We’ve compiled a list of the 40 Hindi best web series/shows from all genres, including Crime, Drama, Action, Horror, and Conspiracy, that you should watch at least once in your life on platforms including Amazon, Netflix, Sony Liv, Zee5, Voot, and Hotstar.
Though we’re talking about the best Indian web series in Hindi, there are also some fantastic Hollywood web series in Hindi, such as Game of Thrones, Vikings, Narcos, Stranger Things, and so on.
OTT Platforms with the BEST WEB SERIES IN HINDI
These OTT platforms stream the top web series in India:
- Amazon Prime
- Zee 5
- Voot & YouTube
BEST WEB SERIES IN HINDI YOU MUST WATCH IN 2022 ON AMAZON PRIME
Here are the top web series to watch on Amazon Prime:
1- THE FAMILY MAN
Manoj Bajpayee, also known as The Family Man, is an NIA intelligence officer (National Intelligence Officer). When it aired on Amazon Prime on September 20, 2019, this one-of-a-kind comic spy thriller became the most-watched show on the platform. Newspaper articles about foreign-funded crimes in India inspired this story. It won 5 of the 11 Filmfare OTT Awards nominations. Srikant Tiwari, starring Manoj Bajpayee, also stars south actress Priyamani (Suchi), Sharad Kelkar, and Sharib Hashmi.
Almost all of the Filmfare OTT awards for comedy Web Series/Shows have gone to this Web Series. Jitendra Kumar’s performance in this Web Series was praised by fans and critics. The novel follows the adventures of a city kid, an engineering student, who joins the government after graduation in a distant part in Uttar Pradesh. IMDb gives it an 8.8 out of 10 ratings.
In this Web Series, you can’t tell what will happen in the next episode. Manoj Tripathi in the role of Akhandanand Tripathi, Ali Fazal in the part of a Guddu Pandit, and Divyendu in the part of Munna Bhaiya, whose dialogue ‘Abe Padhai Likhai Karo, IAS-YAS Bano’ became enormously famous among the youth. On November 16, 2018, it debuted on Amazon Prime.
4- PAATAL LOK
The Web Series stars Jaideep Ahlawat as a cop who is sent to investigate a high-profile case and is dragged into the darkest corners of the underworld. Anushka Sharma directed and produced Paatal Lok. This crime thriller comprises 9 episodes and aired on Amazon Prime on May 15, 2020, with an IMDb rating of 7.8/10.
5- THE FAMILY MAN 2
In this season, Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) met his new opponent Raji, a terrorist from a rebel group plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister. The tale is just as engrossing as it was in season one. Two adversaries join forces to violate India’s sovereignty. What will Jaykant do to put an end to it? It’s available on Amazon Prime Video.
6- THE FORGOTTEN ARMY
The Forgotten Army is a five-part web series based on the Indian National Army (INA), which was led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the fight for India’s independence. One interesting aspect of INA was that it included both males and females. This web series chronicles their story and is well worth viewing. 8.1/10. It was launched on Amazon Prime Video on January 24, 2020.
7- THE LAST HOUR
This otherworldly crime drama is a timeless masterpiece. The cinematography and storyline are both outstanding; if you’re looking for something unique, this Web Series is well worth your time. Sanjay Kapoor, Sahana Goswami, and Raima Sen star in the film. It can be found on Amazon Prime Video. The movie will be released on May 14, 2021.
8- BANDISH BANDITS
Pandit Radhe Mohan Rathod, the grandfather of the main character Radhe Rithwik Bhowmik, is played by Naseeruddin Shah in the film Bandish Bandits. The plot revolves around two people with opposing musical backgrounds. It’s a Romantic Musical Drama Web Series that launched on Amazon Prime Video on August 4, 2020.
9- MIRZAPUR 2
Following the extraordinary success of the previous season, the Mirzapur team produced again another spectacular season. Mirzapur 2 picks up where the first season left off. Watch this Crime Thriller on Amazon Prime Video for a fantastic screenplay and outstanding acting from all of the actors. The series was released on October 23, 2020. IMDb’s rating is 8.4 out of 10.
Breathe is a crime thriller with a captivating storyline that runs throughout the season. Denzel Mascarenhas is played by R. Madhavan, and Kabir Sawant is played by Amit Sadh. Both actors deliver excellent performances.
