We’re Keeping An Eye Out For These 7 Desi Web Series In 2021

We’re Keeping An Eye Out For These 7 Desi Web Series In 2021

By Neel Gudka8 January, 2021 3 min read
We’re Keeping An Eye Out For These 7 Desi Web Series In 2021

How grateful were we for the presence of streaming platforms in 2020? Unlike for everything else, the past year was a great one for OTT content. As we spent most of our time indoors, we were treated to top quality content in the streaming world for our entertainment needs. Check out our list of the best web series of 2020 here.

2021 promises to be no different, with OTT platforms aggressively lining up new shows. We’ve shortlisted seven Indian web series to watch out for in the new year.

‘Tandav’

Saif Ali Khan makes a return to the web series space after Sacred Games, this time for a political drama. Khan plays Samar Pratap Singh, a young and ambitious neta looking to replace his deceased father as the country’s prime minister. Read more here.
Director: Abbas Ali Zafar
Writers: Abbas Ali Zafar, Pradeep Awasthi, Renu Kashyap, Gaurav Solanki
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Sunil Grover
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Release: Friday, January 15

‘Jeet Ki Zid’

This military drama is based on the real-life story of Kargil hero Major Deependra Singh Senger, who after sustaining severe battle wounds rebuilt his life through sheer grit and determination. Amit Sadh essays the role of Senger. Read more here.
Director: Vishal Mangalorkar
Cast: Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Sushant Singh, Ali Goni
Streaming on: Zee5
Release: Friday, January 22

‘The Family Man’ Season 2

Srikant Tiwari is returning and we cannot contain our excitement! The Family Man, which was voted the best Indian web series by BookMyShow Buzz readers last year, is an espionage drama that revolves around a world class spy torn between fulfilling his family responsibilities and protecting the country from terror threats. Read more here.
Creators: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Neeraj Madhav, Sharad Kelkar
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Release: Friday, February 12

‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’

As the title suggests, this upcoming Amazon original is set against the backdrop of the infamous 26/11 terror attacks that rocked Mumbai in 2008. However the web series promises to be different from other works on this subject, as it focuses on medical professionals and aims to highlight the contribution of first responders who worked tirelessly to save lives. Read more here.
Directors: Nikkhil Advani, Nikhil Gonsalves
Creator: Nikkhil Advani
Cast: Mohit Raina, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tina Dutta, Shreya Dhanwanthary
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Release: March 2021

‘Bombay Begums’

Bombay Beguma (pictured above) is a story of female solidarity and centers around five women across generations who wrestle with desire, ethics, personal crises and vulnerabilities to own their ambition in contemporary urban India.
Directors: Alankrita Shrivastava, Bornila Chatterjee
Cast: Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand
Streaming on: Netflix
Release: To be announced

‘Made In Heaven’ Season 2

The second season of the hit series was slated go on floors in 2020 but got delayed on account of the pandemic. However, actor Arjun Mathur has confirmed that shooting is finally underway, which means the show could hit our screens in the second half of the year. Set against the backdrop of the big fat Indian wedding, Made in Heaven stars Mathur and Sobhita Dhulipala as wedding planners and explores the various prejudices, superstitions and unsavoury practices surrounding matrimony in this country.
Directors: Nitya Mehra, Zoya Akhtar
Writers: Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Cast: Sobhita Dhulipala, Arjun Mathur, Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Release: To be announced

‘Gormint’

Gormint is a political satire produced by the folks at All India Bakchod (AIB), and derives it’s name from the viral video of a Pakistani lady (aka Gormint Aunty) criticising the government. The series was originally supposed to star Irrfan Khan, but the late actor had withdrawn from it due to health reasons and was eventually replaced by Manav Kaul.
Director: Apayya KM
Writers: Gursimran Khamba, Dhruv Narang, Gaurav Mishra
Cast: Manav Kaul, Shikha Talsania, Girish Kulkarni, Smita Jayakar, Sulabha Arya
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Release: To be announced

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