Creativity knows no bounds and amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian web series has become a foremost source of entertainment. The OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime, Disney+Hotstar, Netflix, Zee5, etc. have given people a reason to forget their worries for some time. Upcoming Indian web series 2021 you should not miss, that is worth the watch. The following shows will be keeping us hooked to the screens! The year 2020, was mostly dominated by Indian web series such as Scam 1992, Paatal Lok, Bandish Bandits, Panchayat,  Special Ops, Mirzapur 2, and the list goes on.

The Covid-19 induced lockdown affected the people. But this digital content has given us an opportunity to explore the hub of new talent as well as some amazing collection of Hindi web series that has made binge-watching our favorite activity.

So mark your calendars as some amazing shows are coming your way this year.

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Netflix India 15 new series:

The popular streaming service Netflix has completed five years of launch in India. Netflix will roll out 41 Indian films and shows this year. Netflix has unveiled 41 Indian titles for 2021 consist of a Star-studded list. In 2020, Netflix released 31 Indian titles, including 10 series, 16 movies, and five comedy specials.

Netflix also announced new seasons of its Indian originals such as crime drama series ‘Delhi Crime’ and ‘Jamtara’, romantic comedy ‘Mismatched’, crime drama ‘She’, comedy-drama series ‘Masaba Masaba’, and ‘Little Things’.

In India, Netflix competes with Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Times Internet-owned MX Player, Essel Group’s ZEE5, Sony Pictures Network’s SonyLIV, and Reliance-backed ALTBalaji.

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The Viral Fever (TVF) will stream the second season of its comedy-drama web series ‘Kota Factory’ on Netflix after streaming the first season on YouTube.

(Source: Economic Times)

Aranyak — starring Raveena Tandon

Bombay Begums — from Alankrita Shrivastava

Decoupled — starring Madhavan

Delhi Crime: Season 2 — an International Emmy winner

Feels Like Ishq — starring Radhika Madan, Tanya Maniktala, Zayn Marie Khan, Neeraj Madhav

Finding Anamika — starring Madhuri Dixit Nene

Jamtara: Season 2 — from National Award-winning director Soumendra Padhi

Kota Factory: Season 2 — from The Viral Fever

Little Things: Season 4 — starring Mithila Palkar

Mai — from Anushka Sharma

Masaba Masaba: Season 2 — starring Neena Gupta, Masaba Gupta

Mismatched: Season 2 — starring Prajakta Koli

Ray — from director Abhishek Chaubey

She: Season 2 — from Imtiaz Ali

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein — starring Shweta Tripathi

Netflix India 6 comedy specials:

Aakash Gupta stand-up special (Untitled)

Comedy Premium League

Kapil Sharma stand-up special (Untitled)

Prashasti Singh stand-up special (Untitled)

Rahul Dua stand-up special (Untitled)

Sumukhi Suresh stand-up special (Untitled)

 

Upcoming Indian web series on Amazon Prime

Web series not limited to Netflix only. Amazon Prime has given some incredible shows with breakthrough performances. Mirzapur, Family Man, Bandish Bandits, Paatal Lok, Made in Heaven etc has made the audience glued to the screens! Moreover, Last year proved to be a breakthrough year for Amazon Prime.

Most importantly the difference between Amazon Prime and Netflix is that Netflix offers a three-tier subscription service consisting of Standard Definition, High Definition, and 4K Ultra HD, while Amazon provides the one service which is included with its Prime membership or available for individual purchase.

Here are some best Indian web series of  Amazon Prime Video in Hindi that will definitely be a must-watch for you:

Paatal Lok

Made in Heaven

Family Man -Season 2

Special Ops

Panchayat

Four More Shots Please Season 2

Kota Factory Season 2

Gullak Season 1 & 2

Mirzapur Season1 & 2

Delhi Crime

Breathe Into The Shadows

Criminal Justice

Mumbai Diaries 26/11

Upcoming Indian web series on Zee5– 

ZEE5 is an Indian on-demand Internet streaming media provider run by Essel Group. Zee 5 is also giving tough competition to other streaming services. With content like Nail Polish, Kaagaz, Jeet Ki Zid and more Zee 5 kept the entertainment quotient high. The streaming service has added some news shows and movies to the upcoming 2021 list.

Zee 5 original web series recently gained huge popularity among the Indian people. The most fascinating thing about Zee 5 is that you can browse the latest Hindi TV Serials on it!

List of TV Serials on Zee5:

Kumkum Bhagya

Kundali Bhagya

Tujhse Hai Raabta

Apna Time Bhi Aayega

Qurbaan Hua

Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti

Hamari Wali Good News and more..

