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Desi Web Series That Are A Bit Underrated.

Seema Sinha

We can all agree that mainstream web series like Sacred Games, Pasta Lok, Mirzapur and international web series like Queens Gambit, Brigderton, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones were some of the best web series that we ever received. But there are some of our own desi web series produced by small-production houses like Scoop Whoop, Dice Media, TVF and more that are no less than a gem. Explore some of these web series with us and we bet you won’t be let down. And you know what the best part is? All of these web series are family entertainer, meaning you don’t have to wait for your family to go to sleep so you can watch these web series on your TV screens. Instead, you can enjoy it with them over some popcorns and colas.

1) F.A.T.H.E.R.S:

Three Dads set on a mission to become their kids best buddies. During the process, the trio is seen making wild explorations of millennial trends.

Desi web series

Released: 2017
No of episodes: 9
No of seasons: 2
Cast: Ramesh Bedi, Manoj Joshi, Virendra Saxena, Gajraj Rao, more.
Where to watch: YouTube, MX Player.

Plot:

The story of the plot explores the topic of a generation gap between millennials and their parents. In an attempt to reduce this generation gal and get closer to their kids, three fathers Chadda, Shukla and Bhatia decides to adapt to the millennial way of life. In the process of acting cool these three old men try out things like going to a disco, drinking with their kids, going on a solo trip, learning Facebook, trying TikTok trends, playing PUBG, getting a tattoo and the list continues. However, certain differences in opinion like quitting a secure job for a startup doesn’t seem to interest the older generation. How will the Fathers manage to shrink the generation gap? Will they be able to do so? It is a light-hearted family drama that you definitely wouldn’t want to miss. Do try out this desi web series with your friends and family.

2) Tripling:

Ever wondered how a road trip with your siblings will end up? Of course, it would be loud because when siblings come together “it’s all screaming and no talking”. It could also be very emotional though, especially when any one of your siblings is going through a rough phase in life. What else, drinking in the car and blasting music. Sounds dreamy and fun right. Well, this is what this TVF original web series has on its plate for you.

The triplings

Released: 2016
No of episodes: 10
No of seasons: 2
Cast: Amol Parashar, Summit Vyas, Manvi Gagroo, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Nidhi Bisht, more.
Where to watch: Sony Liv

Plot:

Three siblings Chandan, Chitvan and Chanchal hit the road in their car without a pre-decided destination. Chandan is having a hard time as he got divorced recently. Chitvan is an amazing DJ but doesn’t find the right audience to show his talent and ends up playing peppy songs and this frustrates him. Chanchal has lied to her family that she is pregnant. How will these siblings find solutions to their problems on this road trip? Whatever it is, we promise you that this web series won’t disappoint you even the slightest bit.

3) Official Chukyagiri:

Meerut Boy Spandan comes to Mumbai with his shares if dreams, but soon he realised that Mumbai is indeed the city of dreams but it takes a lot of effort to make your place in the city.

Desi web series

Released: 2016
No of episodes: 5
No of seasons: 1
Cast: Sunny Kaushal, Gopal Datt, Mithila Palkar, Aahana Kumra, Shikha Talsania, more.
Where to watch: Disney+ hotstar, MX Player

Plot:

Spandan Chukya, an MBA graduate from Meerut arrives in the city of dreams called Mumbai. Like every small-town guy with a lot of positive hopes and aspirations, Spandan joins an MNC named ANALOG as an intern. Have you ever done an internship in your life? If yes what were your thoughts on the first day of your internship? “Pehle internship phir job and life is set” probably this right? But did it turn out the way you thought? A big NO!!! This is what exactly happens with Spandan. Instead of learning and gaining practical knowledge about his job, he ends up being dragged into corporate politics and much more. We all can relate to Spandan Chukya’s character as we all have been there. This desi web series about a very desi corporate world scenario is a must-watch.

4) Ladies Room:

Two girl best friends and six loos lead to infinite chaos. Join the girls in their roller roster ride. You won’t regret it.

