May 18, 2021
Bored of the Saas-Bahu drama on television? Here are 7 Indian made web series released on OTT platforms that you can watch for lightening up your mood:
Yeh Meri Family
Yeh Meri Family is all about nostalgia for 90s kids. It takes us back to the simpler times of our lives when major stress was buying cool stickers and completing holiday homeworks. This series has a brilliant story, excellent casting and heart-touching dialogues. Watch it with your family on TVF Play for refreshing some sweet childhood memories.
Mr. and Mrs.
Madhu and Sanju might seem like a misfit couple who disagree on every little thing. Yet, they are a perfect fit for each other. Their cute banter on silly things like what cutlery to use or who will do the laundry will make you go “awww” and “haha” at the same time. Mr. and Mrs. does a brilliant job at generating humour from the daily life of a middle-class couple. Both the seasons are available on the official YouTube channel of Girliyapa.
Ever wondered about planning a trip with your siblings? Tripling will give you all the motivation you need to do so. It is a story of three siblings, Chandan, Chanchal and Chitvan going on an unexpected road trip. Each one of them has a unique personality that blends perfectly with the show’s theme. You can watch both seasons on TVF Play.
It is a musical tale of two youngsters, Radhe and Shreya, taking place in the backdrop of picturesque Jaipur. This Amazon Prime series has everything from romance, rivalry, strained family relationships to loyal friendships. Still classical music in Bandish Bandits, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, sets it apart from others.
It is a fictionalized version of the life of famous fashion designer Masaba Gupta and her mother, also a famous actress, Neena Gupta. Masaba Masaba leaves an impression on the audience because of it’s adorably relatable lead characters. Their struggle to fit in the world of glamour is quirky yet empowering to watch in some way. This 30 minutes 6 episodes long series is available on Netflix.
Panchayat stands out because of its stellar cast, honest premise and well-timed dialogues. It is a hilarious and astonishing take on India’s rural life. We experience the simplicity of villagers through the eyes of a young engineering graduate, Abhishek, who took a job in Phulera (a remote village) only because of the lack of better offers. This 8 episodes long series, also produced by TVF, is available on Amazon Prime.
What the Folks
“What the Folks” is a journey of a young couple, Nikhil and Anita, struggling to fit-in with their respective in-laws. It focuses on a more realistic still amusing approach on modern composite families. Unlike scheming and plotting showcased on Indian TV, they have honest conflicts and arguments. All three seasons are available on YouTube.
So put on your binging shoes, pick any of the above series, grab some popcorn and get ready for a sweet and funny ride!