The craze of web series has increased a lot after the rise of the OTT platform and viewers love watching these TV shows sitting at home. Earlier, many people used to go to theatres but after platforms like Netflix, Hotstar, Zee5, Jio Cinema, and Sony LIV have come, viewers love enjoying all the latest shows online and most of the international shows are dubbed in Hindi for the Indian audience too.
Today we will share the popular TV show that you will love watching and these are the best of all time, Viewers have rated it with the highest stars on IMDb. Also, you will get some international shows in this list too.
Here is the Complete List of Popular Web Series
This show first came in 2021 and the story is about three friends Abhilash, Shwetketu, and Guri. The complete plot of the series is around the UPSC exam which is a very tough exam in India. The three friends are getting ready for that exam and the makers have tried to show their hard work and their preparation days. Also, they showed what happened to them afterwards.
The main actors are Naveen Kasturia, Shivankit Parihar, Abhilash, Namita Dubey, and Sunny Hinduja. It is all about their journey and how their friendship stays strong during these tough days of their life, This is an emotion that shows the real difficulties and emotions they go through while preparing for the exam. You can enjoy the complete series on TVF YouTube Channel and TVF Play app.
2. Scam 1992 – Harshad Mehta Story
Scam 1992 is a famous show which is a true story of 1992 about Harshad Mehta who did something wrong with money in the stock market. The complete web series is based on a book written by Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu.
It stars Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta and Shreya Dhanwanthary as journalist Sucheta Dalal. You will see the story of how Harshad Mehta became rich very quickly in the stock market and then fell just as fast in the 1980s and 1990s. The first episode came out in October 2020 and it became super famous.
3. The Family Man
The Family Man is a famous show whose new part is coming very soon. It is about Srikant Tiwari whose role is played by Manoj Bajpayee. He is a regular family man but secretly he works as a spy for a group. You will see his complicated life because of this job.
Also, there are other talented actors Priyamani and Sharib Hashmi are there. It is full of spy stuff and family drama. The first part of the show started in 2019 and viewers liked the acting and story. So, they made a second part which came out in 2021. This part showed more about Srikant’s life and the problems he faces. Now, the makers are coming with the third part of the series which is coming very soon.
4. Sacred Games
Sacred Games is another famous show which is a mix of dark crime and mystery. The story is taken from a book and it is now available on Netflix. The plot is about a police officer Sartaj Singh whose role is played by Saif Ali Khan. He is in Mumbai and is having a tough time. He gets a call from a gangster Ganesh Gaitonde whose role is played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. And, the gangster tells him that he needs to save the city in 25 days.
There are other actors like Radhika Apte, Girish Kulkarni, and Neeraj Kabi too. It first came out in 2018 and everyone liked the performance and concept that was written. So, the makers came back again with another part in 2019. And, now there is a big chance that the makers will come back again with a third season.
Panchayat is a funny and best web series that you can watch on Amazon Prime Video. The Viral Fever has made it and the story is about Abhishek whose character is played by Jitendra Kumar who has studied engineering. But he became a Panchayat secretary in Phulera village in Uttar Pradesh.
There are other actors like Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, and more. The makers have tried to show the story of Abhishek and how he handles his new job in the village, even though he is from the city. It become funny because there are many differences between the city and the village. The first part came in 2020 and the viewers loved it, so the makers came up with a second part in 2022 and now the third season is also coming very soon.
Mirzapur is a very exciting show that you can watch on Amazon Prime Video. The complete story is full of crime and action and it is about a powerful criminal leader in Mirzapur Akhandanand Tripathi who is also known as Kaleen Bhaiya.
The main actors are Pankaj Tripathi, Shweta Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, and Ali Fazal, among others. The people in the show fight to take control over Mirzapur which is a place in Uttar Pradesh and do bad things there. The first season came out in 2018 and the second came in 2020. Many viewers gave it the highest ratings because of the story and acting, so the makers are now coming up with the third season in 2023.
