The Coronavirus pandemic made staying home a normal thing for many. In such a situation, what else can an innocent soul do other than turn on a screen and binge-watch the best web series in the world? With loads of time at everyone’s hands, why not spend it consuming some of the best content that creators have made for us to watch in 2020? Interestingly, this has been the story of everyone who has had to sacrifice going outdoors due to the pandemic. Well, a problem for many people is deciding what to watch and not get bored. We’re here to save you! For starters, let’s look at some of the best web series of 2020 for you to pick one out and watch.
Here are some of the best web series of 2020 that OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5, Disney + Hotstar, AltBalaji, etc. have released. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy these shows to forget about how overwhelming this year has been.
SCAM 1992 (SONYLIV)
Scam 1992 is a real-time based drama-thriller available for you to watch on SONYLIV. The series is directed by Hansal Mehta and it features Sameer Nair, Deepak Sehgal and Indranil Chakraborty in leading roles. The storyline narrates all major scandals that took place in India back in the 80s and 90s, especially those in which the infamous Harshad Mehta was involved. There are 10 episodes of this Indian web series in total, ready for you to binge-watch.
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SACRED GAMES 2 (NETFLIX)
Sacred Games 2 is a sequel to the older Indian web series released on NETFLIX. With a crime, drama and thriller background, it stars Saif Ali khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi in important roles. The plot of the series revolves around a virtuous cop and a fugitive goon. The gangster sends a cryptic message threatening the entire Mumbai city, while the cop tries to save it from desolation. The show is gritty, dark and a must-watch for all the bingers out there. This series took a space in our list of Best Web Series of 2020.
MIRZAPUR 2 (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Mirzapur created quite a buzz among the Indian audience with its desi imagery and script. Released on Amazon Prime, the sequel, Mirzapur 2, is no less of a contender. The series features a spectacular cast including Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Faizal, Shweta Tripathi, Rasika Duggal and Divyenndu. The directors of the web show are Gurmeet Singh and Mihir Desai. The storyline involves two families who are at each other’s throats in the lawless Mirzapur.
WHISKEY CAVALIER (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Whiskey Cavalier is one of the best web series in Hollywood to binge-watch. An FBI agent is assigned with a new partner to help him with his work. However, the agent feels as though he would be better off alone. Now, the world is in danger and our heroes need to save it, but they need to put up with each other first. Will they be able to do it? Or will the world end because two adults couldn’t be nice to each other? Watch Whiskey Cavalier on Amazon Prime video to find out.
BANDISH BANDITS (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Bandish Bandits is the perfect feel-good series that Amazon Prime Video has gifted us with. These 10 episodes of musical drama filled with emotions of love, passion and pain will surely keep your eyes glued to the screen. The plot of the show revolves around two musicians cum singers who set out on a journey to discover themselves with each other. It is directed by Anand Tiwari and features Shreya Chaudhary and Ritwik Bowmik in leading roles.
DELHI CRIME (NETFLIX)
Delhi Crime is a real-life based criminal drama web series that narrates the story of an unfortunate gang rape incident in Delhi. The police investigate the matter and chase the men who were responsible. Directed by Richie Mehta, the series has 7 episodes in which Shefali Shah, Rasika Duggal and YashasminI Dayami feature in leading roles. It is available for you to watch on Netflix in English as well as Hindi. This is one of the Best Web Series of 2020 you could come across.
PAATAL LOK (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Paatal Lok is a crime web series based on the novel, ‘The Story of My Assassins’, by Tarun Tejpal. A police inspector who thinks that the world revolves around him is asked to investigate a high-profile case. Things take a bitter turn when he is introduced to the gritty world of secrets and bloodshed. The show is directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy. Jaideep Ahlawat, Asif Basar and Swastika Mukherjee sway us with their impeccable performances in leading roles.
AARYA (DISNEY + HOTSTAR)
Aarya is an Indian criminal drama show based on the Dutch series, Penoza. It stars the stunning Sushmita Sen in the main role. It is co-created by Ram Madhvani and Sandeep Modi. The story revolves around the life of Aarya whose world turns upside down when she enters into an unwanted situation. What will she do to get out of it? Most importantly, how far will she go to protect the ones she loves? Watch 9 episodes of Aarya on Disney + Hotstar to find out!
TAJ MAHAL 1989 (NETFLIX)
Taj Mahal is a romantic drama web series garnished with just the right amount of comedy. Set in 1989 at Lucknow University, young partners discover how complicated love can be as they make new bonds of romance and friendship. It features Neeraj Kabi, Sheebha Chadda, Geetanjali Kulkarni and Danish Husain in the forefront. It was released on the 4th of February, 2020 on the leading OTT platform, Netflix.
KOTA FACTORY (TVF PLAY)
Kota Factory is a show created by TVF Originals, and available on TVF play for you to watch. Interestingly, this is the first ‘black and white’ web series that has been produced in India. Props to TVF for the notable work. Made by SaurabSaurabh Khanna, the show highlights the hardships and trauma that an IIT aspirant has to go through. Even if you’re not into IIT, I’m sure you’d learn a thing or two about your life and career.