 

List of Zee5 must-watch Web series :

Code M – Season 2

Broken But Beautiful – Season 3

The Test Case -Season 2

Naxalbari

Bang Bang

Poison 2

Mafia

Lalbazaar

Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain

Mental Hood

Rangbaaz

Poison

Never Kiss Your Best Friend

Abhay- Season 3

The Final Call-Season 2

Sunflower

The Married Woman

 

Upcoming Indian web series on Alt Balaji– 

With fresh, original, and exclusive stories, Tailored especially for Indians across the globe ALTBalaji a true alternative to mainstream entertainment. The popular streaming platform hosts premium, high-quality shows featuring popular celebrities, acclaimed writers, and award-winning directors.

With the rising demand for content produced by OTT platforms, Alt Balaji also joined the race. However, Alt Balaji is part of the leading production house Balaji Telefilms owned by Ekta Kapoor. As a result, Alt Balaji is having many series which are running now.

But the good news is for users of JioFiber, as Jio bundles the service free of charge along with its Silver, Gold, Diamond, Platinum, and Titanium plans. ALT Balaji has been launched at affordable pricing. The monthly subscription plan is priced at Rs. 43 for a single screen while the annual subscription plan is priced at Rs. 300 for a single screen.

Here is a list of the top 10 web series on Alt Balaji:

Baarish

 

Who’s Your Daddy?

Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain

It Happened In Calcutta

Class of 2020

Mentalhood

Code M

Hum Tum And Them

Ragini MMS Returns

Broken But Beautiful

Here is a list of 35 ALTBalaji web series:

  1. Virgin Bhasskar
  2. Gandii Baat
  3. Fittrat
  4. Fixerr
  5. The Verdict – State vs Nanavati
  6. Mission Over Mars
  7. Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat
  8. Bebaakee
  9. Romil and Jugal
  10. X.X.X.
  11. The Test Case
  12. Dil He Toh Hai
  13. Class of 2017
  14. Boygiri
  15. Bekaaboo
  16. Apharan
  17. Cybersquad
  18. Puncch Beat
  19. Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2
  20. Dev DD
  21. Bose: Dead or Alive
  22. Medically Yours
  23. Booo
  24. Bose
  25. Bewafaa Sii Wafaa
  26. Fourplay
  27. Galti Se Mis-Tec
  28. Haq S
  29. Home
  30. Hum
  31. The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family
  32. Zaban Sambhal Ke
  33. FUOK
  34. Baby Come Naa
  35. Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala

 

 

New & Upcoming Shows:

 

 

Upcoming Indian web series on Voot- 

Firstly, Voot is the Indian subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) site that streams varieties of shows, web series, and originals. Secondly, Voot is the online arm of Viacom18 that provides shows in multiple languages such as Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, and Gujarati. Best voot web series can be easily found on their site.

Voot was earlier a free-of-cost streaming platform. Now offering customers premium content at a subscription cost of Rs 99 per month and at Rs 999 per year. Nowadays people are mostly like to watch web series rather than TV serials. However, if you have missed out on nail-biting episodes of your favorite daily soap then worry not. As in Voot, you can browse Indian TV Serials and reality shows.

From the engaging storyline, screenplay, and impressive performances by the actors, Voot dominated the OTT business. Voot series was released to positive reviews and is regarded as some of the best Indian web series on the market today. One such show is Asur streaming on Voot. One of the most successful Voot original web series, Asur is a crime thriller web series directed by Oni Sen.

Voot is a popular platform not only for Web series, TV show, or reality shows but most importantly it is the center of attraction to cricket lovers. The latest Cricket match can be watched on Voot Select.

Voot has announced three new web series, including a second season of the excellent Asur.

Check out these Must-watch Web Series on Voot Select:

‘Asur: Welcome To Your Dark Side’ Season 2

‘The Gone Game’ Season 2

‘Candy’

Illegal

Crackdown

Marzi

The Raikar Case

It’s Not That Simple

Time Out

Court Room

Fuh se Fantasy

Untag

Feet up with stars

Shaadi Boys

Conclusion:

In conclusion, Indian content on OTT platforms has garnered millions of viewers. Govt has now imposed few rules for OTT Platforms in India. It is called Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021. As a result, a digital website or content publisher will have to appoint a grievance redressal officer based in India who will have to act upon a complaint within 15 days.

Meanwhile, OTT platforms are required to classify all films, web- series or other shows, based on:

  • age of viewers
    themes and messages
  • violence, nudity, sex, language, substance abuse, horror, content, tone and impact
    target audience
  • implement parental controls

In short, Publishers of news on digital media will be required to observe Norms of Journalistic Conduct of the Press Council of India and the Programme Code under the Cable Television Networks Regulation Act, so far followed by print and TV respectively.

Therefore, Ratings under the Rules – U/A, U/A 7+, U/A 13+, U/A 16+ are similar to the age-sensitive categorizations proposed by IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India) under its self – regulatory code issued last year.

Until now, over-the-top platforms (OTT Platforms) curating content enjoyed a free reign in India in terms of the content made available by them.

Also Read: Strict New Guidelines for Social Media Platforms, Digital News Sites and Video Streaming Platforms

To sum up, the intent behind the rules seems to be to curtail problematic content, empower viewers to make more informed choices.

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