19 Best Indian Web Series That You Can Watch On Netflix (2024)

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    by Sumedha Bharpilania, Rushali Natarajan, Ritu Chandiramani

    1. Guns & Gulaabs

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    A Raj & DK creation, Guns & Gulaabs is all about love and war with a generous helping of 90s nostalgia — think moped bikes, cassettes, and landline phones. Set in the town of Gulaabgunj, a haven for gangsters, the show stars the likes ofDulquer Salmaan, Rajkummar Rao, Gulshan Devaiah, and Adarsh Gourav. Trust me when I say that 4 Cut Atmaram is simply ICONIC.

    2. Kohrra

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    Created by the makers of Paatal Lok, Kohrradocuments the lives of two cops (brilliantly played bySuvinder Vicky and Barun Sobti), as they investigate the death of a young NRI in a Punjab that perpetually flies. You'll love watching Varun Badola (remember Koshishand Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand?) on your screens again and there's a very, very special surprise for those who love the cult classic, Lagaan.

    Where do I watch it?: Netflix

    3. Scoop

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    Created by Hansal Mehta and starring the likes of Karishma Tanna, Prosenjit Chatterjee,Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and (surprise, surprise!) Harman Baweja, Scoop is a courtroom drama based on journalistJigna Vora's memoir titled "Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison", which follows the brutal murder of the Mid-Day reporter Jyotirmoy Dey.

    Where can I watch it?: Netflix

    4. Khakee: The Bihar Chapter

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    Amit Lodha, an upstanding cop, is on the hunt for a ruthless criminal while also tackling the problem of rampant corruption in Bihar. Where will this chase land him?Karan Tacker and Avinash Tiwary deliver fabulous performances in this binge-worthy series.

    Where do I watch it?:Netflix

    5. Trial By Fire

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    The heart-wrenching Uphaar Cinema tragedy of 1997 uprooted several lives and Trial By Fire documents the fight for justice of two such grieving parents. It is, in fact, based on a memoir of the same name written byNeelamandShekhar Krishnamoorthy. Abhay Deol and Rajshri Deshpande deliver their career-best performances in this deeply poignant show.

    Where do I watch it?:Netflix

    6. Delhi Crime (Seasons 1&2)

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    Delhi Crimechronicled the horrific Nirbhaya case of 2012 in such a brilliant yet sensitive manner, that it very deservedly won the International Emmy for the Best Drama Series in 2020. While chasing down the"Kaccha Baniyan Gang", DCP Vartika Chaturvedi proves, yet again, that one can always count on her. With Shefali Shah at its helm,Delhi Crime Season 2 is just as good, if not better, than its predecessor.Tillotama Shome is a wonderful addition to this masterpiece of a show.

    Where do I watch it?:Netflix

    7. CAT

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    In order to save the life of his brother, a former police informant is forced to go back to being an undercover agent. While on this new mission, he uncovers information that brings him face to face with the ghosts of his past. CAT is perfect from start to finish and Randeep Hooda is an absolute delight to watch.

    Where do I watch it?:Netflix

    8. Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein

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    When a man is perpetually pursued by a politician's daughter, who wishes to marry him, he takes a perilous path to escape those in power. The show stars Tahir Raj Bhasin and Shweta Tripathi in lead roles.

    Where can I watch this?: Netflix

    9. Mai

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    Clean Slate Filmz

    Mai starring Sakshi Tanwar, Wamiqa Gabbi, Vivek Mushran, and Raima Sen is a gut-wrenching but brilliant story of an enraged mother who is on a mission to find out the truth about her daughter's death.

    You can watch it on: Netflix

    10. The Romantics

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    This four-part docuseries is an ode to the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra and the many timeless love stories produced by Yash Raj Films. Bollywood's biggest stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Aamir Khan sit down for interviews and we also get to see the otherwise elusive Aditya Chopra.

    Where do I watch it?:Netflix

    11. The Fame Game

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    Anamika Anand, aka Bollywood's most popular actress, suddenly goes missing, and it is while searching for her that the facade behind which her family conveniently hides, is unravelled. This show marks Madhuri Dixit's OTT debut.

    Where do I watch it?: Netflix

    12. Class

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    An adaptation of the Spanish showElite, Class is a murder mystery set in a posh high school in Delhi that essentially serves as a commentary on religious discrimination, hom*ophobia, and India's caste system. The cast mostly consists of fresh faces who are all incredibly promising.

    Where do I watch it?:Netflix

    13. Sacred Games (Seasons 1&2)

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    Based on the eponymous novel by Vikram Chandra, Sacred Games is essentially a puzzle created by crime boss Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) that the troubled police officer Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) is desperately trying to solve in order to save the city of Mumbai from an impending disaster. While the second season ended on a cliffhanger and then got cancelled, the show is wonderfully made and deserves your time.

    Where do I watch it?: Netflix

    14. Kota Factory (Seasons 1&2)

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    The Viral Fever

    A TVF production and the first "black and white" Indian web series,Kota Factorydeals with the lives of IIT aspirants by throwing light upon the city of Kota, famed for its coaching centres, and how it treats its nouveau, starry-eyed residents like machines. The showcame back for a second season in 2021, and this time, we saw the main characters going through a lot more ordeals.

    You can watch it on: Netflix

    15. Ray

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    This anthology series is based on four short stories by Satyajit Ray. From satire to thriller, every one of the episodes is a masterpiece with a brilliant cast.

    You can watch it on:Netflix.

    16. Little Things (Seasons 1,2,3,&4)

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    What started as a cute mini-series on YouTube,Little Thingssoon became an audience favourite! This story of a cohabitating couple in their twenties, navigating the ups and downs of life, work, and relationships, struck a chord with many over the past few years. The fourth and final season ofLittle Thingsaired in 2021.

    Where do I watch it?: Netflix

    17. Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega (Seasons 1&2)

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    Tipping Point

    Jamtara — Sabka Number Aayegais a fictional story based on real-life incidents wherein a group of young men from the state Jharkhand run a phishing organisation and scam thousands of unsuspecting Indians. The newest season stars the likes of Seema Pahwa, Monica Panwar, Amit Sial, and Sparsh Shrivastav.

    You can watch it on: Netflix

    18. House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths

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    This three-part documentary, created by Leena Yadav, retraces the many theories surrounding the chilling deaths of as many as 11 members of the same family from the Burari area of Delhi. I can guarantee that this one will give you sleepless nights.

    Where do I watch it?: Netflix

    19. Aranyak

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    Aranyakis essentially a murder mystery which is peppered with everything from political subterfuges and personal rivalries to a murderous mythical beast. Set in the fictional town of Sironah in Himachal Pradesh, this show is Raveena Tandon's OTT debut.

    Where do I watch it?:Netflix

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