Many streaming companies from across the globe are attracted to India because of its improved internet infrastructure, and Amazon is no exception. In recent times, Amazon Prime India has started investing heavily in original Indian content for its streaming service. Currently, there are a plethora of Hindi shows on the platform and most of them are Prime ORIGINALS.
So, we’ve created a list of the best Hindi and Indian series you can watch on Amazon Prime India right now.
Also known as Amazon’s strong reply to Netflix’s Sacred Games, Mirzapur is an action crime thriller web television series by Excel Entertainment. Ever since the first season came in the year 2018, Mirzapur set the Indian web series space on fire and soon ended up becoming one of the most viewed crime series ever.
The show revolves around guns, drugs, murders and lawlessness and it thoroughly depicts the putrescence, governance and dominance of mafia dons in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh. Mirzapur stars Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey and Pankaj Tripathi as the leading actors and their characters of Guddu, Bablu Pandit and Kaleen Bhaiya have created a strong impression on the minds of the Indian audience.
The beauty of the show lies in the actors like Ali Fazal and Pankaj Tripathi who are absolutely effortless when it comes to giving a stellar performance. With varied themes and a heavy star cast, Mirzapur has something for everyone and must be first on your watching list.
Made in Heaven
India is probably the most culturally diverse country in the world and is famous for its food, spices and many other things. One such thing which people from around the world love to talk about is Indian weddings. Made in Heaven is a 2019 web series which is based on Indian weddings and the associated drama with it.
It tells the story of Tara and Karan, two wedding planners in Delhi running an agency named Made in Heaven. The show brilliantly displays the bride, groom and their closed ones as they arrive at the wedding and face unexpected issues. Overall, each episode tries to uncover issues of modern India weddings, where tradition jostles with modern aspirations.
Made in Heaven is conceptualised by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti. The show stars Sobhita Dhulipala, Arjun Mathur, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, Shashank Arora, and Shivani Raghuvanshi. The brilliant and extraordinary performances given by all these actors make Made in Heaven one of the finest Indian series.
The Family Man
The Family Man is an action crime thriller web series by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. The show has Manoj Bhajpayee in the main lead. Along with Manoj, Kannada actress Priyamani is in the show as the wife of the family man.
The story revolves around the life of personal agent Srikant Tiwari, who is a married man with two kids and works as a senior analyst in the fictional Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell (TASC), which is a part of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) of India. Srikant’s regular work at job involves shooting, interrogating and nabbing terrorists.
The first season of the show follows an investigation of a potential terrorist attack, while simultaneously following his slightly unsettled life. The common man’s strenuous job and how he manages to keep up with it is surely worth a watch.
The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye
Most of us know about the Indian National Army (INA) founded by Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. Apart from this, we don’t have much knowledge about the army – how it was formed, how they survived in Singapore, what happened to them and many other questions remain unanswered.
Directed by Kabir Khan, the Forgotten Army – Azaadi ke Liye is an Indian web series based on true events about the men and women in the Indian National Army (INA) led by Subash Chandra Bose. The series stars Sunny Kaushal and Sharvari.
The show depicts a series of events from World War II to Myanmar fighting. Captain Sodhi is the main lead who is recalling his memories in the INA, so the story switches between current (1996) and 1946. Captain Sodhi brings back the memories of him as a lieutenant in the British Indian Army. Lt. Sodhi meets a beautiful photographer Maya who joins the Indian National Army. Maya inspires Sodhi to change and he eventually falls in love with her. The romantic saga between the two will keep you engaged throughout the runtimes.
Are you one of the millions of cricket fans in India? If yes, then Inside Edge is a series that you shouldn’t miss. It depicts some ugly truths and dark sides of one of the most popular sports – cricket.
The first season of Inside Edge tells the story of Mumbai Mavericks, a T20 cricket franchise playing in the Powerplay League. Set in a landscape of conflicting interests, it traces the ups and downs in the Powerplay league as the Mumbai Mavericks face accusations of match-fixing along with ownership problems.
In the next season of Inside Edge, a moody and hothead star player Vayu Raghavan (Tanuj Virwani) leads the Mumbai Mavericks to face their biggest adversary yet, the Arvind Vashishth (Angad Bedi) led Haryana Hurricanes. Also, they must counter colossal scandals that’ll rock the world of cricket.
If you want something family-friendly but not comedy on Amazon, then Breathe is the show to go with.
