In the past few years, Indians have come up with some amazing content that not only entertains us but also tells an unconventional story. While Bollywood remains our popular source of entertainment, web series are giving a tough competition to the appointment viewing that a movie theatre demands.
2017 was an impressive year for Indian web shows. Here are 5 of the must-watch web series of the year.
The death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is one of the biggest mysteries of modern India. This AltBalaji series that attempts to demystify the circumstances around the freedom fighter’s death in 1945 caught the attention of many mainly because of its lead actor Rajkummar Rao who donned the role of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Featuring Sanjay Suri, Rashmi Agdekar and Asheema Vardaan, this web series is an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas. This ALTBalaji original series is about a modern young woman trying her best to break stereotypes about how an Indian woman is supposed to be.
The Inside Edge
Amazon Prime's first India original series Inside Edge by Karan Anshuman, provides a ringside view of life beyond the cricket pitch. Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, the show gives a peek inside the murky world of cricket- where power and money overpower everything. Inside Edge is based on a fictional T20 franchise cricket team, and features Bollywood stars Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha and Angad Bedi in pivotal roles.
The Test Case
About Shikha Sharma (essayed by Nimrat Kaur), preparing to be the first woman test case in a combat role, within the Indian Army, the AltBalaji series explores the themes of loyalty, teamwork and courage, while also showcasing hardships and immense training army officers undergo to serve and protect their country.
This series, which aired on Voot and starred Tahir Raj Bhasin and Sarah Jane Dias, deal with relationship issues. The story is about a man, who while dealing with the pressures of a job and married life, along with the weight of expectations, decides to hit the pause button in life.