It’s not a surprise or a secret for anyone that a lot of Indian movies, even ones made recently, look like they’re stuck in the past. There hasn’t been a ton of progress in India’s film industry for the past couple of decades. But just because most of India’s TV shows and movies are catering to the masses and perpetuating old stereotypes, it doesn’t mean there isn’t progress happening elsewhere. As per usual, when the big media companies refuse to change their ways, the talented people are more than happy to use the internet in order to achieve their creative goals and tell their stories. So if you’re up for watching some amazing Indian shows – look no further. We’ve compiled a list of 10 new Indian web series you should really binge-watch.
1. Official Chukyagiri
“Things don’t always go according to plan, especially when you’re an intern. But for Spandan Chukya, when nothing goes right, you take a left.”
Official Chutiyagiri is a web series about Sandan Chukya, who moves to Mumbai for an internship and all the struggles that come with that and how he deals with it.
2. Life Sahi Hai
If you love movies about people moving out and trying to live independently for the first time and all the ridiculous situations they get into – this is the perfect web series for you. Basically four dudes move out to New Delhi and adventures ensue.
3. Little Things
Little things is a modern love story. It follows the lives of a young couple who manages to find happiness and love in their pretty standard day to day lives. It’s a lovely, charming easy to binge-watch show that deals with all the modern problems like fear of missing out and how social media influences our lives.
Alisa is a story of a young fashion student, who, after four years of living in Los Angeles, has to move back to India. Her blissful time in LA might be over, but her story is just about to start. If you love clothes and fashion you will like this show for sure.
5. Shaadi Boys
What could possibly be easier than achieving success by taking advantage of the lucrative business of wedding planning in India? Well turns out it’s not as easy as it sounds and these three boys are about to find out their road to success isn’t as straightforward as they hoped it would be.
6. Bad Indian
So we’re pretty used to the stereotype of Indians as hard-working, over-achieving engineers, scientists and doctors. But what about the rest? What happens to those who don’t become doctors? This show is your chance to find out.
Do you like classic road trip movies? Then this show was made for your. The series follows three siblings, who have very few things in common, embarking on a roadtrip and learning some pretty valuable lessons.
8. Sex Chat With Pappu & Papa
We challenge you to come up with something funnier than a dad trying to answer his 7 year old’s questions about sex. Or you could just watch this show. It’s hilarious, it’s educational, it deals with all the awkward topics like contraception, pregnancy, sexual orientation and more. What’s not to like?
9. Man’s World
“Kiran believes the world is really unfair to men. Fed up, he prays for the world to flip and for men and women to interchange places. As they say, be careful what you wish for…”
This is an interesting show for women to watch and relate to, but it will be especially eye-opening to men. A fascinating look at what the world would look like if men were treated like women.
10. Better Life Foundation
Better Life Foundation is a mockumentary that follows a group of five passionate NGO workers and a reluctant volunteer, trying to make the world a better place. If you were a fan of The Office you’ll probably enjoy this show too.