2018 was really good for the Indian web Series industry and OTT platforms in terms of viewership, setting higher standards for the next year. The first five months of 2019 has been mostly dominated by English web series namely Game of Thrones and Hollywood superhero movies like DC comics Shazam and the highest grossing Marvel’s Avengers End Game.
But with the trailer launch of Netflix’s Sacred Games season 2 & Amazon Prime’s Mirzapur season 2, the second half of the year will definitely see the dominance by Hindi web series return as before. This has already been evident with the popularity of the web series by The Viral Fever (TVF play), KOTA FACTORY, now streaming on YouTube and TVF play. Through this blog, we list out the Best Upcoming Indian web Series of 2019 that are binge watch worthy.
Best Upcoming Indian Web Series that are Binge Watch Worthy
1) Sacred Games Season 2 on Netflix India: Season 1 was a real mind game where Ganesh Gaitonde played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the Sacred Game with Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) but the mystery around Guruji (Pankaj Tripathy) still remains a mystery that will be unveiled in Season 2. As per the cast reveal video and initial teaser, many new characters would be seen in the second season.
The new faces include Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey. Well, all we can say, Iss Khel ka Asli Baap Kaun Hai will be revealed in season 2 of Sacred Games. Initial posters and behind the scenes video have been shot using One Plus 7 pro, the new flagship phone at the moment. Truly the number 1 in the list of every Indian when it comes to Best Upcoming Indian web series for Binge watching in 2019.
2) Mirzapur Season 2 on Amazon Prime India: Like Sacred Games, Mirzapur Season 1 also went on to become as one of the most viewed Indian web series in the year 2018. The common link between the two web series is Pankaj Tripathy and the fact that both of them belong to the crime thriller genre. The series is right from the heartland of India and is a quite relatable plot to the Indian audience. Ab Bajega Pura Band, is the tagline for Season 2 of Mirzapur, creating enough buzz in the minds of the viewers.
Will Sharad Shukla & Guddu Pandit avenge their personal loss, or Kaleen Bhaiya will again come out victorious? Only time will tell what happens in Mirzapur, but as of now, it’s a sure shot addition to the list of Upcoming Indian web series to binge watch in 2019.
3) Baahubali: Before the Beginning on Netflix India: After the grand success of the Baahubali franchise in India as well as worldwide, Netflix comes up with the prequel of the series and its fourth original Indian web series, Baahubali, Before The Beginning.
The series is based on Anand Neelakantan’s novel, The rise of Sivagami. S.S Rajamouli and Arka Media Works are joint producers for this upcoming Indian web series on Netflix. The story revolves around how Sivgami rose to power, her troubled childhood & the mystery of Mahishmati.
Considering the power packed performance and storyline of the Baahubali franchise, this upcoming Indian web series is definitely a binge watch worthy.
4) Breathe Season 2 on Amazon Prime India: The first season had suspense in every scene. Maddy did an impressive job in the first installment of the thriller series.
As per reports, the second installment of the series will go on air this year and will have Jr. Bachchan in the lead along with Saiyami Kher. The first season centered around the topic of organ donation along with showcasing the relationship between a father and son.
According to sources, the second season of Breathe by Amazon Prime, will not be a continuation of the 1st installment and will have a fresh new context.
5) Bard of Blood on Netflix India: Bard of Bloor thriller web series is based on the 2015 espionage thriller novel written by author Bilal Siddiqui. Interestingly, this novel is the first book by the author and also marks the debut of Emraan Hashmi in the web series world.
The espionage thriller is produced by Red Chilies Entertainment owned by Shahrukh Khan and is expected to go on floors this year on Netflix. Emraan Hashmi plays the role of Kabir Anand, an expelled spy who is recalled to save his country.
The plot already looks intriguing and considering the stellar cast, is surely one of the Most Awaited Upcoming web series to binge watch in 2019.
6) The Verdict- State Vs. Nanavati on Alt Balaji: The web series is an adaption of the blockbuster movie starring Akshaya Kumar having the same storyline. The Verdict- State Vs Nanavati would be based on the real-life incident that involved Rustom Pavri in the year 1959.
Starring Angad Bedi and Sumit Vyas of Tripling fame, this Alt Balaji web series would be produced by Shashant Shah. If you liked the movie Rustom, then this Hindi web series is definitely a must for you to Binge watch.
7) Hostages on Hotstar India: Hostages, a hotstar original web series marks the digital debut of renowned Bollywood filmmaker Sudhir Mishra. Produced by applause Entertainment, the web series by hotstar has a talented cast line-up starring, Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas, Aashim Gulati to name a few.
The series goes on floors on May 31 and viewers can only watch it on Hotstar VIP. The Hindi web series has a crime thriller storyline which revolves around the life of a renowned surgeon who is ordered to assassinate the Chief Minister in exchange of survival of his family.
8) Inside Edge Season 2 on Amazon Prime India: Amazon Prime India is coming up with the second installment of the award-winning Hindi web series, Inside Edge, starring Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi in the lead. With ICC cricket world cup happening this year, the time is perfectly suited for Amazon India to launch the series this year.
Season 1 was based on league cricket having similarity to IPL. Only time will tell if season 2 will again be around IPL or will have similarity to ICC cricket world cup. Considering the popularity of Season 1, the second installment would surely draw more eyeballs.
9) Forgotten Army on Amazon Prime India: Like many of his counterparts, Kabir Khan is also making his digital debut with Forgotten Army, that would be released on Amazon Prime India. The shooting of the Hindi web series started in December 2018 and is most likely to be released in later part of 2019.
The story of heroic Indian’s would be based on Subash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army or otherwise called as Azad Hind Fauz. The periodic drama would have a global casting and would be a more refined version of the documentary movie released by Kabir Khan by the same name in the year 1999.
According to sources, the web series would have eight episodes. If you are a fan of his directorial work, then this periodic drama is definitely a binge watch worthy web series for you.
10) Leila on Netflix India: A dystopian drama web series starring Huma Qureshi, Leila would be directed by critically acclaimed director Deepa Mehta and is slated to premiere on 14, June 2019 on Netflix.
The six-episode Hindi web series is based on a 2017 eponymous novel by the same written by author Prayaag Akbar. The plot revolves around a lady who is in search of her missing 3-year-old daughter named Leila in a totalitarian region in the near future. Sounds interesting already!
Plan your calendar accordingly because it seems 2019 is surely going to be the year of Web Series and Hindi language will surely rule the internet this year.
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