Web Series have proved to be a turning point for Digital medium. More or less, Web Series have replaced the “Saas-Bahu” drama.
It is new love now. Here, makers get more liberty and there is no censorship issue. Moreover, women do not turn into flies and animals.
Web series provide us content which is new and different. It keeps the viewers engaged. The popularity of the web series is such that the players like Ekta Kapoor, Vikram Bhatt have also turned their heads towards it.
Also, Voot, Hotstar and Amazon Prime are coming up with their original web shows.
Below is the list of some of the Web Series which are a must watch and are different in their themes and genres ;
- Laakhon Me Ek
Directed by Abhishek Sengupta and written by Biswa Kalyan Rath.
It is a story of Aakash Gupta, who wants to study commerce but his parents sent him away to prepare for IIT. After reaching there, he discovers that he does not belong to this world of IIT.
- Bose: Dead or Alive
ALT Balaji’s Bose, is based around the death mystery of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It is an adaptation of Book ” Biggest Cover Up” by Anuj Dhar. Rajkumar Rao is undoubtedly the show stellar with his fantastic performance as Bose. It unveils different facts which are a mystry for all of us.
3.Romil and Jugal
Makers get a chance to try different themes and genres on web without any censorship. This story by ALT Balaji, is a Gay Romance. It is a modern day adaptation of Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet‘. The show got good public attention and it also became a welcome change to see actors coming out of their closet and accepting their sexuality.
This quirky web series by Meghnad S, a public policy professor along with Newslaundry, presents more about our constitution and also connects with current news in a satirical manner. It is full of good humour, sarcasm and artsy visuals. It is a fun way to know civics.
- Test Case
Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and Vinay Waikul, the story revolves around the hardships of a women soldier face in the all men world of army. It highlights the role of women in combat roles and how she survive the rigorous training and deserves equal right to serve the nation.
Amazon Prime’s Inside Edge Talks about the muddy world of cricket where power and money overpowers everything. It is written and directed by Karan Anshuman. It revolves around the team Mumbai Mavericks, a part of Powerplay T20 League which is a fictional Indian Premier League kind of T20 cricket.
It is a trilingual ( Hindi, Tamil and Telugu) thriller by Amazon Prime. Actor Amit Sadh is playing the role of Kabir, an officer of crime branch who puts up the pieces together of seemingly unconnected deaths that leads to an unlikely suspect- Danny ( R. Madhvan). The story follows the series of murder of organ donors.
The upcoming series like ‘The Ministry‘ and ‘Sacred Games‘ are also grabbing the eye of viewers.
The Ministry, which is a political satire about the Indian bureaucracy. Gursimran Khamba, one of founders of All India Bakchod, is the show creator. Irfan Khan will be playing the role of Bollywood actor who has been placed as elected as ‘placeholder’ culture minister.
Sacred Games is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. It is based on Vikram Chandra’s novel ‘Sacred Games’. The story is weaved around Mumbai’s crime, politics and corruption. Also, this will be the first Netflix original series made in India.
Web series are giving a tough competition to television and film industry. Big Directors and Actors are keen to be a part of this platform.
Each series is different from another. Every episode has its own twist and turns which binds the viewers and make them to come back for more.
But yes, With content in the their palms, viewers are the deciders what to watch or not.