Indian content space and viewing trends have shifted drastically from being just an traditional theatre / television genre to mostly digital space, with humongous numbers of content to watch online here are the top 10 shows listed here have been picked out from IMDb’s Top 250 TV list generated by the website, based on user ratings. The shows from top to bottom appear on the website in the same order but have different global rankings that keep changing from time to time.
1. Scam 1992
Scam 1992, based on the life of stock broker Harshad Mehta, the show received critical acclaim for its performances, tight story and ability to explain the deep stock market secrets. Directed by Hansal Mehta and starring Pratik Gandhi in its lead role.
Aspirants released on Youtube and follows the story of struggles, heartbreaks and success through its lead charecters coupled by powerful background score by Nilotpal Bora. Aspirants feature Naveen Kasturia, Sunny Hinduja, and others in significant roles.
Pitchers was the first show that revolutionized digital content journey and has been fan favourite for years now even 5 years after its release. The show followed a group of entrepreneurs who are trying to get their start-up off the ground.
4. Kota Factory
Another gem by TVF, probably the first Indian web series to fully run on monochrome in today’s age. The series follows the concept of reflecting on the various aspects of student life in the city’s coaching culture. Starring Jitendra Kumar and Mayur More in lead roles.
Gullak focusses on the day to day struggles of a Indian middle-class family and how they tackle it. The first season of the show was applauded for its understanding of the characters it portrayed and so, the show was renewed for a second season as well.
The Ramayan aired first in 1987 and since then has been aired countless times and has been passed on to every generations. During the lockdown of 2020 it was aired again and has been a fan favourite ever since.
Like Ramayan, Mahabharat too aired during 2020 lockdown and has been passed on from generations. It first aired during 1988 on Doordarshan.
8. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
It was first aired on 2000’s and achieved a pop-culture cult status and set a benchmark for comedy from that time. It was renewed for its second season in Hotstar but didnt recieve that much success.
9. Yeh meri family
Set in the 90s, Yeh Meri Family follows a middle class family – parents and three kids, as they are all collectively trying to get through their summer vacations. The series is narrated from the point of view of a 12-year-old, the middle child. Starring Mona Singh, Akarsh Khurana.
Brought by TVF, Panchayat follows the story of a young MBA aspirant who settles down in rural India as a government official. The series beautifully captures the essense of rural India and also takes on its issues in a humourous manner. Starting Jeetendra Kumar, Neena Gupta and others.