5 underrated Indian web series you need to watch

Who would have thought that there will be a day where our reality would resemble an apocalyptic film? The streets are empty, places of public gathering shut, and our tv screens have become our constant companions. 

There are hundreds of web series out there but we usually try the ones that our friends recommend. You need a trusted review before you decide to invest your time in a new show.

Naturally, you do not want to start something that would be insufferable to finish. However, you also want to try something unique, something that is not mainstream. Don’t worry, we have got your back.

While some people are taking this time to rediscover themselves, why not use this time to discover some diamonds in the rough? Like Santa’s bag full of gifts for everyone, we have chosen some web series keeping in mind different preferences, ranging from historical drama to social comedy.

Here are some underrated web series that you should consider watching:

Bose: Dead/Alive

Available on: ALTBalaji

Rajkumar Rao plays the character of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in this fascinating historical drama. It is based on a book, India’s Biggest Cover-up, by Anuj Dhar. The series follows the enigmatic leader even after his supposed death.

It discusses Bose’s ideologies and gives a perspective into how one man was able to hoodwink the British Empire and raise an army big enough to fight it. The web series will have you biting your nails at every trick and turn.

Man’s World

Available on: YouTube

The web series is based on Kiran, a man who believes that women get undue advantage in this world. Kiran feels that women should also know what men go through and wishes to switch places with them.

In a hilarious turn of events, his wish comes true. This web series is an interesting take on the frame of mind of people who do not understand feminism. The satire will teach you some lessons but with humour.


Available on: Amazon Prime Video

If you like grappling with questions of morality, then you must give this web series a shot. The Madhavan starrer depicts a battle of wits between two ordinary men in an extraordinary situation.

The show raises questions on justice and what is the right thing to do when the lives of your loved ones are at risk. It is the perfect combination of mystery and action, and it will put you in a fix when it comes to siding with either of the men.


Available on: Eros Now

For the fans of organised crime fiction, Smoke brings all the elements of the genre to an Indian setting. The show brings to you the side of Goa, full of drug cartels and mafia wars, that is missing from the popular culture.

It is about the play of power and survival. The thriller has a power-packed cast, including Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin, Mandira Bedi, Gulshan Devaiah and more. The performances by these actors are worth a watch.

The Final Call

Available on: Zee5

What happens to a flight when the Captain is determined to crash it rather than save the lives of the people he is flying? The web series is about a journey of 300 passengers from Mumbai to Sydney; their lives are put at risk when the Captain decides to commit suicide. It then becomes the responsibility of the ATS team to save the passengers.

This out of the ordinary concept has been borrowed from the book I Will Go with You: The Flight of a Lifetime. The show stars notable actors like Arjun Rampal, Javed Jaffery, and Sakshi Tanwar. It is worth a watch as it explores an unusual situation.

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