Amazon prime is on a roll and turns out to be a tough competition for Netflix. Netflix is known for its thought-provoking, unique, and original web series, and amazon is leaving no stones unturned to get to the same level. It does have a long way to go but, it has made quite a lot of progress in the past few years.
Amazon is no more just an e-commerce application, it’s spreading its wings across, and amazon prime is extremely popular and immensely loved by the people. Some people even own a prime account and a Netflix account, and that’s a big deal. If you are a part of those people, let us know.
Amazon prime offers many entertainment options for you, including some of the best Hindi and English web series compared to other streaming platforms. It provides a variety of genres ranging from thriller, action, horror to romance that will keep you glued to your screen.
It is exhausting browsing through various web series with a plate full of food or a bowl of popcorn, waiting to find the one. We know the feeling. You don’t have to worry, though; we have you covered. Soulmates are a thing and name a hotter trio than you, your food, and a good movie/series. Here is a list of the top ten Hindi web series to watch on Amazon Prime.
If you love Zakir Khan or love series that feels like a slap to your face and drags you back to reality, look no further. This series has only two seasons 😔—the first episode released in May 2018.
This one will make you laugh till you drop and roll on the floor and give you an insight into the life of an ordinary man. Zakir Khan plays Ronny in the series, and the entire series revolves around a lie. Ronny is a 26-year-old man who is jobless and has no ambitions of his own.
He claims to be the nephew of an MLA to get the job done. In the northeastern part of India, phrases like “tuh jaanta h mera baap kaun h” (Do you have any idea who my dad is) are used a lot, and the same can be seen in the story.
Ronny is your typical boy next door who loves a girl and is ready to go to any extent to make her happy, who in turn has friend-zoned him. Ronny uses his connections to get the job done and claim power in society. Doesn’t this seem familiar? We live in a society where a man who does not have a job or has no connections is deemed a failure.
Ronny does everything we all do. All of us want respect from our society, friends, and family, and when we don’t get it, we all lie to get our way. Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare has perfectly captured the emotions behind the life of a middle-class, small-town boy.
2. The Family Man –
Sometimes, it takes the effort of a single article to remind you about series like these. We are probably sure it rang a bell. Ladies and gentlemen, tighten your seatbelt because this series is a roller coaster ride, and you will love it.
The family man, directed by Raj Nidimoru, is an absolute masterpiece, With its brilliant storyline and extraordinary performances, it is no wonder it is one of the highest-rated Hindi web series on Amazon.
The story revolves around Manoj Bajpayee (Srikant Tiwari), a middle-class man who is also a competent officer of the National Investigation agency and keeps his job hidden from his family. He has to provide for and protect his family at the same time while doing a high-risk and high-pressure job with low pay. The two seasons revolve around the struggles and challenges he faces in his family and career.
3. Panchayat –
Panchayat, produced by TVF, is a good mix of talent, storyline, and production. It is an eight-episode long series around Abhishek Tripathi (Jitendra Kumar). He takes up a government job as the Panchayat Sachiv (secretary) of the Phulera village in Uttar Pradesh’s Pradesh’s Ballina district where he struggles to find another job.
The show depicts the harsh reality that your education has nothing to do with your job when Abhishek takes a low-paying job. His friend ends up with a package of 12LPA even though they studied in the same college because employment is limited, and options are few.
”Panchayat” isn’t a series with some over-dramatic scenes. It focuses on displaying the everyday struggles faced by a person. The “seh lenge Thoda” (I’ll tolerate a bit) moments, having a cup of instant noodles on a busy day, or explaining to your mom your daily routine. It covers social issues like patriarchy and dominant male society as well. This is what makes this web series so unique.
“There is a lot of beauty in ordinary things—Isn’t that kind of the point?”-
Pam Beesly (The Office).
4. Tandav –
Tandav is one of the highest-rated Hindi web series to watch on Amazon Prime. It must be a part of your watchlist if you love politics and the twisted side of it.
Tandav opens with PM Devki Nandan on the verge of claiming another victory in the General Elections. The story revolves around Samar Pratap Singh (Saif Ali Khan), who would go to any extent to become the next prime minister.
The journey was filled with many roadblocks and obstacles, and many relationships were compromised on the way. The show started well with good direction but rushed towards the end, making it difficult to keep track of all the changes.
5. Made in Heaven –
Made in Heaven is considered to be amazon prime Best web series. It reveals the dark side of Indian weddings like molestation, dowry, and many more. Tara Khanna and Karan Mehra own a wedding agency named “Made in Heaven”.
They have to deal with these problems and their issues. The entire series revolves around Karan and Tara and their wedding planning company targeting the super-rich.
