21st Century India is booming with web-series both in terms of production as well as consumption. With rise in demand for content produced by OTT platforms, more and more players are entering the industry with plethora of original web content or web-series. This rise has also helped the growth of other related industries like that of smart TV, smart phones, telecom industry (data usage) etc.
Post Jiofication as industry experts call it after the launch of fast data services by JIO, OTT platforms have been enjoying a honeymoon period with availability of affordable and faster data service. In this blog we will list out the 12 Best Alt Balaji Web Series that you must binge watch without fail. Lately Alt Balaji has been one of the leading OTT players in India with variety of options to offer in original web-series category. Alt Balaji is part of the leading production house Balaji Telefilms owned by Ekta Kapoor.
List of 12 Best Alt Balaji Web Series for Binge Watching
1) Apharan:- Directed by Siddharth Sen Gupta (Action Drama)
The story revolves around kidnapping. Starring Arunoday Singh, Nidhi Singh & Mahie Gill in the lead role, the action drama is shot in the hilly state of Uttarakhand. Apharan is 1st on our list as it was released during the time when India was going gaga over two releases by Amazon Prime (Mirzapur) and Netflix (Sacred Games). This craze amongst the Indian audience for crime and action drama fuelled the success for Apharan. One of the best original creations from Alt Balaji web-series collection till date (10/42019)
2) Bose: Dead or Alive:- Directed by Pulkit (Historical Period Drama)
As the name goes, the Alt Balaji web-series is a historical period drama that revolves around the life of real life Indian hero and brave heart Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Starring method and critically acclaimed actor Raj Kumar Rao, the series received many awards at IWM Digital Awards and DigiXX Awards.
Director Pulkit makes an honest effort to dig into the mysterious life of Bose and ensures each episode packs some thriller to keep the audience glued for a binge watch. A great plot by Alt Balaji that showcases some of the unknown facts about the Journey of Bose.
3) Cyber Squad:- Directed by Suyash Vadhavkar & Abhay Chhabra (Romance & Suspense)
This Hindi Alt Balaji web-series that premiered on Aug 2017 revolves around the adventures of 4 friends who try to connect the dots of their life between online and offline world. The group forms a cyber-squad to help the police nab notorious criminals committing cybercrimes. A must watch if you are fan of all such shows produced in Hollywood.
4) Dev DD:- Directed by Ken Ghosh (Drama)
This Alt Balaji Web-series is the opposite version of the popular Bollywood movie Devdas starring Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai & Madhuri Dixit based on the novel by the same name written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
Contrary to what is written and how the original film was directed where Devdas is played by a male lead actor, here the lead character Devdas is played by a female character where the story is revolved around a female point of view. Same Devdas story with lots of riches and liquor but with a twist produced by Alt Balaji.
5) Gandii Baat:- Directed by Sachin Mohite (Drama)
The erotic adult web series Gandii Baat (Hindi Literal Translation- Dirty Talk) features a different story in each episode taken from the rural hamlet of India. Till date Alt Balaji has released 2 seasons of Gandii Baat covering 4 episodes per season. Stories covered in all episodes are shot in rural India covering fictional erotic tales.
6) Hero Vardiwala:- Directed by Mahesh Pandey (Bhojpuri Action)
If you are a fan of Bhojpuri content then Hero Vardiwala has to be on the priority of your binge watch web-series list. Directed by Mahesh Pandey, this Bhojpuri action original series has 1 season covering 13 power packed episodes.
Starring Bhojpuri superstars Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirahua and Amrapali Dubey the story revolves around a corrupt politician and an honest and daring IPS officer. First of its kind entry of a Bhojpuri creation on any OTT platform by Alt Balaji.
7) Home:- Directed by Habib Faisal (Drama)
The web-series has a stellar cast comprising of Annu Kapoor, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Amol Parashar, Parikshit Sahni and Chetna Pandey. The Alt Balaji classic family drama revolves around the real life struggle of the Indian middle class against the system. The series just like any other family drama produced by Balaji Telefilms (Alt Balaji) also talks about the values and happiness around small things that bonds the Indian middle class.
8) Puncch Beat:- Directed by Suyash Vadhavkar (Romantic Drama)
Starring Harshita Gaur, Priyank Sharma, Siddharth Sarma & Khushi Joshi in lead roles, the web-series gives viewers a feel of the super hit Bollywood movie on the same genre Student of the Year, produced by Karan Johar. Just like the movie, the series also revolves around a premium institution of India namely Rosewood High, campus life and competition within students.
9) Romil & Jugal:- Directed by Nupur Asthana (Drama)
In recent times there has been a lot of discussion around same sex marriage, LGBTQ, Article 377 etc. The topic was hot and Alt Balaji pounced on this opportunity and came up with Romil & Jugal. The series comprising of 1 season and 10 episodes revolves around the gay love story of 2 boys breaking all stereotypes of society.
10) The Test Case:- Directed by Vinay Waikul & Nagesh Kukunoor (Patriotic)
There can never be an OTT platform in India without an original story in the patriotic genre. Starring Nimrat Kaur in the lead role, the series is a first of its kind patriotic genre which focuses on the induction of women into combat roles in Indian Army as a Test case. Alt Balaji being owned by a woman truly explores the possibilities of women getting inducted into the armed forces and the challenges that might come along with it.
11) XXX:- Directed by Ken Ghosh (Romance, Suspense & Comedy)
A multi cast web-series explores different aspect of sexual relationship in every episode. Alt Balaji did face some problems while releasing the series due to its name and content. Just a spoiler alert there is nothing as vulgar as the name suggests.
12) BOSS: Baap of Special Services (Thriller Drama)
A stellar and glamorous cast starring Karan Singh Grover & Sagarika Ghatge, this Hindi web-series has it all from drama, thriller, romance & mystery. Directed by Ankush Bhatt, the first season of the web-series has 10 episodes. Each episode is of maximum 25-35 minutes duration and the majority of shooting is done in the picturesque Shimla town.
So when you are getting started with your Binge Watching schedule.
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