The basic premise of this Web Series is to see how far a single man will go to save his family. There are eight episodes in this series. The series was released on January 26th, 2018. It can be found on Amazon Prime Video. IMDb gives it an 8.3/10 rating.
11- MADE IN HEAVEN
The plot revolves around two wedding planners who eventually open their own company, Made in Heaven, in the episode. This Web Series was produced and co-written by Zoya Akhtar. Tara Khanna is played by Sobhita Dhulipala, and Karan Mehra is played by Arjun Mathur. This show from Prime has an IMDb rating of 8.3 out of 10. It was launched on Amazon Prime Video on March 8, 2019.
BEST WEB SERIES IN HINDI YOU MUST WATCH IN 2022 ON DISNEY+ HOTSTAR
Here are the best Hindi web series to watch on Hotstar:
12- SPECIAL OPS
Himmat Singh from R&AW (Research And Analysis Wing) is played by Kay Kay Menon, who travels on a mission with his five operatives to track down a terrorist who is responsible for the bomb bombings in India. Will Himmat Singh be able to protect his country, or will he fail? On Hotstar, you can watch this thrilling spy thriller. It may be found on Disney+ Hotstar.
Grahan is a love story set in the backdrop of the riots of 1984. Two timeframes were displayed in a fluid manner by the director. It is based on the riots of 1984. Manu is played by Wamiqa Gabbi, a Punjabi celebrity actress, while Rishi is played by Anshuman Pushkar. On June 24, 2021, it was released. It may be found on Disney+ Hotstar.
14- CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Criminal Justice is a crime thriller courtroom drama starring Pankaj Tripathi and Vikrant Massey as lawyer Pankaj Tripathi and accused Aditya Sharma, respectively. On April 5, 2019, it debuted on Hotstar. This show has an IMDb rating of 8.1 out of 10.
Penoza, a Dutch crime drama, is the inspiration for this crime drama. The plot centres around Sushmita Sen, who portrays Aarya Sareen, whose husband was suddenly murdered. She later joined a mafia organisation and tracked out the people responsible for her husband’s death. For this Web Series, Sushmita Sen got the Filmfare OTT Award for Best Actress. IMBd gives it a 7.9/10. Season 2 was also released, and it garnered a lot of great feedback.
16- CITY OF DREAMS
City of Dreams revolves around a politician family where politics and power become the reason for feud within the family. The IMDb rating of this Hotstar show is 7.7 out of 10. It was released on 3 May 2019 on Hotstar. The show stars Priya Bapat in the role of Poornima Rao Gaikwad, Eijaz Khan as a cop, and Siddharth Chandekar in the role of Ashish Rao Gaikwad.
17- NOVEMBER STORY
November Story is a Crime Thriller starring Tamannah. It has a total of 7 episodes. It premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on 20 May 2021. The IMDb rating of this Hotstar show is 7.9 out of 10. Along with Tamannah, G.M.Kumar is playing the role of Anuradha’s (Tamannah) father, a novel crime writer in the Web Series.
Ronit Roy and Tisca Chopra starrer Hostages is a Crime Thriller show available on streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar. It was released on 31 May 2019. It has two seasons. The 2nd season of this Web Series was released on 9 September 2020. Ronit Roy is playing a role of a cop, and Tisca is playing a Doctor’s part. The IMDb rating of the Hotstar show is 6.9 out of 10.
BEST WEB SERIES IN HINDI YOU MUST WATCH IN 2022 ON NETFLIX
Here are the best web series in Hindi to watch on Netflix:
19- SACRED GAMES
Sacred Games is a film starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, in which Saif Ali Khan plays a corrupt police officer who receives a call from Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddique) to save his city Mumbai from him. This thriller about a conspiracy is a must-see. It’s the only Indian show to make The New York Times’ list of the top 30 worldwide television shows.
Prajakta Koli, Rohit Saraf, and Ranjvijay Singha star in Mismatched, a Rom-Com series. A high school drama with everything: love, romance, drama, anger, enmity, and so on. two opposing people with opposing mindsets: the girl is a techie, and the boy is a traditionalist. If you’re looking for a good rom-com, this is a must-see.
It’s an anthology, a four-part mini-web series based on Satyajit Ray’s works, with each episode telling a new tale with various actors.
