Web series are becoming drastically popular in India from the past 2-3 Years. There is a sudden change is the taste of the Indian public and people especially the young started liking web series more than TV serials and dramas. Web series are already popular globally from the early ’20s but in India, the pace was just from the past 2-3 years. The question is what led to an increase in the trends of web series in India?
There are several reasons for this answer and evolution is the need of time, people want to try something new and unique that’s what people like. The TV dramas have become old fashion and people are fed up with that saas-bahu acting they want some unique masala that’s what these web series introduced.
Reasons for the emerging trend of web series-
Quality of Content
This is one of the main reasons why people of India suddenly shifted to web series, very few movies are based on quality content and the majority of the movies are love stories. People want something different which can excite them and make them curious to know more. There was a need for crime thrillers, documentaries, vibrant stories, etc in the Indian market, and that space gets filled with their introduction. Some popular web series like Sacred Games, Mirzapur, Family Man, etc gave a good start to Indian web series culture.
In India, we have censor board and visuals before telecasting needs to pass that censor board test. So it was something like constraint for Indian Cinema to make their movies more realistic. Web series comes up like a solution for this there is no constraint of censor board or something before telecasting anything. People just have to buy the subscription of the platforms on which they are going to release. Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hotstar, Alt Balaji are ruling in the Indian market when it comes to web series. Moreover, the per month subscription of these platforms costs less than a single movie ticket.
We cannot ignore the contribution that Reliance does in making India a digitalized economy by providing internet at very affordable prices, it has completely changed the internet usage criteria in India. India has come to 2nd place in terms of internet usage in the world. Reliance has a very big hand in the success of these web series in India. Internet plans are cheaper than before and we can easily afford to consume the data on watching these web series. Earlier 1GB 3G internet cost was something like 170-180 Rs and now we don’t hesitate in spending 2GB daily. This is something like a digital revolution that Jio took in our lives.
Top web series in India which are worth watching-
One of the most popular and thrilling vibrant drama ever seen any web series. Along with serious actions, the dialogues of the series will make you mad. Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, and Divyendu played the lead roles. One of the best web series ever made in India.
2. Sacred Games
This web series started the trend of Netflix in India and introduced a proper web series culture in this country. First-ever web series that got an enormous amount of popularity from the Indian audience. The life story of a gangster Ganesh Gaitonde full of crime, guns, drugs, and all. Although the second season was not able to gain so much popularity but this series has a different thrilling vibe in itself.
3. The Family Man
The story of a secret agent who is getting away from his family due to national duty, the concept used, and the dialogue delivery of Manoj Bajapyee is amazing. This series is full of thriller scenes and cuts that will definitely give you goosebumps while watching this thriller.
4. Kota Factory
Kota Factory is basically the story of students who go to Kota for the preparation of IIT. The series beautifully depicts the student life, the problems they face, the depression they go through. It’s definitely a must-watch series for all students.
5. Paatal Lok
Pataal Lok a story of a Policeman Hathi Ram Chaudhary who did everything for solving a high profile case so that he can maintain his self-esteem in his eyes. Pataal Lok is the latest among all the listed series and currently in very much trend.