When the concept of commercial T.V. series like The Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Friends, etc. was first launched in India, it grabbed immense popularity in the adult age group. Today we’ll discuss the Top Hindi T.V. Series that you must Watch in 2024. Many thought that the Indian entertainment industry wouldn’t match up to such shows’ quality after watching such shows. However, the Indian Entertainment industry proved many of us wrong by bringing out engaging shows that later became one of the most-watched shows on foreign OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
The main reason why Indian television shows gather so much attention is the absence of a language barrier. Since these shows were produced in local languages, people of all age groups and classes understood them. Hence, the industry will continue to multiply. Today, this article will enlist the ‘Top Hindi T.V. series to watch in 2020’.
1. Special OPS
Main Leads- Kay Kay Menon, Sana Khan, Saiyami Kher, Karan Tacker, Mir Sarwar, Vipul Gupta, Divya Dutta, Sharad Kelkar, Parmeet Sethi, Meher Vij, and Tanya Sachdeva.
Special OPS is an Hotstar originals web series produced by Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair. The show was launched in March 2020 and was soon acknowledged by Bollywood’s big stars like Hrithik Roshan, Anupam Kher, and Manoj Vajpayee.
The show’s plot revolves around Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon), a RAW operative appointed to investigate the 2001 Parliament attacks. The Story gets interesting when Himmat Singh tells his seniors that a single person – Hafiz, is involved in several terrorist activities happening around India. But, most of the seniors ignore his allegations.
Himmat Singh then forms a team of highly skilled agents and starts to dig up the facts related to his theory. All these operatives work in teams to find the culprit responsible for the terrorist attacks happening in India.
This show has been given a rating of 8.6/10 in IMDB ratings and will suit you if you like thriller shows. Moreover, the show’s action is quite well shot, and the actors do justice to the role of a special agent from a defence organisation. This show is a must watch in 2024.
2. Inside Edge Season 2
Main leads: Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chaddha, Tanuj Virwani, Angad Bedi, Sidharth Chaturvedi, Sapna Pabbi, Amit Sial, Manu Rishi, Flora Saini, Karan Oberoi, Jitin Gulati, Manoj Sharma
Genre: Sports drama
The show is produced by Karan Anshuman and is available on Prime Video. This show is one of the first Hindi T.V. show to be telecasted on Prime Video. The show mainly revolves around the spot-fixing done in the franchise cricket league.
Season 1 Inside Edge has everything to offer, which ends with a high where Zarina (Richa Chadha) exposes Vikrant Dhawan (Vivek Oberoi) for spot-fixing. Whereas, in the second season, we can see the former captain Arvind Vashish (Angad Bedi) of Mumbai Mavericks distance himself from cricket due to the murder of his beloved friend and coach of Mumbai Mavericks. In hindsight, Mumbai Mavericks Appoints Vayu Raghvan as their captain and prepares them for the next season.
The Story turns upside down when Zarina Malik forms a partnership with Bhaisaab, and they both start spot-fixing and doping in the league. But then enters Vikrant Dhawan, who plays his cards to take revenge from Bhaisaab and Zarina Malik. Moreover, the romantic angle between Vayu Raghavan and Matra Patil is something which the views will cherish.
Overall, the show is quite gripping as it progresses and will surely not waste time if you have even minimal knowledge of cricket. This show is themed based on a franchise cricket league like IPL and is rated 8/10 by IMDB, which makes this show a must-watch for all the thrill lovers! This is one of the best TV Series of the year 2024.
3. Paatal Lok
Main Leads: Jaideep Ahlawat, Swasthika Mukherjee, Niharika Lyra Dutt, Neeraj Kabi, Anindita Bose, Abhishek Banerjee, Gul Panag, Ishwar Singh, Rajesh Sharma, Vipin Sharma, Akash Khurana.
Genre: Crime Thriller
The Story of Pataal Lok is based on the novel “The Story of My Assassins,” The show’s title defines the genre quite nicely.
