I still remember the time when MX Player was just an offline media player. Who would’ve thought that it will undergo such a transformation? I must say that they’ve done a fantastic job in turning it into an OTT Platform.
MX Player is owned by ‘The Times Group‘ (India’s biggest Media Conglomerate) with a subscriber base of over 350 million in India. MX Player has partnered up with numerous TV channels and OTT platforms and offer tonnes of content for free to its users.
But simultaneously they are creating their original premium content considering the rise of the Indian Web Series industry. In this post, I’ll share with you the Best Mx Player Web Series that are a must-watch during the quarantine.
So without further ado, let’s get started.
- Logline: A story of a guy who goes on a journey to find the person who shares the same fate as him.
- Year: 2020
- Genre: Thriller, Mystery
- Cast: Nitish Bharadwaj, Krishna Bharadwaj, Swwapnil Joshi
One of the latest addition to the MX Player Originals series is Samantar. A story shrouded in mystery so much so that every scene is nail-biting. In this world where everyone’s live different fates, what will you do if you find someone out shares the same fate as you? Well, that’s the premise of this story.
Kumar is frustrated with his life. Everything is going against his will. His close friend, Sharad takes him to a renowned fortune teller who tells Kumar that there exists a person who shares the same fate as him. Plus he’s older than Kumar so he has lived through what Kumar is dealing with right now. To find real answers, Kumar decides to go in search of that person and what follows is the plot of the series.
The story is gripping and always keeps you hooked at all times. The acting is phenomenal and characters seem very relatable. Definitely worth your time.
- Logline: Seductive killer or innocent victim? A murder mystery like no other.
- Year: 2020
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
- Cast: Suparna Moitra, Aryamann Seth
Not the best thriller out there but still a great attempt by MX Player in exploring different genres. ‘Naked’ is a web series that tries to be sensual and mysterious at the same time and does a decent job of doing that.
The story starts with the murder of a wealthy businessman and the only suspect is Natasha, a famous pornstar who was at the scene with him. Now it’s the job of Suraj Kadam, a cop to find out the truth. His search brings him closer to Natasha, he tries hard to keep his feelings aside because he knows that she might be the real murder.
If you looking for a web series that’s neither too simple nor too serious ( if you know what I mean) than ‘Naked’ is a good choice for you to opt.
- Logline: A story showing the rise of a small girl for nothing to becoming one of the most powerful women in the country.
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Biography, Drama
- Cast: Vanitha Krishnachandran, Sonia Agarwal, Viji Chandrashekhar
One of the best Hindi web series, Queen is the perfect web series that demonstrated women empowerment. The story is loosely based on the life of Tamil Nadu’s former CM J.Jayalalithaa.
The story revolves around a woman named, Shakthi Seshadri, who rose from humble beginnings and become one of the most powerful women in the history of the country. It’s her journey from becoming a top actress to joining politics and gaining huge popularity in the entire nation.
It’s a perfect show to watch with the family and to show to young girls so that they can take inspiration from the life of this powerful lady.
- Logline: A story of a couple and a dog trying to find happiness in each other’s company
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Slice of life
- Cast: Jeetendra Kumar, Akansha Thakur, Kumar Varun, Devika Vatsa
Cheesecake is a show like no other. Here the central character of the story is a dog. If you are a dog lover like me, you’ll surely be grinning at every cute moment and the series is filled with it. Plus it’s a show made by TVF under the banner of MX Player and everyone knows TVF doesn’t disappoint.
The story revolves around a married couple- Neel and Sameera, who somehow have forgotten to love each. The pressure of work-life made them irritable and frustrated. This all changes when Sameera brings home an abandoned dog. A love-hungry canine with certain anxiety issues of its own. Together the three of them try to find joy in each other’s company.
The MX Player web series will bring out all the emotions inside of you. At one moment you’ll be laughing out loud and the other moment you’ll be all teary. I’d recommend you to watch ‘Cheesecake’ if you like ‘Slice of life’ dramas.
- Logline: Thinkistan is a story about the minds behind the ad-makers of the ’90s, office struggles, power and ambitions.
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Office Drama
- Cast: Shravan Reddy, Naveen Kasturia, Vasuki
A show that takes you back to the classic ’90s. It was the time when India opened its door for the world commercially, creating a lot of competition in the market. The advertisement industry boomed and there was all kind of interesting ads on papers and TV.
Thinkistan is a story of two guys who join an advertisement agency. One is Hema, who left his engineering job to follow his passion. Other is Amit Shrivastav who joins the ad agency as a Hindi copywriter. They become friends soon but life in an ad agency is not simple as they have to work hard to earn their spot in the company.
The MX Player web series beautifully portrays office life. It also highlights the discrimination between English and Hindi speaking people in our society.
- Logline: Bored with school life, a group of teenage friends set out to find adventure and love.
