All Time Favourite Indian Web Series
The Indian web industry has seen some really amazing web series over the past few years. With no censorship barriers, the creators of the web have gone wild with their imagination pairing it with impeccable execution. Here is a list of the best Indian web series on the web so far in no particular order.
Starring the adorable duo, Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal, Little Things by Dice Media is a romantic comedy highlighting the small, everyday moments of Kavya and Dhruv’s relationship. The strong characters, the effortless chemistry of the actors and the candid exchanges between them make it both interesting and relatable. Little Things shows us the unglorified parts of a relationship and makes for a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon binge with your significant other.
TVF’s Tripling shows the love hate relationship that three siblings share through an eventful road trip. The very serious Chandan, the cheerful Chanchal and the free spirited Chitvan played by Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo and Amol Parashar respectively who haven’t been in touch for a long time, come together in a series of unfortunate events. The distinct characters and easy exchange of words between them makes it an effortless comedy with a few well-placed emotional moments.
Arre’s Official Chukyagiri revolves around the struggles of Spandan Chukya, a small-town guy, as an intern in a big firm in the city. The web series has a lot of well-timed humour with a tinge of drama. The talented array of actors, Sunny Kaushal, Gopal Dutt an Ahana Kumra among others keep the audience engaged with their commendable skills. This coming of age drama is relatable and funny making it an audience favourite.
TVF’s Permanent Roommates was on of the first Indian web series to gain so much appreciation from the audience. The rom com starring Nidhi Singh and Sumeet Vyas has the perfect combination of humour with good natured family drama. The story of the millennial couple, Mikesh and Tanya, trying to figure out their future will keep you hooked till the very end. The two-season long love story is the best option for your late-night binge sessions.
TVF’s Pitchers is the story of every start-up and every entrepreneur. Naveen, Jitu, Yogi and Mandal played by Naveen Kasturia, Jitendra Kumar, Arunabh Kumar and Abhay Mahajan respectively, are four ambitious millennials who quit their day jobs to launch their own start-up company. The web series chronicles their struggles from research to rejection as entrepreneurs. The rawness of the characters and the intelligence of the script and dialogues keeps the audience engaged. Pitchers is a brilliant web series to watch with your friends.
F. A. T. H. E. R. S.:
Another amazing web series from TVF, F. A. T. H. E. R. S. is a unique story of three retired fathers played by the very talented Gajraj Rao, Atul Srivastava and Brijendra Kala. The web series attempts to break the stereotype of Indian fathers crushing their children’s dreams. The script and dialogues combined with the impeccable comic timing of the actors make this web series a laughter fest. This web series tries to bridge the gap between parents and children. It is undoubtedly one of the best web series to watch with your parents.
The Timeliners’ venture, Flames starring Ritwik Sahore, Tanya Maniktala, Sunakshi Grover and Shivam Kakkar, is a fun, coming of age drama revolving around a group of high school friends. Narrated by a professor, this web series shows the awkward, very exciting process of first love. It has taken up a very creative approach infusing nostalgia with 90s song references and a beautiful background score. Flames will remind you of your old high school days.
Yet another fun web series from TVF, Inmates, is a great desi spin on the much-loved American sitcom F. R. I. E. N. D. S. starring Raghav Raj Kakkar, Kashyap Kapoor, Mukti Mohan, Akanksha Thakur and Ashish Verma. The quirky group of friends and their shenanigans keeps us entertained till the very end. A perfect blend of humour and youthful drama, this one is sure to leave you in peals of laughter.
Life Sahi Hai:
Directed by Luv Ranjan of Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame, this male centric web series narrates the trials and tribulations of four flatmates. The four striking characters played by Abhishek Saha, Suhail Nayyar, Tarun Jain and Siddhant Chaturvedi, make a place in our hearts almost immediately. The dialogues and characters make it relatable and quite popular among the youth. This fun, coming of age sitcom is a great pick for some late-night binge watching.
Bang Bajaa Baaraat:
Written by the banging duo, Anand Tiwari and Sumeet Vyas, this web series revolves around a crazy Indian wedding. The love birds, Pawan and Shahana played by Ali Fazal and Angira Dhar plan their own destination wedding and think that it’s a good idea to meet the parents just days before the wedding. When Pawan’s conservative family and Shahana’s very modern family meet, nothing but utter chaos ensues leaving their wedding in peril. The story, dialogues, cast, production, almost everything is beyond fantastic. This light hearted romantic comedy is a perfect companion for boring days.
Lets include an honourable mention here that didn’t make it into the list but is as amazing as any of the others:
Baked, by Pechkas Pictures and ScoopWhoop Talkies, is the story of three university flatmates who try to start their own midnight food delivery service. Like every young adult, these three friends, played by Manik Papneja, Shantanu Anam, and Pranav Manchanda, have big dreams and even bigger obstacles in their way. The casual dialogues, the great comic timing and the youthfulness of it all make it a fantastic web series to watch with your college mates.
These are some of the most popular Indian web series, if you haven’t watched them before, what are you waiting for?