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Ever since the rise of internet users in India, we saw a substantial rise in the consumption of online digital content. Since all this online entertainment is still new to Indians, the quality of content that we currently get is not par with developed countries. But that’s where Amazon comes in with its deep pockets

One of the heavyweights in the Indian web series industry, Amazon Prime is a very famous content creator in India. Amazon entered the entertainment biz scene 3 years back and hasn’t looked back since then.

In such a short time, Prime videos have been able to give us some great shows that we as Indians can feel proud of. In this post, I’ll be mentioning the 12 Best Amazon Prime Web series created so far. So let’s get started.

Latest Updated on: June 12, 2020

1. Breathe

  • Logline: A story of a father who decides to take drastic measures to save his dying kid.
  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Cast:  Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi

Amazon Prime’s Breathe is still one of the best web series ever made in India. I don’t know about you but I really like stories with an anti-hero. Everyone knows that the lead character’s bad but we still root for them. It requires a skill to create stories like that.

Breathe is a story of a guy named Danny and his son Josh who is suffering from serious lung disease and need a transplant. Josh is number four on the list to get a new lung, but it will be too late till his turn comes. So Danny decides to take drastic measures and decides to kill all three patients before Josh in the donor’s line to save his son.

The story is very powerful, Madhvan has done great acting along with all the other cast, the screenplay is tight and dialogue delivery is top-notch. Perfect for binge-watching.

2. Made in heaven

  • Logline: Chronicles of two wedding planners from Delhi.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Cast: Arjun Mathur, Sibhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechin

“Made in Heaven” is probably the most praised Amazon Prime web series after Mirzapur. The creators have wonderfully combined the complexities of Indian marriage with the mainstream story. The story highlights almost every social stigmas prevailing in the society relating to Indian marriages like dowry, sexuality, age, NRI weddings, and superstitions.

Each episode sets a wedding in the plot and it is one of the reasons why the show will not give you time to get bored. With new faces in the plot, a new story comes up hence keeping you tied up to the screen.

This is a very different concept in terms of what OTT platforms have been releasing in India. Some strong faces in the star cast, the profound social messages, and smart direction backed by Amazon Prime have led this show to gain popularity among the Indian Web Series viewers.

3. Panchayat

  • Logline: An engineering graduate is forced to work as secretary of a Panchayat office in a remote village.
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Cast: Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav, Chandan Roy

Panchayat is a story that connects you to the roots of the country that is rural India. Although there are a lot of series that are set in the rural backdrop of Uttar Pradesh, most of them are about criminals and gangsters related. Whereas Panchayat takes a mellow approach and shows the more funny and lighthearted side.

The story revolves around Abhishek, an urban engineering graduate who is forced to take up a job in a remote village due to a lack of jobs in the city. He joins as secretary of a Panchayat office in UP village. He finds himself stuck among strange and crazy people and finds it difficult to adjust in the village life. So he decides to work hard and get out of there as soon as possible.

4. Afsos

  • Logline: A man whose only goal in life is to kill himself.
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Thriller, Comedy
  • Cast:  Gulshan Devaiah, Anjali Patil, Heeba Shah

A dark comedy genre that narrates a story of a depressed man, Nakul who wishes to commit suicide but somehow every time he is unsuccessful in his attempts. 

Later he meets a businesswoman who started doing her dirty work for money. The drama takes some hilarious and weird turns that are enough to amuse the audience. 

If you are a fan of dark humor and comedy than this is the perfect series for you.


5. Mirzapur

  • Logline: A story about the power struggle between an Overlord and two rookie brothers. The winner gets Mirzapur, the city of crimes.
  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Thriller, Drama
  • Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Rasika Dugal

Mirzapur came at the time when people were all hyped for Sacred Games on Netflix. People got really excited about it and Amazon Prime delivered. It is one of those web series that shows the unfiltered reality of people and society

The story is about the fight between two families. On one side is Akhandanand Tripathi, the overlord of Mirzapur and his not-so-prodigal son Munna. On the other side are Guddu and Bablu, two average brothers caught between the web of greed, power, and ambition.

The show holds no bars and gets as dirty as it can. The dialogues are great, some of which are turned into famous memes. The show’s got a good story, powerful characters, strong language, and impactful scenes. What’s not there to like?

6. The Family Man

  • Logline: The Family Man is a story of a spy who’s finding it difficult to manage both his personal and professional life.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Thriller, Drama
  • Cast: Priyamani, Manoj Bajpai, Gul Panag, Neeraj Madhav

Who doesn’t love a good spy story? They are filled with jaw-dropping action and beautiful people plying spies. Though ‘The family man’ has a very good spy story but it’s not a typical 007. This new web series is more focused on the real-life struggles of spies all around.

This is the story of Srikant who secretly works for an intelligence agency in Mumbai. To his family, he’s just a paper passer in a Govt. office. But what he actually does is shooting, interrogating and nabbing terrorists. The nature of his job gives him less time to focus on his family, which is putting a strain on his relationship with wife and kids.

