Created by Korea-based J2 Interactive, MX Player is a global cross-platform video player with advanced features such as offline video viewing and subtitle support. The app has immense popularity in India, and as claimed by MX Player, 70 percent of its monthly users come from India. In 2018, Times Internet acquired MX Player in $200 million and relaunched MX Player as an OTT platform. MX Player which is now a video-streaming platform in India hosts shows, movies, music videos and several hours of MX Originals. The content is available in 10 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, and Malayalam.
Here are some of the best MX Player Original Web Series which you can enjoy in free hours or after a tiring workday to rejuvenate and get a daily dose of entertainment
The series takes a hilarious yet thought-provoking take on our society’s stereotype of finding the perfect bride for an arranged marriage. A young, good looking boy Ricky Malhotra decides to get married and is in search of an ideal bride. Ricky then meets five prospective matches, and each has some unique quirk that society stereotypes believe to be imperfections. Anu is a modern young women coder who works in an MNC but she’s bald, Ayesha has never waxed her body and is a successful voiceover artist, Faiza has less control over her language and seems sturdy while she is actually a soft-hearted girl. Titli is a divorced, successful entrepreneur and Aditi is a cut and expressive girl with an MBA degree but is overweight.
Director: Shashant Shah
Cast: Pushtie Shakti | Nikita Dutta | Anshul Chauhan | Chitrashi Rawat | Neelam Sivia | Siddharth Bharadwaj | Seema Pahwa
Genre: Drama/ Comedy (Hindi)
Seasons: 1 (6 episodes)
2. Hey Prabhu!
The plot focuses on the life of Tarun Prabhu, who is in his mid-20s and has a strong following on Twitter and other social platforms. Prabhu’s personal life is at an all-time low and the show depicts the problems faced by millennials and what they grow through every day in their personal and professional lives. Hey, Prabhu takes a fun look at how things in personal and professional lives are entirely different than what we see on social media.
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Cast: Rajat Barmecha | Achint Kaur | Sheeba Chaddha | Ritu Raj Singh | Parul Gulati | Prynca Talukdar
Genre: Comedy-Drama (Hindi, Tamil)
Seasons: 1 (6 episodes)
Set in rapidly changing TamilNadu in between the 60s and 80s, Queen is a historical semi-fictional interpretation of Jayalalithaa’s life, showcasing events in the history of Indian Politics and cinema. Queen is the story of Shakthi Seshadri, featuring the very talented Ramya Krishnan in the lead role. Shakthi is a bright young girl and from the beginning, sacrifices her dreams and ambitions for the sake of others, meeting adversities in every phase of her life. With sheer determination, she decides to play the game by her own rules. The story portrays how an innocent girl’s life takes her to places that she never imagined and how she battles to have her voice raised with her unique strength.
Director: Gautham Vasudev Menon & Prasath Murugesan
Cast: Ramya Krishnan, Anikha Surendran, Anjana Jayaprakash, Lillete Dubey, Vamsi Krishna, Sonia Agarwal, Tulasi, Viji Chandrashekhar, Vanitha Krishna Chandran, and Indrajith Sukumaran
Genre: Historical fiction (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu)
Seasons: 1 (11 episodes)
4. Only For Singles
Set in dream city Mumbai, Only for Singles is a pinch of emotions and laughter, depicting struggles of almost every millennial to achieve their dreams. The light-hearted comedy is a story of six youngsters. RJ, Harman, Riyaz, Appu, Mickey, and Rapchik. All of them are staying in RJ’s unfurnished apartment for free. Their situations change when RJ comes to stay with them all, crossing her father. Each one of them is facing struggles in their dream career path, from earning the respect of their parents to finding a place to live. The series is impressive chemistry of six relatable characters to tickle your funny bones
Director: Samar Iqbal
Cast: Vivaan Shah, Deepti Sati, Pooja Banerjee, Gulshan Nain, Aman Uppal and Shirin Sewani
Genre: Comedy-Drama (Hindi)
Seasons: 1 (13 episodes)
5. Aani Kay Hava
Marath series Aani Kay Hava is a sweet life story of a newly married couple and their daily experiences. A freshly married urban young couple, Jui and Sanket, have moved into their new home. The story highlights the everyday experiences of a newly married couple and how little interactions make bitter-sweet nitty-gritty experiences. In exploring the firsts of their married life, the two start on the journey of discovering themselves.
Director: Varun Narvekar
Cast: Priya Bapat & Umesh Kamat
Genre: Love Drama (Marathi)
Seasons: 1 ( 6 episodes)
6. LOL (Lots of Love)
LOL is a hilariously funny story of four friends, Reema, Vish, Aravind, and Karthik sharing neighboring apartments. Reema is a fashion designer, Vish is a geeky guy, Karthik is a simple guy who is still coming out from his breakup and Aravind is a playboy living his life to the fullest. These four friends with extremely opposite characters build a unique bond when they decide to find true love in their lives.
Cast: Arvind Krishna, Srushti Dange, Ishaara Nair, Nishanthi, Ram, Prashant, Sudheer, Priya Lal
Genre: Comedy-Drama (Tamil, Telugu)
Seasons: 1 ( 8 episodes)
Viral Fever’s adolescence comedy-drama is a story of a group of school friends. 16year old Dhruv has his first crush on class topper Chhavi. Dhruv, with the help of his friends Susu and Kabir, is trying to woo Chhavi. Kabir wants to be a bad boy and Susu is unaware that he has color-blindness. As they all grow together, they share every youngster moment, be it having their first love, broken hearts, first drink and much more. The show depicts the difficulties and phases in this growing up phase.
Director: Prem Mistry
Cast: Omkar Kulkarni | Rashmi Agdekar | Chinmay Chandraunshuh | Visshesh Tiwari
Genre: Comedy-Drama (Hindi)
Seasons: 1 (5 episodes)
We hope that these binge watch worthy Originals MX Player web series suits your taste and the new year brings in lots of joy to your life. So keep sharing and do let us know your experiences and suggestions in the comments section below.
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