7. Kota Factory
Kota Factory is a high rated show that you can enjoy on Netflix and this is the story of Vaibhav who is 16 years old. He moves to a place Kota in Rajasthan where lots of students go to study. The makers have tried to show the life of that boy in Kota and how he tries to pass a difficult test in the country to get into a reputed college.
There are some famous actors too, like Jitendra Kumar who is famous as Jeetu Bhaiya on social media, also Ahsaas Channa is there. The first season came on TVFPlay and YouTube in 2019. Many viewers gave it positive reviews, so the makers came up with a new season. Now, there is planning for the Kota Factory season 3 which can come in the coming time.
8. TVF Pitchers
TVF Pitchers is about a group of friends who want to start their own company. The friends are Naveen, Jitu, Yogi, and Mandal and they left their jobs to make their startup businesses. The first season of the show came out on TVFPlay in 2015 and on YouTube. Many viewers liked it, so the makers came again with the second season.
The second part is available only on ZEE5 and it continues the story from the first one and was released in 2022. The web series is all about Naveen, Jitu, Yogi, and Mandal. They work together to make their startup company successful. They face problems and learn about themselves while trying to make their business idea real.
9. Paatal Lok
Paatal Lok is a crime story that stars actors like Jaideep Ahlawat, Gul, Neeraj Kabi, Swastika Mukherjee, Ishwak, and Abhishek Banerjee. The story is based on a book The Story of My Assassins by Tarun Tejpal. It is about a police officer who is unhappy with his job and tries to solve a case where someone tried to kill someone else but failed.’
When the show came out in 2020, many viewers loved it, so the makers are now coming with Paatal Lok season 2 which will come very soon and everyone is waiting to see the next story.
Asur is a suspense and mystery show that you can watch on Voot and JioCinema. The first season started in 2020 and the second season began in 2023. Both seasons were a big hit and the makers are ready to give another new season.
The story is about a team of experts who find clues to catch a bad person who thinks he is like a powerful demon Kali. The whole team is led by actors Arshad Warsi and Barun Sobti. Also, other actors like Anupriya Goenka, Riddhi Dogra, Amey Wagh, and Sharib Hashmi are in the first season. In the second season, two new cast Meiyang Chang and Abhishek Chauhan joined the team.
Farzi is an exciting Indian show made by Raj & DK. It is a mix of funny and crime stories and has great actors like Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Kay Kay Menon, Raashii Khanna, and Bhuvan Arora. The show is about an artist who accidentally gets involved in big scams. While he deals with this tricky situation, a tough police officer which is played by Vijay Sethupathi is determined to stop these bad guys. There is only one season with 8 episodes, and you can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
12. Special OPS
Special OPS is an exciting famous spy web series with lots of action. It has two seasons and was created by Neeraj Pandey. The show has a great cast including Kay Kay Menon, Vinay Pathak, Karan Tacker, Vipul Gupta, Muzamil Ibrahim, Meher Vij, Saiyami Kher, Divya Dutta, Revathi Pillai, and Sajjad Delafrooz. The show is about secret missions and is directed by Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair. It follows the character Himmat Singh, played by Kay Kay Menon, and is inspired by real events and spy missions that India has done in the last twenty years. Special OPS has two seasons with 8 episodes in total. It was first released on Disney+ Hotstar in March 2020.
Flames is a heartwarming romantic comedy and coming-of-age series that beautifully captures the essence of teenage romance. With three seasons, the show is a delightful journey directed by Apoorv Singh Karki and Divyanshu Malhotra and written by Kunal Aneja. Starring Ritvik Sahore and Tanya Maniktala in lead roles, the series explores the chemistry and emotions that bloom between young lovers in a relatable and endearing way. Set against the backdrop of a high school, Flames is a heartwarming tale of young love, making it a must-watch for those who enjoy feel-good stories. Originally released in 2018, this Indian web series is a perfect blend of drama, romance, and comedy, offering a charming narrative that resonates with viewers of all ages.
