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New Face Indian Web Series - Quality Content and Global Heights!

You can’t deny the fact that some amazing web series made our lockdown worthwhile. With an array of web series lined up in popular OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hostar, our country is reconstructing its global representation in terms of online content. That’s a whole new achievement. 

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Nawazzudin Siddique as Ganesh Gaitonde( Sacred Games, Netflix)

There was a time when we depended only on foreign web series content to make use of our leisure time. But now we have our own brilliant content that is worth a competition with the so-called foreign online content.

A challenge to senseless and lack of content-driven cinema

What we celebrated in the theatres most of the time, the popularity and reach of the actors on screen and making the content of the film the second important thing.  But when it comes to OTT things turn upside down.

It is the quality of the content that matters. And being marveled by the layered plots and characters, people are resorting to their personal screens rather than wasting time on movies that have nothing in particular to offer. They bring back the notion of creativity that is being lost in the glamorous and money-making world of Bollywood movies.

Whether OTT content be a threat to Bollywood? A relevant question in this time of growing popularity of web series. Well, as long as Bollywood resorts to glamor quotient alone for the success of the movie, Indian OTT content is definitely going to be a serious threat to Bollywood.

The deserving actors for deserving characters

These series offer us layered and shady characters that are immortalized with some spectacular performances. We should be happy to have a bunch of talented actors on board that keep up with the quality that these web series are offering. 

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Paatal Lok Poster, Amazon Prime

May it be Jaideep Ahlawat from Paatal Lok or JeetendraKumar from Panchayat, their top-notch portrayal of the respective characters is garnering superlatives and improving their reputation as actors.

With performances oriented roles slowing down for the mainstream actors, it looks like even they are resorting to the small screens. It all started with Saif Ali Khan as Sartaj Singh in Sacred Games. What an amazing performance! Not kidding but it was definitely better than is National Award-winning act in Hum Tum!

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Saif Ali Khan as Sartaj Singh (Sacred Games, Netflix)

Also, in a web series, unlike in movies, it is not the good guy who takes away the entire show. Even the bad guys and the entire supporting cast have their significant share of performance in the show. It won’t be wrong to see that the show is taken away by the brilliant performances and not the ‘good guy’ alone.

Ganesh Gaitonde and HathodaTyagi are few of those unforgettable villains of over the top (OTT) world. Radhika Apte became a constant presence and Indian representation in the OTT platforms.

Fortunately, web series does not endorse nepotism unlike Bollywood movies!

The audience is also getting better
We always want something fresh and new. True, the hunger has hiked in the lockdown days, but our craving for a good material to watch is constant. And our web series is now satisfying us with their variant and delicious treat.

You know, the reason why these characters stay in our head for a really long time is because of the astounding relatability. With the raw depiction of people of different class constructs and also the hidden layers of our society, these series offer a reality check and reflection of what generally goes unnoticed. 

The characters do not have a larger than life aura like in most of our movies.

Speaking up audaciously on caste differences and other political issues and engraving it in fine work of film making, these series definitely create a difference in our viewing experience!

Netflix series Sacred Games received an Emmy nomination around a year back. Maybe this is the start of our global representation. It is undoubtedly a blow horn for our competitive content that meets the quality of foreign web series!


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