In this crime thriller show, Danny Mascarenhas (Madhavan) is a single dad in Mumbai whose son (Josh) suffers from a congenital lung disease that can only be cured with an urgent lung transplant. The list of organ recipients is long and Josh doesn’t have much time. So, Danny plans to kill the organ donors so that Josh moves up on the list.
Along with the Danny-Josh story, a story of cop Kabir Sawant (Sadh) runs parallel. The cop had lost his daughter to a gunshot wound because he forgot to lock his gun. He passes his days drowning his guilt in bottles of alcohol and investigating murders of organ donors. With stellar performances from Madhavan and Sadh, Breathe is one of the best Indian series on Amazon Prime.
An Indian black comedy web series directed by Anubhuti Kashyap and starring Gulshan Devaiah, Sulguna Panigrahi, Anjali Patil and Hebba Shah, Afsos follows the story of a depressed man Nakul.
Nakul is a struggling writer based in Mumbai who is having a hard time coping with personal guilt and unemployment. This leads him on a suicidal path and he tries various ways to end his life. After many failed attempts to take his life, Nakul approaches an agency “Emergency Exit” which specialises in assisted suicide and orders a hit on himself. The agency assures him that his death will be certain as the job will be handled by Upadhyay, a ruthless killer who is very committed to her assignment.
With time, Nakul changes his mind and wants to live. Most importantly, he has to escape from the assassin who never leaves her task unfinished. The story continues with the assassin chasing Nakul to complete her job.
Created by Sumukhi Suresh, Pushpavalli is a comedy-drama series which tells the story of an obsessed stalker whose only ambition is to date the object of her affection.
Pushpavalli, a Brahmin girl pursuing her food science degree in Bhopal, one day attends a food conference. Here, she meets Nikhil Rao from Bengaluru who is quite jovial with her. Pushpavalli has a crush on Nikhil and she moves from Bhopal to Bengaluru believing that he likes her too. In fact, she finds a job on the same street as him to be closer to him.
Nikhil is oblivious to Pushpavalli’s obsessive ways in the beginning but as it starts getting creepy, he worries for himself and his safety. This show has a unique charm to it and some great moments which will definitely have you laughing out loud.
It goes without saying that any series made on Engineering and hostel life is applauded by the Indian audience. From the makers of Kota Factory: Saurabh Khanna, Sameer Saxena and Raghav Subbu, Hostel Daze takes you on a laughter ride through the corridors of hostel life which celebrates the adventures of four students and wing-mates.
What follows is a friendship forged by innocent love, falling grades and aching heartbreaks. Though the story may not seem to be fresh, the entire cast has given a new touch to it. Hostel Daze will keep you hooked up in front of your screen during the entire season.
Mind the Malhotras
Directed by Sahil Sanga and Ajay Bhuyan and co-produced by Dia Mirza, Mind the Malhotras is a completely family-based show on Israeli comedy La Famiglia. The show follows the story of the Malhotra family who is experiencing a midlife crisis and contact therapist to solve their problems.
Malhotra couple Rishabh and Shefali Malhotra have two girls, one boy and Rishabh’s mother in their family. The couple, who are enjoying their life, gets frightened to the core when one of their friends gets divorced. This leads them to seek a therapist to prevent their divorce and this is where the story unfolds.
Both Rishabh and Shefali start explaining their problems in the episodes and how they cope with their differences leads to the end of the story. The plot is quite good and can be watched with the whole family.
Four More Shots Please!
Created by Rangita Pritish Nandy, Four More Shots Please! follows the story of 4 women who meet each other accidentally in a bar. They develop friendship between each other sharing their stories and being part of each other’s life.
All 4 of them have their own set of problems, so the world seems to be completely naïve to them. Though the show keeps you engaged, it could have been better if it had highlighted the real problems that women are facing nowadays. You can go for Four More Shots Please! if there is nothing on your watchlist.
Based on R.K. Narayanan stories, Malgudi Days is one of the good old TV series by Shankar Nag. If by chance you’ve missed watching it on the telescreen, then you can stream it on Amazon Prime.
The show runs in the town “Malgudi”, as imagined by R.K. Narayanan. Swami and his friends belong to this town and their life in it is the plot of the story.
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare
Starring Zakir Khan, Vyom Sharma, Kumar Varun, Venus Singh, Zakir Hussain and Alka Amin, Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare is a comedy show that follows the story of a small-town boy trying to find his way in life and also faking to make it.
The show feels similar to Zakir’s themes and is very popular with his fans and public alike. Also, it’s a very family-friendly show, so you can easily watch it with your friends and family members.