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Top 10 web series to watch in 2021 on ‘Amazon Prime Video’ in India

Top 10 web series to watch in 2021 on 'Amazon Prime Video' in India
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Amazon Prime Video has indeed a large number of OTT streaming web series and movies. One must be tired of Binge-watching the tedious web series and finding it very difficult and tense to pick up the best web series to watch on Amazon Prime Video. This article will help you select the best web series to watch with their highest IMDb ratings along with the awards(if won any) and nominations.

Be ready to add these bewildering web series to your watchlist.

1. Bandish Bandits

Bandish Bandits
Bandish Bandits, Shreya Chaudhry, Ritwik Bhowmik

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Shreya Chaudhry, Ritwik Bhowmik

IMDb: 8.6

Genres: Romance, Drama

Directed by Anand Tiwari, Bandish Bandits is a romantic-drama web series where an Indian classical singer meets a pop star sensation, coming from different worlds of music. They set out together on a journey of self-discovery to see whether they can adapt and go on a long haul or will they drift apart, though they might attract, because of their completely different worlds of music. The web series starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shreya Chaudhry, Ritwik Bhowmik was released on August 4, 2020, and received a positive response from critics and audiences.

 

Watch out for the trailer here:

Why watch Bandish Bandits: According to the reviews and reactions from audiences, Bandish Bandits is really an astounding web series to watch, especially if you are a music lover. Here are some reactions from the people who watched Bandish Bandits:

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Add Bandish Bandits to your watchlist now and enjoy the romantic musical story.

 

2. The Family Man

The Family Man

Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi

IMDb: 8.6

Genres: Action, Drama

Directed and produced by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K, The family man is an action thriller web series on Amazon Prime Video, where Manoj Bajpayee features as Srikant Tiwari, a middle-class man secretly working as an intelligence officer for the Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell (TASC), a fictitious branch of the National Investigation Agency. The web series also cast Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Sharad Kelkar, Neeraj Madhav, Dalip Tahil, and Shreya. The family man has 2 seasons, the first was released on September 20, 2019, and the second season on February 12, 2021.

Awards: The Family Man won many awards in the Filmfare OTT Awards starting from:

Best Actor (Critics): Manoj Bajpayee

Best Actress (Critics): Priyamani

Best Web Series: The Family Man

Best Director: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K

Best Dialogues: Raj Nidimoru, Krishna D.K, Sumit Arora, and Suman Kumar

The Family Man was also nominated for Best Original Story and Best Screenplay in the OTT Filmfare Awards.

Watch out for the trailer here: 

Why watch The Family Man: This is the best web series to watch if you are fascinated by some mystery and suspense along with the action and drama. The audience loved The Family Man and it received a positive response from the critics too. Here are some reactions from the people who watched The Family Man:


Go watch The Family Man now if you are truly intrigued by Mystery, Suspense, and Action.

3. Mirzapur

Mirzapur
Mirzapur

Starring: Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi

IMDb: 8.4

Genres: Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action

Mirzapur is an action crime thriller web series, created by Karan Anshuman, who wrote the script along with Puneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna. The series is produced by Rithesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. This stout-hearted thriller web series hovers around two families and the series of crimes they get entangled in, in the lawless city of Mirzapur. Mirzapur has two seasons till now, the first one released on November 16, 2018, and the second in 2020 itself.

Awards: Pankaj Tripathi won the Best Actor award in the iReel Award. Divyendu Sharma also won the award for the Best Supporting Actor in the iReel Award.

Mirzapur was also nominated for the Best Web Series in the iReel Award. Rasika Dugal was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actress in the iReel Award.

Watch out the trailer here: 

Why watch Mirzapur: Mirzapur has cast some of the best names from the industry and is being made by Excel Entertainment. Mirzapur features the best cast, with their extraordinary acting. The setting of a web series plays a very significant role for it to flourish. Mirzapur is set in the heartland of the country and deals with the criminal underbelly of drug lords. The audience loved the storyline of the series which is totally amazing. Here are some of the reactions from people who have watched Mirzapur:


Go add Mirzapur to your watchlist if crime and action really fascinate your taste.

 

4. Breathe 

Breathe
Breathe

Starring: R. Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi

IMDb: 8.3

Genres: Suspense, Drama

Directed by Mayank Sharma and Abhijeet Deshpande, Breathe is a crime drama thriller web series that explores the lives of ordinary men faced with extraordinary circumstances. The series starring R. Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Hrishikesh Joshi, and Sapna Pabbi received immense praise and appreciation from critics and audiences. Breathe was released on January 26, 2018.  The sequel series starring Abhishek Bachchan is Breathe: Into the Shadows which was released on July 10, 2020.

Awards: R. Madhavan won the award for the Best Actor in the Indian Television Academy Award.

Breathe was also nominated under the Best web series in the Indian Television Academy Award.

Watch out for the trailer here:

Why watch Breathe: The audience and critics loved the acting and character played by R. Madhavan which is a must-watch for all Bollywood fans. Breathe is for you to watch if you love suspense, thrill, and drama with only a little bit of ‘Masala’.

Add Breathe and Breathe: Into the Shadows (starring Abhishek Bachchan) now to your watchlist.

 

 

5. Panchayat

Panchayat season 2
Panchayat

 Starring: Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav, Chandan Roy

IMDb: 8.7

Genres: Drama, Comedy

Directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra and written by Chandan Kumar, Panchayat is a 2020 comedy-drama web series that portrays the life of an engineering graduate who joins as a Panchayat secretary in a remote village Phulera of Uttar Pradesh due to unemployment. The web series starring Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav, and Chandan Roy was released on April 3, 2020, with 1 season. The web series received immense love from the audiences and critics.

Awards: Panchayat won the Filmfare OTT award for Best Comedy Series.

