Tiwari whose lifestyle eventually you’ll get acquainted with. He works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency to mar terrorist attacks in India.

His work meant to be a secret, he constantly struggles to maintain his family responsibilities.

The action to defeat the threat starts with the capture of Mujahideens by the coast guard. Later in the act follows a series of incidents and round the clock surveillance to reach suspects.

  • Casts: Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Ashlesha Thakur, Samantha Ruth Prabhu
  • Where to watch: Prime Video

3. TVF Pitchers

IMDb: 9.1/10

Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

TVF Pitchers styles humour but to heighten the drama a bit, the show makers have also included instances of exaggerated humor at some point.

The story here involves Naveen doesn’t have confidence in his idea but later getting convinced by his friends to focus on his startup which also cost him his job.

His interaction with Rajat is considered to be the most profound interaction on the small screen to date.

  • Casts: Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Abhay Mahajan
  • Where to watch: TVFPLAYMX PLAYER

2. Kota Factory

IMDb: 9.2/10

Top 10 Web Series In India 2021

Kota Factory tells you the story of an IIT JEE aspirant who leaves his hometown for the first time to embark on his journey in Kota.

He describes facing difficulties in adjusting to the atmosphere, mess food, academics there, and how he eventually overcame them.

It illustrates how disciplined and hardworking one has to be to achieve his goal and the most important thing of how to cope with the mental pressure that comes along.

Jitendra Kumar’s(Jeetu Bhaiya) dialogue timing and his insights on life in the series are simply exceptional.

Honourable Mentions

Here are some of the best web series in India that couldn’t make it to our top 10 list:

  • Aspirants (IMDb: 9.7/10 )
  • Delhi Crime (IMDb: 8.5/10)
  • Yeh Meri Family (IMDb: 9.1/10)
  • Flames (IMDb: 9.2/10)
  • Breathe (IMDb: 8.3/10)
  • Made in Heaven (IMDb: 8.3/10)

1. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story

IMDb: 9.5/10

Risk hai toh Ishq hai’ is the mantra that Harshad Shantilal Mehta, the mastermind behind one of the biggest financial scams in the country followed, and the same is plunged into a web series.

His journey started from an extremely cramped chawl but his passion for achieving big things in life led him to a lavish terrace apartment in a posh neighbourhood of Mumbai.

In the series, he smartly delves into the loopholes of the system, uses them for his benefit, and becomes the cause of the biggest stock market scams ever happening in the history of India.

  • Casts: Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher
  • Where to watch: SonyLiv

FAQs

Which is the best Indian web series?

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story turned out to be a huge hit soon after its release on SonyLIV and is considered to be the best Indian web series of all time.

Which is the best web series on Hotstar?

Special OPS is one of the best web series that you can watch on Hotstar.

Is Paatal Lok a real story?

The core ideas of the show are based on The Story of My Assassins, a book by Tarun J Tejpal.

Is the family man based on a true story?

The events depicted in the series are inspired by real-life events.

Conclusion

So this is what we’ve aggregated for the list of Top 10 Web Series in India, hope you found it practical. You’ll find these shows on all the major OTT platforms and that they’re definitely worth your time.

Now that you’ve got an idea of some of the best Indian web series, you can start watching them right away. Also, don’t forget to comment below on your favourite web series from the list.

Rippal Vyas
I am a thorough nerd who completely indulges into books when handed one, unless it is a hard-boiled fiction. Apart from reading and surfing shows on Netflix, I love to vent my emotions out through writings.