In a way, the web series is trying to honor all those brave people who work in the shadows so that we can live our lives in peace. A must watch for everybody.

7. Paatal Lok

  • Logline: A story of a cop whose personal and professional life gets all messed up while solving a high profile case.
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Cast: Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Abhishek Banerjee

Paatal Lok is without a doubt among the best web series that came out in 2020 so far. A crime thriller that’ll keep you hooked right from the start and attempts to show the dark realities of the society.

The story revolves around Hathi Ram, a Delhi cop who is tasked to solve the attempted murder case of a well known political journalist. The search leads him to four suspects but he always finds himself one step behind the real culprit. This cause complication in his professional career and he also find it difficult to handle his personal life at the same time.

Every character in this Amazon Prime web series seems believable. The show has a lot of cursing which fits well with the nature of the series. The thrill in the story is everlasting and the hype for season 2 is very real.

8. Inside Edge

  • Logline: Inside Edge is the story of powerful people running the most popular game of cricket from the shadows.
  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Sports, Drama
  • Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Sayani Gupta, Sapna Pabbi, Aamir Bashir

Cricket is undeniably the most popular game in India for the two most simple reasons, firstly for the excitement and second, for the money and reputation it brings to the people associated with the game. 

With two successful seasons, streaming on Amazon Prime, Inside Edge holds no punches back in showing the dark side of the cricket premier leagues and it is a no brainer that this web series is a fictional take on the IPL.

The story is filled with clashing interests, greed, sex, money, and power are mere means to an end. The show’s first season was nominated for 46th International Emmy Awards. So if you are a cricket enthusiast and want to explore what happens behind the extreme boundary line of cricket then this Amazon Prime web series is a must-watch for you.

9. Hostel Daze 

  • Logline: Four friends navigate through their college and hostel struggles in humorous ways.
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Cast: Nikhil Vijay, Adarsh Gourav, Shubham Gaur 

Those who have spent time in a hostel growing up can relate that things are wild in there. Sadly I haven’t had the chance to spend any of my time in a hostel. So seeing movies, web series that shows hostel life is all I can do.

This web series is about the story of four friends who are motivated to make a name for themselves in the entire college. This leads to them getting into absurd situations, chutzpahs, clashes and debacles inherent to hostel life. 

‘Hostel Daze’ is an Amazon Prime series but it is created by TVF. Yes, the one that made Kota Factory. One thing is sure that they have mastered the art of portraying student life. I’ll highly recommend you to watch this show. 

10. The Unforgettable Army

  • Logline: Untold tale of ground soldiers of the Indian national army led by Subhash Chandra Bose during the Second World war.
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre:  Historical Drama
  • Cast: Tj Bhanu, Rohit Chaudhary, Sunny Kaushal

After Alt Balaji’s Bose Dead or Alive, the second piece of historical storytelling has been just released by Amazon Prime depicting the story of the Indian National Army’s struggle in the second world war.

The web series highlights the overlooked chapters of the Indian Army while the story develops around Lieutenant Sodhi and his lost love. The story is well depicted in two timelines, the World War II-era, and mid-90s with a blend of CGI and archived real footage.

This five-part mini web series on Amazon prime will take you on a ride of intense patriotism, calamitous flashbacks, and a disheartening love story.

Anyone interested to know about the uncovered truth of Indian freedom fighters and the role of non-violence in India’s independence must tap into this web series.

11. Laakhon Mein Ek

  • Logline: A story about a teenager suffocated by his parents’ ambitions struggles in an IIT coaching center.
  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Biswa Kalyan Rath, Akshaya Bhingare, Abhay Kulkarni 

The story created by none other than the famous standup comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath, ‘Laakhon Mai Ek’ attempts to highlight the dark world of teenagers who suffers due to their parents’ ambitions.

The story revolves around Aakash, who just finished high school and is planning to study commerce. But his father has different plans for him. He sends Aakash to Genius Infinity, an IIT Coaching institute where he finds himself as a complete misfit. The web series shows his struggle to adapt himself to an environment he doesn’t want to be in.

In my opinion, this Amazon Prime web series must be watched by every parent who wants their child to do something that they aren’t interested in. It’s one thing to care for children’s future and its completely another thing to ruin their life by imposing decisions for them.

12. Four More Shots Please

  • Logline: A story about four female friends who are single and miserable. But they decide to turn things around and live their life to the fullest. 
  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Cast: Bani J, Sayani Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo, Kirti Kulhari

Four progressive women dealing with the hardships of managing relationships and living in the metro while chasing thrills and enjoying the urban nightlife. So basically this is an Indian version of “sex and the city“.

Although this web series was criticized for being too open about the idea of sex (thanks to the loose script and poor production quality) there are enough good reasons to watch it.

Not the best one from Amazon prime but strong female leads, decent story, average comics, and loads of bold scenes are likely to keep you entertained to the end of the series.

The year 2020 looks very promising for Amazon Prime web series and I’ll be sure to update you on everything new they put out. Till then, if you have any suggestions then write them down in the comments below. If you liked the post, please do share it with your friends.
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