If you’re in the mood for a spot of cheery entertainment or need a pick-me-up, look no further than this list of feed-good Indian web series that are currently streaming.

‘Gullak’

Set in one of North India’s small towns, this show focuses on a middle-class family of four. They’re always bickering and disagreeing on something or the other and each episode in the series is about the trials and tribulations of their everyday lives. Full of humour and filled with loveable characters, Gullak is a wonderful slice of life family drama. Read our review here.
Creator: Amrit Raj Gupta
Writer: Nikhil Vijay
Starring: Jameel Khan, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Vaibhav Raj Gupta
Streaming on: SonyLIV

‘Hostel Daze’

This show explores everything from identity crises and ragging to exams and girlfriend issues in the lives of four engineering college students who are also wing mates. It puts its finger on the pulse of hostel culture while spotlighting the many defining experiences and unforgettable moments in an engineering student’s life.
Creators: Saurabh Khanna, Raghav Subbu
Writers: Saurabh Khanna, Abhishek Yadav
Starring: Adarsh Gourav, Luv, Shubham Gaur
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

‘Kota Factory’

A black and white web series, Kota Factory hinges on the life of 16-year-old Vaibhav, who moves to Kota to join the Prodigy Institute in order to get into IIT, the reason students flock to Kota. The series revolves around the lives of Vaibhav and his friends and highlights their various conflicts and clashes in a humorous manner.
Creators: Saurabh Khanna, Tamojit Das
Starring: Mayur More, Ranjan Raj, Alam Khan, Jitendra Kumar
Streaming on: TVF Play and YouTube

‘Mind the Malhotras’

Based on La Famiglia, an Israeli comedy, this series is all about the ‘normal’, suburban Malhotra family. Mr and Mrs. Malhotra firmly believe that their marriage will soon hit the rocks, which is why they seek the help of a therapist. The show is laced with funny moments, featuring everything from the stereotypical annoying mother-in-law to the couple’s seriously questionable sex life.
Creators: Ajay Bhuyan, Sahil Sangha
Writers: Sahil Sangha, Karan Shrikant Sharma
Starring: Mini Mathur, Cyrus Sahukar, Denzil Smith
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

‘Panchayat’

Created by The Viral Fever (TVF), this show follows young Abhishek, an engineering graduate who signs up for the post of secretary in the panchayat office of a remote village, having found no better opportunity. While Abhishek is led to believe that he can become to the villagers what SRK was in the film Swades, that’s not exactly what happens. Read our review here.
Creator: Deepak Kumar Mishra
Writer: Chandan Kumar
Starring: Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

‘TVF Pitchers’

Inspired by the HBO TV series Silicon Valley, this popular show features Naveen, Jitu, Yogi and Mandal, who are four close friends who’ve quit their jobs. Why? To work on their ‘brilliant, million-dollar’ idea. It follows the gang as they step into the big bad world of business to launch their start-up and try to make it big.
Creator: Arunabh Kumar
Writer: Biswapati Sarkar
Starring: Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Abhay Mahajan
Streaming on: TVF Play and SonyLIV

‘Yeh Meri Family’

Set in one summer of the ’90s, this show is bound to hit every ’90s kid with a tidal wave of nostalgia. (Think FLAMES, Phantom cigarettes and chunky landline phones). It spotlights the lives of a middle-class family of five and is told through the eyes of the middle child, Harshu. It all begins with Harshu’s mother insisting that he enrol for Hindi tuitions over the summer holidays. The show revolves around Harshu’s many pre-teen woes and his relationship with his parents, friends and siblings. Read our review here.
Creator: Sameer Saxena
Writer: Saurabh Khanna
Starring: Mona Singh, Vishesh Bansal, Akarsh Khurana
Streaming on: Netflix

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