In the past couple of years, the viewership of online content has bloated, so much so, that companies like Amazon are making original content for India and showcasing them on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video is one of the best online streaming platform available in India, as it not only offers the new and old movies and TV content but have come up with their own original content which you can binge watch. In this blog we will tell you the list of 20 best Indian shows on Amazon Prime video that you can binge watch on weekends, or weekdays if you can.
PS: The shows are placed in a random order
What are 20 Best Indian Web Series On Amazon Prime To Binge Watch?
1. The Family Man
Starring Manoj Bajpai in lead and Priyamani and Sharib Hashmi along with many talented actors tells you the story of a middle-class man who works for T. A. S. C. (Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell) branch under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as a field agent named Srikanth Tiwari. The Amazon Prime Originals, Indian show was premiered on Amazon Prime Video in September 2019. (PS. Please do not tell her wife that he is a field agent, hahaha).
Shrikanth Tiwari is pulled between the duty as a father and husband towards his family and that of an agent towards the country all amidst when the terrorists are trying to do something big. The show has it all, comedy, thrill, suspense, drama and even action. The second season trailer has just dropped out and will be released on June 4, 2021. It is one of the top Indian shows on Amazon Prime and a must watch if you love spy thriller.
This comedy-drama series features Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, and Biswapati Sarkar in a strong cast. The series is about an engineer who, after being unable to find work in multinational corporations, becomes a Panchayat secretary in the village of Phulera.
The show is about his dissatisfaction with his life, village life, and the Panchayat system as a whole. Panchayat is a beautiful tale with a little bit of humor that addresses society’s real concerns.
This is one of Amazon Prime’s most hilarious series. And there should be no question before binge-watching it because I guarantee you would want more. Also, it is one the most highest IMDb rated show with 8.8 overall rating. Thus make it a must watch Indian series on Amazon Prime.
A drama web series created by Amazon stars R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh in lead roles. A story of desperation and love shows that to what extent a loving father is willing to go to save his child. The web series premiered on Amazon Prime Video in January 2018 and has gotten great reviews and an IMDb rating of 8.4/10.
The story revolves around a father (R. Madhavan) willing to murder people to save his son and on the other hand a Crime Branch Officer (Amit Sadh) trying to crack the mystery of murders that does not look anything more than accidents and suicides. The series has 8 episodes with each episode 40 minutes long. The series has been renewed for another season.
4. Breathe: Into The Shadows
It’s a sequel to Breathe, with Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, and Nithya Menon in the lead roles, and it’s another crime thriller and masterclass. Dr. Avinash Sabharwal (Bachchan) discovers his 6-year-old daughter Siya has been abducted by an unidentified person. In order for Sabharwal to get his daughter back, the kidnapper demands that he kills a man.
This season lives up to the first season’s standards. The plot has been changed, but it is based on the same theme. Abhishek Bachchan has made a debut in the digital world. He’s given one of his best performances to date. Amit Sadh and Nithya Menen have both made significant contributions. They’ll have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. It is one of the best psychological thriller web series in India.
5. Made In Heaven
Premiered in March 2019, Made in Heaven is a Drama series and an Amazon originals produced by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment. The season has 9 episodes with each episode almost an hour long. The story revolves around 2 wedding planners Tara (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Karan (Arjun Mathur) in Delhi who manages big fat weddings for some of the wealthiest and most reputed people.
As the duo struggles through the challenges and come across taboos in professional lives, their personal lives too is no less than a roller coaster ride. The Amazon Prime Video Original Indian show cleverly shows the prevalent narrow-mindedness and classism still engraved in the minds of India’s modern society. If you do not think it is worth a watch… IMDb has given it a rating of 8.3/10 and Amazon has already given a green flag to the second season.
6. Bandish Bandits
When we talk about Bandish Bandits, it’s one best Indian shows on amazon prime in the music genre. It’s a fresh and original romantic drama web series with a mesmerising musical experience, including a spellbinding soundtrack by the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio, who’ve made their digital debut with this show. After watching the show, you’ll find yourself listening to the series’ album more than any of Bollywood’s top 50 hits.
Radhe comes from a family of classical musicians who value music above all else. He is his grandfather’s music student, awaiting his gathbandhan so that he can succeed like his teacher. He meets a girl, Tamanna, a pop sensation and a youtube star with a large fan base, while he is dedicatedly studying music. Despite the fact that they both work in the music industry, their paths are rather different.
The entire cast has done an outstanding job. Ritwik Bhowmik, who plays Radhe, and Shreya Chaudhry, who plays Tamanna, have a bright future ahead of them. The best thing about this show is Naseeruddin Shah and Atul Kulkarni, who have made this show outstanding with their performance.
7. Paatal Lok
Paatal Lok is an evocative, old-fashioned word that refers to hell or the netherworld, completely opposite to swarg-lok, which refers to heaven. And we are led inevitably into darkness in this tale written by Sudip Sharma and produced by Anushka Sharma: there are some sections here, doused in blood, bone, and gristle, that will make even the most hardened fans shiver.