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Drama, Comedy
- Cast: Rashmi Agdekar, Omkar Kulkarni, Chinmay Chandraunshuh
Two things that aren’t easy to forget are the memories of school life and first love. If you are like most of us then you might have had your first love in school. Immature was sent to Cannes International Series Festival to represent India on the global stage.
It the story of Dhruv, a guy who is mediocre at everything but has a crush on the class topper. He is afraid to approach her, so he takes the help of his friends Kabir and Susu. Together the three of them try to get her attention meanwhile juggling through other school life problems as well.
Made in collaboration with TVF, this MX Player Original will surely make you reminisce the past. I will recommend everyone to watch this series if you are looking for a small, sweet.
7. Hello Mini
- Logline: Rivanah had a great life. A perfect family, job and loving boyfriend. But everything changes when someone starts stalking her.
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Thriller
- Cast: Arjun Aneja, Priya Banerjee, Gaurav Chopra
Just the thought of someone always watching, can give creeps to anybody. In an attempt to highlight, the seriousness of stalking as a crime, MX Player came up with a series called ‘Hello Mini’.
In the web series, you see the perfect life of a girl getting ruined by a stalker. Rivanah Bannerjee is an independent girl who lives alone in Mumbai. She’s got a perfect life- caring parents, a great job and a loving boyfriend. But then slowly everything starts to change, as she starts observing that someone has been following, monitoring her every move and trying to get control over her life.
Every moment of the story is a thrill and I was hooked to it all the way to the end. I highly recommend you to give this series a shot.
8. F*ck Buddies
- Logline: A story of two friends who decide to take their friendship one step higher.
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Aarti, Arjun, Jaytesh Calpakkam
I don’t think there is anything to explain about the series as the name reveals it all. MX Player with this web series has entered into a foray which is new in India but globally many stories have been made on this premise, ‘Friends with Benefits’ being one of the most popular.
The story attempts to be bold and doesn’t shy away from talking about sex. The main characters of the story, Jiah and Jay portray the new generation of Indian millennials who are confident, independent and unapologetic.
It’s a great series to watch if you are looking for some light-hearted drama. Plus it is available in two languages i.e. Hindi and Tamil. If you like this type of shows, watch my other post on ‘20 Best Adult Web Series’.
9. Only for Singles
- Logline: Six youngsters finding it difficult to get a home in the expensive Mumbai city decides to live together under one roof to cut costs.
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Youth, Drama
- Cast: Vivaan Shah, Shirin Sweani, Pooja Banerjee, Gulshan Nain, Aman Uppal
Mumbai is the city of dreams but everyone knows how difficult it is to survive in this city. For young people who have just started to think about their career, it is even more difficult to manage expenses.
Only For Singles is one such story of six youngsters in the bustling city of Mumbai. None of them can afford to rent a house in the city, so RJ (one of the six) allows them to live in her building for free which is owned by her father. Now every day brings a new adventure in their lives as they try to prove their worth and explore some necessary lessons in love, friendship and life.
Only for singles is a light-hearted drama specifically made for today’s young generation. The web series is entertaining and filled with laughter, drama, and little emotions.
10. Hey Prabhu
- Logline: A social media influencer finds it hard to deals with both of his personal and professional life.
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Comedy, Romance
- Cast: Rajat Barmecha, Sheeba Chaddha, Rituraj Singh
In this digital age, you don’t have to be a movie or TV Star to attain celebrity status. Since the rise of Social media, some people have gathered a huge following on platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc. making them in today’s terms ‘Influencers’.
‘Hey Prabhu’ is the story of one such influencer Tarun, who is unaware of the harsher realities of life and thus is always nagged at home. To change things he starts working for a popular magazine but is poor at work and often scolded. Plus his love life is also in shambles. The story focuses on Tarun’s journey of becoming mature.
The MX Player web series gives the message of now shying away from our problems and facing it head-on. I’ll highly recommend everyone to watch this show.
- Logline: Ricky is looking for a perfect bride but all he found were one Aafat ( disaster ) after another.
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
- Cast: Seema Pahwa, Anshul Chauhan, Pushtii Shakti
When looking for a life partner, one wants them to be perfect, but it not easy to find the special one. Plus no one is perfect in this world. Through this web series, MX Player tries to shed light on the arranged marriage culture of India.
Young and handsome Rickey is searching for his ‘perfect bride’. He is then introduced to 5 different women but none of them come close to being perfect. Each of them has some type of unique trait that society regards as an imperfection. Hairy, bald, foul-mouthed, overweight and a divorcee – Rickey has got himself in a big mess.
The show is very funny but at the same time will make you think about the stereotypes the society has created around arranged marriages and what society perceives to be a “perfect bride” material.
MX Player is a new entrant in this scene and thus has such few web series under its belt. I’ll be sure to update this list next year. Till then if you like this post, please share it with your friends. If you have any suggestion then share it in the comment box below.