top indian web series

Web series are becoming more popular than typical Indian shows, all thanks to (over-the-top) OTT streaming platforms. These online streaming platforms are the primary source from where one can access mind-boggling web series. Various reasons make these series more popular than typical Indian television shows. Usually, a web series doesn’t have many episodes which mean you can binge-watch it. They are not like daily soap dramas and offer quality content to viewers. Every month you will get a variety of content to see, from crime thrillers to love relationships.

Web series like Sacred Games, Mirzapur, Delhi Crime, and many more are some of the popular names in the Indian web series list 2023. These are some of the most-watched and much awaited-series that made people believe that good content exists. All thanks to OTT platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others that have been giving us such amazing web shows. Read more to know the top 20 web series in India that you should watch.

List of the Top 25 Best Web Series of India in 2023

1. Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story

scam 1992

The Indian web series ‘Scam’ is all about the considerable crimes that happened in the country and are known to be as the some of the most blatant scandals of India. The story  is picturised during the 1980’s and 1990’s Bombay and revolves around the life of Harshad Mehta who is the most notorious ‘Bachchan of BSE’. It shows Harshad being grown from poverty to great wealth till the moment when financial journalist Sucheta Dalal bring to light Harshad as the person behind the country’s huge financial scam. It is truly one of the leading names in the Indian web series list 2023.

Streaming Platform:  SonyLIV

Lead Actors: PratikGandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Sharib Hashmi

2. Aspirants

aspirants

Aspirants is one of the top Indian web series which tells the story of three friends – SK, Abhilash, and Guri. The drama series shows the journey of these three friends who are making preparation for the UPSC exam in the Old Rajinder Nagar of Delhi.

Streaming Platform: TVFPlay, Amazon Prime

Lead Actors: Naveen Kasturia, Shivankit Singh Parihar, Abhilash Thapliyal

3. TVF Pitchers

pitchers

It is the story of four young entrepreneurs who left their day jobs to follow their dream of beginning their new venture. The startup journey is not as simple as it sounds and the whole series shows the trials and tribulations regarding the same. Watch this most-rated web series of 2015.

Streaming Platform: TVFPlay, YouTube

Lead Actors: Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Abhay Mahajan

4. Rocket boys

rocket boys

This new web series is made on the lives of well-known physicists Homi J. Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai. It shows the story revolving around 1940 to the 1960s in Indian history and how the country accelerated toward a powerful and free nation. The series also shows the strong friendship, sacrifice, and willpower of these two extraordinary men and how they made up to launch India’s first-ever rocket.

Streaming Platform: SonyLIV

Lead Actors: Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh and Regina Cassandra

5. Permanent Roommates

permanent roommates

In the Indian web series list, Permanent Roommates is occupying at one of the top positions. It has come up with two seasons now of which the latest one came in 2016. It is a romantic comedy web series telling the story of two young people Tanya and Mikesh who are in a long-distance committed relationship for a period three years and are now facing the prospect of marriage.

Streaming Platform: TVFPlay, YouTube, Zee5

Lead Actors: Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh, and Deepak Kumar Mishra

6. The Family Man

The Family Man

If you love comedy, action, thrill, and suspense, this should be your first pick to watch. It is a story of a common man that manages his family and work life together. (Shrikant) Manoj Vajpayee is an intelligence officer for the T.A.S.C., a sub-branch of N.I.A. One of the funniest things is that his family thinks that he is an ordinary government employee that does only paperwork in the office. The story has many twists that make it one of the best Indian web series of 2021.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime

Lead Actors: Priyamani, Manoj Bajpai, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and more

7. Bhram

Bhram

It is a psychological horror/thriller and a unique concept. Bhram is the story of Alisha Khanna, who suffers from P.T.S.D. and experiences paranormal, mythical, and psychological activities. If you love suspense and mystery, then you should watch this piece.

