Here we are providing you with the 60 Best Web Series/Shows of all genres Crime, Drama, Action, Horror, and conspiracy across all OTT platforms like Amazon, Netflix, Sony Liv, Zee5, Voot, and Hotstar, that you must watch once in your life.
Though we are talking about the top Indian Web Series in Hindi here, there are some amazing Hollywood Web Series too, which are available in Hindi like GOT, Vikings, Narcos, Stranger Things, Money Heist, etc. and some are New OTT releases in this elite list.
Best Web Series in Hindi You Must Watch in 2023
The Best 50+ Web Series of the Indian Television Industry in Hindi that you would love to watch on repeat. Here’s the list with top preferences.
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These are the must-watch Web Series on Amazon Prime Video.
Farzi, starring Shahid Kapoor, is one of the year’s best films. Sunny, played by Shahid Kapoor, is a great small-town artist who, via his artistic genius, enters the high-stakes world of counterfeiting to produce bogus currency notes in order to gain a fortune.
“Makkal Selvan” Vijay Sethupathi appears as Michael, an unconventional task officer on a quest to expose the counterfeit currency scandal. Sunny and Michael compete in an exciting cat-and-mouse game throughout the series. Amazon Prime Video has the series available.
2. The Family Man
Manoj Bajpayee The Family Man is an intelligence officer from NIA (National Intelligence Officer). This one of its kind comedy spy thriller, when premiered on 20 September 2019 became the most viewed show on Amazon Prime. This story is inspired by Newspaper articles related to foreign-funded crimes in India. Out of the 11 nominations of Filmfare OTT Awards, it won 5.
Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role of Srikant Tiwari also features south actress Priyamani (Suchi), Sharad Kelkar, and Sharib Hashmi.
This Web Series has won almost all Filmfare OTT awards under comedy Web Series/Shows. Jitendra Kumar was highlighted for his performance in this Web Series by his fans and Critics. The story talks about the experiences of a city boy, an engineering student who after completing his graduation joins the govt. Job in a remote area of Uttar Pradesh. IMDb Rating is 8.8 out of 10. Release date 3 April 2020.
You can’t predict in this Web Series what is going to happen in the next episode. Manoj Tripathi in the role of Akhandanand Tripathi, Ali Fazal as a Guddu Pandit, and Divyendu is in the role of a character called Munna Bhaiya whose dialogue ‘Abe Padhai Likhai Karo, IAS-YAS Bano’ turns into meme material, got hugely popular among youth. It premiered on Amazon Prime on 16 November 2018.
5. Paatal Lok
The Web Series revolves around Jaideep Ahlawat in the role of a cop who is to investigate a profile case where he gets dragged into the darker part of the underworld. Paatal Lok was produced by Anushka Sharma. IMDb rating 7.8/10, This Crime thriller has 9 episodes and premiered on Amazon Prime on 15 May 2020.
6. The Family Man 2
Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) in this season found his new nemesis Raji, a terrorist from a rebel group who has a plan to assassinate the Prime Minister. The story is as gripping as it was in the first season. Two opponents join hands to breach India’s sovereignty. What will Jaykant do to stop them? Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
7. The Forgotten Army
The Forgotten Army is a 5 part Web Series based on the Indian National Army (INA) which was led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for Independent India. One interesting thing about INA was that both males and females were part of it. This show tells the tale of their story, a worth-watching Web Series. 8.1/10. It was released on 24 January 2020 on Amazon Prime Video.
8. The Last Hour
This supernatural Crime Thriller is a classic show. The cinematography and screenplay are just amazing, if you are searching for something different then this Web Series is worth watching. Star cast Sanjay Kapoor, Sahana Goswami, and Raima Sen. It is available on Amazon Prime Video. Release Date 14 May 2021.
9. Bandish Bandits
Bandish Bandits starring Naseeruddin Shah in the role of a character called Pandit Radhe Mohan Rathod who is the grandfather of the main lead Radhe Rithwik Bhowmik. The story explores two people who have different musical backgrounds. It is a Romantic Musical Drama Web Series, premiered on 4 August 2020 on Amazon Prime Video.
10. Mirzapur 2
After the success of the first season, the Mirzapur team came up with another amazing season. Mirzapur 2 starts from where it ended in season 1. Amazing screenplay, and brilliant acting by all actors, Watch this Crime Thriller on Amazon Prime Video. Release Date 23 October 2020. IMDb rating 8.4/10
Breathe is a Crime Thriller, a Highly underrated Web Series, a gripping story throughout the season. R. Madhavan as Denzel Mascarenhas and Amit Sadh plays the role of a cop called Kabir Sawant and as expected brilliant acting by both of them.
