Indian TV serials have always been close to our hearts, well for some of us, but watching web series has been the latest buzz nowadays. Just because we are through with all the Hindi or Hinglish TV serials, doesn’t mean we’re through everything out there on the Indian television. Regardless, web-series are considered to be more independent in their portrayals and can present a bolder, sexier take on the same old storylines without worrying much about censorship. You may easily find tons of expletives and explicit content in all such web-series, without any beep noises.
So far, while most of such web-series have been limited to a single season, with an average of 8-10 episodes per season, very few have gone to the extent of entering their second or further seasons. The USP, however, of such web-series is very less of drama (like less of falling steel plates, shapeshifting snakes and what not) and more of presenting a social message or a strong storyline. And until now, none of them have disappointed us. None at all. Though I had originally shortlisted more than 40 such worthwhile Indian web-series ruling over the internet, this list only has the few best which you could make the most of.
All said and done, I’d call 2016 as the golden year for many budding Indian web-series and shockingly or surprisingly, close to 80% of the aforementioned web-series commenced then. So here goes, the non-exhaustive list of top Indian web-series ever made that could make you fall for Indian serial-like content all over again. You can watch many of these best Indian web series on YouTube, Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
17. Dev DD (2017-)
Based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Devdas, Dev DD is nothing special other than your daily soaps, except for its boldness and a small-town based girl longing for salvation. Claimed to be a modern-day take on Devdas, Devika is cool with weed and alcoholism and apparently casual with love and relationships. Loaded with rather baseless profanity and utterly flawed at places, yet, Dev DD can still be watched for the sultry, confused and independent Devika and a fresher perspective from Ekta Kapoor’s kitty.
16. TVF Inmates (2017-)