PANCHAYAT (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Panchayat throws 8 episodes of comedy blended with drama at us, and we must thank Amazon for this. The series is produced by The Viral Fever and was released on the 3rd of April. It narrates the story of a young graduate who can’t find a job. In desperation, he roles himself into the position of a secretary at the Panchayats office. The location is set in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh.
A SIMPLE MURDER (SONYLIV)
A simple murder blends action and crime with trailblazing comedy, making it one of the best Indian web series to watch right now. It features Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Sushant Singh and Amit Sial in leading roles. The story is about Manish, who is sent on a mission to murder someone. However, he ends up killing the wrong person. Now, the ‘wrong persons’ boyfriend wants to kill Manish. To know what happens next, tune into SonyLiv as soon as possible.
BREATHE (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Breathe is a drama thriller series starring the very talented Madhavan, Amit Sadh and Sapna Pabbi in lead roles. The story revolves around a desperate father who crosses no bounds while trying to save his young dying son. Meanwhile, a police officer is after him to figure out what is going on. The series is an eccentric banger which makes you question the relationships in your own life and how far you’d go for them. Be sure to watch this best web series in Hindi on Amazon Prime Video.
FOUR MORE SHORTS PLEASE SEASON 2 (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Four More Shots Please Season 2 is a coming-of-age web series filled with comedy, drama and romance. It is the story of four young female friends from different backgrounds who go through the ups and downs of life together. The creator of the series is Rangita Pritish Nandy. The prequel of the show was an instant hit among audiences from various walks of life. Women were especially happy because of the representation and awareness that it managed to spread.
BARD OF BLOOD (NETFLIX)
This web series is based on the novel ‘Bard of Blood‘ by Bilal Siddiqi. It features Emraan Hashmi, Sonhita Dhulipala and Jaideep Ahlawat in leading roles. The show has a thriller theme and revolves around the subject of politics. It narrates the story of four intelligence officers who are on the way back to India with an important piece of information. However, they are captured on the way. Now, their lives are at stake. To know what happens next, watch Bard of Blood on Netflix right now.
PERMANENT ROOMMATES (TVF PLAY)
Permanent Roommates is a light-hearted romantic web series featuring a couple who were in a long-distance relationship for over 3 years. Now, they meet each other and the question of marriage pops ups. The cast of the show includes Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh, Deepak Kumar Mishra, Shishir Sharma, Sheebha Chadda, Darshan Jariwala and Asrani. Make sure that you add this hilarious show to your list of best web series to watch.
MADE IN HEAVEN (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Made in Heaven is a spectacular drama web show starring Jim Sorabh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Arjun Mathur and Shivani Raghuvanshi. The directors include Nitya Mehra, Zoya Akhtar, Prashant Nair and Alankrita Shrivastava. There are 9 episodes of the amazing screenplay and jaw-dropping plot twists for you to discover in this series. The plot revolves around two Delhi-based wedding organizers who come across new perspectives through the eyes of their customers.
SPECIAL OPS (DISNEY + HOTSAR)
Special OPS is an Indian web series released on the 17th of March on Disney + Hotstar. It is a thriller show directed by Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair. It shows you nationally significant events through the eyes of Himmat Singh who played a key role in various missions carried out by India. The cast includes Kay Kay Menon, Karan Tacker and Gautami Kapoor who manage to leave us awe-struck with their performance. This is arguably one of the best Indian web series to watch for the weekend.
THE INVESTIGATION (EROS NOW)
The investigation is a criminal mystery web series in which an investigative officer of the Mumbai Crime branch commits a murder and now has to solve it as ordered by his seniors. The question is, will he admit the mistake that he has made or will he use his authoritative power to save himself? The cast that plays out this amazing story includes Prakash Ramchandani, Leena Jumaniand Aryamann Seth. Find out how this devious story unfolds only on Eros Now!
FLESH (EROS NOW)
Flesh is a crime-based web series starring Swara Bhaskar, Mahima Makwana, Rakhi Mansha, Akshay Oberoi, Kavin Dave, Vidya, Malvade, Uday Tikekar and Yudhishtir Urs. It narrates the complicated story of two young girls who fight their way out after being kidnapped by a sex and human trafficking group. The show has 8 episodes for you to binge on. It is one of the Best Web Series of 2020. The director you need to thank for this is Danish Aslam. Flesh was released on the 28th of August on Eros Now.
Asur is a mystery web show releases on the 2nd of March, 2020 on VOOT. The thriller blends forensic science with ancient Indian mythology and I’m in for it. Swaying your screens with impeccable performances are Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti and Ridhhi Dhingra in leading roles. The creator of the series is Gaurav Shukla. The plot revolves around a crime that forces two opposing worlds to come together.
THE GONE GAME (VOOT)
The Gone Game is criminal themed thriller series in which Suraj goes missing when the pandemic falls in place. At first, everyone thinks that he passed away due to being affected by the virus. However, mysterious pieces of evidence are brought into the picture that point towards his death being a murder. The series features Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, and Shetha Tripathi in the forefront. With amazing critic reviews, be sure to add this to your best web series list.