The Gist of this Web Series is how far can one man go to save his family. This series has a total of 8 episodes. Release Date 26 January 2018. It is available on Amazon Prime Video. IMDb rating 8.3/10.
12. Made in Heaven
The story tells about two wedding planners who later in the show run their own agency named Made in Heaven. Zoya Akhtar created and co-wrote this Web Series. Main Leads Sobhita Dhulipala as Tara Khanna and Arjun Mathur as Karan Mehra. The IMDb rating of this show is 8.3 out of 10. It was released on 8 March 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.
These are the must-watch Web Series on Hotstar.
13. Special OPS
Kay Kay Menon is playing the lead role of Himmat Singh from R&AW (Research And Analysis Wing) who along with his five agents goes on a mission to track down a terrorist who is behind the bomb blasts which took place in India. Will Himmat Singh be succeeded to protect his country or not? Watch this amazing spy thriller on Hotstar. It is available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Grahan revolves around a love story with the backdrop of the 1984 riots. Director smoothly displayed two timelines. It is inspired by the 1984 riots. Wamiqa Gabbi the Punjabi star actress is featuring in the role of Manu and Anshuman Pushkar as Rishi. It was released on 24 June 2021. It is available on Disney+ Hotstar.
15. Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice is a crime thriller courtroom drama, in which Pankaj Tripathi is playing the role of Lawyer, Vikrant Massey is playing the character of accused Aditya Sharma. It premiered on Hotstar on 5 April 2019. The IMDb rating of this show is 8.1 out of 10.
This Crime Drama is based on a Dutch show, Penoza. The story revolves around Sushmita Sen who is playing the lead role of Aarya Sareen, whose husband got killed mysteriously. Further in the show she joined the mafia gang and found those who were responsible for her husband’s death. Sushmita Sen has won the best actress Filmfare OTT awards for this Web Series. IMBd rating 7.9/10. Season 2 was also released, received positive responses all over.
17. City of Dreams
City of Dreams revolves around a political family where politics and power become the reason for feuds within the family. The IMDb rating of this show is 7.7 out of 10. It was released on 3 May 2019 on Hotstar. The show stars Priya Bapat in the role of Poornima Rao Gaikwad, Eijaz Khan as a cop, and Siddharth Chandekar in the role of Ashish Rao Gaikwad.
18. November Story
November Story is a Crime Thriller starring Tamannah. It has a total of 7 episodes. It premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on 20 May 2021. The IMDb rating of this show is 7.9 out of 10. Along with Tamannah, G.M.Kumar is playing the role of Anuradha’s (Tamannah) father who is a crime novel writer in the Web Series.
Ronit Roy and Tisca Chopra starrer Hostages is a Crime Thriller show available on the streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar. It was released on 31 May 2019. It has 2 seasons, the 2nd season of this Web Series was released on 9 September 2020. Ronit Roy is playing a role of a cop and Tisca is playing a Doctor’s role. The IMDb rating of the show is 6.9 out of 10.
20. The Night Manager
The Night Manager, starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor, is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed 2016 show of the same name starring Tom Hiddleston. The series is directed by Priyanka Ghose, Rukh Nabeela, and Sandeep Modi, centres around the night manager of a luxury hotel (Aditya Roy Kapur), an ex-navy lieutenant who is hired to infiltrate an arms dealer’s group.
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21. Sacred Games
Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Sacred Games, where Saif Ali Khan plays the role of a corrupt police officer who got a call from Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddique) to save his city Mumbai from him. This Conspiracy thriller is a must-watch. It is the only Indian show that has appeared in The New York Times list of the 30 best international TV shows.
Mismatched is a Rom-Com genre-based show starring Prajakta Koli, Rohit Saraf, and Ranjvijay Singha. A high school drama that has everything: Love, Romance, Drama, Anger, Enmity, etc. two opposite people who have different mindsets: the girl is a techie, and the boy is old-fashioned. If you were searching for a Rom-Com show then it’s a must-watch for you.
It is an anthology, a mini Web Series of 4 parts, each part has a different story with different actors, based on Satyajit Ray’s works.
Alif Fazal is playing the character of Rama Nair in the Forget Me Not Episode, Kay Kay Menon as Indrashish Shah in the Bahrupiya episode, Manoj Bajpayee as Musafir Ali in Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa episode, and Harshvardhan Kapoor in the role of a character called Vikram Arora in the last Spotlight episode. It premiered on streaming platform Netflix on 25 June 2021.
