When it comes to instant gratification and just the right kind of young and vibrant entertainment one wants to binge-watch, there’s only so much Indian television can do for you. For those who love stories more than dramatic plot twists, and for those who still can’t figure out why saas-bahu sagas are a thing, web-series are your go-to place for tailor-made shows for the urban Indian youth. 2015 was the year Indian web series brought their A-game on and there was a plethora of brilliant shows high on content and engagement. From the massive barrage of online content out there, here is our pick of the five best web series you just have to bookmark for your next binge-watch session. Netflix and Chill can wait; the Indian web has got you covered.
The trials, tribulations, and teething troubles of a start-up are perfectly portrayed by the TVF brigade in this brilliant saga. With the right mix of humour and drama, and a gripping storyline, Pitchers is a great watch for anyone who plans to take the entrepreneurial plunge and everyone who’s looking to binge-watch a really good show.
Bang Baaja Baaraat
With production value that’s greater than the big fat Indian wedding itself, this web series about weddings takes it out of the Sooraj Barjatya lala-land, and gives it a realistic, albeit extravagant, angle. With just the right amount of social commentary and moments of laugh-out-loud humour, Bang Baaja Baaraat is for the pragmatic romantic who loves grandeur with a cute, relatable storyline.
Three oddball misfits decide to put their free time at university to good use when they start a midnight food delivery service. With a stellar story and blurred genre lines, Baked brings to the Indian audience a never-seen-before epic stoner comedy through its three protagonists. Set against the backdrop of several locations in Delhi and around, Baked brings Delhi Belly to the small screen and gives it a young and vibrant tinge.
Set in a parallel universe of reversed gender roles, Man’s World manages to question society’s inherently hierarchical slots assigned to men and women. With stellar performances by Bollywood’s famous feminists and some equally talented newcomers, the show sends a bold message to those who still don’t understand simple things like male privilege, violence against women, casual sexism, and so on.