The best Indian series of 2021 have turned out to be short, crisp, real and hitting. With a stellar cast and unforgettable performances, certain Indian series this year really stood out as a founding stone for better series or, even films, to be made. Starting from Mumbai Diaries 26/11 to Ray, covering real-life incidents to fictionalized stories that offer great value in real life, 2021 was a great year to dedicate oneself to Indian series. Amongst so many, let us have a look at the top 5 that came to us this year!
Five Best Indian Series of 2021 You Must Watch
Mumbai Diaries 26/11
Directors Nikhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves’ intense, fast-paced medical drama titled Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is probably the best series of this year. The film tells the story of the shooting that took place during the 2008 Mumbai attacks such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Gateway of India and Leopold Café with a key focus on doctors and the Hotel Staff at Taj. This brilliant tale has an incredible cast made up of veterans and newcomers: Mohit Raina, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj, Mrunmayee Deshpande. You can watch the series on Amazon Prime Video and read a detailed review about it, here.
A compelling and dark family drama that thrills you every passing second with unease, Tabbar is a Hindi-Punjabi language series directed by Ajitpal Singh and produced by Ajay G. Rai. It tells the story of a retired police constable who makes ends meet to protect his family from the consequences of an unfortunate incident. With Supriya Pathak, Pavan Malhotra, Gagan Arora, Kanwaljit Singh and Ranvir Shorey starring in the lead roles, the show is available for streaming on SonyLIV.
Creators Debojit Das Purkayastha and Agrim Joshi bring a brutal murder and chain of uncertain drug events on screen to crinkle away. Starring reputed actors like Richa Chadha and Ronit Roy in lead roles, the series covers the story of a school student’s murder that urgers a troubled teacher and cop to unravel a web of sinister secrets and a hallucinogen, Candy. You can watch all the episodes of this thriller on Voot.
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths
Netflix’s true crime docu-series by Leena Yadav sends shivers down your spine as you walk through the infamous ‘Burari Deaths’ that makes the demise of 11 members of the same family on 30 June 2018. A three-part series filled with theories surrounding the deaths, this series uses real-life footage and interview from different people associated with the case to bring forward the truly horrifying story. A very disturbing watch, the series is now streaming on Netflix and you read the review, here.
Created by Sayantan Mukherjee and based on four short and unique stories by the legendary Satyajit Ray, Ray features brilliant actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Ali Fazal, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Gajraj Rao and Radhika Madan. This anthology drama series covers Satyajit Ray’s Spotlight, Bahurupi, Barin Bhowmik-er Byaram and Bipin Chowdhury-r Smritibhrom and even though it has gotten mixed reviews, giving this series a chance to see the powerful acting is important. You can watch it now on Netflix and if you want to get a detailed take on the series by clicking here.
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