Desi web series
Released: 2016
No of episodes: 6
No of seasons: 1
Cast: Aurita Ghosh, Saba Azad, Jagdish Rajpurohit, Gopal Datt, more.
Where to watch: YouTube

Plot:

‘Ladies Room’ a Yashraj web series is about two girls best friends Dingo and Khanna. Dingo is a wild free-spirited girl who tails her friend Khanna who is more calm and practical and financially independent than Dingo. Since Khanna is still deciding what to do with her life she is taken care of by her best friend Khanna. On their trip from Goa to Mumbai Dingo and Khanna gets in the hands of NCB and its all thanks to Dingo who decides to roll a joint in the train loo. But they somehow get away from it. In a very regular instance of Dingo causing trouble, she is now making a fuss about her late periods and possible pregnancy. What more chaos these girls make together is sure to look out for. This Desi web series is worth a watch.

5) Sex Chat With Pappu And Papa: 

Most of us if not all of us were told that if you want a baby you pray to god and he gives you one. The reproduction lessons in class nine Biology textbooks were often dodged by our biology teachers. Make sure to sit with your child and watch this web series to help them settle their curiosity around these topics.

Desi web series
Released: 2016
No of episodes: 5
No of seasons: 1
Cast: Anand Trivedi, Kabir Shaikh, Sachin Pilgaonkar, more
Where to watch: YouTube

Plot:

Confession time folks!!!! Where did you think babies came from when you were a child? Lack of sex education has always been a topic of discussion in India. But here we have a whole web series that explores this topic through a funny and hilarious chat between 7-year-old Pappu and his papa. Throughout the five episodes, this web series tries to bust myths against topics like masturbation, condoms, periods, pregnancy and homosexuality. This conversation in a desi household through a desi web series is not to miss out on one. Kudos to Y films as they manage to send out the most vital piece of information through this web series in a less burdening and light way.

6) Adulting:

This is a story of two young girls Nikhat and Ray who are managing their lives in the hustling city if Mumbai and dealing with the Adulting phase if their lives.

Adulting

Released:2018
No of episodes: 10
No of seasons: 2
Cast: Aisha Ahmed, Yashaswini Dayama, Viraj Ghelani, Anirudh Banerjee, Sheeba Chaddha, more.
Where to watch: YouTube

Plot:

In the first season of this Dice media series, the two flatmates can be seen dealing with millennial problems like being broke by the end of the month, lack of social media followers and so on. But these girls stick together in all their highs and lows. The second season is a continuation of the first with a slightly different concept. Nikhat’s younger brother Aadil vista them during his summer break of 10th standard. Nikhat and Ray rush to hide the ashtray from 15-year-old Aadil, but he is too smart to be fooled but also too nature to make a fuss about it. During the time when Aadil lives with Nikhat and Ray, they realize how kids of today are much more put together and mature than they were at the same age. This beautiful series is a must-watch.

7) Pitchers: 

Three friends over a drink decide to quit their jobs and do a startup. But it is easier said than done right? Come join us through this five-episode mini-series to see will the guys be able to make it.

Pitchers
Released:2015
No of episodes: 5
No of seasons: 1
Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Abhay Mahajan, Akanksha Thakur, more.
Where to watch: MX Player

Plot: 

Pitchers is a story of four friends namely Naveen, Jitu, Mandala and Yogi who quit their high paying secure jobs to invest in their startup plan. It is a story of every young mind who has a start-up plan but they either lack the courage to do something different or are not supported by their families. But these four guys, decide to put everything at stake and start their journey towards their startup plans. Naveen is the team leader, Jitu is the coder and has a disapproving father. Yogi is the brain of the team and Mandal is the power that keeps the team glued together. Will these guys be able to make their big dreams come true? Do watch out this desi web series to find it out. It will also give you some startup inspiration and courage.

8) Bang Baaja Baarat:

Another Yashraj Web series about youth, for the youth and by the youth, Bang Baja Bharat rightly manages to captivate the young audience. What happens when a Punjabi Girl and a Brahmin boy decides to get married. Many of you will agree that something big and hilarious will be on the way. To find out what this hilarious and big thing will be doing check out this amazing web series.

