Arise of OTT platform when Netflix arriving in Indian, People have no clue about the web series or TV shows. Today many Indian original web series are quite popular and some of creating a record in both Hollywood and Bollywood and nominated in Emmy, with the advent of a new writer, creators, actors who are free to create content with no censor barriers and produce realistic content which gains the attention of many viewers, as a result, the number of Netflix viewers grew from 8 million to 10 million in India and more than 170 million viewers across the world. Netflix’s popularity breaks the old school of film production and tradition of Bollywood film making like casting the same star, same directors, with no creative freedom to the director, writer. A platform like Netflix empower them to break boundaries which are not limited to the same type of old storytelling concept in Hindi cinemas, they collaborate to produce Indian original Web series like Sacred Games, Delhi Crime, Leila, Lust Stories which had open a new path of film making thanks to Netflix.
We’ve curated a list of the best Indian original series on Netflix in the Hindi Language Right here.
- Sacred Games
- Delhi Crime
- Bard of Blood
- Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega
- Taj Mahal 1989
- Lust Stories
Sacred Games: This Emmy nominated web series is milestone in Indian original web series. The series is based on Vikram Chandra’s novel with same name (Scared Games). Scared Games TV series is the first original Indian web series directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap.
The storyline of Scared Games: Story revolves around the Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) is a police officer in Mumbai who receives a phone call from gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who is a criminal and Don from the past and missing from past 16 years, who tells him to save the city within 25 days and then the story follows with many events open thread of dark underworld, political linkage with many twists, and turns.
Scard Games come in two seasons and consists of 16 episodes available on Netflix.
Scared Games Cast and Characters:
Saif Ali Khan as Inspector Sartaj Singh
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ganesh Gaitonde
Radhika Apte as Anjali Mathur
Pankaj Tripathi as Khanna Guruji
Amruta Subhash as Kusum Devi Yadav
Kalki Koechlin as Batya Abelman
Ranvir Shorey as Shahid Khan
Neeraj Kabi as DCP Dilip Parulkar
Jatin Sarna as Deepak “Bunty Sharma” Shinde
Kubra Sait as Kukkoo
Rajshri Deshpande as Subhadra
Elnaaz Norouzi as Zoya Mirza/Jamila
Luke Kenny as Malcolm Mourad
Aamir Bashir as Inspector Majid Ali Khan
Geetanjali Thapa as Nayanika Sehgal
Surveen Chawla as Jojo Mascarenas
Shalini Vatsa as Kanta Bai
Danish Pandor as Bada Badariya
Anil Mange as Chota Badariya
Vikram Kochar as Mathu
Samir Kochhar as ACIO Markand
Chittaranjan Tripathy as Trivedi
Nawab Shah as Salim Kaka
Saanand Verma as Purushottam Baria
Jaipreet Singh as Constable Dilbagh Singh
Saurabh Sachdeva as Suleiman Isa
Neha Shitole as Shalini Katekar
Smita Tambe as ATS Analyst Rama
Delhi Crime: Delhi Crime is based on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case that took place in the neighborhood of Munirka, in South Delhi. The series follows the story in the aftermath of the gang rape, where Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vartika Chaturvedi is tasked to find the culprits responsible for the assaults and death of the female victim. Delhi Crime based on the tragic true story of a teenage girl who gang-rape in South Delhi, this series follows how the Delhi police team lead by DSP Vartika to find the culprits. The Delhi Crime consist of one season and seven episodes available on Netflix.
Delhi Crime Cast and Characters:
Shefali Shah as Vartika Chaturvedi
Rasika Dugal as Neeti Singh
Aakash Dahiya as Devinder
Adil Hussain as Kumar Vijay
Rajesh Tailang as Bhupendra Singh
Denzil Smith as Vishal Chaturvedi
Yashaswini Dayama as Chandni
Avijit Dutt as Gururaj Dixit
Gopal Dutt as Sudhir Kumar
Sanjay Bishnoi as Akash
Mridul Sharma as Jai Singh
Jaya Bhattacharya as Vimla Bharadwaj
Leila: Leila is the story of women Shalini (Huma Qureshi) who tries to find her missing daughter
Leila is an Indian drama web television series directed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman, and Pawan Kumar. Based on the 2017 eponymous novel by Prayaag Akbar, it stars Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, Sanjay Suri, and Arif Zakaria. The Leila Indian web series consists of one season and six episodes available on Netflix
Bard of Blood: Bard of Blood Bard of Blood is an Indian spy thriller web television series based on the 2015 novel Bard of Blood written by Bilal Siddiqi and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment. Bard of Blood revolves around the story of the ex-RAW agent, it stars Emraan Hashmi, Kirti Kulhari, Vineet Kumar Singh, Jaideep Ahlawat and Sobhita Dhulipala.
Bard of Blood consists of one season and seven episodes available on Netflix.
Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega: It is a very unique idea in an Indian crime drama web television series directed by Soumendra Padhi and written by Trishant Srivastava.
The story of Jamtara revolves around the phishing operations in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand. This critically acclaimed web series gave you a realistic impression of how phishing works.
Jamtara consists of one season and ten episodes available on Netflix.
Ghoul: Ghoul is Indian horror web series on the monster ghoul, the series is written and directed by Patrick Graham. The story is set in the future where fascism is at its top, and the story’s main plot is the interrogation of a dreaded terrorist Ali Saeed in a secret government internment camp that ignites a series of horrifying and supernatural events in the aftermath.
It stars Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, S. M. Zaheer, Mahesh Balraj, Rohit Pathak and Mallhar Goenka.
Ghoul consists of one season and three episodes available on Netflix.
She 2020: She is an Indian crime drama web television series, the story revolves around a female police constable who works as an undercover to expose a drug network. She created and written by Imtiaz Ali & author Divya Johry directed by Arif Ali and Avinash Das and stars Aaditi Pohankar, Vijay Varma and Vishwas Kini.
She consists of one season and seven episodes available on Netflix.
Taj Mahal 1989: Lucknow, 1989. Taj Mahal follows the twisted lives of Lucknow University professor couple, their students, a long lost friend and his lover, and a schoolgirl in love with an older boy. The series stars Neeraj Kabi, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Sheeba Chaddha and Danish Husain.
Taj Mahal 1989 is an Indian comedy-drama romance web television directed and written by Pushpendra Nath Misra. Taj Mahal 1989 consists of one season and seven episodes available on Netflix.
Lust Stories: Lust Stories is a 2018 Indian anthology film, consisting of four short films or four short series splits into segments directed by Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar exploring love, sex, and relationships in modern India.