5 Indian series that should be on your to-watch list!
Did anyone say binge-watch through the weekend?
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai was a cult, Maya’s comment on the middle class (chi log kya kahenge, Rupali). Sitcoms rarely made anything more than saas-bahu bickering, or the discourse about the cooker being on the stove, or Ekta Kapoor’s total invasion with K shows that pretty much ran till baa died and was reborn.
Here are a few Indian series you should watch right now.
- Bandish Bandits:
A clash of two genres of music: classical and popstar. This might be the oldest love story of the universe but its a cliché for a reason. Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s music doesn’t fail to amaze us. The Hum dil de chuke sanam locales are stunning, and Naseeruddin Shah as panditji is convincing (like his every other role). Watch it for this is a musical web series we all deserve.
- Special OPS:
Kay Kay Menon steals the show in this gritty thriller-drama. Watch it for the supporting cast that includes Karan Tacker, Sajjad Delafrooz and the incredible acting in this espionage about Indian agents attempt to stop terrorism. Watch it for Neeraj Pandey’s wonderful direction and the thrill of the chase.
- Masaba Masaba:
This wonderful tale of a mother-daughter duo where Neena Gupta and Masaba Gupta plays themselves on a cruise ship and unravel the world of fashion to us. The warm mother-daughter dynamic is heart-warming but intercepted by blowouts, just like any such relationships. At the heart of it all, is a fashionable tale of comfort parathas, BFF love with Rytasha Rathore and some adult loneliness. All in all, a truth to be watched.
A marvel creation of horror, this Sujoy Ghosh’s tale of the haunted house gives the backstory of the apparitions’, the non-linear storytelling and crafted direction. Throw in an impending lunar eclipse to it, and the new family in the house has their share cut out for them. Palomi Ghosh and Purab Kohli are amazing, and Sujoy Ghosh’s storytelling is crafty. Hard to miss.
- The Family Man:
Manoj Bajpayee is not the government paper-pusher as everyone thinks he is. Instead, he is part of a secret intelligence on a shared mission to stop the violence. The show incorporated comic office moments along with deceptively warm family scenes. It is engaging to watch. Along with current socio-political content, this show runs heavy with thrills.