The only things that pop in our mind when we think of Indian weddings are fun, love, joy, and everything positive. Made in Heaven is a dig into the life of the upper class where love is dead, marriages are only business proposals, and people hide their broken, failed relationships with an elaborate display of money on important occasions like weddings.
Made in Heaven is a perfect display of a masterpiece filled with loss, love, lies, rage, and betrayal. It is raw and filled with emotions we all face in our lives, irrespective of where we belong
6. Inside Edge –
This series produced by Farhan Akhtar-Ritesh Sidhwani production lays the harsh truth behind all the fame and popularity in the world of cricket.
The show depicts the fragile ego, politics, and raging hormones in the world of cricket.
The most excited India- Pakistan match was added to give this show a completely new and different angle. The series stars Richa Chadha, Vivek Oberoi, Aamir Bashir, Tanuj Virwani, Sayani Gupta and Sapna Pabb, etc.
The show starts with Power Play “T-20 League”, based on the IPL. The show contains dialogues like “cricketers are god in India”, which gives a sense of how India’s sport, especially cricket, is portrayed.
7. Paatal Lok –
Paatal Lok is a crime drama series that provides us insights into the positive and negative aspects of the character’s mind. Three men and a woman are alleged on the “conspiracy of murder” of a renowned journalist named Sanjeev Mehra and are arrested by Inspector Hathi Ram. Hathi Ram takes up this case to prove his worth in the department with little realization that this case will lead to the depths of the paatal look of his world.
No person is born evil. Each person changes due to their circumstances and their situations. When Hathi Ram embarked on this case, he finds out some gruesome details about the past of prisoners and the reasons that made them the way they are. As his investigation gains traction, he finds out about a conspiracy much bigger than him or the case.
8. Bandish Bandits –
Bandish bandit is a love story starring Ritwik Bhowmik and Shreya Chaudhary. The storyline is simple and lays a great emphasis on “classical music”.This is the first web series that focuses on classical music; this is done to make the youth realize that classical music can be “cool” and pop songs.
Radhe is the grandson of Pandit Radhemohan Rathod (Naseeruddin Shah) and is devoted to him and music. He soon meets a pop sensation and a live performer Tamanna who dreams of performing alongside Queen Elli, an international pop sensation.
They start developing feelings for each other, and soon, both of them become a national sensation known as “Bandish Bandits”. The show manages to break a lot of gender stereotypes. Radhe is the shy male protagonist. He is gentle and not too aggressive, and here we have Tamanna, who rides bikes, fixes cars, and makes music.
The great music, incredible acting, and good storyline make this a massive hit and should be a part of your watchlist.
9. The Forgotten Army –
We have read how many people lost their lives while fighting for our independence but, how many of them do we truly know. When we hear of the word “independence”, we recall the names of Mahatama Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhagat Singh, and so many. Is that it? There weren’t anymore.
Some lakhs and thousands were behind our independence. History has always been kind to influential people but, what about the life of those unsung heroes who lost everything to provide us with everything we have now.
The forgotten army is the story of brave fighters and unsung heroes who sacrificed everything in the battle for freedom.
The forgotten army launched on Amazon Prime focuses on an intriguing period of history during World War 2, where many soldiers fought for our independence.
The series recounts the marvelous true story of the Indian National Army led by Subhash Chandra Bose. The forgotten troops consisted of 55000 men and women who fought alongside the Japanese troops to gain independence against the Britishers.
The troops failed in their mission but, their determination from the hands of the Britishers could be seen. This period has gone under the radar and has almost been lost among the chapters of history.
10. Laakhon Mein Ek-
Laakhon mei Ek creator Biswa Kalyan Rath has made a series based on a student’s life whose ambitions are not academic, but the family pressure to get into IIT gets into him. The story is based on every student’s life with immense pressure to perform well in academics both in college and school.
Science is one of the most chosen streams by the students, unraveling the deep and dark truth about a student’s life. The immense pressure to get into IIT, score good marks, and live up to the expectations.
The story revolves around the life of a teenage boy Akash (Ritvik Sahore), from Raipur, who is a mediocre student and has no interest in science but, under the pressure of his parents and to meet their expectations, desperately tries to get into IIT.
In this rat race, he is thrown into a coaching center in Vishakhapatnam, where he is thrown into a class where teachers don’t want to teach, and the students get their way by cheating in the exams. Akash tries to hold his head up high for quite some time but eventually gives up and follows his friends.
Akash is shown as a lazy bum, but he isn’t, and he actually tries to cram his study material but soon realizes it’s not for him. He believes that it will be easy for him to understand the concepts and score better marks with good teachers on his side, but this goes downhill as well.
The show portrays the dark life in a hostel where kids are treated like prisoners and prison is their room. After we watched the movie, it reminded us of our school days. There is an Akash in all of us, the black sheep, the mediocre student, and we could significantly relate to his character
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