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Get Your Popcorns Ready! Indian Web Series You Must Watch

Are you tired of typical ‘Saas-Bahu’ drama?

Well Netflix and Amazon Prime have turned the audiences attention towards the digitally produced content. How can we forget about YouTube? You can watch these web series on Television instead of those dramatic daily soaps.  

Indian web series are making a name for themselves.

In fact the revolutionary introduction of web series has made a majority of millennials watch web series as compared to TV shows! On one hand, we have movie makers hardly experimenting with content in order to please the Indian audience, while on the other hand; we have web-series producers coming up with some exceptional work.

Today I am here to tell you that there are several Indian series with great content as well, that you can't miss.

1. MIRZAPUR-

‘Mirzapur’ is an Indian crime thriller web Television series on Amazon Prime Video is produced by Excel Entertainment. The star cast of Mirzapur is as follows: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur, Divyendu Sharma and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. The first season of this web series consists of nine episodes in total.

‘Mirzapur’ is primarily shot in Mirzapur with some shots in Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Lucknow and Gorakhpur. The plot of this web series revolves around drugs, guns and crime. The story of Mirzapur depicts the story of governance and rule of mafia and dons and the rivalry and crime devaluing in the Purvachal region of Uttar Pradesh.

2. PERMANENT ROOMMATES-

‘Permanent Roommates’ is created by The Viral Fever (TVF) and Biswapati Sarkar. The first season of this Indian web series was premiered on October 29th, the second season was premiered on February 14th, 2016 while the third season was premiered last year i.e. 2018. Permanent Roommates stars Sumit Vyas, Nidhi Singh, Nidhi Bisht and Deepak Mishra in the lead roles.

The story of the series revolves around a young couple, Tanya and Mikesh who face the outlook of marriage after being in a long distance relationship for 3 years. When Tanya’s USA return boyfriend Mikesh ask her to marry him, she refuses but the two eventually strike a compromise, opting to move in together first. The subsequent events- a fallout, followed by reunion, and Tanya's premarital pregnancy end in the two of them planning their wedding, with unpredicted consequences.

The direction and story of this drama web series is flawless as well as fearless!

3. FLAMES: #PadhaiAurPyaar-

This web-series is the story of a young romance unfolding as a chemical reaction. ‘FLAMES’ is the story of a teenage romance (call it Pehla Nasha) from The Timeliners that blooms in one chemistry class and which aims straight from the heart. Ritvik Sahore and Tanya Maniktala are in the lead roles of this romantic web series. FLAMES is highly recommended when you want to watch something light and relaxing.

4. FOUR MORE SHOTS PLEASE-

Gone are the days where a male lead was important to carry the success of either movies or serials. Amazon Prime Video’s romantic comedy-drama has come up with its first original comedy from India and its first new TV show of 2019. The name of the series is “Four More Shots Please” which has Bani J, Kirti Kulhari, Maanvi Gagroo, and Sayani Gupta in the lead roles. The series follows the lives of four “urban, imperfect, modern Indian women and their perfect, life-affirming, friendship”.

The series is produced by Pritish Nandy and created by his daughter Rangita Pritish Nandy (Pyaar Ke Side Effects. Damini (Sayani Gupta) is an independent journalist who prefers masturbation to sex because it's efficient. Anjana (Kirti Kulhari) is a single mother who shares a roller-coaster relationship with her ex-husband, Varun Khanna (Neil Bhoopalam). Umang (Bani) and Siddhi (Maanvi Gagroo) is a virgin who hates her mother Sneha (Simone Singh, from Kal Ho Naa Ho) for how she treats her. There's a ton of passion in every episode and these 4 women are just amazing to watch and have their lives unravel. I can't wait for a season 2 if the producers plan to make one.

5. ADULTING: Cheers To Womaniya-

We all have gone through social media struggles, friendly banter and career problems at some point of our life. And all this aspects makes this web series so RELATABLE. ‘Adulting’ is a coming of age story about two young women trying to handle the responsibilities of being independent adults in the fast-paced, urban bustle of Mumbai. Take a peek into the daily life and shenanigans of two twenty-something women: Ray and Nikhat, as they try to make it through adulthood in their own unique way. This web series stars Aisha Ahmed, Yashaswini Dayama and Aniruddha Banerjee in the pivotal roles.

Definitely watch it with your friend, or better yet, your roommate!

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