Rewind 2021: Best Indian web series from 2021
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Rewind 2021: Best Indian web series from 2021

With every passing year, the variety in terms of content is only getting better and bigger

Rewind 2021: Best Indian web series from 2021

2021 has been an interesting year in terms of content. With every passing year, the variety in terms of content is only getting better and bigger. The rise of OTT platforms and the popularity of web series among Indians is responsible for the revolution that takes place in the sectors of entertainment and media. In the last four to five years, web series have gained immense popularity among the Indian audience because of the flexibility they provide in terms of watching them at our own convenience.

Nowadays, audiences choose web series over television because it brings bold and challenging stories. Let’s have a look at some best Indian web series that received the highest IMDb user ratings and won the Audience’s heart, and are ruling digital platforms.


Ray was an anthology series based on the stories by legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. With an amazing and very talented star cast like Ali Fazal, Manoj Bajpayee, Gaj Rao, and many more, this thriller drama is a must-watch for those who followed the legendary Satyajeet Ray and those who don’t follow as well.

With an IMDb rating of 7.2/10, this series will surely give you a dose of entertainment.

The Family Man

The first season of this show was released in 2019 and it made a comeback in 2021 with a second season. Manoj Vajpayee playing Srikant Tiwari has made a fandom of its own now.

While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his job. The film is directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. The series got 11 nominations at Filmfare OTT awards and eventually won five out of them. It has an IMDb rating of 8.8.

Mumbai Dairies

The crime action thriller is based on the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai that shook the entire nation. Although many movies have been made about that attack, this series is unique because it also highlights the difficulties faced by medical personnel, which make it worth watching. The series is directed by Nikhil Advani. Actor Mohit Raina has played the role of Dr Kaushik Oberoi. With an IMDb rating of 8.9, it is a must watch to get a different perspective of 26/11.


Aspirants, TVF’s popular web series of 5 episodes ruled the digital platform when it came out. Ever since the show was released, the plot has left viewers stuck to their screens. The story revolves around UPSC aspirants and their journey, life, and struggle.

The main characters of the film - Abhilash, Dhoomketu, and Guri, who carry one goal of cracking the UPSC examination is something the audience could relate with. With the help of these characters, the struggles of UPSC aspirants in real life, their journey has been told. With the 9.7 IMBd rating, Aspirants has topped the list.


Set in Bihar of the 1990s, this political drama is loosely based on Rabri Devi's tenure as the state's Chief Minister after Lalu Prasad Yadav announced her name as his successor. Starring Huma Qureshi as the wife of Bihar's Chief Minister, this show is a must-watch. Created by Subhash Kapoor, the show also features Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Kani Kusruti and Inaamulhaq in lead roles. It has the IMDB rating of 7.5.?

Kota Factory

Highlighting the difficulties that present-day IIT-JEE aspirants face in their everyday lives, this show is the nation’s first black and white show. Featuring Jitendra Kumar as Jeetu Bhaiya, this show instantly made a home in everyone’s heart. Starring Ahsaas Channa, Alam Khan and Ranjan Raj, this web series is directed by Raghav Subbu for TVF. With a rating of  9.2 IMDb.


Dhindora is a family drama in which Youtube star Bhuvan Bam is playing the leading role. It is directed by Himank Gaur. The story centres around a middle-class man “Babloo”, Janki and Bhuvan and how their lives take a 360-degree turn.

All the 3 characters and apart from them, 6 more characters are played by Bhuvan himself, as he plays in his popular Youtube channel 'BB ki Vines'. These characters are also popular on Youtube and enjoy a huge fan following.

Dhindora is an interesting series to watch, reflecting good acting skills and multitasking. With the 9.7 ratings, it is on the second spot of IMDb ranking.


Sunflower is a dark comedy that is directed by filmmaker Vikas Bahl and produced by Reliance Entertainment. With a 7.5 IMDb rating, it makes for an interesting watch because India seldom dives into such ventures. Actor-Comedian Sunil Grover has played the main role in the series. The story revolves around a murder mystery based in a middle-class housing society of Mumbai called 'Sunflower'. The murder mystery presented with humour is unique in some aspects.

Let us know in the comment section what your favourite series of 2021 were!!