Binge-watching on streaming platforms is the new millenial thing. OTT platforms have disrupted the entertainment business. The growth of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and homegrown OTT channels like AltBalaji and Zee5, is the dawn of a new era where content distribution online could beat theatres in the coming decade at this rate of demand and supply.
Here are some Indian web series that you could watch after you are done with Sacred Games 2 binging-
MISSION OVER MARS (M-O-M) (releasing September, 10, 2019)
This fictional adaptation about Mangalyaan mission takes a look at the real-life heroes at ISRO. It follows the lives of four female scientists (played by Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Nidhi Singh and Palomi Ghosh) who help the Indian Space Agency overcome the obstacles the face while mounting the mission to Mars.
Where to watch: ALT Balaji
BHRAM (releasing September 18, 2019)
This eight-episode psychological horror/thriller has Kalki Koechlin playing the protagonist, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traverses all kinds of extremes (paranormal, mythical, psychological) to unearth a long-forgotten truth. Directed by Sangeeth Sivan, the series also stars Sanjay Suri, Bhumika Chawla and Chandan Roy Sanyal, among others.
Where to watch: ZEE5
THE FAMILY MAN (releasing September 20, 2019)
Manoj Bajpayee, the acting maverick makes his debut on the internet as Srikant Tiwari, a regular middle-class man, and government employee, who well, isn’t all he seems to be. In fact, he works for a special cell of the National Intelligence Agency. Directors Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru, known for infusing their brand of humour into the content they create, try their hand at a spy series with Bajpayee leading the pack.
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
BARD OF BLOOD (releasing September 27, 2019)
Backed by Shah Rukh Khan, this Emraan Hashmi-starrer ‘Bard of Blood’ based on a book by Bilal Siddiqi by the same name, is a political spy thriller. Do we need to say anything else?
Where to watch: Netflix
QUEEN (release date to be announced)
Eyeing the regional pie, MX Player’s marquee Tamil web series, Queen, will release in Hindi, Telugu and Bengali as well. The story of a political icon who ruled with both benevolence and an iron hand is brought to life by Ramya Krishnan. The series has been written by Reshma Ghatala, who won the Filmfare Award for Best Film Tamil (Thanga Meengal) in 2014. It is directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, whose Vaaranam Aayiram (2008) and Thanga Meengal (2013) bagged the National Awards for Best Feature Film in Tamil, and Prasath Murugesan, of Kidaari (2016) fame.
Where to watch: MX Player