With access to internet and the web being increasingly common place, focus has shifted from pre recorded entertainment on air to the more feasible live stream digital series that has been capturing attention on the world stage for quite some time now. With the features of easy accessibility, a huge collection of shows to choose from, a vast repertoire of classy entertainment content and the convenience of a time unbound range of series that you can binge watch at your own will, shows on digital platform are very much the in thing of the times.
Check out our massive collection of all time favorites Indian web series on digital media.
INDIAN WEB SERIES
Cast: Gursimran Khamba and Tanmay Bhat, later joined by Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya
Comedy and parody comes together to humor you with a scintillating array of retellings of numerous social, political and miscellaneous (mis)happenings in what is perhaps the most engaging of Indian web series.
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte
A cat and mouse game played out on the setting of the dark gore of the Indian underworld makes up this first Indian web series original on Netflix.
Cast: Sapna Pabbi, Anuj Sachdeva, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Veer Rajwant Singh
Nostalgia and recollections of love lost in an extremely relatable setting that drives home the fickle yet enduring nature of true relationships.
Cast: Bhuvan Bam
Bhuvan’s court strives to find the solution to every situation that might arise in an average boy’s life, while adhering to every dictum in the bro code.
Cast: Omkar Kulkarni, Rashmi Agdekar, Chinmay Chandraunshuh and Visshesh Tiwari
A coming of age story of a young man’s life and adventures, this Indian web series also claims fame as being the only entrant from the country in the first edition of the Cannes International Series Festival – Canneseries.
Cast: Ritvik Sahore, Tanya Maniktala, Shivam Kakar, Sunakshi Grover, Deepesh Sumitra Jagdish
A typically 80s and 90s teenage story, with romance and first love forming the backdrop and also the crux of the whole series. In fact, the title is apt too and depicts a popular ‘love game’.
Cast: Rajkumar Rao, Sanjay Gurbaxani, Surendra Rajan
India’s biggest cover up act, that of the mysterious death and disappearance of Subhash Chandra Bose comes to life in this biopic Indian web series.
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh, Nidhi Bisht, Deepak Mishra
The roommates happen to be a couple, who try out living in with each other before considering marriage in a hilarious and often, realistic life situation.
Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Abhay Mahajan
At a time when startups were not so much the order of the day as now, Indian web series Pitchers followed the story of four budding entrepreneurs who quit their jobs to undertake a more risky venture.
Cast: Sanjeeda Sheikh, Vatsal Sheth
The first Indian web series in the horror genre with, again, love as the backdrop in a messy, mysterious surrounding.
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo, Amol Parashar
Siblings Chandan, Chanchal and Chitpal decide to go tripling on a road journey, in the process ending up on the road of life and relationships.
Cast: Nimrat Kaur, Akshay Oberoi, Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev, Anup Soni
The struggles of being the first woman in Indian Army’s Special Forces unit in a male dominated domain comes into focus with this Indian web series with a difference.
Cast: Kishwer Merchant, Vrushika Mehta, Surbhi Jyoti, Jay Soni, Sukirti Kandpal
Abu Dhabi, Taiwan and Jordan has so far been the locales that has been explored in this travel based Indian web series.
Cast: Shantanu Anam, Pranay Manchanda, Manik Papneja and Kriti Vij
A food delivery service gone all awry, as students meddle with business and land up in trouble makes for this funny, and sometimes relatable watch.
Cast: Ali Fazal, Angira Dhar, Ayesha Raza, Gajraj Rao, Rajit Kapur, Shernaz Patel, Preetika Chawla, Priyanshu Painyuli, Neil Bhoopalam
Lovers from different backgrounds deciding to get married already screams out large scale Indian drama, and to think that all hell wouldn’t break loose if the ‘couple’ decides to get their parents introduced just days before the scheduled wedding would be an outrageous idea!
Cast: Vipul Goyal, Rasika Dugal, Abhishek Banerjee
The protagonist Vipul’s whimsical takes on life and happenings, anecdotes on his relationship with wife Kavya and pal Bhushi makes up this cynically hilarious interpretation of the life of a stand up comic.
Cast: Brijendra Kala, Jitender Kumar, Gajraj Rao
Three fathers trying to catch up on the technologically driven world of the younger generation makes up for this Indian web series with a difference.
Cast: Saba Azad, Shreya Dhanwanthary
The girl camaraderie that comes to play in this modern day drama involving two’ bad’ and ravishing young women (in six washrooms, to be precise) as they struggle to cope with the demands of an adult life.
Cast: Swetha Tripathi, Sapna Pabhi, Mallika Dua, Lisa Haydon
A bride’s bachelorette party in Thailand with her four girls that obviously turned into the emotional roller coaster that relationships, and females are so endowed with.
Cast: Sudev Nair, Gagandev Singh Riar, Ashish Verma
The entertainment industry has its pros and cons and to see the insides of the world we all assume to be glittery, we have the quintessentially struggling wannabe actor to accompany us on the recourse.