In the Forget Me Not episode, Alif Fazal plays Rama Nair, Kay Kay Menon plays Indrashish Shah in the Bahrupiya episode, Manoj Bajpayee plays Musafir Ali in the Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa episode, and Harshvardhan Kapoor plays Vikram Arora in the last Spotlight episode. On June 25, 2021, it debuted on Netflix’s streaming platform.
Jamtara is based on a genuine criminal incident that occurred in Jharkhand’s Jamtara area. Amit Sial portrays Brajesh Bhaan, a character in the film. In the drama, Divyendu Bhattacharya plays Biswa Paathak, a cop who works tirelessly to combat all criminals. IMDb gives it a 7.3/10. Netflix has this criminal drama available. The series was released on January 10, 2020.
This Indian television series was conceived and co-written by Imtiaz Ali. It’s about a girl constable named Bhumika Pardeshi (Aaditi Pohankar) who has a lot of problems in her life. The series consists of seven episodes. The film will be released on March 20, 2020. It is first shown on Netflix’s streaming service. The second season of She premiered on July 5, 2021.
24- BOMBAY BEGUMS
It’s the story of five ladies from different eras who are trying to realise their dreams. This is the ending installment of a six-part show. In the series, Pooja Bhatt portrays Rani Irani, the CEO of the Royal Bank of Bombay, Shahana Goswami portrays Fatima Warsi, Amruta Subhash portrays Lily, and Plabita Borthakur portrays Ayesha. The film will be released on March 8, 2021. It can be found on Netflix.
25- MONEY HEIST
Money Heist is based on a bank robbery and spans two seasons, each with four sections and a total of 31 episodes. On Netflix, all portions are available in Hindi, and the most recent episode of the new season will be released in Hindi soon. At the 46th International Emmy Awards, it was named Best Drama Web Series. It is based on a Spanish crime drama series.
26- BARD OF BLOOD
Kabir Anand, a character played by Emraan Hashmi, is an intelligence officer. In this Web Series, his objective is in Balochistan. Jannat Marri is played by Kriti Kulhari, who is also an Indian spy in the show who has previously been deployed in Balochistan.
Mullah Khalid is played on screen by Danish Husain. Netflix has this web series available. On September 27, 2019, it was released.
This web series, starring R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla, is a popular series that will be released by the end of December 2021. Hardik Mehta directed the Netflix original series, which was produced by Bhavesh Mandalia with Vikramaditya Motwane, Sejal Shah, and Gaurav Shukla under the brand of Andolan Films in collaboration with Bombay Fables Motion Pictures.
BEST WEB SERIES IN HINDI YOU MUST WATCH IN 2022 ON SONYLIV
Here are the best web series in Hindi to watch on SonyLiv:
28- SCAM 1992
Scam 1992, which received a 9.5 out of 10 IMDb rating, was one of the most popular Web Series of 2020. This web series delves into the life of Harshad Mehta, a broker who was involved in a swindle in 1992. Harshad Mehta accuses then-Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao of bribery in this fictionalised version of a true tale. Prateek Gandhi, who plays Harshad Mehta, has enchanted the audience with his excellent performance.
Gullak is about the Mishra family, who are from the middle class. Jameel Khan, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Vaibhav Raj Gupta, and Harsh Mayar are among the show’s cast members. Every scene of the show included a great cast that performed so realistically that you could identify with them. It debuted on SonyLiv and TVF Play on June 27, 2019. IMDb gives it a 9.2/10.
JL50 is a Sci-Fi Thriller in which Abhay Deol plays Shantanu, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigator who is investigating a plane hijacking case with his colleague Rajesh Sharma as Gauranga. They discovered later in the episode that the jet they were researching was 35 years old. From history to science to politics, this show has a lot to offer. IMDb gives it a 7.5/10. The show was released on September 4, 2020.
Undekhi is a film starring Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Surya Sharma, Harsh Chaya, and Ankur Rathee that follows DSP Barun Ghosh (Dibyendu Bhattacharya) as he investigates the death of a police officer. Harsh Chaya is an underappreciated actor who has performed admirably in this crime drama. It was launched on SONY Liv on July 10, 2020. IMDb gives it an 8.2 out of 10 ratings.
