Best Hindi web series of 2021: The Family Man, Ok Computer, Ray, and more

From Tabbar to Special Ops 1.5 and The Family Man, here are some of the best Hindi web series and TV shows to watch in India on Netflix, Prime Video, and more.

There is no dearth of Hindi web series in India on popular OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5, and others. This often leads to a lot of confusion on deciding which ones to watch and which to skip. Worry not, as we have compiled a the list of some of the best and highest-rated Hindi web series and TV shows that you can watch in India right now. These shows come with an interesting screenplay, impressive performances, punchy dialogues, brilliant direction, and much more. These best Hindi web series in India have managed to impress millions and will surely impress you too. So, binge-watch these top Hindi web series available on streaming platforms across India to beat boredom anywhere, anytime.

Best Hindi web series of 2021

1. OK Computer

OK Computer takes place in India in 2031, where the world is taken over by robots, smart holograms, and superhighways. A cybercrime detective named Saajan Kundu is brought out of retirement after a self-driving car gets hacked and kills an anonymous person. The series has several quirky characters and goofy gags that keep you entertained. The show riffs on Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics in a humorous way and reflects on the morality of man-made robots.

Where to watch

You can watch OK Computer season 1 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Review

IMDB – 5.5/10

Main cast and director

The main cast of OK Computer features Vijay Varma, Radhika Apte, Kani Kusruti, Ullas Mohan, Vibha Chhibber, Jackie Shroff, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Sarang Sathaye, and more. The series is directed by Pooja Shetty and Neil Pagedar.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 7
  • Average run time – 40 minutes

2. Ray

Ray is an anthology series that features four short stories from celebrated writer and auteur Satyajit Ray. The stories range across various genres from satire to psychological thriller. The performances from actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Kay Kay Menon, Ali Fazal, and others truly make the stories come to life.

Where to watch

You can watch Ray on Netflix.

Review

IMDB – 7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 78% Average Tomatometer, 88% Average Audience Score

Main cast and director

Ray’s main cast includes Ali Fazal, Manoj Bajpayee, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Radhika Madan, Radhika Madan, Gajraj Rao, Rajesh Sharma, Bidita Bag, and more. The series is directed by Srijit Mukherji, Vasan Bala, and Abhishek Chaubey.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 4
  • Average run time – 50 minutes

3. Special Ops 1.5 The Himmat Story

Special Ops 1.5 is a prequel that explores the story of Himmat Singh before he becomes a RAW officer. The series follows Himmat as he uncovers a mystery after testing his theory about the 2001 Parliament attacks. The story focuses on the early days of Himmat whose character is played exceptionally well by Kay Kay Menon.

Where to watch

You can watch Special Ops 1.5 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Review

IMDB – 8.5/10

Main cast and director

Special Ops 1.5 features Kay Kay Menon, Vinay Pathak, Aftab Shivdasani, Gautami Kapoor, Aadil Khan, Aishwarya Sushmita, Kali Prasad Mukherjee, and more. The show is directed by Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 4
  • Average run time – 52 minutes

4. Kota Factory season 2

The second season of Kota Factory arrived earlier this year, and it follows Vaibhav and his friends navigating through competitive academics and life on campus. The show manages to capture the essence of the pressure kids feels while preparing for competitive entrance exams in India.

Where to watch

You can watch Kota Factory on Netflix.

Review

IMDB – 9.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 100% Audience Score

Main cast and director

Kota Factory cast includes Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Ranjan Raj, Revathi Pillai, Alam Khan, Urvi Singh, Ahsaas Channa, Harish Peddinti, Sameer Saxena, and others. The series is directed by Raghav Subbu.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 5 (Season 1), 5 (Season 2)
  • Average run time – 40 minutes

5. Mumbai Diaries 26/11

Inspired by the events of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is a drama series that tells the story from the perspective of doctors at the Bombay General Hospital. The series also follows the hostage situation at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel.

Where to watch

You can watch Mumbai Diaries 26/11 on Amazon Prime Video.

Review

IMDB – 8.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 88% Average Tomatometer, 80% Average Audience Score

Main cast and director

Mumbai Diaries 26/11 features Mohit Raina, Konkona Sen Sharma, Satyajeet Dubey, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Natasha Bharadwaj, Prakash Belawadi, Adithi Kalkunte, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and more. The series is directed by Nikkhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 8
  • Average run time – 45 minutes

6. The Family Man season 2

The much-awaited second season of The Family Man was released earlier this year and the story presented much higher stakes for the main characters. Srikant Tiwari, a senior officer in the NIA, struggles to balance his family life and the task of finding terrorists. The second season also introduces Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Raji, who steals the show besides Manoj Bajpayee.

