New to Voot, Viacom 18’s streaming platform? They have a bunch of original series that spanned genres. Here’s your guide to Voot originals worth sampling.

‘Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side’

Set against the backdrop of Varanasi, Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side (pictured above) is a blend of suspense and mythology with a murder mystery at its core. It follows Nikhil Nair (Barun Sobti) a forensic expert-turned-teacher who returns to the Central Bureau of Investigation with former mentor Dhananjay Rajpoot (Arshad Warsi in his digital debut) to hunt down a brutal serial killer.
Creator: Gaurav Shukla
Director: Oni Sen
Cast: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Riddhi Dogra, Anupriya Goenka, Sharib Hashmi, Amey Wagh
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘The Raikar Case’

This thriller revolves around the Naik Raikars, an affluent family based in Goa, whose lives are irrevocably changed after the murder of the youngest family member. Secrets tumble out of the closet as lies and deceit are exposed at every turn and the protagonist, Etasha Naik Raikar (Parul Gulati) is forced to ask herself if she can truly trust her family. Read our review of the whodunnit here.
Director: Aditya Sarpotdar
Cast: Atul Kulkarni, Ashwini Bhave, Neil Bhoopalam, Parul Gulati, Lalit Prabhakar, Manava Naik
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Marzi’

Marzi, starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Aahana Kumra, is based on British TV series, Liar. The two protagonists go on a date that will change their lives as they know it. They both emerge with completely different versions of how the night progresses and from thereon, it becomes a he said-she said narrative that delivers a nuanced tale of consent.
Director: Anil Senior
Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Aahana Kumra, Vivek Mushran, Suhaas Ahuja, Pavleen Gujral, Shivani Tanksale
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Fuh Se Fantasy’

In case the name didn’t give it away, this series is about exploring your deepest sexual fantasies and desires in an aesthetically appealing manner. So there’s foot fetish, role play, joining the Mile High Club, threesomes and more.
Director: Shraddha Pasi, Akshay Choubey, Navjot Gulati
Cast: Hitesh Arora, Manjari Fadnis, Priya Banerjee, Gaurav Pandey, Karan Wahi, Anupriya Goenka
Seasons: 1 (2019)

‘Time Out’

Rahul (Tahir Raj Bhasin) and Radha (Sarah-Jane Dias) are a seemingly perfect couple who have it all. Everything comes to a grinding halt when Radha announces she’s pregnant and Rahul can’t wait to get out of there. Can they work past this snag? Can Rahul revaluate his life and choices? And where does that leave Radha?
Director: Danish Aslam
Cast: Tahir Raj Bhasin, Sarah-Jane Dias, Mansi Multani, Jugal Hansraj, Sahil Vaid, Rashi Mal
Seasons: 1 (2017)

‘It’s Not That Simple’

The series follows Meera (Swara Bhaskar) who, trapped in an unhappy marriage, has a series of affairs. She juggles domestic responsibilities and ambitions and struggles to deal with the men vying for her attention. The show tackles gender bias, female empowerment and feminism and has copious amounts of melodrama.
Director: Danish Aslam
Cast: Swara Bhaskar, Purab Kohli, Sumeet Vyas, Vivan Bhatena, Akshay Oberoi, Shubha Khotte
Seasons: 2 (2016, 2018)

‘Stupid Man Smart Phone’

Armed with his smartphone and the power of social media, host and actor Sumeet Vyas embarks on the ultimate survival trip joined by celebrity friends in the remote and rough terrains of India’s wilderness.
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Sahil Khattar, Evelyn Sharma, Karan Kundra
Seasons: 1 (2017)

‘Yo Ke Hua Bro’

Mahendra (Gaurav Pandey) and Piyush (Aparshakti Khurrana) play a desi version of Dumb and Dumber. They only want two things in life – a government job and girls to fool around with. Enter Suman (Shamita Shetty) and Ragini (Ridhima Pandit), who turn their lives upside down.
Director: Suparn Verma
Cast: Gaurav Pandey, Aparshakti Khurrana, Shamita Shetty, Ridhima Pandit, Sumeet Vyas
Seasons: 1 (2017)