Netflix is one of the most loved OTT platforms out there. It has been the leading content provider in India over the last few years. There is a variety of content, across genres, that can be consumed on this platform. A number of Indian web series on Netflix have grabbed the attention of the audience. The platform has been infamous for producing and providing shows that are sometimes extremely good and at other times brain-numbingly rotten. While the platform is still struggling to provide some Indian web series that engages the audience to the core, let us have a look at some of the best Indian shows that Netflix has to offer right now.
1. Little Things
Kavya and Dhruv, a couple in their mid-20s, ride on the rollercoaster that is life and explore modern-day relationships, balancing work and home, and other little things while cohabiting with each other. This rom-com series is a breath of fresh air among all the thrillers and crime dramas that Netflix offers. With an 8.3 IMDB rating, this 3-season long show is worth a watch.
2. Sacred Games
One of the most popular series on Netflix starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name. This 2-seasons and 16 episodes long series promises a gripping and entertaining plot that will keep you hooked to your screen. This crime thriller is one of the best Indian web series on Netflix.
3. Delhi Crime
Undoubtedly the best show available on Netflix, Delhi Crime is a powerful adaptation of a real-life crime that shook the nation to its very core in 2012. Based on the Nirbhaya case, this web series follows the aftermath of the horrifying gang rape as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi goes forward to find and punish the culprits. This show even won the Outstanding Drama Series award in the International Emmy Awards, being the first Indian show to do so.
4. Bombay Begums
The work of a filmmaker who has given us a gem of a movie, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Alankrita Shrivastava, this Netflix Original is a treat to watch. Like all honest and good stuff, even this show faced some backlash from the public demanding Netflix to drop the show. But we are glad that they didn’t. This show builds some striding statements about the place of women in society. It’s a must-watch.
A female constable from Mumbai goes undercover on a case and realizes that she is a badass. Written by Imtiaz Ali and Divya Johri, this crime drama is one of the best things on Netflix. Aditi Pohankar gives a stunning and real performance as the lead in this series.
An Indianised version of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, this show has more in common with the novel (and the Hulu Original) than we can imagine. But interestingly, this shows adds more to it and makes it an engaging watch. Huma Qureshi shines in this 6 episode-long dystopian mini-series.
One of the first Netflix India Originals, Ghoul is a show that is just 3 episodes long. A new prisoner in a military detention center unravels several dark secrets of his interrogators, having been possessed by a Ghoul. The performances out-do the script which is slightly loose in certain areas.
8. Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
Kudos to Anurag Basu for creating this masterpiece. Of course, more than half of the credit goes to Rabindranath Tagore himself for writing such wonderful and progressive stories for generations to read. There have been multiple adaptations of Tagore’s works but Basu’s vision and direction give a new life to these stories. From Chokher Bali to Kabuliwala, these stories will leave you mesmerized. And the acting is so on point! Do have a keen ear to notice the background music and a few songs written by Rabindranath Tagore that have been reprised in this series. This show is an experience of a lifetime.
Released in the year 2020, this show has gained steady popularity. A few young men decide to run a phishing racket in a small town in Jharkhand. Their plans are constricted by a politician who wants to grab a share of his own. This show is underrated and binge-worthy. Why not try it out this weekend?
10. A Suitable Boy
An able adaptation of Vikram Seth’s famous novel ‘A Suitable Boy’, this show is one of the best Indian web series on Netflix. Set in post-Independence India, the story of Lata whose mother wants her to get married to a ‘suitable’ boy. The story is much more than just a matrimonial quest. It is a dive into history, an interesting take at love, an appreciation of art and skill, and overall a celebration of individuality.
With this, we have come to an end of the list. These are some of the best Indian web series on Netflix. Which of your favourite shows did we miss out on? Do let us know in the comments section.