16 Originals On MX Player That You Should Watch Right Now

16 Originals On MX Player That You Should Watch Right Now

By Alisha Lakhani1 December, 2020 5 min read
16 Originals On MX Player That You Should Watch Right Now

New to MX Player? The platform has an interesting line-up of original web series to watch. Here’s a list of 16 shows in Hindi, Marathi and Bhojpuri.

‘Baykola Hava Tari Kay’

It is said that the mind and desires of a woman are known just to her, and not even god is privy to what she wants. To prove the point, the makers of MX Player’s latest Marathi web series, Baykola Hava Tari Kay have set up a premise where a simple housewife Shreya (Shreya Budge) chances upon Lord Krishna (Nikhil Ratnaparkhi) and asks him to upgrade her husband (Aniket Vishwasrao) into a better and improved version.
Director: Priyadarshan Jadhav
Cast: Shreya Budge, Aniket Vishawasrao, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi
Genre: Comedy
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Aashram’

The crime-drama series is about a self-proclaimed Godman, baba Nirala who is revered by his followers and devotees. But he’s not as saintly as he makes himself out to be. Read our review here.
Writers: Madhvi Bhatt, Avinash Kumar, Sanjay Masoomm, Kuldeep Ruhil
Director: Prakash Jha
Cast: Bobby Deol, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Aaditi Pohankar, Darshan Kumaar, Anupriya Goenka, Vikram Kochhar, Tushar Pandey
Genre: Drama
Seasons: 2 (2020)

‘Ek Thi Begum’

Ek Thi Begum is a series that has been inspired by true events. It is the story about Sapna, the loving wife of Zaheer. Sapna is stunningly beautiful and supports Zaheer through thick and thin as he climbs his way to the top to be an underworld don. When a fight between Maqsood and Zaheer, rivals in this game, leads to Zaheer being killed, Sapna vows to take revenge and destroy Masood’s illegal empire.
Director: Sachin Darekar
Cast: Anuja Sathe, Rajendra Shisatkar, Ankit Mohan, Vivek Aapte
Genre: Crime
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘High’

The show revolves around a drug called Magic and the people involved in its manufacture and trade from doctors to dons. Read our review here.
Director: Nikhil Rao
Cast: Akshay Oberoi, Ranveer Shorey, Mrinmayee Godbole, Shweta Basu Prasad, Kunal Naik, Prakash Belawadi, Nakul Bhalla, Mantra Mugdh
Genre: Crime
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Bhaukaal’

Bhaukaal is inspired by the real-life achievements of IPS Officer Navniet Sekera, who was the man behind the downfall of organised crime in Uttar Pradesh in the early 2000s. It’s a gripping, edge-of-the-seat crime thriller that shows us the life in the police force. Naveen is posted to Muzaffarnagar, a place ridden with gang violence. Taking matters into his hands, Naveen starts ridding the city of gangs.
Director: Jatin Satish Wagle
Cast: Mohit Raina, Abhimanyu Singh, Siddhanth Kapoor
Genre: Crime
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Samantar’

Kumar Mahajan visits an astrologer hoping to find solutions to his problems. He realises that there is another man who shares his destiny, Sudarshan Chakrapani. Kumar finds out that the life he’s leading has already been lived by Chakrapani, and he wishes to find out if he can control his present and change his future after finding out how Chakrapani navigated life. He gets hold of a diary with Chakrapani’s life story, but is allowed to read only one page a day.
Director: Satish Rajwade
Cast: Swwapnil Joshi, Tejaswini Pandit, Nitish Bharadwaj
Genre: Mystery
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’

Pati Patni Aur Woh revolves around a middle-class couple whose marriage ends, but this only heralds the beginning of their story.
Director: Nisheeth Neerav Neelkanth
Cast: Riya Sen, Vinny Arora Dhoopar, Anant Vidhaat, Saksham Shukla, Siddharth Chaturvedi
Genre: Comedy, drama
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Naked’

Hotelier Rishabh Mehta is murdered. An honest cop, Suraj Kadam starts investigating and comes across Natasha Kamra, a prime suspect who is a porn star by profession.
Director: Anupam Santosh Saroj
Cast: Suparna Moitra, Aryamann Seth
Genre: Drama, thriller
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Once Upon A Crime’

A Hoichoi original show featuring Rajat Kapoor is the story of a writer who writes thriller novels. His imagination turns into reality in no time.
Director: Sourav Chakraborty
Cast: Rajat Kapoor, Payel Sarkar, Mumtaz Sorcar, Subrat Dutta
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Mannphodganj Ki Binny’

Binny Bajpai, a 21-year-old girl from Mannphodganj wants to achieve a lot in life. The middle-class background of this desi but a progressive girl doesn’t stop her from thinking big and meeting the boy of her dreams.
Director: Vikas Chandra
Cast: Pranati Rai Prakash, Annurag Sinha, Atul Srivastava, Alka Badola Kaushal, Fahman Khan, Raquib Arshad, Jimmy Sharma, Aru Krishank Verma
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘The Insiders’

This series showcases the lives of millennials, what they aim to achieve in life, and how spending their Saturdays at a bar matters the most to them. A “club” formed by three friends is the haunt of these youngsters every weekend.
Directors: Pranav Bhasin, Ashutosh Matela
Cast: Omkar Kulkarni, Himika Bose, Ritviq Joshi
Genre: Comedy, drama
Seasons: 1 (2019)

‘InMates’

This is a comedy web series that follows the life of five friends who share a flat. It features the highs and lows of friendship, romantic relationships, and how in the process of fighting and helping each other out, they find themselves.
Director: Yazad Anklesaria
Cast: Ashish Verma, Mukti Mohan, Raghav Raj Kakker
Genre: Comedy
Seasons: 1 (2017)

‘Mastram’

This fictional biography is the story of Mastram, a writer of the 1980s who appealed to lovers of Hindi literature. This series introduces viewers to Mastram’s daily life, and how he creatively inspires his students to think out of the box. It’s his stories that fuelled the fantasies of the boys, and made them graduate from boys to men.
Director: Akhilesh Jaiswal
Cast: Anshuman Jha, Tara-Alisha Berry, Jagat Rawat
Genre: Fantasy, erotica
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Official Bhootiyagiri’

Bhootiyagiri is a comic horror series about Dilawar Rana, former CEO who is trying to turn a haunted hotel into a profitable business.
Director: Vishwajoy Mukherjee
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Vishwajoy Mukherjee, Eisha Chopra
Genre: Comedy
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Pawan and Pooja’

Three couples, all coincidentally named Pawan and Pooja, are at different stages in their lives. This series questions what our notions of love and relationships. Is love only a happy emotion? Is it unbreakable?
Director: Ajay Bhuyan and Shaad Ali
Cast: Deepti Naval, Mahesh Manjrekar, Gul Panag
Genre: Drama, romance
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Ani Kay Hava’

The Marathi series is a pleasant, slice-of-life drama about Jui and Sanket, a newly married urban young couple who have moved into their new home to start a life together. The story follows their daily ups and downs. Jui and Sanket are played by real-life couple Priya and Umesh Bapat. Read our review of seasons one and two here and here.
Director: Varun Narvekar
Cast: Priya Bapat, Umesh Kamat
Genre: Romance, drama
Seasons: 2 (2019, 2020)

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