14. College Romance
College Romance is a fun series that has a total of four seasons that mix funny and dramatic moments really well. Some talented people made it, like Kunal Aneja and Abhishek Srivastava who wrote it, and Simarpreet Singh, Apoorv Singh Karki, and Parijat Josh who directed it.
The show is about three best friends who go through all the exciting and tough stuff that happens in college. The main actors are Keshav Sadhna, Apoorva Arora, Manjot Singh, Gagan Arora, and Shreya Mehta. It’s a heartwarming journey with lots of love, laughs, and unforgettable moments.
College Romance is great if you like stories about young adults and want something funny and dramatic. It has 20 episodes in total across four seasons. It first came out in August 2018, and you can still watch it on TVFPlay.
15. Permanent Roommates
Permanent Roommates is a funny and romantic show about a modern couple’s relationship. It was made by Arunabh Kumar and developed by Biswapati Sarkar and Sameer Saxena. The show has two seasons and follows the story of a couple, played by Sumeet Vyas and Nidhi Singh, who have been in a long-distance relationship for three years. They’re thinking about getting married, but they have to deal with love, family, and what society expects from them.
The show has jokes that many people can relate to, and the characters are really likeable. It first came out on TVF Play and YouTube. There are 13 episodes in total. People still love it even though it first started on October 31, 2014, and the second season ended on April 24, 2016.
16. Delhi Crimes
Delhi Crime is an intense show about police investigations. It was made by Richie Mehta and is split into two seasons. The show has great actors like Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, and Rajesh Tailang.
In the first season, the story is about what happened after the 2012 Delhi gang rape case. The second season is about the Chaddi Baniyan Gang. The show is based on real cases and tells emotional stories about them. Shefali Shah plays Deputy Commissioner of Police Vartika Chaturvedi, who is trying to catch the bad guys.
Delhi Crime got a lot of praise from critics for its acting and writing. It even won an award for Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards. The first season came out on Netflix in March 2019, and the second season was released on August 26, 2022. It’s a powerful show that talks about important social issues through its stories.
17. TVF Tripling
TVF Tripling is a funny series that has three seasons. It’s about three brothers and sisters named Chandan, Chanchal, and Chitvan, who go on a trip together. The show was made by Sameer Saxena, written by Akarsh Khurana and Sumeet Vyas, and directed by Rajesh Krishnan, Sameer Saxena, and Neeraj Udhwani.
In the show, you’ll see them dealing with their own problems and relationships as they face life’s challenges. TVF Tripling is a great choice if you want to laugh and feel warm inside. The first season came out in 2016 on TVFPlay and YouTube, the second in 2019 on SonyLIV, and the third in 2022 on ZEE5. In total, there are three seasons and 15 episodes to enjoy.
Breathe is an exciting Indian TV show about crime and suspense. It’s all about how people can do extreme things when they’re desperate or in love. It was made by Mayank Sharma and stars R. Madhavan, Amit Sadh, and Atharva Vishwakarma. There’s one season with 8 episodes. The show is about two guys, played by Madhavan and Sadh, who will do anything to protect their loved ones. They have to make tough choices, and the show keeps you on the edge of your seat as it looks at what people will do for love and survival. It came out on Amazon Video on January 26, 2018, and it’s a really interesting look at how people’s minds work in tough situations.
19. Hostel Daze
Hostel Daze is a funny TV show about college life in an Indian engineering hostel. It was made by Saurabh Khanna and Abhishek Yadav and has actors like Nikhil Vijay, Ahsaas Channa, Shubham Gaur, Adarsh Gourav, and Luv Vispute. The show has three seasons and 15 episodes. It’s about four friends and all the funny and sometimes crazy things that happen in their hostel.
