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 top 10 best Indian shows on amazon prime video that you can binge watch on weekends, or weekdays if you can.
10 Best Indian Shows On Amazon Prime To Binge Watch
1. The Family Man
Starring Manoj Bajpai in lead and Gul Pang 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 shooting for the second season has already begun, and the season 1 has 10 episodes all over 40 minutes in length.
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.
3. 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.
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. Mirzapur’s second season will premier in 2020.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
10. 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.
Apart from these top 10 must-watch best Indian shows on Amazon Prime Video, there are others which deserve honorary mentions:
- Four More Shots
- Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare
- Shaitaan Haveli
- Mind the Malhotras
- Jestination Unknown
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