One of the best ways to unwind after a long week of never-ending client calls, countless team meetings, and last-minute report preparations is to grab your favorite snack and binge on an engaging show. However, with so many OTTs with their vast libraries, one can be left spoiled for choice about which series to watch. With exactly that in mind, we have curated a list of the best web series on Hotstar.
Rebranded as Disney+ Hotstar around mid-2020, Hotstar appears to be the most preferred OTT platform among the Indian audience, with over 40% market share and more than 40 million subscribers in the country. Let’s take a peek at the best series on Hotstar you can enjoy this coming weekend.
Best Web Series on Hotstar
Special Ops traces the life of a RAW agent (played by Kay Kay Menon) who is on a hunt for the perpetrator behind terror attacks. This amazing web series on Hotstar received a whopping eight nominations at the inaugural Filmfare OTT Awards, winning three of them. The second installment in the series, Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story, was released in November 2021.
Aarya has got it all that a binge-worthy web series needs – a thrilling plot that keeps you at the edge of your seat, and impeccable acting by its lead actors (Sushmita Sen, Chandrachur Singh and Sikandar Kher). After its first season received great response from audience and critics alike, the show was renewed for another season to the delight of many. It also won an International Emmy Awards nomination for the best Drama series.
Many would argue that Hostages is the best web series on Hotstar in the crime thriller category. The night before a doctor is set to perform a surgery on a prominent politician, four masked men barge into her house and take her family hostage. It features Tisca Chopra and Ronit Roy in the lead roles, both of whom garnered a lot of praise for their outstanding performance in this Hotstar web series.
If you are into legal drama, then Criminal Justice is worth checking out for you. Based on a 2008 BBC series of the same name, it will also remind you of HBO’s ‘The Night Of.’ Its great star cast, comprised of acclaimed actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Jackie Shroff and Vikrant Massey, makes this Hotstar web series an all the more fun and exciting watch.
Did you just love BBC’s The Office? Then you will definitely enjoy the Indian version of it. This is one of the best web series on Hotstar in the comedy genre. The Office revolves around, well, no points for guessing, an office, where the amiable boss constantly tries to uplift the morale of his employees; failing miserably every time.
Out of Love
Everything is going well for the married couple, until one day Meera (played by Rasika Dugal) finds a hair on Akarsh’s (played by Purab Kohli) clothes. Suspecting her husband of having an affair, she starts snooping around, only to find that her husband indeed is cheating on her. This Hotstar series is incredibly engaging and you will definitely love binging on it this weekend.
City of Dreams
If you have been waiting for a political drama on this Disney + Hotstar web series list, then here it is! City of Dreams revolves around a political family which is shook by an assassination attempt on its patriarch. Many actors deliver memorable performances to breathe more life into this already captivating series.
Never heard of it? We are not surprised! Often overlooked for other popular web series on Hotstar, Grahan is a story of two times, 1984 and 2016. An IPS Officer, Amrita Singh, who is appointed to investigate a case, finds that solving the crime would entail sending her father to prison.
Yes, you read it right! Malgudi Days is available online and should be on your Disney Plus Hotstar web series watchlist. So, how about traveling back in time to the bygone era and living the days of the past during this weekend? All 54 original shows of the series are available on the online streaming platform.
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Is your plan during the weekend to LOL and forget about the long week ahead and behind you? Then PariWar is a great watch. It’s the story of relatives who return to their hometown in hopes of inheriting a piece of land. To their surprise, there is no plot and it is all an attempt by the head of the family to reunite all the members.
So, which of these amazing web series Hotstar are you going to binge watch this weekend?