Watch out for the trailer here:

Why watch Panchayat: Panchayat is a comedy and family web series and received immense love from critics and audience for acting and the storyline. Here are some of the reactions from people who have watched Panchayat:


Add Panchayat to your watchlist now and enjoy the comedy-drama web series with your family.

 

6. Made in Heaven

Made in Heaven
Made in Heaven

Starring: Shivani Raghuvanshi, Kalki Koechlin, Shashank Arora

IMDb: 8.3

Genres: Drama, Romance

Directed by Nitya Mehra, Zoya Akhtar, Prasant Nair, and Alankrita Shrivastava, Made in Heaven is the web series that put down the lives of Tara and Karan, two wedding planners in Delhi running an agency named Made in Heaven. Made in Heaven employs today’s India as a blend of old and new, where tradition and modern aspirations are in tension. It unveils the shiny lies of big fat Indian weddings. The web series was released on March 8, 2019.

Awards:  Indian Television Academy Award for the best director.

Actor Arjun Mathur of “Made in Heaven” has been nominated for India as part of the 2020 International Emmy Awards, the Indian Television Academy Award for ‘Best Actor’.

Watch out for the trailer here: 

Why watch Made in Heaven: Made in Heaven is a Sensitive, genuine portrayal of Gay characters and has a very engaging narrative. The storyline is very real with brilliant performances of the cast. Here are some of the reactions from the audience who have watched Made in Heaven:


Another extraordinary web series to add in your watchlist. Made In Heaven

 

7. Inside Edge

Inside Edge
Inside Edge

 

Starring: Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi, Alexx O’Nell

IMDb: 8.0

Genres: Sports, Drama

Directed by Karan Anshuman, Inside Edge is a sports-drama web series that chronicles the story of the Mumbai Mavericks, a T20 cricket franchise playing in the Powerplay League. The web series starring Richa Chadha, Vivek Oberoi, Angad Bedi, and Alexx O’Nell, was released on July 10, 2017, with 3 seasons till now. The series has received critical acclaim for performance and storyline.

Awards: Inside edge received a positive critical response and also was nominated for Best Drama Series at 46th International Emmy Awards.

Watch out for the trailer here: 

 

Why watch Inside Edge: Inside Edge is indeed for a person who is deeply a cricket fan. The web series has an intriguing narrative with strong characters portraying a dark side of sports/cricket, which we find very fascinating. Here are some of the reactions from people who have already watched Inside Edge:


Cricket Fan? Go add this to your watchlist now.

 

8. The Forgotten Army

The Forgotten Army
The Forgotten Army

Starring: Sunny Kaushal, Sharvari, Rohit Chaudhary

IMDb: 8.0

Genres: Action, Drama

Directed by Kabir Khan, The Forgotten Army is a web series based on true events about the men and women in the Indian National Army (INA) led by Subhash Chandra Bose. It is a truly epic war series about the Indian soldiers from the Azad Hind Fauj who marched 3884 km from Singapore to Delhi to free their country from the British. The web series starring Sunny Kaushal, Sharvari, and Rohit Chaudhary was released on January 24, 2020. The shooting took place in locations such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Mumbai.

Watch out for the trailer here:

Why watch The Forgotten Army: The forgotten army is based on true events of the epic war. The series received appreciation for the cast and direction. The audience and critics loved the entire web series. Here are some of the reactions from people who have already watched The Forgotten Army:


Add The Forgotten Army to your watchlist now and enjoy this web series with your family.

9. Paatal Lok

Paatal Lok
Paatal Lok

Starring:  Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Gul Panag

IMDb: 7.8

Genres: Drama

Paatal Lok (trans. Hell), is a crime thriller web series created by Sudip Sharma, who wrote the script along with Sagar Haveli, Hardik Mehta, and Gunjit Chopra. Directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy, the series is about a cast down cop who lands the case of an assassination attempt gone wrong. The story is based on Tarun Tejpal’s novel “The story of my Assassins” The web series was originally released on Amazon Prime Video on May 15, 2020.

Awards: Paatal Lok won many awards in Filmfare OTT Awards starting from:

Best web series:  Paatal Lok

Best screenplay:

Best director: Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy

Best Actor: Jaideep Ahlawat

Best Original Story: Sudip Sharma, Sagar Haveli, Hardik Mehta and Gunjit Chopra

Palatal Lok was also nominated for Best Dialogues, Best Supporting Actor( Male and Female) in the Filmfare OTT awards.

Watch out for the trailer here:

Why watch Paatal Lok: Paatal Lok is another series after Mirzapur to watch if you truly love watching Crime and thriller web series. Paatal Lok received immense appreciation from critics and audiences. Here are some of the reactions from people who have already watched Paatal Lok:


Add Paatal Lok to your watchlist now and enjoy the crime, thriller and drama web series with your friends.

 

10. Afsos

Afsos
Afsos

Starring: Gulshan Devaiah, Anjali Patil, Heeba Shah

IMDb: 7.6

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, Afsos is a black comedy and drama web series, which displays the life of a depressed man who wants to commit suicide but is unable to die. A suicidal man and a deadly assassin encounter the world of immortality in this dark comedy suspense thriller. The web series starring Gulshan Devaiah, Anjali Patil, and Heeba Shah was released on February 6, 2020, and has 1 season with 8 episodes in total.

Watch out for the trailer here:

Why watch Afsos: Afsos is the best series to watch if you love dark comedy with some drama. Afsos received a huge appraisal from critics and the audience. Here are some of the reactions from people who have already watched Afsos:


Add this black comedy-drama web series to your watchlist now and enjoy watching it with your family and friends.

Hope this article helped you in selecting the best web series available on Amazon Prime. Enjoy these spectacular web series with your family and friends only on Amazon Prime Video. 

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