List Of Best Hindi Web Series In 2023 On OTT That You Just Can’t Miss

In this article, we will delve into the best Hindi web series that released in 2023 on various OTT platforms.

Entertainment Desk
Written By: Entertainment Desk
Updated: November 22, 2023 | 15:10 IST
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In this article, we will delve into the best Hindi web series that released in 2023 on various OTT platforms.

India, for sure, loves its entertainment! The country, which has a population of 1.4 billion people, has immense love for cinema! Many people flock to the theatres to watch their favourite stars in action, and it is no surprise that the movies of superstars such as Rajinikanth, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Prabhas, Kamal Haasan, and others are celebrated like a festival in the country. For many years, people thought that their only source of entertainment could come through going to theatres and watching a movie on a big screen.

However, the trend started to change in the 80s with the onset of TV sets. The emergence of Doordarshan, and other TV channels gave a platform to another source of entertainment through TV serials, game shows, and fantasy fiction shows. 

If you are a millennial or Gen Z, then your parents would tell you how the streets would be empty on Sundays in the 80s and 90s during the telecast of epics like 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharata'. 

Then in the late 90s, other TV channels emerged, and there were plenty of TV serials and reality TV shows to watch. Hence, it provided plenty of viewing options to the audience, apart from just going to theatres to watch the latest release on the big screen. 

However, it is fair to say that the biggest game-changer for the country in terms of viewing experience, came around 2015-2016 when streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, and SonyLiv started to make their presence felt. 

These platforms had already caused waves in the West, and there were discussions happening about whether these streaming companies would end up eating into the theatre business. However, time has been a clear indicator that there is plenty of room for OTT platforms and theatres to co-exist.

Talking about India's experience with OTT platforms, it was Netflix that explored the market first, and they released their first India Netflix original series titled 'Sacred Games' in 2018. The show starred Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, and Kubbra Sait in leading roles. The show opened to a thunderous response, and the Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane-directorial received glowing reviews from the audience and critics. 

Sacred Games' success paved the way for other OTT platforms to come up with their original shows, and talking about India's thrust with OTT content now, it is fair to say that there is plenty of engaging content in the country, and viewers are spoiled for choice. 

OTT platforms also received a massive push during the Covid-19 pandemic. Theatres were closed during the nationwide lockdown, and there were no releases in theatres. Viewers had nothing to watch for a long time, and it was then that the OTT platforms came to the rescue, and new shows and films helped in reducing the boredom of the audience.

There are plenty of shows which can qualify as some of the best content to come out from India, and in this article, we will be talking about the top Hindi webs series that released in 2023 on OTT platforms.

Check out the best Hindi web series of 2023 here:

1. Trial By Fire (Netflix)

This Netflix show, starring Abhay Deol, Ashish Vidyarthi, Anupam Kher, Rajshri Deshpande, Rajesh Tailang, Ratna Pathak, Shilpa Shukla, Shardul Bharadwaj and others, was released in January 2023. The new Hindi web series is based on the book 'Trial by Fire: The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Fire Tragedy' written by Neelam Krishnamoorthy and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy. The latest Hindi web series is based on the Uphaar Cinema Tragedy.

Prashant Nair directed 'Trial By Fire' and the show manages to capture the heartbreaking yet resilient journey of the parents - Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost their two children to the fire. 'Trial By Fire' was produced by Endemol Shine India and House of Talkies. For the unversed, in the month of June 1997, a fire wreaked havoc inside Uphaar Cinema in the Green Park area of Delhi, and it resulted in the loss of 59 lives, and almost 100 filmgoers were injured.

2. Farzi (Prime Video)

This Amazon Prime Video series is created, produced, and directed by Raj & DK, and the duo also co-wrote the series with Sita Menon and Suman Kumar. The show stars Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Kay Kay Menon, Raashii Khanna, and Bhuvan Arora in leading roles. The plot revolves around a disillusioned artist, played by Shahid Kapoor, and how he decides to make counterfeit money. The eight-episode series was released on Amazon Prime Video in February 2023. 