Bang Baaja baarat

Released: 2015
No of episodes: 5
No of seasons: 1
Cast: Angira Dhar, Ali Fazal, Gajraj Rao, Ayesha Raza, Rajit Kapur, Neil Bloopam, more.
Where to watch: YouTube

Plot:

The story is about two individuals Shanaya and Pawan who hook up one night because Shanaya’s boyfriend dumped her. They later fall for each other and decides to get married but not without their parent’s consent. Shanaya and Pawan fix a meeting of the families and that’s when the hell breaks loose. Coming from completely different social and economical backgrounds Shanaya and Pawan’s family don’t get along well. In a very common scene where the parents are deciding about the wedding preparations, Shanaya’s and Pawan’s parent fall into an argument over whether liquor should be included in the wedding or not. Pawan’s brahmin family are totally against it while Shanaya’s Punjabi family doesn’t seem to compromise on it. This and many more drama in this wedding-themed Desi web series. Do check it out.

9) Girl In The City:

This Desi web series traces the life trajectory of Meera’s from an employee at a fashion house to owning her own fashion house. It also traces Meera’s personal growth such as love and friendship.

Girl in the city
Released: 2016
No of episodes: 40
No of seasons: 3
Cast: Mithila Palkar, Swati Vatsa, Rajat Barmecha, Preetika Chawla, Ajay Trehan, Naveen Kaushik, more.
Where to watch: YouTube MX Player

Plot:

If our adorable Mithila Palkar was not enough reason for you to watch this web series we are here to give you some more. ‘Girl in the City’ traces the journey of Meera Sehgal, from Dehradun to Mumbai. Meera leaves her family and small hometown behind and comes to the city of dreams Mumbai to become a fashion designer. And like every person who comes to Mumbai for the first time, Meera too feels alien in this big metro city but she soon adapts. The second season of the web series shows Meera’s professional struggle in the House of Areem and some of her personal life struggle. Will Meera be able to make it big in Mumbai? Watch out for this amazing web series to find out more.

10) The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family:

For the Indian folks who have always been fed the idea of family values and the joy that big happy joint family bring, The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family is a pretty new concept. What’s more shocking is the fact that it comes from Ekta Kapoor, the queen who has been feeding us the idea of happy families through her TV serials.

Desi web series
Released: 2018
No of episodes: 10
No of seasons: 1
Cast: Baron Sobti, Eisha Chopra, Kay Kay Menon, more.
Where to watch: ALT Balaji

Plot: 

The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family is about the Ranawat Family who lives in tranquillity until one day, Samar Ranawat decided to return home after 8 years. Ranawat’s are a family of military enthusiasts but somehow Samar couldn’t fit in the role of a military man. He flees to Mumbai to set up a restaurant. His older brother Vikram Rana wat doesn’t hold himself back and keeps taunting Samar for this. This is what causes the dysfunction in the Ranawat family. The story also hides dark secrets and mysteries for you that will keep you hooked to the show. This Desi web series about a not so desi family concept is a must-watch.

11) Baked: 

Three flatmates and their adventures and misadventures with their midnight food delivery service is what this web series is about. Remember to check out this desi web series. You won’t be let down.

Baked

Released: 2015
No of episodes: 14
No of seasons: 2
Cast: Shantanu Anam, Pranay Manchanda, Manik Papneja, Kriti Vij, more.
Where to watch: MX Player, YouTube

Plot: 

The web series perfectly depicts the life of university students who don’t want to rely on their parents for their pocket money. Harris, Oni and Body are flatmates who study in Delhi. To earn some extra money they start a midnight food delivery service named Wake and Bake. They try all the possible ways to promote their service but fail miserably. Their adventures and misadventures with their food delivery service will leave you rolling on the floors with laughter. On the other hand, the series also provides a love plot between Harris and Tara. All in all these Desi web series is a bing watch worthy show. It will definitely remind you of your college days.

12) What The Folks: 

The story revolves around the two main leads Nikhil and Anita and their equations with their in-laws. All the lovely family drama makes this web series one of the best Hindi web series.

