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5 Best Indian Series & Original Shows on Netflix 2021

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Netflix is an over the top (OTT) media service that is popular worldwide, which also provides you with some of the best Indian series available.

You don’t have to be in line in front of the box office, and hustle for a ticket or be in the crowd to choose your favorite popcorn.

What you have to do is just grab your subscription and your device and maybe a bowl full of your favorite popcorn, relax on your couch, and just “chill”.

In this quarantine phase, when all movie theaters are closed, Netflix is boon to movie bluffs.

This Netflix revolution had struck India in the year 2016. From then it is more than evolution than revolution.

In the last few years, Netflix has released many web series on its platform. No doubt the audience liked those very much.

So, in this quarantine phase, we have curated some best Indian series/ shows on Netflix, which are a must-watch.

Table of Content

  1. Sacred Games
  2. Ghoul
  3. Leila
  4. Brad of Blood
  5. Little Things

All the shows on the list are picked up by us based on their popularity and because, you know, we liked it.

1. Sacred Games

Source: Netflix

IMDb rating: 8.7/10

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery

No. of seasons: 02

Sacred Games‘ is an Indian Netflix original series, based on Vikram Chandra’s novel ‘Sacred Games’.

This series is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. It is probably the best Indian series on Netflix and was nominated for Emmy.

The story starts with Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) who is in Mumbai Police. He receives a phone call from infamous crime lord/ don Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who has been missing for 16 years.

Then the story flows as Sartaj in collaboration with officer Anjali Mathur (Radhika Apte) starts the investigation. The first episode shows us how Gaitonde rose to power as a notorious crime lord in Mumbai in flashback.

In season two, Gaitonde’s story continues in flashback. Ganesh was sent to Africa by RAW officer Ms. Yadav and there he met Guruji (Pankaj Tripathi). There they got involved in a plan to destroy the world with nuclear bombs and create a new one that would be conflict-free.

The mind-boggling performance of Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, and many others with a punchy storyline makes it the best Indian series on Netflix.

If you haven’t seen it yet, just go and watch it in quarantine.

2. Ghoul

Source: Netflix

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Horror, Thriller

No. of seasons: 01

Directed by Patrick Graham, it is in the second position in the list of best Indian series on Netflix. In the series, we encounter with a blood-cradling monster ghoul, which is based on Arabic folklore.

Nida Rahim (Radhika Apte) is a military officer in this series. Ali Saeed (Mahesh Balraj), a notorious terrorist was caught and was taken to military base for interrogation and then the paranormal activities started in the base.

As a horror series, ‘Ghoul’ received positive reviews from critics, making it worthy for the second position in the list of best Indian Web series on Netflix.

Also See: More Series and Movies to Watch


3. Leila

Source: Netflix

IMDb rating: 4.6/10

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

No. of seasons: 1

‘Leila’, directed Deepa Mehta, Shankar Raman, Pawan Kumar, and based on novel ‘Leila’ by Prayaag Akbar is science fiction but bit anticipated.

The story is of Shalini (Huma Qureshi) who was sent to a “re-education center” for just swimming in a private pool.

She was accused of wasting water, her husband was killed by goons and her daughter was kidnapped in front of her.

So, she starts searching for her daughter. The timeline of the story is late 2040, when India is being governed by Aryavarta.

Thought the concept of the story is mind-boggling but somehow anticipated.

But no such series has been made in India like this, which makes it third-best Indian series on Netflix.

4. Bard of Blood

Source: Netflix

IMDb rating: 7.0/10

Genre: Thriller

No. of seasons: 01

It is an Indian fictional spy thriller series, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, based on the novel ‘Bard of Blood’ by Bilal Siddiqui.

The story is of Indian spy Kabir Anand aka Adonis (Emraan Hashmi) who goes to Pakistan to release the other four Indian intelligence officers who were captured by terrorists.

The tight-packed storyline, cinematography allow it to be the fourth-best Indian series on Netflix.

5. Little Things

Source: Netflix

IMDb rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Drama

No. of seasons: 03

This series revolves around Dhruv Vats (Dhruv Sehgal) and Kavya (Mithila Palkar), a couple who are in a live-in relationship in Mumbai.

The series shows us everyday life and ups and downs in the relationship with this sweet couple.

The sweet acting of Mithila and Dhruv is much appreciated by viewers, which makes it to fifth place in the best Indian series on Netflix.

The marks an end to out list. We will keep updating the list as new shows comes up.

This is the list of best Indian shows on Netflix to date.

Hope you enjoyed it.

What can be more exciting than “Quarantine chill” with these TV series.

So just grab your bowl of popcorn and start watching these if you haven’t seen it yet.