This web series revolves around a Police Inspector called Hathi Ram Choudhary – an inspector who has no hopes for his career. However, one fine day, a high profile case of a planned assassination of Sanjeev Mehra, a journalist, comes up to his table. The case’s background is that the police capture four intruders assigned for the killing of the journalist, but before they could complete the killing, they were caught in a chase.
Hathi Ram teams up with Imran Ansari, a junior in the police department, who is passionate about becoming an IPS. During his investigation, the inspector finds that one of the culprits captured is the most wanted serial killer, Hathoda Tyagi, who hails from UP.
The inspector then goes to Tyagi’s hometown and carries his investigation forward, where he comes to know why the culprit was called Hathoda Tyagi. He also gets familiarized with the fact about how Hatoda Tyagi brutally killed people and why he became a serial killer.
The series is one of the best releases of 2020, and if you are a light-hearted person, brace yourself to watch some heinous scenes because the web series contains many bloodbaths. The narrative of the Story is quite nicely paced and is well-balanced, and you will be totally hooked while watching it! Moreover, the web series’ ending is filled with suspense, and the screenplay decently describes it. IMDb has rated this show at a 7.8/10. However, these rating figures don’t do justice to the Story of the web series. Patal Lok is the best TV series of 2024.
4. The Forgotten Army
Main Leads: Sharvari Wagh, Sunny Kaushal, TJ Bhannu, Karanvir Malhotra, Amala Akkineni, Shruti Seth, M.K. Raina.
This web series is based on actual events during the Indian fight for Independence. Kabir Khan has directed this web series, based on the courage and sacrifices endured by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj.
You must be wondering why the show’s title is ‘The Forgotten Army’? That is because this show outlines all the struggles that Netaji’s Azad Hind Fauj endured – were somehow forgotten post Independence.
The Story is divided into two time periods, one showing young lieutenant Surinder Sodhi in the years 1942-46, and the other period is of 1996, where he is aged. The Story starts after WWII has ended when Singapore falls out of the hands of the British Empire, and 55000 men and women go against the British Empire and join Netaji in the pursuit of liberating themselves from the British Rule in India.
The web series starts by showing prisoners of war being brought to Delhi from the Indo-Burma border. The show further depicts a love story between lieutenant Sodhi and Maya amid a war, when even surviving seems to be difficult. Shahrukh Khan has delivered some of the best voice overs in this series, which will surely motivate you more to watch this show!
In totality, the series is an excellent depiction of the hardships faced by the soldiers of the Azad Hind Fauj during their struggle for Independence. If you are a hardcore patriotic person, then this series is definitely for you! It has been given a rating of 8/10 by IMDb, which is decent for such a show.
Main Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, and Bhuvan Arora, Vijay Sethupathi, Raashii Khanna
Genre: Crime / Thriller
Farzi is a hit Hindi-language television series produced, directed, and written by Raj & DK, in collaboration with Sita Menon and Suman Kumar. False money is the subject of the show. Shawki Khanna, Raashii Khanna, Bhuvan Arora, Vijay Sethupathi, and Kay Kay Menon are among the cast members. This show acted as the ott Debut of Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Setupathi. This series was very hit and received a lot of love from fans all over the world. The television series Farzi was originally slated to premiere in 2019 after being conceived as a movie in 2014. Primary filming started in Mumbai in July 2021. Also utilised for filming were Goa, Alibaug, Jordan, and Nepal.
Tanishk Bagchi composed the score, Sachin-Jigar wrote the songs, and Ketan Sodha wrote the lyrics. Availability of the eight-episode series on Amazon Prime Video began on February 10, 2023. On the list of the greatest web series for 2024, it is currently trending. The series and its Actors received lots of rewards for their performance and it was considered one of the best shows of this year.
Moreover, fans were also speculating its connection with another famous Web Series by Raj and DK the family man. The second season of Farzi is currently under production and soon fans will be able to see it.
Farzi has a rating of 8.4 out of 10 on IMDB. This series has 8 episodes and all are available to stream on Amazon prime. If you’re someone who loves crime thriller web series this show is absolutely perfect for you.
