The internet streaming services have substituted television as the place we turn to for amusement. From the crush-worthy To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before to the disturbing, Black Mirror-esque, Ghoul, we have had a lot to watch on streaming services.
And if you’re hell bored watching saas-bahu sagas, same old Hollywood series and other over-the-top stuff on tv, then it’s high time to venture into the world of Indian web series. From folks drama with a hint of 90’s nostalgia to a story about contemporary relationships, there’s a lot on the web if you have the time to binge-watch. However, if you are now looking for something with a desi flavour, we’ve got just the catalogue for you.
Director: Karan Anshuman and Gurmmeet Singh
Starring: Vikrant Massey, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Divyendu Sharma, Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal and Shweta Tripathi
The nine-episode Mirzapur is a typical guns-and-goons story set in the town of Mirzapur, somewhere in the northern surroundings, and focuses on Akhand Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi) aka Kaaleen Bhaiya, a carpet exporter who causes and reins all of the town’s illicit activities. What unfolds is a story of supremacy dynamics in small-town India, stuffed with treachery, mutiny and massacre. Mirzapur tries to wed the hollow drama of Godfather with the wilderness of Gangs of Wasseypur.
Little Things Season 2
Director: Ruchir Arun
Starring: Dhruv Sehgal, Mithila Palkar
It’s a show that has never let the lure of mass appeal affect what it is essentially about – a young couple, besieged to adjust to autonomous life, fraught with more money than they’ve ever seen and terrified that one day, it’ll all go away.
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte
A series, that manages to show something huge and extensive, even without the poignant join at its centre that would add another layer to this slaughter. It’s a felony classic that wants to consider what the police in a giant city owe to those they serve and the penalty of an aggressive status built on dispatching any challengers at any moment.
Yeh Meri Family
Director: Sameer Saxena
Starring: Vishesh Bansal, Mona Singh, Akarsh Khurana
Yeh Meri Family which is a new, melancholy, sweet and exciting web series that will take you back to your pre-teens days.
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare
Director: Vikas Chandra
Cast: Zakir Khan, Zakir Hussain, Alka Amin, Abhimanyu Singh, Varun Kumar, Vyom Sharma, Venus Singh
Chacha Vidhayak Hai Hamare is a show based on the age-old Indian proclivity for brandishing one’s political associations, in the face of system, policy and power.