Be it Gangsta Gaitonde’s clarion call challenging police officer Sartaj Singh to save the city within 25 days or Masaba’s quip – “Creativity is not like a tap na, jab kholo paani behna shuru!” (Creativity is not like a tap no, that water will flow as soon as you turn it on!), we have been provided with some memorable characters through Netflix’s slate of Hindi web series.
Even though drama dominates its repertoire of original content in India, Netflix seems to be diversifying gradually by adding comedy (Hasmukh) and semi-fiction (Masaba Masaba) to its genres of web series.
Not every country has an extensive content library on Netflix in its local language. But India’s unique level of appreciation for film and show culture has led to extensive investment in creating premium native content by the platform.
Here’s our list of the top 10 Netflix Hindi web series, appearing in the order of their debut, which you need to binge-watch:
1. Sacred Games (2018)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey
Did the opening theme just start playing in your mind? Well, it is the web series that started it all for Netflix in India. Based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name, Sacred Games is an award-winning crime thriller drama in which a dangerous cat-and-mouse game ensues between a troubled police officer and a hardened criminal in Mumbai.
Does the former manage to save the city within 25 days from the savage and unpredictable machinations of the latter? The second season ended on a cliffhanger but there is no confirmation of a third season yet.