What a year 2020. The year passed by in lockdown and self-quarantine where binge watching movies and shows became our ultimate source of entertainment. Here is a list of 5 Hindi web series that made this year a bit better.
1. Scam 1992:
The SonyLIV original crime drama directed by Hansal Mehta is a must watch.
Number of episode : 10
Date of release: October 9,2020
IMDB rating: 9.4/10
Scam 1992 is based on the major crimes and scandals that took place in India in the 1980’s and 90’s Bombay. It narrates the life of Harshad Mehta and how his major crimes shook India. He was exposed by financial journalist Sucheta Dalal and after that stock market crashed and many Indians lost their savings. The series is shown in such a way that it will keep you hooked to it. This series is one of the best hindi webseries released in 2020 and it is definitely a must watch.
2. Paatal Lok:
This serious, dark series based on crime is amazingly portrayed, starting from the writing to the picturization to the way each actor executed their characters. It was released in Amazon PrimeVideo.
No of episodes: 9
Date of release: May 15, 2020
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy, this series is based on Tarun Tejpal’s 2010 novel The Story of My Assassins. The series on a cop who lands the case of an assassination attempt gone wrong. This series was ranked the best Hindi series of 2020 by HuffPost India and The Indian Express. In the Filmfare OTT Awards it won awards for best series, best actor, best original story, best screenplay and best direction. This series is worth a watch.
3. Mirzapur 2:
The much awaited sequel of the popular series Mirzapur was released this year.
No of Episodes: 19
Date of release: First season (November 16, 2020)
Second season (October 23, 2020)
IMDB rating: 8.4/10
The season 2 of this series was released on Amazon Prime Video and everyone glued their eyes to watch this. The story of Akhandanand Tripathi making millions exporting carpets and becoming the mafia boss. The directors Karan Anshuman and Gurmmeet Singh showed the background and the story well.
The story resolves around guns, drugs, murders, the rule of mafia dons and rivalry. The series is scheduled to release a 3rd season.
4. Bandish bandits:
This Amazon original was a major hit in 2020. It had romance, drama and the essence of classical music.
No of episodes: 10
Date of release: August 4, 2020
IMDB rating: 8.7/10
Story by Amritpal Singh Bindra, Lara Chandni and Anand Tiwari is based on two singers who have contrasting personalities who go on an incredible journey of self discovery and exploring music alongside. The music was given by Shankar-Ehaan-Loy.
5. Masaba Masaba:
This fun mood lifting series is based on the life of Fashion designer Masaba Gupta and how she maintains her personal and professional life even after being in a hot mess.
No of episodes: 6
Date of release: August 28, 2020
IMDB rating: 6.7/10
Directed by Sonam Nair, this series gives us a glimpse of Masaba Gupta’s life and her struggles in life. This is a Netflix original which stars Masaba Gupta and her mother Neena Gupta. It is a comedy, drama full of entertainment which will make you binge watch the entire day.