Patal Lok depicts the harsh yet accurate facts of life in Delhi/NCR (and for that matter any cosmopolitan city in India). You’ll both cringe and smile at the same time while watching the show.
The storyline is about the good and bad in us as humans, and how we are essentially two nations in one country; it discusses how we are grey and multi-layered in our humanity rather than black and white. Also, the series is loosely based on Tarun Tejpal’s novel The Story of My Assassins, which has drawn a crime-loving audience.
8. The Forgotten Army-Azaadi Ke Liye
The series is directed by Kabir Khan and is based on true events about the men and women who served in Indian National Army (INA) which was led by Subhash Chandra Bose. The series stars Sunny Kaushal and Sharvari.
The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, is based on the true story of Indian soldiers who marched towards the capital, with the war cry ‘Challo Dilli’, to gain Indian independence from colonial rule.
It is one of the best Indian shows on amazon prime based on the true events of India’s struggle to be an independent nation. A patriotic and an extremely well-directed series that keeps you engaged all throughout.
This historical drama a must-watch because it reminds us of our soldiers’ sacrifices so that we can live in peace. It will undoubtedly broaden your understanding of the Army and their lives.
9. Four More Shots Please!
Through friendship and shots of tequila, the series follows four unapologetically imperfect women (two in their 30s and two in their early 20s) as they work, love, make mistakes, and explore what makes them tick in millennial Mumbai. Sayani Gupta, Bani J, Kirti Kulhari, and Maanvi Gagroo star in the show, which is Amazon Prime Video’s first all-women-protagonists Indian original.
In 2019, the first season was one of the top three most-watched Amazon Original Series from India, and in May 2020, the second season was dubbed “the most-watched Indian show on the platform.”
Four more shots Please is a fun show that will undoubtedly elicit some emotions in you and will make you miss your girl gang.
Afsos is an Amazon Prime original dark comedy series from India. It tells the storey of Nakul, a depressed man who tries many times to commit suicide but fails. Then he hires a hitman to finish the job but soon learns that he wants to live. The problem is that the hitman never leaves a task unfinished, so a hilarious cat-and-mouse game ensues.
A series worth watching, with an outstanding cast. It will capture your interest right away, and you will be compelled to watch the entire episode to satisfy your curiosity as the storey unfolds. The character development is beautifully done, and it was very good in exploring the fascinating essence of each and every one of them.
Tandav, a political thriller, is one of the most-watched Indian originals on Amazon Prime Video starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover and Zeeshan Ayyub. The story revolves around the clash to control the country’s highest office, the Prime Minister position. Khan is competing against veteran politician Dimple Kapadia for the position of succeeding his father as Prime Minister of India. Players in this drama would go to any extent to achieve their goals, including killing their own family members in cold blood.
The star of this web series is Sunil Grover who manages to outshine every other character in this show. Grover manages to refocus our attention every time he appears on screen as Gurpal Chauhan. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is also seen in one of the most pivotal roles, which he has portrayed admirably.
12. Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare
In his comedy shows Haq Se Single and Kaksha Gyaravi, we’ve seen Zakir Khan rocking the stage. He’s also taken it a step further by starring in a television movie. You are absolutely incorrect if you believe Zakir Khan can only be the best stand-up comedian. He once again demonstrates his mastery of screen appearance with Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare.
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare tells the storey of a jobless 26-year-old bachelor whose chacha is an MLA. To the outside world, he appears to be the nephew of a member of parliament, allowing him to do whatever he wants, but only he knows the bitter facts. However, he doesn’t show it openly and walks around town with his shoulders up.
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare is a light comedy show and probably one of the best comedy shows on amazon prime with a simplistic plot that will brighten your day.
Comicstaan has 2 seasons and is another Amazon Prime Video Original content that the giant has brought out for its viewers. The season 1 has 9 episodes which are all an hour long and was premiered in July 2018, season 2 of Comicstaan premiered in July 2019 and has 8 episodes, again, each episode being an hour long.
The show brings together the budding comedians in India and help them in making a name for themselves, the show is funny enough to make your stomach hurt, however, in all honesty, not every episode will be loved by everyone. Nevertheless, each episode is a new challenge for the contestants given by the judges. Kenny Sebastian, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kanan Gill, and Kaneez Surka are some of the judges in both seasons, and in season 2 the “Sakht Launda” Zakir Khan also joins the show as a judge. The contestants from this show are now getting millions of views of their YouTube channels…. So trust us… The show is worth the watch.
Mirzapur, hands down, is if not the best, one of the best Indian shows on amazon prime till date. The show revolves around the rivalry between two mafia groups in Purvanchal region in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The show stars great actors like Pankaj Tripathi (kaleen Bhaiya), Ali Fazal (Guddu), Vikrant Massey (Bablu), Divyenndu (Phoolchand Tripathi), Shweta Tripathi (Gajgamini Gupta), and many others.
In a bid to save their family, both Guddu and Bablu joins Kaleen Bhaiya’s gang and as the series progresses, these innocent youngsters transforms into big violent criminals. The first and the last episode of the series (Season 1) will get you hooked, the first one to complete the season as soon as possible, and the last episode because you will not be able to wait for the 2nd season. Mirzapur season 1 has 9 episodes with each episode over 40 minutes long.