6. Rana Naidu
Main Leads: Rana Daggubati, Venkatesh Daggubati, Suchitra Pillai, Rajni Basumatary, Gaurav Chopra, Surveen Chawla
Rana Naidu is a person who makes money by resolving issues that his well-known clients cause. He takes great pride in his work and is known as the “fixer of the stars.” Though he is skilled at finding solutions and assisting people in reducing their stress, Rana struggles at home and has a shattered relationship with his wife and two kids. Rana Daggubati plays this role with absolute class. You’ll see that fine elegance and charisma for which he is known. The role of Rana’s father is played by South Superstar Venkatesh. He brings the role of his father to life who is also an important character of the series.
Rana’s father, Naga Naidu, with whom he had no communication, is released from prison after serving 15 years for a crime he did not commit, making the situation worse. Naga aspires to mend his damaged bond with Rana in order to fulfil his childhood dream of becoming a father. On our list of the top Hindi Web Series for 2024, this is one of the must-watch episodes.
Rana Naidu is an absolute masterpiece and a show studded with one of the best casts from Tollywood. This show has the IMDB rating of 7 out of 10 and is available to stream on Netflix only. The first season has 10 episodes that will take you on the journey to the life of Rana. As per the reports the Netflix has decided to renew it for a second season and the shooting will begin in January 2024, while the actual release date can be in early or mid 2025.
7. Bambai Meri Jaan
Main Leads: Kay Kay Menon, Avinash Tiwary, Kritika Kamra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Amyra Dastur
Genre: Crime Thriller
A historical crime thriller that perfectly portrays Mumbai, the city of dreams. Excel Entertainment produced Bambai Meri Jaan (Bombay My Beloved), a song written by Rensil D’Silva and Shujaat Saudagar. The protagonist of Bambai Meri Jaan is an honourable police officer who is also a loving husband and father. He risks everything to rid Bombay’s streets of organised crime, which is out of control and wreaking havoc on the city. After his groundbreaking role in short series The Railway Man , Kay Kay Menon is back with another Banger. He portrays the role of inspector Ismail Khan and surely swoops all the praises.
In addition to providing a glimpse into Bombay after independence, the series follows an honourable police officer on his quest to keep his family safe. With ten episodes in total, it debuted on Amazon Prime Video on September 14, 2023. Moreover you should definitely check out this show if you love a crime thriller that too set in Mumbai the land of Bollywood and underground.
Bambai meri jaan has a rating of 7.5 out of 10 on IMDB. Moreover this series has 10 episodes and all are available to stream on Amazon prime. The web show is based on the famous novel Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia by S. Hussain Zaidi. The season 2 of the show is announced by prime time and soon it will undergo production. We can see the whole cast reprising their roles.
8. The Night Manager
Main Leads: Banijay Asia. Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Saswata Chatterjee, Tillotama Shome, Ravi Behl, and Sobhita Dhulipala
Genre: Crime Thriller
Sandeep Modi is the creator of The Night Manager, an excellent and well-received remake of the British television series of the same name. The same-titled novel by John Le Carre serves as the basis for both of the crime thriller spy series. This series was produced by The Ink Factory and Banijay Asia. Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Saswata Chatterjee, Tillotama Shome, Ravi Behl, and Sobhita Dhulipala are among the actors who star in the Hindi remake. The main character of the show is an ex-soldier from India who is chosen by an intelligence agent to enter the inner ring of a global arms dealer.
In the English version the lead role is played by famous English Actor Tom Hiddleston. Aditya Roy Kapoor clearly gave a great performance when compared to that. The show is filled with lots of mind boggling twists and turns and action scenes that will definitely blow your mind away.
The Night Manager has a rating of 7.1 out of 10 on IMDB and all its episodes are available on Disney+ Hotstar. Even though being a remake the India adaptation has surely lived up to the expectations of the Indian fans. You should surely check out this banger. Part 1 of The Night Manager premiered on February 16, 2023, followed by part 2 on June 29, 2024. The series has a total of seven episodes
Main Leads: Sonakshi Sinha, Gulshan Devaiah, Vijay Varma, and Sohum Shah and others.
