Indian original shows and films are featured in ever-expanding collections on international OTT platforms. In terms of local, original content, the Netflix has been putting a lot of efforts to fetch Indian viewers. That’s because the number of people watching videos in India has increased dramatically.
Netflix has tonnes of great content, but if Indian original series are what you’re specifically looking for, you’re in luck. Here, you can find a list of 6 Indian original television series available on Netflix.
She is the first project that filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has tried to make for a smaller screen. A lower-middle-class junior police constable who is pushed outside of her comfort zone to go on an intelligence operation and infiltrate a criminal organisation is the subject of the plot of this Indian original Netflix series. The exceptional performances make the limited series stand out, and some of them will actually make you cringe at how typically chauvinistic men in positions of authority are.
Leila, the first dystopian Indian original series, has a tonne in common with The Handmaid’s Tale, a Hulu original series. The series pulls several ideas from the excellent dystopian drama on Hulu, even though it doesn’t directly imitate it. If you watch both programmes, you will recognise them right away.
The series, which is directed by Deepa Mehta, is based on a book written by Prayaag Akbar. It follows a woman named Shalini (Huma Qureshi) as she enters the confines of the totalitarian Aryavarta dictatorship after being taken from the security of her family life. The series offers a gloomy future that is not too difficult to foresee and hits all too close to home given India’s current political realities.
An Indian original Netflix series called Jamtara was based on actual events. It’s an exciting excursion into Jamtara, a village in Jharkhand that turns out to be the centre of India’s phishing industry. Sunny and Rocky, two cousins, operate a profitable phishing scam out of the village covertly with the help of their pals. A criminal mastermind who wants in on the activity soon becomes aware of their actions. Things become extremely violent as emotions rise and lives are put in danger since the police are also hot on their tail.
This Netflix original television programme from India depicts the lives of young IIT aspirants in Kota, which is home to several coaching facilities where students from around the nation travel to get ready for entrance tests. The series, which is in black and white, draws viewers in with its depiction of the comical yet pitiful circumstances of kids vying for admission to the top engineering school. It depicts a fairly accurate picture of the struggles these young people face, like having to live in unfavourable conditions, deal with budgetary constraints, put in a lot of daily study time, and more. But because of how humorous the treatment is, you can get through the episodes fast without finding them to be a bore.
The Ghoul, another suspenseful Indian original from Netflix, explores issues of paranormal horror, military activism, and Arabic culture. To put it mildly, the three-part series will frighten you.
One of the series’ main characters is Radhika Apte. She portrays a military officer tasked with questioning a terrorist who is in possession of a Ghoul, an evil spirit, in Arabic. At the military base where the terrorist is being held, chaos breaks out as the demon grows stronger.
One of the funniest recent Indian original Netflix productions is this one. The lives of a couple who are about to get divorced are followed in the show. Surveen Chawla portrays the office-going wife with a successful career, and R. Madhavan plays the stay-at-home husband who writes for a living. To give their tween daughter, who is afraid of their divorce, the myth of Family, the two live in a sizable Gurgaon villa. Decoupled is an extremely interesting video about the true nature of people, India, and marriage that draws inspiration from the realism of everyday life.