With the OTT industry rising to fame ever since the pandemic, a few OTT platforms have proven to be household names, offering a wide selection of movies, TV shows, and web series of various genres. Among these, Amazon Prime has gained a lot of fans. With its affordable subscription plans (as compared to Netflix) and shows and movies catering to the taste of Indian audiences, Amazon Prime has become one of the largest OTT platforms to date. This year has been the golden year for Amazon Prime, as several big-screen stars have made their OTT debut on the platform. Let’s take a look at the best and most engrossing Indian web series of 2023 on Amazon Prime Video.
Starting off strong at number one, we have Farzi, an action-comedy thriller starring Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupati, Rashi Khanna, and Bhuvan Arora. The show revolves around an underrated struggling artist who turns into a counterfeiting genius to help his grandfather save his sinking newspaper business. Everything about the show is marvelous, from the gripping story to the amazing performances by the actors. Directed by Raj and DK, the show is a masterpiece that you shouldn’t miss out on.
Dahaad is an engrossing crime drama that follows the story of the gruesome murder of 27 women. Set in a small village in Rajasthan, the show portrays the issues of caste and gender discrimination brilliantly and with ease. Starring Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Verma, Gulshan Devaiah, and Sohum Shah, the show brings out the best in these actors. The way Sonakshi Sinha has handled the role of a brave and bold police officer is commendable, and one cannot overlook Vijay Varma. Overall, the show is a must-watch for all crime show lovers.
3. Jee Karda
Adulthood is dreadful, especially in your 30s when you have to navigate through a sea of responsibilities and unprecedented emotions and situations. Well, if you were able to relate to the above statement, we have the right show for you. Jee Karda follows the story of a close-knit friend group trying to manage their lives in their 30s. While there’s romance and fun, it’s not a rosy life. This Tammannah Bhatia-starrer, 8-part show deals with the trials and tribulations faced by these friends as they go through life.
Jubilee is a period drama that counts as one of the best works of Vikramaditya Motwane. It won hearts when it was first released on Amazon Prime in April of this year. The show stars Wamiqa Gabbi, Aparshakti Khurana, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sidhant Gupta, and Prosenjit Chatterjee and traces the dynamic history of Bollywood, showcasing both the dark and bright sides. The series tells true anecdotes of real-life actors, making us realize the diversity within the Hindi film industry. Vikramaditya Motwane outdid himself in capturing the true essence of the period in which the show is set. It can easily be called the best Indian web series of 2023 on Amazon Prime Video.
After the success of Modern Love: Mumbai and Hyderabad, the Indian rendition of the American show, the creators are back with a new city and more love stories to explore. As the name suggests, the show takes us through six unique and extraordinary love stories set in the city of Chennai. Each episode has a different way of storytelling directed by six renowned directors of the Tamil Film industry, namely Bharathiraja, Balaji Sakthivel, Thiagarajan Kumararaja, Raju Murugan, Krishnakumar Ramakumar, and Akshay Sundher. It portrays the vibrant culture of the city and also highlights that love manifests itself in all forms and ways.
So, this was our mid-year recap of the wonderful shows Amazon Prime has presented us with. Many more months of crime, action, drama, and romance with the best shows! Stay tuned to find out more shows that make it to our list of the best Indian web series of 2023 on Amazon Prime Video.