Jamtara is inspired by a true crime story that has happened in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand. Amit Sial is playing the role of a character called Brajesh Bhaan. Divyendu Bhattacharya in the role of a cop Biswa Paathak who is toiling hard in the show to fight against all criminals. IMDb rating 7.3/10. This crime drama is available on Netflix. Release date 10 January 2020.
Imtiaz Ali has created and co-wrote this Indian television series. Which is based on a girl Constable Bhumika Pardeshi (Aaditi Pohankar) who is surrounded by so many troubles in her life. It has a total of 7 episodes in the series. Release Date 20 March 2020. It premiered on streaming platform Netflix. The 2nd season of She was released on 5 July 2021.
26. Bombay Begums
It is a story of 5 women from different generations, who struggle to achieve their ambition. It is a 6-part series. Pooja Bhatt plays the role of Rani Irani, the CEO of Royal Bank of Bombay in the series, Shahana Goswami is in the role of Fatima Warsi, Amruta Subhash as Lily, and Plabita Borthakur is in the role of Ayesha. Release date 8 March 2021. It is available on Netflix.
27. Money Heist
Money Heist is based on a Bank Robbery which has 2 seasons with 4 parts of separate seasons with 31 no. of episodes. All parts are available in Hindi on Netflix, Soon the latest part of the new season will be released in Hindi too. It has won the Best Drama Web Series at the 46th International Emy Awards. Originally it is a Spanish Crime Drama series.
28. Bard of Blood
Emraan Hashmi is playing the role of the character called Kabir Anand who is an intelligence officer. His mission is in Balochistan in this Web Series. Kriti Kulhari is in the role of Jannat Marri, she is also an Indian spy in the show already deployed in Balochistan.
Danish Husain is playing Mullah Khalid on screen. This Web Series is available on Netflix. It was released on 27 September 2019.
The very famous Indian actor R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla starrer this web Series is popular series which released by the end of Dec 2021. This original Netflix series is directed by Hardik Mehta, produced by Bhavesh Mandalia with Vikramaditya Motwane, Sejal Shah, and Gaurav Shukla under the banner of Andolan Films in association with the Bombay Fables Motion Pictures.
Tooth Pari: When Love Bites features Flames famed Tanya Maniktala and talented actor Shantanu Maheshwari in the pivotal roles. Apart from these two, Sikander Kher, Adil Hussain, Revathy, Saswata Chatterjee, and Tillotama Shome, amongst others are also the part of this series.
The first edition of Tooth Pari showcases the romance between vampires and humans. This romantic thriller was released on Netflix on April 20, 2023.
The first season of Class featured Piyush Khati, Madhyama Segal, Cwaayal Singh, Anjali Sivaraman, Zeyn Shaw, Naina Bhan, Moses Koul, Ayesha Kanga, Chayan Chopra, Gurfateh Pirzada, and Chintan Rachchh.
This series showcases relationships between three working-class students enrolled at the school and their wealthy peers are at the centre of the plot of Class, which is set in a fictional elite high school in Delhi.
These are the must-watch Web Series on Sony Liv.
32. Scam 1992
Scam 1992 with the IMDb rating of 9.5 out of 10 was one of the most successful Web Series of 2020. This Web Series explores the life of Harshad Mehta who was a broker and had related to a scam that happened in 1992. In this real-life based story, Harshad Mehta puts the allegation of bribery to the then Prime Minister P.V Narasimha Rao. Prateek Gandhi who is playing the character of Harshad Mehta has charmed the screen with his brilliant performance.
Gullak revolves around a middle-class Mishra family. Star cast of the show Jameel khan, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Vaibhav Raj Gupta, and Harsh Mayar. All the star cast acted so real that you can relate with them in every scene of the show. It premiered on 27 June 2019 on SonyLiv and TVF Play. IMDb rating 9.2/10.
JL50 is a Sci-fi Thriller, where the main lead Abhay Deol as Shantanu is playing the role of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer, along with his colleague Rajesh Sharma as Gaurango investigating a plane hijacking case. Later in the show, they found that the plane which they were investigating was 35 years old. This show has so much to show from history to science to politics. IMDb rating 7.5/10. Release date 4 September 2020.
