Top-Rated Indian Shows On IMDb You Have To Watch

From The Family Man to Scam 1992 and Girls Hostel, these shows need to be on your binge list.

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IMDb Top-Rated Indian Shows: No one likes to miss out on good content. But the real struggle is, how do you separate good films and web series from the bad? Do you go by what social media is saying, or YouTube reviews? Or do you let your best friend decide which series will be your next binge-watch? Our generation is cursed with excess. We have too many options when it comes to what we should watch, and we have too much information at hand to help us arrive at that decision. Some of us though, simply go by a show's IMDb rating, don't we?

Internet Movie Database or IMDb is a platform in which users from all over the world can get their information when it comes to films, shows, and series, and they can also leave ratings for any film and show to help others decide whether or not they should watch

So here are some of the most top-rated Indian shows on IMDb.

The Family Man

The Family Man is on IMDb’s top list when it comes to Indian shows. Like the first season, the second season of the series that was recently released proved itself to be a big hit.  The second season of the show stood fourth in IMDb's list of most popular shows in  the world, that was released recently.

The second season features Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, and Samantha Akkineni in the lead roles. The show is an action thriller, revolving around the life of a secret agent who keeps his professional life a secret from his friends and family. However, he faces challenges in his job and eventually comes across new enemies that may endanger both his and his family's lives.

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime Video


Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story

IMDb rates Scam 1992 as one of India's top shows. Overall IMDb rating of the show stands at 9.5 (out of 10) currently. The series revolves around the life of Harshad Mehta, who is one of India's most notorious scammers. The cast of this limited series includes actors Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Anjali Barot, and Vishesh Bansal in pivotal roles.

The performances of the two lead protagonists Gandhi and Dhanwanthary have received critical acclaim. While Gandhi played the role of Harshad Mehta, Dhanwanthary played Sucheta Dalal, the journalist who unearthed the 1992 Harshad Mehta scam.

Where To Watch: Sony Liv

Cooku With Comali

Tamil series Cooku With Comali boasts of a 9.7 rating out of 10 on IMDb. Cooku With Comali is a show in which the host invites various personalities from the entertainment industry for a cook-off.


These stars then team up with comedians and prepare delicious dishes to impress the judges. The show features Sivaangi Krishnakumar, Rakshan, Venkatesh Bhat, and Kpy Bala.

Where To Watch: Disney+Hotstar


Boasting an impressive cast of veteran actors, Panchayat is a comedy series that tells us the story of an engineering graduate opts for a panchayat job in a remote village so that he can focus on his CAT preparations.

The show features actors Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav, Neena Gupta and Chandan Roy. It holds a rating of 8.8 on IMDb.

Vitthal Teedi


The 2021 Gujarati web-series about the life of a gambler is another big hit. Vitthal Teedi holds a rating of 9.5 on IMDb. The series revolves around the story of a gambler who climbs up the social and economic ladder as he journeys from his village to a city earning money through his card-playing skills. Vitthal Teedi stars actors Pratik Gandhi, Prashant Barot, Ragi Jani, and Vishal Thakkar in prominent roles.

Where To Watch: OHO Gujarati

Special Mentions

Delhi Crime

Delhi Crime is a crime drama written and directed by Richie Mehta. The series is set in the aftermath of the Delhi gang rape that happened in 2012. After the incident, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vartikka Chaturvedi starts to track down culprits responsible for assaults and the death of the victim. The show is rated 8.5 out of 10 on IMDb.

Where To Watch: Netflix


Mirzapur begins with the story of Akhandanand Tripathi and his son Munna. While Tripathi is a hardworking businessman who doubles up as the mafia boss of Mirzapur, his son only hungers to take that power away from his father. Munna's unworthiness and hunger for wealth ends up changing lives of brothers Munna and Guddu and sisters Sweety and Golu forever.

Mirzapur stars the actors Divyenndu, Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, and Rasika Dugal in pivotal roles. The shows is rated 8.4 out of 10 on IMDb.

Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

Sacred Games

Sacred Games is a crime thriller based on Vikram Chandra's massive novel by the same name. The show is one of India's first Netflix Original series.

The plot revolves around police officer Sartaj Singh who becomes involved in a dangerous crime investigation after he receives an anonymous tip about the location of a criminal Ganesh Gaitonde. the show is rated 8.6 on IMDb.

Where To Watch: Netflix

Girls Hostel

Girls Hostel is a series with 8.2 stars. The cast includes actors Parul Gulati, Ahsaas Channa, Srishti Shrivastava, and Simran Natekar Kolhe, and others. The series revolves around four girls named Richa, Jo, Milli, and Zahira who come together and meet in a dental college hostel. Their group faces personal issues and helps each other through each of their journeys.

Where To Watch: Netflix,  TVF Play

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