If you’re looking for contemporary Marathi content, then it’s worth checking out the streaming platforms for original material. We put together a quick list of five Marathi web series that span the genres of historic drama, mystery and comedy.

‘Gondya Ala Re’

Gondya Ala Re (pictured above) is an action drama series set in 1897, at the time of the bubonic plague outbreak in Pune. It tells the story of the revolution against British rule in India led by the Chapekar brothers.
Creator: Ankur Kakatkar
Cast: Bhushan Pradhan, Anand Ingale, Kshitish Date, Shivraj Vaichal, Sunil Barve
Episodes: 10 (2019)
Streaming on: Zee5

‘Kaale Dhande’

This comedy series follows the life of a millennial male, Vicky, whose life is turned upside down by a series of unfortunate events. In an effort to get things back on track, Vicky finds himself caught up in even trickier situations.
Creators: Ramchandra Gaonkar
Cast: Mahesh Manjrekar, Subhankar Tawade, Neha Khan, Onkar Raut, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi
Episodes: 8 (2019)
Streaming on: Zee5

‘Hutatma’

Based on a novel of the same name, this web series tells the story of the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement, which began in 1956 and led to the creation of Maharashtra with Bombay as its capital in 1960. At its centre is a simple Maharashtrian family that gets caught up in the revolution.
Creator: Jayprad Desai
Cast: Anjali Patil, Vaibhav Tattvawadi, Chhaya Kadam, Ashwini Kalsekar, Sachin Khedekar
Episodes: 14 (2019)
Streaming on: Zee5

‘Samantar’

Starring Swapnil Joshi, this web series focuses on Kumar Mahajan, an atheist who’s trying to deal with a huge financial crisis. However, an encounter with a swami changes Kumar’s life, as he sets off to find a man named Sudarshan Chakrapani, who has already lived the life that Kumar is currently living.
Creator: Satish Rajwade
Starring: Swapnil Joshi, Tejaswini Pandit, Nitish Bhardwaj, Jayant Savarkar, Ganesh Revadekar
Episodes: 9 (2020)
Streaming on: MX Player

‘Pandu’

As the name suggests, this show sheds light on the lives of Mumbai policemen, who locals ‘pandu’. It offers a humorous take on the lives of city cops, not just when they’re on duty.
Creators: Sarang Sathaye, Anusha Nandakumar
Starring: Suhas Sirsat, Deepak Shirke, Trupti Khamkar
Episodes: 6 (2019)
Streaming on: MX Player

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