31- AVRODH THE SIEGE WITHIN
The surgical attacks after the Uri assault inspired the web series Avrodh the Siege Within. It’s based on Shiv Aroor’s book India’s Most Fearless. In the show, Amit Sadh plays a lead role. On July 30, 2020, it launched on SONY Liv. The show has an 8.5 out of 10 IMDb rating.
The show follows the lives of Rani Bharti, the wife of a Chief Minister who resigns from her office and is succeeded by her husband. The film has a 7.5/10 rating on IMDb. SonyLIV released it on May 28, 2021. Maharani is a ten-part television series starring Huma Qureshi as Rani Bharti and Sohum Shah as CM Bheema Bharti.
BEST WEB SERIES IN HINDI YOU MUST WATCH IN 2022 ON ZEE 5
Here are the best Hindi web series to watch on Zee 5:
Sunflower is a comedy crime thriller about a strange murder in a society where the suspects are all members of the same society. Sunil Grover, who plays Sonu Singh in the program, is the main character. It’s an eight-part series. IMDb gives it a 7.5/10. The film will be released on June 11, 2021. It first aired on ZEE5.
Kaafir is based on the true incident of Shehnaz Parveen (Kainaaz Akhtar in the web series), a Pakistani woman who accidentally crossed into Indian territory. It’s an eight-part series. IMDb gives it an 8.3/10 rating. The main character, Kainaaz Akhtar, is played by Dia Mirza. The film will be released on June 15, 2019. It can be found on ZEE5.
Shri Prakash Shukla, the most notorious criminal of the 1990s from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, is the subject of this web series. Saqib Saleem plays Shiv Prakash Shukla, a character inspired by Shri Prakash. It includes two seasons and 18 episodes in all. It first aired on ZEE5 on December 22, 2018. The web show has an IMDb rating of 8.1/10.
BEST WEB SERIES IN HINDI YOU MUST WATCH IN 2022 ON VOOT & YOUTUBE
Here are the best web series in Hindi to watch on Voot and Youtube:
Arshad Warsi, who is making his Web Series debut, plays forensic specialist Dhananjay Rajpoot, who is following a psychotic killer with religious ties with his old student Barun Sobti, who plays Nikhil Nair. The Web Series aired on Voot on March 2, 2020. This Web Series has a total of eight episodes.
37- THE GONE GAME
The Gone Game is a psychological thriller starring Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, and Lubna Salim. Based on the epidemic of Covid19. This is the ending installment of a four-part show. It premiered on Voot on August 20, 2020. This show has a 7.8 out of 10 IMDb rating.
38- TVF ASPIRANTS
With an IMDb rating of 9.7/10 (one of the highest), Aspirants follows three students, Guri, Abhilash, and Shwet Ketu nicknamed SK, as they prepare for their UPSC exam in old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi. Their struggle, vulnerabilities, and failings are all discussed throughout the story. Sunny Hinduja plays Sandeep Bhaiya, whose work was widely publicised by students on social media. It’s a YouTube-exclusive Web Series that’s both relatable and entertaining.
39- KOTA FACTORY
The film Kota Factory tells the story of three friends who moved to Kota to prepare for IIT. It focuses on their difficulties to get into IIT and the pressures that education places on students’ lives. Jitendra Kumar and Ahsaas Channa play key roles in the show. The film has a 9.2/10 rating on IMDb. On April 16, 2019, it was simultaneously released on YouTube and TVF play.
The Kota Factory season 2 release date on Netflix had been announced by the distributors of the KF on 30 August 2021. Streaming Now!
40- YEH MERI FAMILY
If you were born in the 1980s or 1990s, this will be a nostalgic show for you, a must-see Web Series that will have you smiling throughout. Vishesh Bansal, Mona Singh, and Akarsh Khurana star in this comedy. It has a total of 7 episodes and a 9.1/10 IMDb rating (one of the highest). It first aired on YouTube on July 12, 2018.
Wrapping Up: Best Web Series in Hindi
In recent years, the internet or OTT platforms have exploded with new talent and a fantastic range of Hindi web series, making binge-watching our favourite hobby. A fresh wave of creative and fascinating Indian web series material has swept the country after the debut of the Hindi web series. Today’s artists aren’t scared to think and develop exceptional content, which helps the viewer understand the film’s complexity while also enjoying it. We hope this list of the best web series in Hindi comes in handy on those dull days. Stay tuned to Canbank for more content like this!