Indian web series are fun to watch. One can experience horror, comedy, thrill and a lot more. Nowadays web series and web shows have become an important part of our lives. In this hustle-bustle of fast and furious life, we seek entertainment to keep all self refreshed and relaxed. Before the pandemic, Indian web shows in series were quite underrated. But the period of lockdown industry of these shows hit the boom. It reached at the peak of popularity in a very short period of time. Here, we have our list of best Indian Shows of 2021 which are available on different OTT platforms.
List Of Best Indian Shows of 2021
The Family Man Season 2
Premise: This series focuses on a middle class man named Srikant Tiwari. He works at the National Intelligence Agency but secretly. He is there at the post of senior analyst. The job of him and his team is to prevent terrorist attacks from being successful. In the first season, we saw Srikant struggling in both of his life, that is, personal as well as professional. His marriage is slowly crumbling down while on the other side he fails in decoding a major terrorist attack.
Release Date: 3 June, 2021
Platform: Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari, Priyamani as Suchitra Iyer, Sahab Ali is playing Sajid Ghani, and Vedant Sinha is in the role of Atharv Tiwari. Samantha Akkineni is in the character of Rajalakshmi.
Total Episodes: The first season had 10 episodes while The Family Man season 2 has 9 episodes.
Trailer: The official teaser for the Family Man Season 2 is released on YouTube by Amazon Prime Video.
Jeet Ki Zid
Premise: This is an inspirational movie and is based on a true story. It is about Major Deependra Singh Sengar. He was a war hero of the special forces who became an officer in 1991. It showcased powerful action and army missions. Jeet Ki Zid is an action thriller and is packed with interesting army missions. It revolves around the the lives of Army Personnel and Special Forces of India. It is a tribute to Indian soldiers’ bravery and courage. Altogether it is a series which depicts courage, persistency, bravery, and strength.
Release Date: 22nd January, 2021
Cast: Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri and Sushant Singh are in the series as Major Deep Singh, Jaya Singh and Colonel Ranjeet Chawdhary, respectively. Further, Aly Goni is playing the role of Surya Sethi while Gagan Randhawa has been started as Dipti. In addition to them, the role of Deep’s parents is played by Mrinal Kulkarni and Paritosh Sand.
Total Episodes: Jeet Ki Zid is divided into 7 episodes. It wasn’t released one by one instead all of these were released on 22nd January. The running time is approximately 40 minutes.
Trailer: Zee5 released the teaser of Jeet Ki Zid on YouTube.
Satyajit Ray, the legendary name that is still alive among us. Ray is a web series that consists of four different stories and all of them are inspired by his works. The four individuals are on their way to achieve success in their respective fields.
Release Date: 25th June 2021
Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Ali Fazal, Kay Kay Menon, Gajraj Rao, Shweta Basu Prasad.
Trailer: On 8th June 2021 trailer was dropped by the online streaming partner, Netflix.
Broken But Beautiful Season 3
Premise: This story is about a couple, Veer and Sameera. Both of them are left heart broken. Veer’s wife, Alina, dies in a road accident and Sameera is unable to forget Karthik who broke up with her 8 months ago. Because of some circumstances Veer is now in a need to buy Karthik’s house which also belongs to Sameera. The story revolves around the incidence taking place between these two characters where they pretend to be in a relationship to make Karthik jealous. As the story moves ahead, both of them start realising the love for each other.
Release Date: February 2021; date is still to be announced.
Platform: Zee5 and ALTBalaji
Cast: It includes Vikrant Massey as Veer Shekhawat, Harleen Sethi as Sameera Joshi, Akriti Singh as Agni, Pooja Bhamrrah as Porno, Sheetal Thakur as Alina, Anuja Joshi as Debbie, Siddharth Shukla, Sonia Rathee, Gaurav Arora as Aahan, Jitin Gulati as Karthik, Meherzan Mazda as Parth
Total Episodes: Till now, two seasons of Broken But Beautiful has been released. The first and the second season had 11 and 10 episodes respectively. The running time for each of the episode is 18 to 23 minutes.