Streaming Platform: Zee5

Lead Actors: Kalki Koechlin Sanjay Suri Bhumika Chawla

8. Bard of Blood

Bard of Blood

If you love the acting and drama of Emraan Hashmi, then you surely love this Indian web series. It is a thriller series with so many twists and plots. The story revolves around three Indian intelligence officers, who are on a mission to free the Indian hostage agents. Bard of Blood is a complete pack of action, thrill, love, and war. It is one of the best Hindi shows on Netflix.

Streaming Platform: Netflix

Lead Actors: Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari, Abhishekh Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat

9. Flames

Flames

If you have ever fallen in love, you will surely love this series. The story is about a teenage romance that revolves around their tuition classes. It is the story of the love of Rajat, Ishita, and their best friends Ansuha and Pandey. After watching this one of the top web series, you will surely love your chemistry subject.

Streaming Platform: Mx Player, Timiliner’s youtube channel

Lead Actors: Ritvik Sahore, Tanya Maniktala, Sunakshi Grover

10. Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

It is inspired by a British television drama series written by Peter Moffat, and in a short duration, it has become one of the best web series in India. The Indian version of the series will show good drama and thrill. The story revolves around Aditya, who found the dead body of his passenger in a pool. It has only one season with ten episodes.

Streaming Platform: Hotstar

Lead Actors: Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff, Anupriya Goenka, Mita Vashisht, Pankaj Saraswat

11. Sacred Games

Sacred Games

Sacred Games is one of the most-watched web series in India which is nominated for Emmy awards. The series is based on Vikram Chandra’s novel Sacred Games. The story has so many plots and twists. It revolves around two characters Sartaj Singh and gangster Ganesh Gaitonde. It is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan, some of the finest directors in the industry.

Streaming Platform: Netflix

Lead Actors: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Luke Kenny

12. Special Ops

Special Ops

This top Indian series is a spy thriller inspired by some of the real events in India. The story revolves around lead character Himmat Singh who works in the research and analysis wing. He tracks terrorist attacks and tries to stop them; the story has multiple twists worth watching. 

Streaming Platform: Disney+Hotstar

Lead Actors: Kay Kay Menon, Karan Tacker, Vipul Gupta, Muzammil Ibrahim, Sana Khan, Meher Vij, Saiyami Kher, Divya Dutta, Vinay Pathak

13. Kota Factory

Kota Factory

Kota Factory is one of the finest pieces of art created for the T.V.F. by director Raghav Subbu. Every single moment of the show is worth watching. It is based on the student life of India’s hub for I.I.T. coaching, Kota. The creator tries to change the perspective on the life of students in Kota. It is the only black-and-white web series in India.

Streaming Platform: TVFPlay, TVF Youtube

Lead Actors: Mayur More, Ranjan Raj, Alam Khan, Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa, Revathi Pillai, Urvi Singh

14. Broken But Beautiful 2

Broken But Beautiful

This one is also top-rated Indian web series of romantic dramas based on the life of two people. The story is about how the character breaks their fetters. Even the music of the web series got immensely popular. The piece was created by some of the industry’s big names Vishal Mishra, Akhil Sachdeva, Amaal Mallik, and Sandman. This is definitely one of the best Indian web series that you must watch.

Streaming Platform: Zee5

Lead Actors: Vikrant Massey, Harleen Sethi, Gaurav Arora, Anuja Joshi

15. Paatal Lok

Paatal Lok

Paatal Lok is one of the best police thrillers and Indian web series that you should not miss. The story revolves around a police inspector’s investigation of a fake murder mystery. Its concept is based on Svarga, Dharti, and Paatal. The series got immensely popular because of its characters like “Hatoda Tyagi.” The story is written by four talented writers Sudip Sharma, Sagar Haveli, Hardik Mehta, and Gunjit Chopra.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime

Lead Actors: Jaideep Ahlawat, Gul Panag, Neeraj Kabi, Swastika Mukherjee, Ishwak Singh, Abhishek Banerjee

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16. Cold Lassi Chicken Masala

Cold Lassi Chicken Masala

The show is centered on two chefs who are known for their love relationship but got separated. The story is about their love, food, struggle, and heartbreak. It is one of the top-rated Alt Balaji shows. It also premiers on Zee5. If you love to watch drama and romance, then this shows the best blend of both.

