The OTT revolution has changed the viewing habits of people. Before the advent of OTT platforms, television and movie theatres were the only two options to watch a show and or a movie. There are a plethora of OTT platforms available and Amazon Prime is one of them where you can see shows and movies. Here we have compiled a list of ten Indian web series on Amazon prime you can’t afford to miss.
Mirzapur without a doubt is one of the most popular web series available on Amazon Prime. It has an ensemble cast of terrific actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Rasika Duggal, Divyendu Sharma, Kulbhsuan Kharband, Ali Faizal, and Vikrant Messy. Mirzapur is a crime drama set in the hinterlands of U.P where Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi) a local don rules the town of Mirzapur. It had two seasons which were great successes and the audience now is waiting for the third
The Family Man
Created by the director duo of Raj and DK, The Family Man is an espionage drama where the members of Indian agencies are trying to save Mumbai from a catastrophe looming over the city of Mumbai. Unlike other movies and shows where Indian intelligence officers are normally shown as James Bond type of a spy but The Family Man is an exception. Here the main character Srikanth (Manoj Bajpai) is an intelligence officer who leads a normal life like any other middle-class job-going person.
Made in Heaven
Made in Heaven is considered to be the best show on Amazon Prime by a large section of audiences. The show centers on a wedding planning agency that is run by two wedding planners. With each episode, this series tries to divulge deep into various issues that modern families face during the whole process of a wedding. With its fabulous story, interesting characters, and showing dilemmas of modern times, Made in Heaven is a show you can’t afford to miss.
The Forgotten Army
Set during World War 2, The Forgotten Army chronicles the journey of the Indian National Army (INA) and their fight for an independent India against the imperialist British army. It depicts the sacrifices made by the soldiers of INA when they are trying to go towards the Indian capital Delhi to get freedom from the British Raj. It was directed by Kabir Khan who is known for making movies like New York, Ek Tha Tiger, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan and through this web series, he tried the show us the courageous anecdotes of our unsung heroes whom history has conveniently forgotten.
Breathe: Into the Shadows
Breathe: Into the Shadows is an adrenaline-rushing crime drama with a terrific and edge-of-the-seat plot. It tells the story of the common man and how far he can go to save his family. Featuring brilliant actors like R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh, it tells the story of Danny played by Madhavan who can go to any length to save his dying son and Amit Sadh plays a cop named Kabir Sawant who is hell-bent on stopping Danny who is using illegal means to save his son. It had a second season where Abhishek Bachchan acted along with AmitSadh and both seasons were quite a success.
Patal Lok is co-produced by famous Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in collaboration with Amazon Prime. It featured Jaideep Ahlawat who is a great actor but never got his due as an actor, but Patal Lok changed it and he is one of the most sought actors. Patal Lok is a crime thriller drama about an assassination attempt on a famous journalist that starts a chain of events that engulfs the life of everyone involved in the case including the investigator inspector Hathiram Chaudhary played brilliantly by Jaideep Ahlawat.
Hostel Daze is a fun, light-hearted show unlike the shows mentioned above and if you love watching shows/movies about college life then Hostel Daze is a perfect show for you. The story of this web series is based on an engineering college where students from diverse backgrounds come together. It perfectly depicts the fun life in the hostels and watching this show will make you nostalgic about your college life. Hostel Daze is mainly about three characters and their coming of age.
Four More Shots Please
Four More Shots Please is one of the few women-centric shows available on OTT platforms. It tells the stories of four modern girls living in Mumbai who are dealing with issues within and outside their lives. It tries to break the gender bias in Indian shows and shows that women can be wonderful even with having some flaws. It’s a brilliant take on the modern-day girls and how they are trying to make a name for themselves in a world full of patriarchy.
Laakhon Mein Ek
Another light-hearted show on Amazon Prime, Laakhon Main Ek was written and created by a well-known standup comedian and a former IITian Biswa kalyan Rath. The show tells the story of how teenagers today have to deal with parental pressures and other day-to-day issues in their lives. What career move they should take, and confusion related to it when they have to choose between a protected life with a job or follow their passion. A must-watch for every parent and their children, this show is definitely one of the best shows on Prime Video.
Afsos is a black comedy and it tells the story of Nakul (Gulshan Deviah), an aspiring but unsuccessful author who thinks of himself as a loser in life and tries to take his own life by committing suicide but every time he tries to do so, he fails drastically leading to a chain of funny and quirky incidents. Afsos was directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, sister of famous filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and it tries to tell us about existential crisis, the meaning of life, and finding the real us.