The shows on the OTT platform are our savior. Indian shows on the OTT platform are getting a lot of coverage. Now, OTT Platforms are investing heavily in original Indian content for their streaming service. Indian viewers are curious about stories with different genres with fresh faces to keep things more interesting. The OTT shows ranges from drama and political thrillers to tales about the background stories of gangsters, you name it. The best thing? Most of these Indian TV Shows are mini-series. Thanks, to the advent of OTT Platforms.
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To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of the best Indian shows on the OTT platform, that you’d love to watch on repeat.
7 Best Indian Shows To Watch And Have Fun
RANGBAAZ – ZEE 5
Starcast- Saquib Saleem, Aahana Kumra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ranvir Shorey, Arun Kalra, Ravi Kishan
Genre- Action, Thriller
RangBaaz is a Zee5 original Indian show based on the life of Shiv Prakash Shukla, a 25-year old boy from Gorakhpur. It shows his journey from a college-going boy to a blood-lusting gangster. He is involved in various crimes and works for politicians. The state government forms a Special Task Force lead by Siddharth Pandey who start tracking his mobile phone location to apprehend him.
HOSTAGES – HOTSTAR
Starcast- Tisca Chopra, Ronit Roy, Parvin Dabas, Ashim Gulati, and Mohan Kapoor.
Genre- Thriller, Crime, Mystery
This crime show is directed by Sudhir Mishra and a remake of an Israeli TV show. The story starts with a routine operation by Surgeon Dr. Mira Anand (Tisca Chopra) on the chief minister. Her family is taken hostage a night before the operation. She is ordered to kill her unconscious patient to save her family, forcing her to make a final decision. Earlier, she used to save lives and now ordered to kill her patient for her family’s safety.
BOSE: DEAD/ALIVE – ALT Balaji
Startcast- Rajkummar Rao, Naveen Kasturia, Edward Sonnenblick, Anna Ador
Genre- Historical Drama Best On The Book Of Anuj Dhar.
“Bose: Dead/Alive” show is based on the best seller book of Anuj Dhar – ‘India’s biggest cover-up’. The story revolves around the life of real-life Indian hero Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The legend. He fascinated us in life, and long after his “death”. The Director makes an honest effort to dig into the mysterious life of Bose and ensures each episode packs some thriller to keep the audience glued for a binge-watch. The way they have portrayed a teenager Subhas to a college leader, a revolutionary Subhas Babu, and finally, tall leader Netaji is pretty convincing. A great plot by Alt Balaji that showcases some of the unknown facts about the Journey of Bose.
DELHI CRIME – NETFLIX
Startcast – Shefali Shah, Rasika Duggal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang
The show deconstructs the case of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was abducted and gang-raped in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012, before she was abandoned on a Delhi road. Her injuries were so grievous that she died in a Singapore hospital a fortnight later.
It has been praised for its sensitive take on what is considered one of the most horrific crimes against women in India.
PAATAL LOK – AMAZON PRIME
Starcast- Jaideep Ahlawat, Gul Panag, Neeraj Kabi, Swastika Mukherjee, Ishwak Singh, and Abhishek Banerjee
Genre- Crime, Mystery, Thriller
One of the most recent, talked shows on the OTT platform, Paatal Lok. It is directed by Avinash Arun, Prosit Roy and produced by Anushka Sharma. Inspector Hathi Ram Chaudhary is a Delhi cop who has nothing to look forward to in his less than an ordinary career. But that is until the day a high profile case lands on his table, a case too big and important for his designation.
The case turns into a dark mystery thriller that leads the inspector to the dark realm of the underworld (Paatal Lok). Hathi Ram’s instinct tells him to investigate the lives of the suspects. He discovers startling truths and insights that eventually help him rediscover his responsibilities as a cop, his place in the larger scheme of things, and the larger meaning of life itself.
KAAFIR – ZEE 5
Starcast – Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina
Genre – Drama
“Kaafir” show is directed by Sonam Nair. It follows the journey of Kainaaz Akhtar, a woman from Pakistan occupied Kashmir who faces an unlawful jail term of 7 years after the BSF( Border Security Forces) mistakenly considers her a militant. She gave birth to a child when she was in jail, Kainaaz and her daughter are helped by an Indian journalist, who seeks to bring them justice.
SACRED GAMES – NETFLIX
Starcast – Saif Ali khan, Nawazuddin Siddique, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Kubbra Sait, Rajshri Deshpande, Jitendra Joshi, Affan Khan, and Jatin Sarna
Genre – Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Conspiracy
The thriller mystery show is taken from the book Sacred games. It has changed the concepts of shows on the OTT platform. It’s storyline revolves around Sartaj Singh, who’s a Mumbai police officer and a gangster Gaitonde who thinks him to be the god. As the name suggests, the whole story is a part of a game and leaves you with lots of excitement at the end of each episode.
There are all the heights of corruption, killings, and deceit, while Sartaj Singh keeps his truthfulness and the discipline alive and finds himself linked to the gangster in some or the other way. He makes every possible attempt to save Mumbai from any disaster and he got many threats from the gangster in between.
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There are many shows on OTT but these Indian shows that you would like to binge. There are many out there, but these are one of those engaging drama, thriller shows that will not even let you blink your eyes for a minute. So, tune in your OTT platforms and start binging.
Q. What is on OTT platform?
An over-the-top (OTT) media service is a streaming media service offered directly to viewers via the Internet. OTT bypasses cable, broadcast, and satellite television platforms, the companies that traditionally act as a controller or distributor of such content.
Q. Is Netflix an OTT platform?
Over the Top (OTT) services refer to any type of video or streaming media that provides viewers access to movies or TV shows by sending the media directly through the internet. Some of the most popular OTT providers include Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu.
Q. What is an example of Ott?
Over-the-top (OTT) video viewers: Individuals who watch the video via an app or website that provides streaming video content and bypasses traditional distribution. Examples include HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube/YouTube Red, and SlingTV.
Q. What is the meaning of OTT in film industry?
With over 40 OTT platforms to choose from, the Indian consumers can watch their favorite TV show or catch the latest movie on their mobile phones as long as they have an internet connection. OTT: The need of the hour and a silver lining.