The show received positive reviews, and it also emerged as the most-watched Indian streaming series ever. Shahid Kapoor has already confirmed that the series will be returning for a second season.

3. The Night Manager (Disney+ Hotstar)

This Disney+ Hotstar show was released in two parts. The series created by Sandeep Modi stars Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Ravi Behl, and Saswata Chatterjee in leading roles. For the unversed, the show is a remake of the British television series 'The Night Manager', which was originally based on John Le Carre's novel of the same name.

The show was applauded for its performance and slick screenplay. Currently, the series has an IMDb rating of 7.6. The first part comprising four episodes, was released in February 2023, while the second part comprising three episodes, was released in June 2023. 

4. Rana Naidu (Netflix)

This Netflix series is directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Verma and the series serves as the official adaptation of the 2013 crime TV series, 'Ray Donovan'. The project stars Venkatesh Daggubati, Rana Daggubati, Suchitra Pillai, Gaurav Chopra, and Surveen Chawla in lead roles. The series was released on Netflix in March 2023. The plot revolves around Rana Naidu played by Rana Daggubati, and how he makes a living by fixing the mess left behind by his famous clients. 

However, the situation takes a turn for the worse as Rana Naidu is united with his estranged father Naga Naidu played by Venkatesh Daggubati.

5. Jubilee (Amazon Prime Video)

This Amazon Prime Video series stars Aparshakti Khurana, Aditi Rao Hydari, Wamiqa Gabbi, Sidhant, Ram Kapoor, and Prosenjit Chatterjee in pivotal roles and the 10-part series tells the story of how the film industry was filled with greed and jealousy in the 1950s and 1960s. 

The show is set in the backdrop of Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1947 when Hindi cinema was just finding its feet. The show was divided into two parts. The first part comprising five episodes was released on April 7, while the remaining five episodes were released on April 14.

6. Asur 2: The Rise Of The Dark Side (JioCinema)

The first season of this uber-popular show was released in 2020, and fans were asking for a second season for a long time. Their demand was finally met in 2023, as the second season was unveiled on JioCinema. The show stars Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Anupriya Goenka, Riddhi Dogra, and Amey Wagh. The likes of Meiyang Chang and Abhishek Chauhan had joined the main cast in the second season.

The plot of the show revolves around a team of forensic experts who must catch a serial killer who considers himself the incarnation of the asura Kali himself.

7. Dahaad (Amazon Prime Video)

This Amazon Prime Video show qualifies as the best piece of content to come out of India in 2023. For the unversed, 'Dahaad' has been created by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar and it has been produced by Excel Media & Entertainment and Tiger Baby. The star cast of the series includes Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah, and Sohum Shah in lead roles. 

The series is an 8-part crime drama that follows sub-inspector Anjali Bhaati (Sonakshi Sinha) and her colleagues in a small-town police station. It all starts when a series of women are mysteriously found dead in public bathrooms, and sub-inspector Anjali Bhaati is then tasked with the investigation. 

8. Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo (Disney+ Hotstar)

This Disney+ Hotstar show is created and directed by Homi Adajania and produced by Dinesh Vijan under Maddock Films. The star cast of the series includes Dimple Kapadia, Radhika Madan, Isha Talwar, Angira Dhar, Deepak Dobriyal, Monica Dogra and Naseeruddin Shah. 

The plot of the show revolves around a family led by a matriarch (Dimple Kapadia) and how they all operate the largest drug cartel in South Asia deep within the mythical environment of Runjh Pradesh. 

9. The Hunt For Veerappan (Netflix)

This is one of the best possible true crime docuseries that you will ever see. This series has been directed by Selvamani Selvaraj and produced by Apoorva Bakshi and Monisha Thyagarajan. The four-part series explores the untold and unheard stories behind the Indian bandit named Veerappan. Apart from English dialogues, the series also features Tamil and Kannada dialogues. This is one of the best-reviewed Netflix shows when it comes to India.