It shows what it’s like to live in a college hostel in India, especially if you’re studying engineering. The show is funny but also gives us a good idea of what it’s like for students in college. If you’ve been to a hostel for college or missed those days, you’ll probably enjoy watching it. It started on December 13, 2019, and people still like it because it’s funny and has great characters.
20. Rocket Boys
Rocket Boys is a TV series from India that tells an exciting and true story. It’s about two smart guys, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, who helped India become better in science. The show was made by Nikkhil Advani and directed by Abhay Pannu.
It has great actors like Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh, Regina Cassandra, Saba Azad, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajit Kapur, K. C. Shankar, and Arjun Radhakrishnan. There are two seasons with 16 episodes in total. Rocket Boys shows the hard times and good times of these special people who helped India explore space. It started on SonyLIV on February 4, 2022, and it’s a mix of exciting stories and real history, all about the amazing work of scientists.
21. Bandish Bandits
Bandish Bandits is a fantastic Indian TV show that mixes love, drama, and music really well. It was made by Amritpal Singh Bindra and Anand Tiwari, who also directed it. The story is about two very different musicians, Radhe and Tamanna. Radhe is a classical singer, and Tamanna is a pop star. Even though they have different personalities and music styles, they go on a journey together to figure out if opposite people can not only like each other but also make a strong relationship work.
The show has amazing actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang, and more. Bandish Bandits is full of great music and explores the complicated feelings of love and ambition. It has one season with 10 episodes and first came out on Amazon Prime Video on August 4, 2020. People still love it because of its beautiful story and soulful music.
Aarya is an exciting series about a woman named Aarya, played by Sushmita Sen, whose life gets really complicated when her husband gets involved in illegal stuff. She has to deal with a lot of problems and dangers from the criminal world to protect her family. The show has two seasons and 17 episodes in total. It’s a mix of suspense, crime, and drama, and Sushmita Sen does a great job as Aarya. It first came out on Hotstar on June 19, 2020, and kept people hooked until December 10, 2021, with its interesting story and characters.
23. Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice is an exciting web series about crime and law. It has three seasons and is made by Shridhar Raghavan and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia. The show is about how the justice system works. It has really good actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff, Anupriya Goenka, Mita Vashisht, Pankaj Saraswat, Rucha Inamdar, and Madhurima Roy.
In each season, there’s a different crime story. In the first season, the main character, Aditya (played by Vikrant Massey), gets involved in a murder case after a one-night stand. As more and more evidence points to him, he can’t remember what happened that night. The show asks if he’s guilty or innocent.
Each season has ten episodes. Criminal Justice is a thrilling look at how the justice system works and the tough choices people have to make. It first came out on Hotstar on April 5, 2019, and it still keeps people interested with its exciting stories and great acting.
Sunflower is a fun and different TV show from India. It only has one season, and it’s a mix of crime, mystery, and comedy. The story happens in a place called Sunflower Apartments. It’s directed by Vikas Bahl and Rahul Sengupta and stars Sunil Grover. The story is about Sonu, who lives in Sunflower Apartments. He gets caught up in a mystery about a murder, and people think he did it! There are eight episodes in the show, and it’s full of twists and humour. It started on June 11, 2021, and lots of people like it because it’s different and the actors are great.
Baked is a funny TV show from India that has three seasons. It’s about three friends from college who meet up again for a trip to the hills, but each of them has a secret plan. The show is directed by Vishwajoy Mukherjee and stars Pranay Manchanda, Shantanu Anam, Manik Papneja, and Kriti Vij. It’s a crazy journey with lots of unexpected things happening. They get lost in the countryside, people think they’re drug smugglers, and they even get arrested. There are 19 episodes in total, and the show is all about comedy and the friendship of the friends during their road trip. It first came out in 2015 and kept making people laugh until 2022.
This is the complete list of top 10 web series which is very famous and you should definitely check them out. These are selected after a long research and they are the best of all times.