The nationwide lockdown that has bound us to our homes is necessary but at the same time, we can’t deny that it can get a little boring from time to time. To utilize your time and keep yourself entertained, stream these 10 Indian web series on various streaming platforms.
Here are 5 of the best Indian web series to watch during self-isolation:
1 Operation MBBS-
MBBS students – Nishant, Sakshi, and Huma – as they embark upon their separate journeys to graduate as doctors and the process in-between, and this is precisely what drives the central action of the series.
Constitute their first few weeks in the new college and situates the characters in the narrative of the series. The second episode goes further to establish the academic burdensomeness and other moments that remind the viewers of their own college experiences.
The web series has a faint resemblance to the 90s medical drama Sanjivni, the exception being that this one is a younger version of it, in a medical college rather than professional doctors. Realistic, natural performances of the actors will surely have you glued to the screen; In this web series you will see the Education lifestyle of a MBBS student, How much Stressful lifestyle they dill every day and at the same time they enjoy their life with full of fun and full of Masti and paglami.
Afsos is an Amazon prime Video mini-series revolving around the classic plot of a suicidal protagonist who goes on to associate with a suicide assisting service provider. It is based on a less renowned Bengali novel ‘Golper Goru Chaande’. The protagonist Nakul who has attempted several times to commit suicide but is seemingly lucked out by the Gods of chance.
He is handed a pamphlet that leads him in the direction of a company that offers assisted suicide services. Down the line, as the storyline progresses, Nakul realizes that he doesn’t want to die. But now, the contract of his suicide has been handed down to Upadhayay who is determined to complete the job and would not take a ‘no’ for an answer.
The web series has received an equal share of positive and negative feedback from the critics. Even though the action has you absorbed, the web series has nothing much to offer the audience that is strikingly out of the box.
Another Amazon prime original web series, The Forgotten Army repugnantly questions the nature and validity of history, which has mostly been about ‘winners’ as it is largely written by them.
The Forgotten Army, directed by Kabir Khan, is the story of Colonel Surinder Sodhi and Maya Srinivasan; it is a story of falling in love in the midst of the battlefield, in a time of war, when one seems to be living on borrowed time. Through the voiceover by Sharukh Khan, the plot moves forward to narrate the story of the Azad Hind Fauj – an army consisting of over 60,000 men and women who were made refugees in their own country.
The story especially gets an added relevance for the present-day audience as it resonates among them with the on-going CAA and NRC protests. After watching this compact series, one is led to question the validity or otherwise and sheer uselessness of bureaucratic politics that divides people for its own sake and whims.
4. code M
An ALT Balaji’s thriller web series Code M, the web series with which the famous Jennifer Winget has debuted in the digital streaming platforms, is constituent of eight episodes that impress the audience to a great extent.
The series raises outbound issues related to casteism, homosexuality, honor killings and much more. The narrative begins as three army officers chase two militant suspects and even though authorities try to shut and close the case, Monica Mehra (played by Jennifer Winget) is called upon as the investigating officer for the case.
Love relationships intertwine with political affairs as Monica encounters Angad Sandhu as their legal counsel, who is also Monica’s ex-boyfriend. It makes for a great watch over a few spare hours on a weekend, but falls a little short of creating a lasting and impressionable mark on the audiences; it does not take the viewers by surprise but earns full points for cinematography and shooting locales.
A Netflix India original ten-episode web series, Jamtara is based upon the true events of a phishing scam in Jharkhand. The screenplay would take you to the dusty landscapes of Jharkhand, where two cousins – Rocky and Sunny – along with other juvenile boys, trick several people by falsely impersonating bank officials to extract private information related to their bank accounts.
While Rocky aspires to be a politician, Sunny, who majorly plots such dubious transactions, wants to be the richest man of Jamtara. Politics, capitalism, digital crime, illegal businesses, political scams intertwine in this web series on Netflix and expose some of the bitter truths of society.
It makes the audience question as to what are the consequences of providing free access to the Internet for the under-educated rebels. The series also has a feminist appeal in the representation of the heroines played by actresses Monika Panwar and Aksha Pardasany. The best part is the concluding episode, which in fact, ends as a cliffhanger; and indeed, would have you waiting for the next season!
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