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Indian web series to watch during self-isolation

To utilise your time and keep yourself entertained, stream Indian web series on various streaming platforms

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The self-isolation that has bound us to our homes is necessary but at the same time, we can’t deny that it can get a little boring from time to time. To utilise your time and keep yourself entertained, stream Indian web series on various streaming platforms.

Here are seven of the best Indian web series to watch during self-isolation:

1. Indian web series: Special Ops

Created by Neeraj Pandey, Special Ops stars Kay Kay Menon in the lead role.

The Hotstar series follows the team at RAW who try to uncover if there is a single mastermind behind terror attacks in India.

2. Indian web series: The Forgotten Army

Directed by Kabir Khan, this limited five-episode series chronicles the late Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s creation of Indian National Army and the thunderous impact on India’s military might during the pre-Independence era.

Starring Sunny Kaushal, this historical epic seems long but has some high points.

3. Indian web series: Delhi Crime

This seven-part series, written and directed by Richie Mehta, plays out like a sobering police procedural about a cop (Shefali Shah) who hunts down six men behind the gang rape of student in Delhi on a moving bus.

Delhi Crime is based on a chilling true story of the gang-rape and murder of Jyoti Singh (Nirbhaya), 23, who was violently assaulted and left for dead by five men and a teenager on a bus in New Delhi and so every scene sobers you and is a grim reality about how unsafe cities can get for women at large.

The tormentors of Singh were hanged to death on 20 March after her parents’ protracted legal battle with India’s faulty justice delivery system.

4. Kota Factory

Termed as one of the best Indian web series, Kota Factory is set in the student city of Kota. Here, we follow 16-year-old Vaibhav, who is preparing for his IIT exams. Unlike many shows where young adults find the path to success restricting, this show celebrates student life in all its educational glory. Jitendra Kumar’s character Jeetu Bhaiya was adored by viewers. Kota Factory is available to watch on TVF Play and YouTube.

5. Sacred Games

Starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, this Netflix show helped India become a global force in the web series space. While the first season drew in viewers who praised all aspects of the show, the second season attracted some criticism.

It is yet to be known if the show will come back for a third season since the second season ended on a cliffhanger.

6. The Family Man

Created by Raj and DK, Amazon Prime Video’s The Family Man stars Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role. The story follows an intelligence officer Srikant Tiwari who is struggling hard to maintain a work-life balance.

While this Indian web series drew flak for projecting Kashmir with the Pakistani and human rights lobby’s points-of-view, it did a fair bit of business.

7. Mirzapur

Amazon Prime Video’s Mirzapur created a strong impact after its first season and the second season is highly awaited.

Starring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey and Divyendu Sharma among others, the series follows Kaleen Bhaiya, a don in the town of Mirzapur.

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