We have shortlisted some of the best Desi web series on Netflix so you don’t have to scroll endlessly!
Sheel is a nurse in an old-age home and is after secrets that might unravel mysteries surrounding her daughter’s demise. A tale of revenge, grief, corruption and much more, Mai captures your attention in all 6 episodes and leaves you craving for more at the end. If you like crime thrillers, you’d be on board in no time.
Bombay Begums (2021)
Bombay Begums is about five women who belong to completely different societies but bump into one another in some life-changing incidences. Each of its episodes is named after some of the greatest books in feminist literature, Bombay Begums is a Desi web series that lets you view the world from a woman’s perspective.
Taj Mahal 1989 (2020)
This Desi web series takes you to the late 80s. A couple trying to find their old spark, friends torn by campus politics, and just little anecdotes that we can relate to college make this super special and simply a fun watch. Love before the internet and bits of Faiz’s poetry would keep you entertained throughout the 7 episodes.
Masaba Masaba (2020)
A biographical drama based around the life of fashion designer Masaba Gupta, this will give you details of what goes on behind the scenes of some grand fashion shows. Apart from the glamor though, the show is a complete package with romance, struggles for a work-life balance, and womanhood.
A Suitable Boy (2020)
Based on a 1993 novel by Vikram Seth, this Desi web series is set in a newly independent India and rightly depicts the freedom and chaos that goes hand in hand in the country. An arranged marriage, an unconventional love story, and much more awaits you in this one.
What do you think a Dystopian future would look like in this country? Leila is a take on extremists and totalitarian regimes and how these make human rights take a back seat. The series caused quite a stir upon release for its brave and scary undertone.
Delhi Crime (2019)
Most of us were quite young when the 2012 Delhi Gang Rape shook the country. Revolving around the investigation of this case, Delhi Crime presents some unsettling and rather gory details at an astounding pace. It’s the first Desi web series to win an Emmy for Best Outstanding Drama Series (2020).
Kota Factory (2019)
Kota is known for its coaching centers where aspirants flock from all over the country each year. The story captures a group of such aspirants and their daily struggles in a competitive world. The monochromatic frames and the relatable characters add just the right amount of flavor you’d need here.
Sacred Games (2018)
Pretty different from the mainstream desi web series, this brings a plot filled with twists, ambiguous clues, mysteries you would root for, and of course some great character expositions. Plus you have some of the best actors of the time.
Little Things (2016)
Much like the name, the series – spanning 4 seasons – is about the tiny everyday things that are beautiful yet we overlook them. Dhruv and Kavya are the #couplegoals we all want, and the show would pakka leave a smile on your face!