Desi web series
Released: 2017
No of seasons: 17
No of episodes: 3
Cast: Eisha Chopra, Veer Rajwant Singh, Kriti Vij, Dhruv Sehgal, Renuka Shahane, more.
Where to watch: YouTube, MX Player, Jio Cinema.

Plot:

The first season of the three seasoned web series is about Nikhil staying over in his in-law’s house in Mumbai while on a business trip. There he receives all the extra attention that an Indian Son in law gets in a typically Indian family. Anita’s mom and his mother in-law’s life has now become all about making his son in law happy and comfortable. And how can the relationship between a mother-in-law and son-in-law be complete without lots of food involved? The second season shows how Anita welcomes her in-laws into her’s and Nikhil’s house. The relationship between a daughter in law and parent in-laws makes the plot for the second season. While the third season shows Nikhil and Anita getting ready to embrace parenthood. This desi web series by TVF is a must-watch.

13) The Little Things:

Dhruv and Kavya and their cozy little world in Mumbai is what makes this web series special. How the couple find happiness in The Little and vague things is worth a watch.

The little things

Released: 2016
No of episodes: 21
No of seasons: 3
Cast: Mithila Palkar, Dhruv Sehgal.
Where to watch: Netflix, YouTube

Plot: 

The Little Things is a web series that does justice to its title as the story of the series revolves around the little and regular things in a day to day life of a couple. Dhruv and Kavya are a couple who are in a live-in relationship. They face hardships and love together. One day they fall into an argument about whether to Arte d a friend’s house party or watch the new episode of Games of Throne at home. But they solve the argument by having a delicacy at a cafe in Mumbai. The couple inspired by their Sofia media friends Sunday stories decides to make their Sunday adventures. They decide to visit an eatery at 5 in the morning. The constant bickering, romance, arguments, disagreements, and understanding are perfectly portrayed throughout the series. This Indian web series is a must-watch.

14) Engineering Girls:

Three girls with three different approaches and ambitions in an engineering college and hostel form the crux of the story.

Engineering girls
Released: 2018
No of episodes: 5
No of seasons: 1
Cast: Sejal Kumar, Barkha Singh, Kratika Awasthi.
Where to watch: Netflix

Plot:

Engineering girls is a coming of age college drama that narrates a story on a topic that people of India often make a joke about. We have always heard sexist jokes about several girls in engineering colleges in India. Or how girls are not fit for engineering etc. This web series tries to break the taboo around engineering girls by bringing to you the story of three girls Maggu, Sabu and Kiara. Maggu is a class topper and a nerd for which she gets bullied by other students. Sabu is Maggu’s knight in shining armour who protects her from bullies. Sabu has a dream of having a start-up. Kiara is interested in acting. Watch these girls take on their adventures in an engineering college and hostel as they chase their respective dreams and also boys. This is one of the best desi web series by The Timeliners.

15) Taj Mahal 1989: 

Four couples from four different age groups in and around Lucknow university explore different shades of love. This desi web series is nothing less than a masterpiece.

Desi web series

Released: 2020
No of episodes: 7
No of seasons: 1
Cast: Neeraj Kabi, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Danish Hussain, Sheeba Chaddha, more.
Where to watch: Netflix

Plot: 

Being set in 1989 in Lucknow Taj Mahal 1989 is a story about four couples Sarita-Akhtar, Sudhakar-Mumtaz, Dharam-Rashmi and Sunanina and Shalin. All four couples are from different age groups. Akhtar and Sarita are university professors whose married life is on the verge of falling apart. Dharam and Rashmi are the power couple of the same university, but their love life starts to crumble as Dharam gets involved in university politics. Sudhakar and Mumtaz have a dark secret from their past that keeps threatening their present. Sunaina is a high school girl who is in love with Shalin, a man from Bombay. Taj Mahal 1989 manages to show the trajectory of love of people from different age groups. Will these couple triumph over their daily struggles and manage to save their love? Check out this amazing web series to learn more. This makes a perfect watch for the weekend.

Happy Binge-watching!!!

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