No one can deny that the craze of streaming web series is rapidly growing in India. And, no wonder, there are endless viewership records are being broken with every passing year. Recently, a report by Ormax media went viral that highlighted the most-watched Indian series of all time. From Shahid Kapoor’s Farzi to Manoj Bajpayee’s The Family Man to Jeetendra Kumar’s Panchayat, here are the shows that made it to the list of the most-watched Indian series of all time.
Shahid Kapoor-Vijay Sethupathi starrer Farzi, which was released in February 2023 on Amazon Prime Video became the most-watched SVOD original Indian series of all time. The show based on counterfeiting received tremendous love from the audience. The show topped the list of the most-watched Indian series with an estimated viewership of 37 Million. In case you haven’t watched it, then do stream it on Amazon Prime. Wanna read Farzi reviews? You can read them here! Where to watch Farzi: Amazon Prime Video | IMDb: 8.5
2. Rudra: The Edge of Darkness
Ajay Devgn made his OTT debut on Disney+ Hotstar with a highly appreciated psychological crime thriller – Rudra: The Edge of Darkness. As per the latest ratings, Ajay Devgn starrer managed to gain the second spot [35.2 Million Indian viewers] on the most-watched Indian show list.
3. Mirzapur Season 2
Mirzapur along with its hard-hitting characters of Kaleen Bhaiyaa and Guddu received a lot of love from the audience. In no time, the series became a national craze. With the talented cast – Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Vijay Verma, Harshita Gaur, Anjum Sharma, Priyanshu Painyuli, Sheeba Chadha, and Rajesh Tailang, the show became the third most watched Indian series of all time [32.5 Mn].
4. Panchayat Season 2
Starring Jeetendra Kumar, this TVF series won many hearts with its simplicity. A comedy-drama, which captures the journey of an engineering graduate Abhishek, who for lack of a better job option joins as secretary of a Panchayat office in a remote village of Uttar Pradesh. Jitendra Kumar’s super-hit web show is the 4th most watched Indian Series of all time with an estimated 29.6 million viewership. You can watch it here.
5. Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors
Pankaj Tripathi’s gripping show gained the 5th spot on the list with an estimated 29.1 million viewership. In case you haven’t watched it, you can stream it on Disney+Hotstar.
6. The Night Manager
Starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor, this show is an adaptation of the popular English TV thriller series of the same name, starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Olivia Colman. The series, which is based on John le Carré’s novel, follows the story of an ex-military man who is determined to bring down the arms dealer who killed his dear one. As per the latest ratings, the show had an estimated viewership of 27.2 Million Indians. Where to watch The Night Manager: Disney+ Hotstar | IMDb:8.1
7. The Family Man Season 2
Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Sharib Hashmi, and many other talented actors, The Family Man series is one of the most popular OTT shows of all time. The show revolves around Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee), who works for a specialized division of the National Investigation Agency. He must protect the nation from terrorist threats while also protecting his family from the impacts of his low-paying, demanding, and covert profession. As per the latest ratings, the show’s second season had an estimated viewership of 26.3 Million. Where to watch The Family Man Season 2: Prime Video
8. Taaza Khabar
Finally, the famous YouTuber Bhuvan Bam gets his own web series – Taaza Khabar. Playing the lead role of a worker at a public toilet, he accidentally acquires the power to know about any news in advance. As per the latest ratings, the show had a viewership of 23.5 Million. Along with Bhuvam Ban, the show also stars Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shilpa Shukla, and Deven Bhojani. In case you haven’t watched the show yet, you can stream it on Disney+Hotstar.
9. The Great Indian Murder
This engaging web series is about an industrialist, who is accused of a heinous crime. Eventually, he is acquitted but then found dead in mysterious circumstances. As the investigation starts, a series of events happened that make the murder mystery even more complex. This gripping thriller [23.0 Mn] became one of the 10 most-watched Indian series of all time. In case you haven’t watched it yet, you can stream it on Disney + Hotstar.
10. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story
Set in the 1980s and 90s Bombay, Scam 1992 is based on the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who took the stock market to dizzying heights followed by his catastrophic downfall. With 22.7 Million viewership, the show secured a place on the most-watched Indian series of all time. You can watch it here.
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