Genre: Crime Thriller
An additional police operational crime thriller that maximises the elements of a traditional crime-and-punishment story. Ruchika Oberoi and Reema Kagti directed Dahaad, which was conceived by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar. The series was produced by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby Films. This web show marked the debut for Sonakshi Sinha in the OTT world. She gave a phenomenal performance swooping every one under their feet. This show was loved by both critics and fans alike and has won multiple awards.
The serial killer Mohan Kumar, also known as Cyanide Mohan, is the inspiration for the series. He preyed on women who were seeking a partner for marriage. It centres on a Sub Inspector looking into a string of fatalities involving women found dead in public restrooms. She discovers there is a serial killer on the loose as the investigation goes on, even though these deaths initially seem to be suicides. Eight episodes of Dahaad were released on Amazon Prime Video when it debuted on May 12, 2023. The Berlin International Film Festival was hosting the world premiere of an Indian web series for the first time.
Dahaad has the IMDB rating of 7.6 out of 10 and is available to stream on Amazon prime. The season 1 of the show was an absolute success which is why prime video has renewed it for the second season. The shooting of the second season is expected to start in 2024 and we can see it released by Mid 2025.
10. Guns & Gulaabs
Main Leads: Rajkummar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan, Adarsh Gourav, Gulshan Devaiah
Genre: Black Comedy
A black comedy crime thriller created and directed by Raj & DK. Guns & Gulaabs captivates its audience with a brilliantly woven narrative, along with outstanding performances by the cast. This is another Banger from Raj and DK. This show has a great story, screenplay and cast. Rajkumar Rao and Dalquer Salman left a long lasting impression with their acting. More, Gulshan Devaiah and Aadarsh Gaurav gave exceptionally quirky performances that made them fan favourite.
Netflix and D2R Films worked together to create this seven-episode series. The well-known American hard rock group Guns N’ Roses is the source of inspiration for the series’ moniker. On August 18, 2023, it made its Netflix debut. Guns and Gulbas has received an IMDB rating of 7.7 out of 10. This Black Comedy by Raj and DK is available on Netflix. Seeing its success Netflix renewed it for a second season whose shooting will Start sometime soon and will be released in 2025.
Grab Some Snacks And Binge Watch The Shows
All the shows mentioned above are one of their kind in the Indian entertainment industry. The Indian entertainment industry’s journey in producing commercial T.V. series is observing a giant leap in the content and quality of movies in the year 2020. These shows are the reasons for this leap. When you watch these shows, you will realize that the people behind constructing these shows invest a lot of time to make a masterpiece. These shows present you with the best talents available in the Indian entertainment industry that were otherwise neglected due to the lack of opportunities. These are surely some of the best TV series to watch on 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions:-
- On Which Platforms Are These TV Shows Available, And How To View Them?
These shows are present on different OTT platforms like Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime video, zee5, etc. All these apps require a subscription to watch T.V. shows. However, there are some shows which don’t require any subscription. So please check before subscribing.
- What Is The Average Length Of The Shows Mentioned Above?
Apart from The Forgotten Army, every show mentioned above has around 8-10 episodes, and the average length of episodes range between 40-45 minutes. Coming to the Forgotten Army, this show has five episodes, and each episode has a run time of 30-35 minutes.
- How To Choose A TV Series Based On The IMDb Rating?
Many shows are available on a wide range of OTT platforms, but IMDb rating is vital to consider before watching anything. Ratings are important as no one wants to watch a show that doesn’t interest them. Hence, a show with a rating above 7.5 on a scale of 10 is a decent one to watch.
- Can I Download These T.V. Series’?
Yes, anyone can download a T.V. series if they have an official subscription to the OTT platform on which the particular show is present. Moreover, the platform also gives you an option to download your show in the video quality you want. However, most of these platforms only allow people to download a show or movie on their smartphone or tablet. This download service is not available on the windows or MAC laptops. That’s the only drawback!