CODE M (ALT BALAJI)
Code M is a package of mystery and thrill that you might want to get your hands on as soon as possible. An army officer is killed by militants in a gruesome encounter. At first, it seems like an open and shut case. However, when Major Monica Mehra dives in to investigate, the matter seems to be something else. The character of Monica is played by the spectacular Jennifer Winget. Trust me, this one is worth it.
TVF INMATES (TVF PLAY)
Created by Raghav Raj Kakker, Kashyap Kapoor and Shreyansh Pandey, TVF Inmates is a light-heart comedy web series that is totally bingable. It features Ashish Verma, Mukti Mohan and Raghav Raj in leading roles. The plot revolves around a group of young people who move in together. Now, they have to expert all the ups and downs of the friendship that seems to be budding among them. If you’re looking for one of the Best Indian Web Series of 2020 to watch, this one is it.
Kaushiki is a thriller web series starring Sayani Gupta, Omkar Kapoor and Namit Das in main roles. The story shows us the lives of a group of elite friends who on the inside are not what they seem. Under all the glamour and glitter, each one of them is forced to show their dark side to the other. Supporting roles that added major oomph to the storyline were played by Madhurima Roy, Shruti Srivastaba, Rajeev Sidhhartha, Abhishek Madrecha and Rannvijay Singh.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (DISNEY + HOTSTAR)
Criminal Justice is a crime thriller adapted from the novel ‘Criminal Justice’ by Peter Moffat. The directors of the series are Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia. It features Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff, Anupriya Goenka and Mita Vashisht in important roles. The plot revolves around Aditya, a cab driver who has a romantic encounter with a passenger. They sleep together one night but on waking up, Aditya finds that the girl is murdered.
Poison brings crime, drama and lots of thrill into one story and I can ensure that it’s worth the watch. The plot of the movie revolves around a man who plans to take revenge on a group called JOSH. Next, a tonne of mind games punches our faces and leaves us surprised. However, the pain is worth going through because of how well Sakshi Pradhan, Freddy Daruwala and Archana Guptaa have acted in this. Add this to your list of Best Web Series of 2020 right now!
ABHAY 2 (ZEE5)
Abhay 2 is a mind-bending crime thriller available for you to watch on ZEE5. The director of the series is Ken Ghosh and the producer is B. P. Singh. The story shows us the perspective of an investigative officer, Abhay Pratap Singh, who will cross no bounds to solve a case. However, will he stay away from the road of good morals or maintain a righteous path of being an officer? Watch Abhay 2 only on ZEE5 to find out.
THE FINAL CALL (ZEE5)
The Final Call is a blend of drama and thrill mixed with glamourous imagery and amazing dialogues. The story revolves around a pilot who decides to end his life by crashing a plane with 300 passengers on board. However, officer Kiran Mirza comes to the rescue. Will she able to save innocent lives and persuade the pilot not to commit suicide? Or will things go otherwise? Watch this amazing web series on ZEE5 starring Arjun Rampal and Sakshi Tanwar to find out.
Rangbaaz is the story of a young man from Gorakhpur who makes his way into the underworld. He ends up becoming one of the deadliest gangsters in the 1990s. The series features Jay Joshi, Saqib Saleem, Jimmy Sheirgill and Tigmanshu Dhulia in leading roles. The writing credits of this action and crime-based series go to Siddhath Mishra. Out of all the Best Web Series of 2020 in Hindi that you could find, this one will surely top the list.
List of Best Web Series of 2020
|Web Series Name||OTT Platform|
|SACRED GAMES 2||NETFLIX|
|MIRZAPUR 2||AMAZON PRIME VIDEO|
|WHISKEY CAVALIER||AMAZON PRIME VIDEO|
|BANDISH BANDITS||AMAZON PRIME VIDEO|
|PAATAL LOK||AMAZON PRIME VIDEO|
|AARYA||DISNEY + HOTSTAR|
|TAJ MAHAL 1989||NETFLIX|
|KOTA FACTORY||TVF PLAY|
|PANCHAYAT||AMAZON PRIME VIDEO|
|A SIMPLE MURDER||SONYLIV|
|BREATHE||AMAZON PRIME VIDEO|
|FOUR MORE SHOTS PLEASE! SEASON 2||AMAZON PRIME VIDEO|
|BARD OF BLOOD||NETFLIX|
|MADE IN HEAVEN||AMAZON PRIME VIDEO|
|SPECIAL OPS||DISNEY + HOTSTAR|
|THE INVESTIGATION||EROS NOW|
|THE GONE GAME||VOOT|
|TVF INMATES||TVF PLAY|
|CRIMINAL JUSTICE||DISNEY + HOTSTAR|
|THE FINAL CALL||ZEE5|
Now that you know which series were brought in 2020 for you to binge on, what are you waiting for? Grab a plate full of snacks and sneak into the most comfortable position you can find. These web series will surely keep you busy for a long time.
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