Undekhi starring Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Surya Sharma, Harsh Chaya, and Ankur Rathee, revolves around DSP Barun Ghosh (Dibyendu Bhattacharya) who is investigating the murder of a policeman. Harsh Chaya is a very underrated actor, he has done phenomenally well in this crime thriller show. It was released on 10 July 2020 on SONY Liv. IMDb rating is 8.2 out of 10.
36. Avrodh the Siege Within
Avrodh the Siege Within Web Series is inspired by surgical strikes after the Uri attack. It is based on the book by Shiv Aroor’s India’s Most Fearless. Amit Sadh is in a Lead Role in the show. It premiered on SONY Liv on 30 July 2020. IMDb rating of the show is 8.5 out of 10.
The show explores the life of a Chief Minister’s wife Rani Bharti where the CM resigns from his post and makes his wife his successor. IMDb rating is 7.5/10. It was released on 28 May 2021 on SonyLIV. Maharani is a 10 part series where Huma Qureshi is playing the role of Rani Bharti and Sohum Shah in the role of CM Bheema Bharti.
These are the must-watch Web Series on Zee5
38. Mission Over Mars
Mission Over Mars Web Series is based on India’s Mars Mission where the main leads are girls, starring Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Nidhi Singh. This 8 Episodes series was created by Ekta Kapoor. It premiered on 10 September 2019 on ALTBalaji and ZEE5. The IMDb rating of Mission Over Mars is 7.8/10.
Sunflower is a Comedy Crime Thriller that revolves around a mysterious murder in a society where the suspects are whole society members. Sunil Grover is the main lead in the show, he is playing the role of Sonu Singh. It’s an 8 episode series. IMDb rating 7.5/10. Release date 11 June 2021. It premiered on ZEE5.
Kaafir is based on the true story of Shehnaz Parveen(Kainaaz Akhtar in the Web Series) from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) who somehow strayed into Indian territory. It is an 8 part series. IMDb rating 8.3/10. Main Lead Dia Mirza is playing the role of Kainaaz Akhtar. Release date 15 June 2019. It is available on ZEE5.
The Web Series chronicles the true story of Shri Prakash Shukla, the most notorious criminal of the 90s from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Saqib Saleem is playing the role of Shiv Prakash Shukla which is inspired by Shri Prakash. It has a total no. of 2 seasons with 18 episodes. It premiered on ZEE5 on 22 December 2018. IMDb rating is 8.1/10.
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Mohit Raina is in the role of Naveen Sikhera, recently promoted as Superintendent of Police (SSP) and his posting is in a city that is ruled by two gangs. The story further explores how SSP Naveen Sikhera destroys the two gangs and cleans the city. It has 10 episodes. IMDb rating is 8.1 out of 10. Release date 6 March 2020.
43. TVF tripling
This Web Series talks about the three siblings frustrated from life. Plans together a road trip, where they can reminisce about their old memoir. The Show stars Amol Parashar, Sumeet Vyas, Manvi Gagroo. It was one of the best Web Series of 2016. It has 10 episodes. IMDb Rating 8.5/10. It premiered on Youtube on 7 September 2016.
ImMature is a romantic comedy genre-based show, where Omkar Kulkarni is in the role of Dhruv Sharma who wants to propose to a girl, which he loves the most. A class topper, frontbencher Rashmi Agdekar is in the role of Chhavi Upadhyay. Chinmay Chandrashuh is in a bad boy role Kabir Bhuller. This Web Series reminds you of the memories of your school days. IMDb rating 8.9/10.
45. Hello Mini
One of the best suspense thriller Web Series of the current time. Anuja Joshi is playing a role of a character called Mini, With her hot looks and brilliant acting skills she charmed the show, the suspense remains till the very end. The crux of the show is to believe in yourself, no matter what others say behind your back. The Show is Worth watching. IMDb rating is 8.9 out of 10.
Flames starring Ritvik Sahore, Tanya Maniktala, Sunakshi Grover is a romantic teenage love genre show. If you’ve loved somebody in your teen years, then this Web Series is for you. Amazing Screenplay, kudos to the writers of the show. IMDb rating of the show is 9.1/10. It is available on Mx Player.
Bobby Deol is playing the lead role of ‘Baba Nirala’ who is a con man in this crime drama where a cop SI Ujagar Singh (Darshan Kumar) is toiling hard to unravel the dark secrets of Nirala Baba. The IMDb rating of Aashram is 7.7 out of 10. It premiered on MX Player on 28 August 2020.