Trailer: ALTBalaji released a video which says that the filming will be beginning soon. While Zee5 has released an official teaser for the season 3.
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Netflix has announced several upcoming series of 2021 and Finding Anamika is one of them. It is about a superstar who suddenly goes missing and all the efforts are made to find her. The police and family members try their best and lastly the case is solved. But all of them come to know about several unrevealed truth. Finding Anamika is it thrilling drama that you must watch.
Release Date: To Be Announced
Cast: Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Kapoor, Lakshir Saran, Manav Kaul.
Trailer: The trailer has not been dropped yet. However, you can watch a glimpse of it by watching this official video by Netflix.
Starring Huma Qureshi in the lead role Maharani is an Indian TV series that is gaining much attention. Although, the story is not exactly the same as what happened in Bihar but most of the plot seems much related to the situation of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, where she was made the chief minister in the 90s. Maharani is written and created by Subhash Kapoor while the direction is done by Karan Sharma. This series portrays how Rani Bharti (Huma Qureshi) tries to govern the state.
Release Date: 28th May 2021
Platform: Sony LIV
Cast: Huma Qureshi is playing the role of Rani Bharati while the character of his husband and Bihar’s Chief Minister, Bheema Bharti, has been played by Sohum Shah. The other cast members include Amit Sial, Vineet Kumar, Kani Kusruti as Navin Kumar, Gauri Shankar Pandey and Kaveri Sridharan respectively.
Episodes: Maharani has 10 episodes and for now it only has one season.
Trailer: The trailer was made available on 9th May 2021 by Sony LIV.
The Test Case Season 2
Premise: This web series is based on Indian army and the Season 2 will revolve around a female army officer. She is searching for a mysterious man in order to do recovery. Hence this coming season is going to be more exciting, interesting, and amazing. the first season featured Nimrat Kaur as Captain Shikha Sharma who is the only woman in that group of Indian army officers which is being trained to join the special forces. The first season had happy ending where Shikha graduated and topped the training courses.
Release Date: To be announced later
Cast: Harleen Sethi, Nimrat Kaur, Atul Kulkarni, Anup Soni, Juhi Chawla, Rahul Dev
Total Episodes: The first season came up with 10 episodes. Perhaps, the second season would also include the same number of episodes.
Trailer: ALTBalaji and Zee5 has announced The Test Case Season 2 and the trailer for this has also been released. While going through the teaser you will come to know that the story is set in Kashmir.
Directed by Vikas Bahl, Sunflower is a crime thriller show that also has epic comedy. The title seems a little unusual for such a genre, isn’t it? Moreover, this series is about a murder mystery in Mumbai and this incident took place in the society called ‘Sunflower.’ tThe residents are strange in all of them are suspects. Watch the series to know how this mystery is solved.
Release Date: 11th June 2021
Cast: Sunil Grover as Sonu Singh and the role of inspector and sub-inspector has been played by Ranvir Shorey and Girish Kulkarni. Furthermore, it has Mukul Chadha, Shonali Nagarani and Saloni Khanna as Mr Ahuja, Naina Kapoor and Aachal respectively.
Episodes: It has a total of 8 episodes.
Trailer: Streaming partner, Zee5 has recently released the trailer.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11
Premise: This is basically based on 26/11 Mumbai attack. This web series is making its way as there will be 12th anniversary of that terrorist attack. Therefore, it is a tribute to all those frontline heroes who sacrificed their life for others. It is the story about doctors, hospital staff, and nurses who worked desperately for saving the lives during the attack that made the entire city fearful. Mumbai Diaries 26/11 will show bravery of doctors during that period.
Release Date: TBA
Platform: Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Konkana Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwanthary
Trailer: Amazon Prime Video has already dropped the video for first look of Mumbai Diaries 26/11. It is available on YouTube also.
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