OTT streaming sites offer users a variety of interesting content that can be seen at any time; the accessibility factor has added to the platforms' popularity with the audience. Moreover, the distinct content these platforms offer attracts more viewers. Unlike the usual saas-bahu melodramas, the OTT web series that is becoming more and more well-liked in India are quickly replacing traditional dramas.
Channels like Dice Media, The Viral Fever etc were the initial production companies that presented mini-series for the Indian audience and the other companies' entrance later expanded the market. Over the past few years, the quality of web shows produced has gone multiple notches higher and it's only given the audience an adrenaline rush.
Here is a list of the most popular web series in the last month, ranging from stories based on true events about a regular man from a town who has to move to a village for a job to a tale about the ups and downs a family experience while building their dream home. This list consists of recently launched Indian web series that have proven extremely popular among Indian viewers recently that you can watch if you haven't already.
Five Most Watched Indian Web Series
Aashram Season 3
The online series, Aashram is an original MX Player production directed by Prakash Jha and released in June 2022. The self-proclaimed godman Baba Nirala makes a return for 10 additional episodes in the third season of the popular series Aashram. Bobby Deol's character, Baba Nirala, is a godman and a con man who has built a political/criminal empire under the guise of a spiritual endeavour in an ashram.
The third season continues where the last one left off, with one of his students, Pammi, fleeing his grasp after being sexually assaulted by him and swearing to exact revenge. In the background, the changing political fortunes of the state where his ashram is located are played out, along with a profusion of characters and plot lines involving the godman's quest for power and women.
Panchayat Season 2
The second season of Panchayat debuted in May on Amazon Prime Video. Deepak Kumar Mishra, Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav, Neena Gupta, Biswapati Sarkar, Faisal Malik, Chandan Roy, and Pooja Singh are among the cast members of the well-liked show's second season. It centred on Abhishek Tripathi, an engineering graduate who was having trouble obtaining employment despite his credentials.
He, therefore, takes a break in order to succeed in the challenging test. While doing so, he chooses to accept a position as secretary for a panchayat in the remote Uttar Pradesh village of Phullera. The second season is centred around Abhishek's test preparation and a prospective love interest in Rinky, played by Sanvikaa, Pradhan's daughter.
Rudra: Edge of Darkness
A psychological crime thriller titled Rudra: The Edge of Darkness premiered on DisneyPlus Hotstar in March 2022. It is a remake of the British series Luther. Ajay Devgn, Raashi Khanna, and Esha Deol are the series' three central characters, and it has six episodes. The show, a procedural psychological crime thriller with the action taking place in the Special Crimes Unit of the Mumbai Police, centres on DCP Rudraveer Singh, who, while being one of the system's best brains at work, is operating under the radar.
Anupama Namaste America
Anupama: Namaste America, starring Rupali Ganguly and Sudhanshu Pandey, is a prequel to the well-known television series Anupamaa released in April 2022. The story takes place in 2005, 17 years ago, ten years after Anupama and Vanraj wed.
At the time, Anupama was Vanraj's wife and the mother of Paritosh and Samar, and she had the chance to live out her ambition in the United States. She was compelled to give up her dream, however, and change into the Anupama shown in the first few episodes of Anupamaa. There are 11 episodes in the series, which debuted on Disney Plus Hotstar.
In May 2022, the family-friendly comedy-drama web series Home Shanti made its debut on Disney Plus Hotstar. The lead actors include Manoj Pahwa, Chakori Dwivedi, Poojan Chhabra, and Supriya Pathak.
The protagonists of Home Shanti are a comedic Hindi newspaper writer named Umesh Joshi, his wife Sarla Joshi, and their daughters Jigyasa Joshi and Naman Joshi, who are 22 and 16 years old, respectively. The plot centres on the middle-class Joshi family, who desire to construct their own home in the Dehradun region. The ups and downs the family experiences while building their ideal home are discussed in the comedy series.