Raktanchal is a Crime Drama television series based on true events. Web Series explores a story of a character called Waseem khan, a tender mafia of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh. Kranti Prakash Jha is in the role of Vijay Singh who is a protagonist in the show. You can stream this Web Series on MX Player for free. Release date 2020. IMDb rating 7.5/10.
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49. Bose: Dead/Alive
If you are a history fan and want to watch history from a different perspective then it’s a must-watch for you. This Web Series is based on a book called India’s Biggest Cover-up written by Anuj Dhar and Chandrachur Ghose on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Rajkumar is playing the character of Netaji. It is a 6 Episodes series. Premiered on 20 November 2017 on streaming platform ALTBalaji. The IMDb rating of this Web Series is 8.8/10.
50. The Verdict – State vs Nanavati
This Web Series is based on the 50’s famous judiciary case State vs Nanavati, where Kawas Nanavati (Manav Kaul) kills a Sindhi businessman Prem Ahuja (Viraf Patel) when found that her wife has an affair with Prem Ahuja. Elli AvrRam is playing the role of Sylvia Nanavati. It was released on 30 September 2019 on ALTBalaji and ZEE5. The Verdict is a 10 episode Web Series.
51. Broken But Beautiful 3
After two hit seasons, the Broken But Beautiful team came up with the 3rd season which premiered on 29 May 2021 on ALT Balaji and MX Player. Siddharth Shukla is playing the role of Agastya Rao and Sonia Rathee in the role of Rumi Desai. It’s a Romantic Web Series. IMDb rating 9.1/10.
The story of this Web Series revolves around Arunoday Singh who is playing a cop named Rudra Srivastava from Uttarakhand Police, who is accused of kidnapping. Watch this amazing crime thriller with action and comedy to find is he really a kidnapper or if somebody is trying to trap him. It premiered on 14 December 2018 on ALTBalaji. IMDb rating is 8.3 out of 10.
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Arshad Warsi who is a debutant in the Web Series is playing the role of forensic expert Dhananjay Rajpoot chasing a hysterical killer having religious ties along with his former student Barun Sobti who is in the role of Nikhil Nair. The Web Series premiered on 2 March 2020 on Voot. The number of total episodes in this Web Series is 8.
54. The Gone Game
The Gone Game starring Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, and Lubna Salim is a psychological Thriller show. Based on the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a 4 part series. It premiered on 20 August 2020 on Voot. IMDb rating of this show is 7.8 out of 10.
55. Tvf Aspirants
With an IMDb rating of 9.7/10 (one of the highest), Aspirants revolves around three students Guri, Abhilash, and Shwet Ketu aka SK who come to the old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi to prepare for their UPSC exam. The story talks about their struggle, vulnerabilities, and failures. Sunny Hinduja is in the role of Sandeep Bhaiya whose work was highlighted across social media by the students. It is a relatable and engaging Web Series that is available on the YouTube platform.
56. Kota Factory
Kota Factory is a story of 3 friends who came to Kota to prepare for IIT, it explores their struggles to get into IIT and the pressure which, education brings on a student’s life. The lead actors in the show are Jitendra Kumar and Ahsaas Channa. IMDb rating is 9.2/10. It was released on YouTube and TVF play simultaneously on 16 April 2019. Now The distributors of the KF on 30 Aug. 2021, have officially announced the Kota Factory season 2 release date on 24 Sept. 2021 (Check its trailer and cast details).
57. Yeh Meri Family
If you were born in the ‘80s or ’90s then it will be a nostalgic show for you, a must-watch Web Series, it’ll make you smile throughout the show. A comedy genre starring Vishesh Bansal, Mona Singh, and Akarsh Khurana. It has a total number of 7 episodes, With an IMDb rating of 9.1/10 (one of the highest). It premiered on 12 July 2018 on YouTube.
58. Delhi Crime
The award-winning crime drama was created by Richie Mehta and developed by Laurence Bowna and Toby Bruce. It has two seasons consisting of 12 episodes. It stars Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal, and Adil Hussain as the main leads.
59. Panchayat 2
The comedy-drama series was a hit when released, Panchayat 2 was released after the huge love the first season received. The second season received the same kind of love from the viewers as its first season. Watch Jitendra Kumar as Abhishek Tripathi on Amazon Prime.
60. Criminal Justice-Adhura Sach
Pankaj Tripathi’s hit web series Criminal Justice returned with its third season in 2022. And the anticipation was the same as was for its first two seasons. It is a crime thriller legal drama titled “Criminal Justice: Adhura Sach”. It is available on Disney+Hotstar.