6 Best Indian Movies and Web Series to Watch on Netflix
No long queues, no struggle for parking; just grab some popcorn, sit on your couch, and enjoy your favorite movie or show. Well in short, “Netflix and Chill”.
With the rise of online media platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. the whole experience of movie watching is being revolutionized. Not just movies, these platforms have given a new wave for web series as well. There are tons of movies and series on these platforms to choose from. By being able to access shows in different languages the digital platform connects the audience from all across the world.
The fever of the online media platform has already caught the young generation of India. Quality content has paved the way for increased OTT subscriptions in the Indian market. Netflix is one of the most sought digital platforms with tons of amazing content to choose from. Here’s a list of the best Hindi movies and web series on Netflix.
1. Love per Square Foot
Starring Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar, the movie is a rom-com set in Mumbai. It deals with a couple’s difficulty in finding a home in the city and the events and that follow complete the movie. The freshness in the story and excellent performances by lead actors adds to the success element. This Anand Tiwari directorial was well appreciated by the critics and became a hit. It was released on Netflix in 2019. In fact, Love per Square Foot was the first Indian movie to release on Netflix. It is undoubtedly one of the best romantic films on Netflix.
2. Sacred Games
Now that the second season of Sacred Games is also out, you can save some time to watch this first Indian Netflix Series. With Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, and Nawazuddin Siddique in the lead roles, the series revolves around the criminal life in Mumbai. An honest cop Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) receives a phone call from a notorious gangster who was thought to be dead.
Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddique) informs Sartaj about an event that will shake the entire city within 25 days. The series of events that unwrap is what the show is all about. Energetic and engaging, the series is inspired by Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel and is cited as the best Indian web series ever released.
Leila is a Netflix original series with a very provocative story-telling. The series starts with a Muslim man being lynched and his Hindu wife Shalini (played by Huma Quereshi) being abducted and put in a labor camp. Their daughter Leila, a symbol of their transgressive love, is taken away. Shalini’s attempt in finding her daughter is what completes the six-episode series, uncovering some bitter truth in the journey. Horrors, both real and imagined come true in this series.
4. Delhi Crime
Another Netflix original series, Delhi Crime deals with a very sensitive issue. The web series is based on the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape, a horrific incident that shook the entire nation bringing people to the streets and leading to huge protests. The culprits were sentenced to death as a result of the commotion created. Delhi Crime, however, is a blend of facts and fiction. The Police Commissioner Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah), who leads the investigation is based on a real person. Relatable, familiar, and terrifying all at once, this series is worth your time.
5. Lust Stories
This film was hard on the face reply to the repressed Indian sexuality of women. A combination of four short films by directors Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Lust Stories was a huge success on Netflix. Each short film expresses different scenarios of intimacies. The anthology film stresses on one’s freedom to express his/her sexual desire and feel the way they want to. This movie was definitely a bold move in Indian Cinema. It is interesting to note that all four films had female protagonists, who are brought together by a shared theme of lust, but definitely not guilt or shame.
6. Masaba Masaba
The six-episode series revolves around the lives of Neena Gupta and her daughter Masaba Gupta where they play a fictionalized version of themselves. The recently released Indian Netflix series is all about how the mother-daughter duo help and support each other to grow and come out of the mess they have created for themselves. If you are done binging thrillers and action shows, go for this one for light-hearted entertainment.
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