Netflix and chill’ in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic means literally just that. Get cozy in your favourite corner and spend your days in quarantine by catching up on these Indian originals on Netflix.

‘Sacred Games’

As Netflix India’s first original series, Sacred Games (pictured above) set the bar high with its first season. The second season manages to hold the bar with fantastic performances and a plot that goes beyond gangland rivalries to tackle relevant communal issues. Read our review of the second season here.

‘Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega’

Director Soumendra Padhi‘s profile of a town known as the epicentre of phishing scams provides terrific insight on life in rural central India and beautiful imagery. Read our review here.

‘Taj Mahal 1989’

Netflix’s Valentine’s Day special, Taj Mahal 1989 explores the meaning of love. Set in 1989, the series weaves together stories of four couples associated with Lucknow University. The seven-part limited series is anchored by the layered characters and intelligent insights on the nature of relationships. Read our review here.

‘Little Things’

Little Things explores the evolving relationship between Dhruv and Kavya across three seasons. Read our review of the third season here.


Co-directed by Deepa Mehta and based on journalist Prayaag Akbar’s eponymous book, the six-part Netflix original series is set in 2047, a century after India’s Independence. It’s the story of a mother searching for her long-lost daughter against the backdrop of a totalitarian government. Read our review here.