With an emerging trend of OTT many filmmakers are preferring their film to be released directly on OTT platforms. With the OTT, series are now gaining people's attention as it builds interests and leaves them in suspense for the next episode or season and the audiences are also slowly shifting to these platforms because of its easy and comfortable access. Now let's talk about the top 10 Indian series on OTT platforms which have received the most viewership ranking from 1 to 10.
Shahid Kapoor’s Farzi tops the list by becoming the most viewed Indian series of all time with a total viewership of 37.1 million. The crime thriller Amazon series Farzi released on 10 February 2023, directed by The Family Man fame Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK marked the OTT debut of Shahid and south superstar Vijay Sethupathi. Along with them, Raashi Khanna, Kay Kay Menon, Regina Cassandra and Amol Palekar were seen playing lead roles. It is based on a small-town artist who gets into a con job in the series. It has received much love and appreciation from the fans and the story of the series is very intriguing.
2) Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness
Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness is the second most watched series on OTT with a viewership of 36.2 million. The psychological crime thriller series directed by Rajesh Mapuskar was released with its first episode on 4 March 2022 on DisneyPlus Hotstar. It stars Ajay Devgn, Raashi Khanna, Esha Deol and Ashwini Kalsekar in lead roles.
3) Mirzapur Season 2
The season 2 of the popular action crime thriller series Mirzapur based on the lawless city of Mirzapur has become the third most viewed Indian series by getting 32.5 million viewership. Directed by Karan Anshuman Gurmeet Singh Mihir Desai, the series premiered on 23 October 2020 with all the episodes of the second season. It stars Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rasika Dugal, Isha Talwar among others in lead roles.
4) Panchayat Season 2
The series Panchayat 2 comes on number four on the list of most viewed Indian series with a viewership of 29.6 million. The comedy drama series of Amazon Prime is directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra and stars Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav in lead roles. All the episodes of season two were streamed on Prime Video on 18 May 2022.
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5) Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors
The legal drama web series ‘Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors’ has received rank five on the list with a total 29.16 million viewership. The DisneyPlus Hotstar series released on 24 December 2020 is directed by Rohan Sippy and Arjun Mukerjee and written by Apurva Asrani. It stars Pankaj Tripathi, Kirti Kulhari, Jisshu Sengupta and Khushboo Atre among others in lead roles.
6) The Night Manager
The Night Manager is a crime thriller series directed by Sandeep Modi and Priyanka Ghose and has been placed on number six on the list of 10 with 27.2 viewership. It premiered on DisneyPlus Hotstar on 17 February 2023. The series features Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sobhita Dhulipala in lead roles. It is based on the British TV series The Night Manager and John Le Carre’s novel of the same name. DisneyPlus Hotstar.
7) The Family Man Season 2
Family Man is a very hit Hindi series and its second season has received a lot of love from the audiences as it has become the seventh most viewed Indian series with a viewership of 26.3 million. The season 2 of the thriller series directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK was streamed on Prime Video on 4 June 2021 with all the episodes. It stars Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Priya Mani in lead roles.
8) Taaza Khabar
The series Taaza Khabar of the biggest YouTube star Bhuvan Bam which also marked his OTT debut has tried its best and has begged eighth position in the most viewed Indian series with 23.5 viewership. The series directed by Himank Gaur stars Bhuvan Bam, Shriya Pilgaonkar, J. D. Chakravarthy, Deven Bhojani, Prathamesh Parab, Nitya Mathur, and Shilpa Shukla in lead roles. The fantasy comedy thriller series was released on DisneyPlus Hotstar on 5 January 2023.
9) The Great Indian Murder
The crime mystery drama ‘The Great Indian Murder’ has ranked ninth on the list of most viewed Indian series with a total of 23 million viewership. The series was streamed on OTT platform DisneyPlus Hotstar on 4 February 2022. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, the series is based on Vikas Swarup’s novel named Six Suspects and stars Richa Chadha, Pratik Gandhi, Paoli Dam, Ashutosh Rana, Raghuvir Yadav, Sharib Hasmi, and Shashank Arora among others in lead roles.
10) Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story
Last but not the least, the series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story has received tenth position in the most viewed Indian series list with a viewership of 22.7 million. Based on the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker is directed by Hansal Mehta and Jai Mehta and premiered on SonyLiv on 9 October 2020. The series features Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Hemant Kher in lead cast.
These are the top 10 Indian series on OTT platform with maximum number of viewership. All of the series are worth watching with their intriguing stories and unique concepts.