Where to watch

You can watch The Family Man on Amazon Prime Video.

Review

IMDB – 8.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes – 100% Average Tomatometer, 87% Average Audience Score

Main cast and director

The main car of The Family Man features Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Sharib Hashmi, Vedant Sinha, Ashlesha Thakur, Sharad Kelkar, Shahab Ali, Dalip Tahil, and others. The series is directed by Krishna D.K., Suparn Varma, and Raj Nidimoru.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 10 (Season 1), 9 (Season 2)
  • Average run time – 50 minutes

7. Grahan

Grahan is inspired by Satya Vyas’ novel Chaurasi and its story spans across two worlds that are years apart. The series reflects on the 1984 riots in Bokaro through a love story and the present-day timeline unfolds like an investigation. The story has many gut-punching moments that recall horror of the riots.

Where to watch

You can watch Grahan on Disney+ Hotstar.

Review

IMDB – 8.5/10

Main cast and director

The main cast of Grahan features Zoya Hussain, Wamiqa Gabbi, Anshuman Pushkar, Pawan Malhotra, Teekam Joshi, Namrata Varshney, Sahidur Rahaman, Satyakam Anand, Kapil Tilhari, and more. The show is directed by Ranjan Chandel.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 8
  • Average run time – 45 minutes

8. Dhindora

Dhindora is an extension of Bhuvan Bam’s YouTube universe. The web series explores the life of Bhuvan’s family and their larger-than-life dreams after his father, Babloo, wins a lottery and gets into an accident. Chaos ensues after the accident makes Babloo lose the lottery ticket and his memory.

Where to watch

You can watch Dhindora on YouTube.

Review

IMDB – 9.6/10

Main cast and director

The cast of Dhindora features Bhuvan Bam, Gayatri Bhardwaj, Jeeveshu Ahluwalia, Rajesh Tailang, Anup Soni, Ankur Pathak, and more. The series is directed by Himank Gaur.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 8
  • Average run time – 20 minutes

9. Aspirants

TVF’s Aspirants follows three friends who are preparing for the IAS exam in Delhi. The story switches back and forth in time to explore the past and present of the three main characters and explores what they always wanted to be and where they are now.

Where to watch

You can watch Aspirants on TVFPlay and YouTube.

Reviews

IMDB – 9.7/10

Main cast and director

The main cast of Aspirants includes Naveen Kasturia, Abhilash Thapliyal, Shivankit Singh Parihar, Sunny Hinduja, Namita Dubey, Kuljeet Singh, Nupur Nagpal, and others. The series is directed by Apoorv Singh Karki.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 5
  • Average run time – 45 minutes

10. Alma Matters – Inside the IIT Dream

Alma Matters is a documentary series that explores the lives of students at IIT Kharagpur. The series attempts to shine a light on the self-doubt, despair, and mental challenges faced by IIT aspirants inside the campus.

Where to watch

You can watch Alma Matters on Netflix.

Reviews

IMDB – 8.5/10

Main cast and director

Alma Matters cast features Adarsh Upadhyay, Shubham Agarwal, Kevin Banker, Kartikeya Singh, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Lokesh Deshmukh, Mukul Sankule, and more. The series is directed by Prashant Raj and Pratik Patra.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 3
  • Average run time – 50 minutes

11. Tabbar

Tabbar is an intense family drama that starts off as a story about a middle-class family and turns into a high-stakes story that takes a dark turn. Characters in the story slowly start showing their dark side, creating a unique experience that keeps you hooked.

Where to watch

You can watch Tabbar on SonyLIV.

Reviews

IMDB – 8.5/10

Main cast and director

The cast of Tabbar features Pawan Malhotra, Supriya Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Paramvir Cheema, Nupur Nagpal, Sahil Mehta, Gagan Arora, and more. The series is directed by Ajitpal Singh.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 8
  • Average run time – 45 minutes

12. Tandav

Hindi web series

Tandav is a political drama that tries to explore the dark side of Indian politics. The series got embroiled in political controversy and received mixed reviews from viewers and critics alike. The series has a star-studded cast and their performances keep you engaged.

Where to watch

You can watch Tandav on Amazon Prime Video.

Reviews

IMDB – 3.8/10

Main cast and director

Tandav’s cast features Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Sunil Grover, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Niharika Kundu, and others. The series is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.

Total number of episodes and average run time

  • Total number of episodes – 9
  • Average run time – 32 minutes