The peculiar demands from Indian Audience and attempts by the content makers to produce the entertainment material accordingly, create a collection of serials and movies that are unique in many ways. Here we talk about the top 10 Indian web series to watch on Netflix that you should not miss.
Netflix has announced new projects from India, and some have already made their mark in the world of online streaming content, owing to good production, cinematography, story, and selection of actors.
The strong pull of the online streaming platform Netflix has brought in some big names from cinemas, who have produced amazing originals to a growing audience here.
List of top 10 Indian Web series to watch on Netflix
According to us, this is the list of top 10 Indian originals to watch on Netflix that you must try this year.
- Sacred Games
- Taj Mahal 1989
- Delhi Crime
- Lust Stories
- Little Things
- Selection Day
Based on your taste and interests, this list could be shuffled from top to bottom. To find out which should be on spot number one according to you, read the article below. Here we have summarized all the essential details about each series for you.
1 Sacred Games
No matter who lists the Indian originals from Netflix, Sacred Games is always going to end up on top, and truly deserves the spot of top Netflix Indian category. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Kalki Koechin, and many more, this series has created a special spot for itself in the content market of India and is based on a novel by its namesake.
The storyline of this two-season thriller show is about a looming attack on the financial capital of India, Mumbai. Gangster Gaitonde (Saif) is calling the shots behind this plot, and it is Sartaj Singh (Saif) who can save the city from this impending disaster who has 25 days on his hand. The only problem for Sartaj Singh is he has no idea where to start and who to bust.
These two thrilling seasons will keep you engaged throughout the timeline and you will find yourself hooked to the screen, curious to know the end.
2 Taj Mahal 1989
A must watch for fans of love and romantic stories. This series is an amalgamation of three interconnected love stories. The trio of these love affairs is completed by Sarita and Akbar –two college professors, trapped in a marriage that is dominated by the hassle of life rather than the love itself.
The second is the story of two college students Dharam and Rashmi – their intense love for each other becomes an emotion of different hues when their relationship gets dominated by politics, diverging priorities, and jealousy. The last couple is Sudhakar and Mumtaz – a couple bracing against social norms to be together.
This couple happy in each other’s company has its own share of sufferings in life. This amazing series revolves around the spirit of life in missing love, new budding love, and perpetual love -all brought to you in one super package to watch and relish.
3 Delhi Crime
The seven-part series is based on a gruesome event in the history of India that came about in the capital New Delhi, shocking the world in general and India in particular. One of the top productions from Netflix for its viewers.
If you follow current affairs regularly, you would know the whole story. But this series takes you beyond what you see or watch on mainstream media.
Delhi Crime takes the audience behind the scenes to Delhi Police who are investigating the case. It wholly sums up the political influences, bureaucratic hurdles, and dearth of resources through which the police navigate during the investigation period.
Critics find it biased towards the police, yet six long years of work on this investigation is distilled down for you in a spellbinding series that is full of unbelievable surprises for you.
It is created by the enigmatic Imtiaz Ali from the silver screen. Being his first for the small screen audience, this piece of work is worth your time.
The story of the series revolves around the life of a lower-middle-class girl. A junior constable in the police, she finds herself in a strange territory, when given a task to breach a criminal organization. Brilliant performances by the actors and near to realistic portrayal of the dogmatic male-dominated ambiance of higher authority.
This is India’s own ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ on the fifth position for you in the top 10 list of Netflix Indian originals. A dystopian original series from Netflix, it has that peculiar Indian flavor that makes it a different flick than the aforementioned foreign production.
The series is based on a novel by Prayaag Akbar and directed for the screen by Deepa Mehta. The plot revolves around the journey of a woman Shalini, played by Huma Qureshi.
Taken away from her family into the fretters of a totalitarian rule given the name Aryavarta. Many parts of this dystopian series look too familiar to be fiction when compared to the current political happenings in the country.
6 Lust Stories
It is four short stories packed into one named Lust Stories. This series combines stories from Zoya Akhtar, Kran Johar, Anurag Kashyap, and Dibakar Banerjee. Some of the lead actors from the series include Manisha Koirala, Neha Dhupia, Radhika Apte, Vicky Kaushal, and Sanjay Kapoor.
Based on the theme of lust, each story gives us a different perspective and message. Story one –it is about a married woman, eager to explore her sexuality, played by Radihka Apte. Story two –a unique story of a sexual relationship between a white-collar urban dweller and his maid, played by Neil Bhoopalam and Bhumi Pednekar.
Story three –is about a couple, their infidelity, and the choices they make in their lives. And the last story is an account of a newlywed housewife desperate for sexual intimacy with her spouse. The story ends when she finally gets it through a sex toy in the most awkward of circumstances.
Based on true events, Jamtara is one of the must-watch Netflix Indian originals. It revolves around a thrilling trip into the Jamtara village in Jharkhand, which has been transformed into the phishing capital of India.
It is the story of Sunny and Rocky, two cousins, who with the help of their friends, run a successful phishing network from the village. Their clandestine activity doesn’t remain a secret when a criminal mastermind finds out their work.
Now, he wants to be an active cog in this network. On the other hand, Police too is somewhere close to finding the illegal network. The series turns to a binge-watching thriller when tensions rise and lives are endangered.
If you are into horror movies and want a desi touch to what you have been watching in Hollywood productions, this one is for you and were have placed it on 8th position in the list of Top Netflix Indian Content. Yet it’s not just that it mixes Arabic folklore and military activism to produce this wonderful three-part series.
A military officer (Radhika Apte) has been charged to interrogate a terrorist at a military base, who is possessed by an evil spirit named Ghoul, Arabic for the evil spirit itself. As the devil grows stronger, the situation at the military bases gets out of control. Who will make it out with life and limbs intact? Find out for yourself by watching.
9 Little Things
This three-season show is not a real Netflix original. This production was later bought by the company. The show follows the life of a Mumbai living couple Dhruv (Dhruv Sehgal) and Kavya (Mithila Palkar). As you can pick from the name, Little Things is about the daily lives of this couple and portrays their relationship through time.
The best thing about this series is its relevance to the daily lives of most of us, as we follow the strings of our societal dictations, a relatable tale in which you can see yourself from a viewer’s standpoint. It’s a light-hearted production that can be found by young couples looking to calm the turbulence in their yet-to-settle relationships.
10 Selection Day
The story of ‘Selection Day’ is a twelve-episode series, produced by Anil Kapoor and Directed by Anand Tucker, and revolves around two teenage boys from a small town, Maju (Samad) and Radha (Dholye). The duo dream of becoming international cricketers.
Their father is their first coach, a strict taskmaster. With their hard work, they win a scholarship to a prestigious sports school, and twist in the story begins.
Then this Netflix series becomes the story of two boys finding out their individual personalities, the pressures they face to get ahead, and the tale of their relationship with their former coach, their father.
It is a superb production taken to a new level by amazing performances by the lead actors Mahesh Manjrekar, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Rajesh Tailang, not to forget the two aspiring star cricketers.
This is the complete list of the top 10 Indian originals to watch on Netflix this year, we have curated for you. The content has been listed in terms of subject value, genre, quality of acting, and content in general. We hope you’ll find this article helpful in selecting your next title on this online streaming service to watch.