27 April, 2020
One of the best ways to pass the time during the lockdown is to watch a few of the web series that are available on various platforms. This is more so since the regular TV soaps are not telecasting their daily episodes anymore. Once you check out a few of these, you may like them and also feel a few of these are much better than the content you have been watching. The genres of these web series range from romance, crime, thriller, humor, and more. Here is a rundown on a few that you can check out.
Jamtara Sab Ka Number Ayega
Available on Netflix, this series is quite a gripping one that is loosely based on a real-life story that happened in the village of Jamtara. This village became famous for being the epicenter of a phishing mafia. The youth of this village started a racket wherein they used to call people and fraudulently extract money from their bank accounts.
They proved to be quite ingenious in making these calls and using various enticing options to extract information from the unsuspecting people. Based on this, they would transfer money from these accounts to other accounts. The story is a thriller, that tells you how this madness happens in the village, and how it slowly spreads, and how the greed takes over and the many events that unfold in the lives of the people involved. It has ten episodes and guarantees to keep you hooked throughout.
Asur is available on Voot and is a unique crime thriller that keeps going through many tangles. It keeps you hooked because it is interspersed with Indian mythology as the base of the Asur. The lead role is played by Arshad Warsi, as the person leading the chase of the serial killer. The eight episodes take you through a tightly woven tale that keeps you on the edge of the seat. Even when you feel that you have managed to identify the killer, the plot thickens and takes you through as more secrets get unfolded.
Being streamed on Hotstar Specials, this is a thriller that keeps you hooked till the end. The protagonist is enacted by Kay Kay Menon, who does a splendid job of living in the skin of the character Himmat Singh as a RAW officer. His search for the mastermind behind the Parliament attacks takes us through the events that unfold in many countries. Will he be able to unmask this ‘nonexisting’ villain, or will his search end in vain? This is the gripping story told through eight episodes.
This mystery thriller series is being streamed on Zee5 and ALT Balaji and talks about criminal activity within the army, that is usually kept under the wraps. The story opens up through Major Monica Mehra, the military lawyer. She tries to solve the case of an army officer, apparently murdered in an encounter with militants. Where does her search lead her, and what does she end up finding, or will she be stopped in her tracks? Watch the eight episodes to see how this gripping story keeps you occupied.
The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye
This short web series, across five episodes, takes you through the history of the Indian National Army led by Subhash Chandra Bose. Based on true events recorded in history, this series takes you through the journey of these soldiers and their forgotten sacrifices. Lieutenant Sodhi is the main character who had lead the INA in World War II, and this has been shot in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia as well.
Marzi: A Game of Love
Available on Voot, and based on British TV thriller series, Liar, this six-episode web series is a thriller about a cunning lady who traps the man she is romantically involved with. The screenplay is engrossing and keeps you engaged throughout. The leading actors also do a good job, and you may well be tempted to binge-watch the same.
There are many other series available on these popular platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney Hotstar, Zee5, Voot, ALT Balaji, and a few others. Please make sure to take a break by getting up and walking around to ensure proper blood circulation while watching these. Binge-watching can become a habit and is not good for health, and hence it is important to take a few breaks in between.
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