Streaming Platform: Alt Balaji, Zee5

Lead Actors: Divyanka, Rajeev Khandelwal

17. Asur

Asur

If you are waiting for a crime thriller, then Asur is one of the best Indian web series to watch. The show is about finding a serial killer with so many twists and plots. Its story has a strong base from Varanasi that unfolds so much suspense. Overall it is the right combination of mythology, mystery, and action. Asur premiered on one of the free live apps.

Streaming Platform: Voot

Lead Actors: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Anupriya Goenka, Ridhi Dogra

18. Inside Edge Season 2

Inside Edge 2

It is one of the best sport drama thrillers that involve various aspects of cricket. The story revolves around a cricket team. It has several twists with spot-fixing and conflicting interests. You will get to see the fight for money and power that just goes from one to another hand.

 Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime

Lead Actors: Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chada, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Tanuj Virwani, Angad Bedi, Sayani Gupta

19. The Forgotten Army 

The Forgotten Army

The story is set in the ’90s when our country was fighting for Independence. It is based on real events that took place in Indian history. Indian soldiers marched to Delhi with a war slogan of “Chalo Dilli” to free the country from rulers. The series shows the struggle and sacrifices of the lives of soldiers. This series is directed by Kabir khan and is one of the top-rated Indian web series.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime

Lead Actors: Sunny Kaushal, Sharvari Wagh, Rohit Choudhary, TJ Bhanu

20. Panchayat

Panchayat

It is one of the best Indian comedy shows that you should watch for complete entertainment. This is the story of an engineer who is appointed as a Panchayat secretary of Phulera village. It is the struggle of a city boy in a village that struggles to get out of the scenario every time but gets trapped.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime

Lead Actors: Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, Biswapati Sarkar

21. Aarya

Aarya

It is also an Indian crime drama show, which is inspired by the Dutch drama series Penoza. The show was released on 19th June 2020 and received so much love from the public. Its story focuses on various aspects of our everyday life, and primarily shows the lousy face of our society.

Streaming Platform: Hotstar

Lead Actors: Sushmita Sen, Chandrachur Singh, Sikandar Kher, Ankur Bhatia

22. Delhi Crime

Delhi Crime

Another crime drama that will give you Goosebumps with its compelling story and acting is Delhi Crime. The main story is based on the Delhi gang rape of 2012. You will get to know insight into the case and the struggle of police to track down the culprits. It is a power pack show that will leave you thinking about the reality of our world. Do watch this one of the famous Indian web series.

Streaming Platform: Netflix

Lead Actors: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Aakash Dahiya, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Denzil Smith

23. Breathe Season 2

Breathe Season 2

Next on our list of top Indian web series is Breathe Season 2. No doubt its first season was worth watching. It is a story of a desperate father who had to save his son; the series is based on father-son love. The series increases suspense with a statement of how far will you go to protect the one you love.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime

Lead Actors: R. Madhavan, Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi, Neena Kulkarni, Hrishikesh Joshi

24. Baahubali: Before the Beginning

Baahubali: Before the Beginning

This web television series is a prequel to Baahubali. It shows the rise of Sivagami. A lady who solely controlled and managed the entire empire and was known for her justice. It is the story of how she became the queen of the empire and all the challenges she faced in her rise.

Streaming Platform: Netflix

Lead Actors: Mrunal Thakur, Rahul Bose, Atul Kulkarni, Smaran Sahu, Sahib Verma, Sunil Palwal

25. Mirzapur Season 2

Mirzapur Season 2

Season 1 of the web series was a huge success, and everyone is eagerly waiting for season two. It is a story of power, money, crime, and drama; you will get everything in this power pack series. Meanwhile, if you haven’t watched season 1 yet, then you should watch it.

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime

Lead Actors: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur, Divyendu Sharma, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Conclusion

Here we have listed some of the best Indian web series to watch. This content will surely make you astounded with its quality. Web series are a new way of getting entertained just sitting at your home. You can binge-watch shows, or if you missed something, watch it as often as you want. Explore the complete and note down your picks to watch this weekend.

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