10 Highly-Rated Indian Web Series You Cannot Afford to Miss

Edge-of-the-seat gripping, dramatic and super romantic, we've got your lockdown binge-watch covered with these noteworthy web series. 

While popular Indian web series such as 'Sacred Games' and 'The Family Man'—with veteran artists in the leading cast—have managed to invite applause from viewers and critics, there are several other hidden gems that can be found across OTT platforms. 

These masterpieces—although not mainstream—are highly appreciated for their representation of common yet complex issues that are often faced by the people of the country. From highlighting the struggles of IIT, MBBS and IAS aspirants to showcasing a dysfunctional yet 'together' Indian family, or following the lives of teenagers who are entering a new life stage, these Made-in-India shows celebrate each one of us. 

 

1) TVF's Aspirants

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A mini-series by The Viral Fever, 'Aspirants' follows the lives of three friends, Abhilash, Guri and SK, who aspire to crack India's most competitive civil services examination, UPSC CSE. Jumping back and forth from the past to the present, the series captures the struggles and drama in each of their lives. 

 

IMDb Rating: 9/10 

 

2) Please Find Attached

 

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A Dice Media show on YouTube, the 5 episode mini-series revolves around two young millennials who attempt to strike the right balance between their personal and professional lives in suburban Mumbai. 

 

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10 

 

3) Kota Factory

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The first black-and-white Indian web series ever made, TVF's Kota Factory is set in the city of Kota, which sees students from all across the globe each year, with the hope to get admission in a coaching center for a range of competitive examinations including JEE and NEET. The story follows the life of Vaibhav Pandey, who arrives in Kota to prepare for the JEE (IIT) exam. 

 

IMDb Rating: 9/10 

 

4) Panchayat

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Panchayat is a Hindi-language comedy-drama web series with Jitendra Kumar in the lead. The story showcases an engineering graduate who becomes the secretary of a Panchayat office in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh, due to the inability to land a better job. 

 

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10 

 

5) Inside Edge

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Inside Edge is an Indian sports-drama series on Amazon Prime Video, which centers on the Mumbai Mavericks, a fictional T20 cricket team, whose owners operate a league-wide spot-fixing syndicate.

 

IMDb Rating: 8/10 

 

6) Operation MBBS

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Operation MBBS chronicles the lives of three first year students—Huma, Sakshi and Nishant—who are admitted to one of the best MBBS colleges in the country. The show follows their journey as they navigate through friendships, hardships and medical student life.

 

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10 

 

7) Gullak

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Set in quaint by-lanes in the heart of India, Gullak is a collection of disarming and relatable tales of the Mishra family that includes Santosh and Shanti Mishra, and their two sons Aman and Annu. 

 

IMDb Rating: 9.1/10 

 

8) What The Folks

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What The Folks is a journey of how modern Indian families are breaking stereotypes, overcoming generation gaps, and growing to love one another despite having starkly different world views. 

 

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

 

9) Adulting

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'Adulting' is a coming-of-age story that follows the lives of roommates and best friends—Ray and Nikhat—who help each other face the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, as they step into a new stage of life together. 

 

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

 

10) Little Things

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A cohabitating couple in their 20s navigate the ups and downs of work, modern-day relationships, and discovering themselves, in the bustling city of Mumbai.

 

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10