10. Rocket Boys S2 (SonyLiv)

This SonyLiv Hindi web series is based on the lives of Homi J Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai. The series is directed by Abhay Pannu and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur with Monisha Advani, and Madhu Bhojwani under the banners of Roy Kapur Films and Emmay Entertainment. The series stars Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh along with Regina Cassandra.

The second season shows how it was important for India to become a nuclear nation amid imminent global threats of war. The show also shows how India conducted its first nuclear test in 1974 (Pokhran I). For this series, Jim Sarbh also managed to earn a nomination at the International Emmy Awards. 

11. Kaala Paani (Netflix)

This Netflix series has been created by Sameer Saxena and written by Biswapati Sarkar, Nimisha Misra, Sandeep Saket, and Amit Golani. The latest Hindi web series features Mona Singh, Ashutosh Gowariker, Amey Wagh, Vikas Kumar, Chinmay Mandlekar, Sukant Goel, Arushi Sharma, Radhika Mehrotra, Poornima Indrajith in leading roles. 

The latest Hindi web series tells the story of how a mysterious disease comes down upon the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and there is a desperate effort for survival among the people stranded on the island. The latest Hindi web series has already been renewed for a second season.

12. Scam 2003: The Telgi Story (SonyLiv)

This SonyLiv series stars Gagan Dev Riar as the protagonist Abdul Karim Telgi. The star cast of the show also includes Mukesh Tiwari, Sana Amin Sheikh, Bharat Jadhav, and Shaad Randhawa. The new Hindi web series tells the story of Abdul Karim Telgi, who has been described as the man behind India's biggest stamp paper scam, worth Rs 30,000 crore. 

For the unversed, Hansal Mehta is the showrunner of the series, which has been directed by Tushar Hiranandani. The new Hindi web series has been adapted from the Hindi book 'Reporter ki Diary' which was authored by journalist Sanjay Singh. 

13. Bambai Meri Jaan (Amazon Prime Video)

This Amazon Prime Video series is produced under the banner of Excel Entertainment. The star cast of the latest Hindi web series includes Kay Kay Menon, Avinash Tiwary, Kritika Kamra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, and Amyra Dastur. The new Hindi web series revolves around the characters of a father and son duo, who represent two sides of the same coin.

The latest Hindi web series is set against the backdrop of post-independence Mumbai. The story then revolves around a character named Dara Kadri (Avinash Tiwary), and how he ends up descending into the criminal underworld. Some viewers also feel that the new Hindi web series is a fictional telling of the life of underworld don Dawood Mafia. 

14. The Railway Men (Netflix)

This latest Hindi web series, backed by YRF Entertainment, is based on the events that took place on the fateful night of December 3, 1984, in Bhopal. The new Hindi web series highlights the heroism demonstrated by the employees of the Indian Railways during the Bhopal gas tragedy. 

The star cast of the latest Hindi web series 2023 includes R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Juhi Chawla, Raghubir Yadav, Divyendu, and Babil Khan among others. The four-part series will take you on a roller coaster of a ride, and you will definitely be tearing up by the end. 

15. Guns & Gulaabs (Netflix)

This new Hindi web series 2023 is directed by 'Farzi' fame Raj & DK. The show stars Rajkummar Rao, Gulshan Devaiah, Adarsh Gourav, and Dulquer Salmaan in leading roles. The latest Hindi web series is set in the fictitious town of Gulaabganj and the show serves as an ode to 1990s Bollywood. 

The new Hindi web series follows a love-struck mechanic (Rajkummar Rao), a reluctant heir to a ruling gang (Adarsh Gourav), and an honest officer-turned-agent-of-chaos (Dulquer Salmaan). 'Guns and Gulaabs' is the first directorial venture of Raj & DK with streaming platform Netflix.


Now that we have listed out 15 shows, we hope that you are spoilt for choices and you have plenty to watch over the coming weekend.

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