Cast: Dhruv Sehgal, Mithila Palkar, Aman Bhagat
A commonplace romance with no dramatic turn of events makes up for this ordinary yet fresh appeal of an everyday life story that revolves around love.
Cast: Suhail Nayyar, Tarun Jain, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Abhishek Saha
Four guys out of the confines of their comfort zone for the first time ever land up in hilarious makeshift situations as they finally get to realise the true implications of ‘freedom’.
Cast: Mithila Palkar, Rajat Barmecha
The city of dreams beckons a 21 year old girl to try out her luck and convert her passion of fashion designing into a reality in this typically commonplace story played out in this Indian web series.
Cast: Tahir Raj Bhasin, Sarah-Jane Dias, Mansi Multani
Life can’t ever be perfect, no matter how convincing it might sound and look and this Indian web series brings it out really well when the protagonist in a seemingly ‘perfect’ life discovers that all along the life he was leading wasn’t the life he would want to live.
Cast: Nakuul Mehta, Ram Menon, Alekh Sangal
The twist of a television drama finds its way into this Indian web series, courtesy the after effects of a drunken rant by a popular telly actor in an after award party.
Cast: Rajiv Laxman, Alok Nath, Raghu Ram
The ever sanskaari Alok Nath turns host in this ‘sinful’ web series that tries to bring out celebrities’ deepest secrets out in the open.
Cast: Veer Rajwant Singh, Vipin Sharma, Deepika Amin
A role reversing stance in modern day relationships as a son- in- law struggles to live with his in- laws leads to this What The Folks kinda situation.
STUPID MAN, SMART PHONE
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Evelyn Sharma
A duo embarking on a survival journey across three unchartered territories as they document their way through the lens of their smartphones makes up for India’s first digital survival series.
Cast: Jasmeet Singh Bhatia, Shivankit Singh Parihar, Gopal Dutt
Four bachelor flatmates dealing with specific ‘bachelor’ problems that spring out of the blue every now and then under a story line and a title that clearly spells out the reigning theme.
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Swara Bhasker, Purab Kohli
A school reunion almost leads an unhappily married urban woman on a topsy turvy trail of rekindling past love and a story that’s obviously not so simple.
Cast: Megnad S (narrator)
Indian legislation and its breakdown has never been easier. With quirky, sarcastic visuals and a voice over in a similar vein to educate and humor you in the same flow, this is one Indian web series that is educative in a somewhat serious vein.
Cast: Yashaswini Dayama, Aisha Ahmed
Two young girls in their 20s embarking on the journey of a responsible adulthood is what Adulting seeks to portray.
Cast: Karan Arora, Ankit Bhatia, Madhu Anand Chandhock
Certain issues concerning the LGBT community comes to light in this comical yet educative web series that chronicles the life of a straight guy who lives with two other guys who are gay.
Cast: Harmanjeet Singh Singha, Raghu Ram, Nimisha Mehta
An introvert software designer creates a virtual app, which ultimately manifests itself very much as a humanoid robot with feelings and emotions of its own.
Cast: Raju Akki, Raunak Bagre, Rahul Dey
A relatable comical take on the tragic turn of the Indian education system and the vicious circle of the coaching business that seeks to lure the youth into its inescapable fold.
Cast: R. Madhavan, Amit Sadh
Two fathers who try hard to keep their inner demons at bay even as they do all that is possible for the ones they love, will literally take your breath away in this dark, engrossing thriller.
CHAI SUTTA CHRONICLES
Cast: Nidhi Bisht, Tarun Singhal, Naveen Kasturia, Biswapati Sarkar
Chronicling a lazy yet heart to heart three- on conversation on every topic conceivable, this chai sutta ‘flavored’ quintessentially Indian web series will strike you with its funny and subtly evocative random ramble.
ADULT INDIAN WEB SERIES
Cast: Shama Sikander, Veer Aryan, Vipul Gupta, Priyal Gor, Leena Jumani, Arbaaz Ali Moghul
BDSM and sultry romance inspired ‘love story’ transcending borders of same sex attraction lend Maaya its seductive appeal among viewers.
Cast: Tridha Choudhury, Arif Zakaria, Karn Grover, Aditi Arya
An up and coming actress and the extent to which she goes to fulfill her desires, getting intimate with co actors of either sex, make up the plot of this erotica inspired Indian web series.
Cast: Tia Bajpai, Namit Khanna, Nia Sharma
Steamy lip locking scenes and passionate love making forms the premise of this dark thriller offering in the realm of Indian web series.
Cast: Karishma Sharma, Siddharth Gupta, Riya Sen
A horror setup with love and physical attraction thrown in abundant play, the web adaptation of the movie franchisee takes erotica to a all new level with the trademark Bollywood arousing tactics at play.
Cast: Rohit Choudhury, Anant Joshi, Neetha Shetty
Rural stories of lust and love, of both men and women and the extent of their desires contribute to the ‘dirty show’ in the Indian web series ‘Gandii Baat’.