Also, living up to the expectation, Mirzapur 2 was a fantastic hit too when it premiered on Amazon Prime Video in late October of 2020. The show had a spectacular first week, with most viewers finishing the seasons over the weekend or overnight. In addition to Pankaj Tripathi and Ali Fazal proving their worth in their roles, Shweta Tripathi’s character took centre stage this season.
15. Laakhon Mein Ek
The talented comedian, Biswa Kalyan Rath has made this show. The show has 2 seasons, the 1st season premiered in October 2017 and had 6 episodes with each episode of 24 minutes. The first season revolves around the story of a 15-year-old teenager who wants to post his mimicry videos online, but his father forces him to join IIT coaching where he befriends Bakri and Chudail, his roommates.
The second season, which premiered in April 2019, which has 8 episodes of 24-26 minutes each, shows the life and struggles of Dr. Shreya. She fights with the system to get what is right and for the improvement of healthcare in the Sitlapur village. Both the seasons will not only leave you angry but also pained. The web series is every bit as uncompromising, hard-hitting, and effective as it comes. The web series has an IMDb rating of 8.3/10.
16. Inside Edge
The 2 season web series was first premiered in July 2017. The first series was so good that it was nominated in the 46th International Emmy Awards under the category of Best Drama Series. The first season has a total of 10 episodes with each episode over 40 minutes long.
Starring household names like Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadda, Angad Bedi, along with many others, the series do not hold back on punches, giving blows after blows to the viewers. The first season revolves around Mumbai Mavericks, franchise in T20 Powerplay League, and shows the game that goes behind the game.
In the second season, the stakes gets higher. The main antagonist is revealed, and the cricketing world is shook to the core by the scandals that surfaces. Zarina Malik (Richa Chadda) joins hand with Bhaisaab and threatens to destroy the very game they wanted to take control of. With all the ups and downs, Vivek Oberoi also comes back in the second season, giving it a new turn.
This is an another best web series on amazon prime in India. Highly addictive and difficult to predict as well.
17. Hostel Daze
Have you heard of The Viral Fever (TVF)? They have almost 7 million subscribers on YouTube and come up with series there which people and fans can watch for free. The same team has now come up with the mini-web series called Hostel Daze. Premiered in December 2019, the series caught attention instantly and even got an IMDb rating of 9/10. With a total of just 5 episodes and each episode of 30-35 minutes long, the series will leave you distressed in wait for the release of the 2nd season.
The web series shows the life of 4 wingmates in the hostel of an engineering college. The show on Amazon Prime Video depicts how the students living – or should we say surviving – in the hostel. The 4 wingmates – Ankit, Chirag, Jaat, and Jhaatu – through their adventures overcome challenges and learn important life lessons is full of drama and comedy.
Created by a comedian who needs no introduction, Sumukhi Suresh, Pushpavalli is a web series that was premiered in December 2017. The web series stars Naveed Richardsm Manish Anand, and Sumukhi Suresh in lead roles.
Sumukhi plays the role of a girl named Pushpavalli who falls for Nikhil Rao (Manish Anand) and secretly follows him to Bangalore. The web series which has 8 episodes challenges the unrealistic and stereotypical characteristics that a girl must have. Pushpavalli, being the anti-hero, still manages to get empathy from the views. The transition between comedy and some hard hitting facts will leave you dumbstruck at times.
19. One Mic Stand
Created by the co-founder of East India Comedy (The group have close to 1.5 mil subscribers on YouTube) and one of India’s biggest comedian, Sapan Verma. He is also the show of the 5 episode web series. Each of the episode is only half an hour long. The show, in each of the episode, bring one celebrity who is far from stand up comedy, the celebrities come brom YouTube, Bollywood, and even politics.
In each episode, a celebrity is somewhat mentored by an experienced stand up comedian like Zakir Khan, Kunal Kamra, and Rohan Joshi. The live audience do not know what they what they are about to witness and in each episode, the mentor performs before celebrity. The list of celebrity that debuts in stand up comedy are, Bhuvan Bam, Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu, Vishal Dadlani and even the political leader who makes us grab our dictionaries, Dr. Shashi Tharoor.
20. Mind The Malhotras
Mind The Malhotras is co-produced by Dia Mirza which is a family comedy based on the Israeli comedy La Famiglia. The plot follows the Malhotra family as they go through a mid-life crisis and seek help from therapists.
Rishabh and Shefali Malhotra have three children, two girls and one son, as well as Rishab’s mother. The couple was having a good time in their not-so-perfect life, but they were terrified when one of their friends got divorced. This prompts them to seek the assistance of a therapist in order to avoid divorce, and this is where the story begins. In the meetings, the couple begins to discuss their issues, and the plot concludes with how they deal with each other’s differences.
The storyline is lighthearted family shows on Amazon Prime which can be watched with kids also. Most of the topics discussed in this series are relevant to married couples. The cast is flawless, and Shefali, in particular, stands out from the rest of the cast with her vivacious appearance.
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