Ekta Kapoor sure is a polarizing figure, some love her and her work, and some despise her. Regardless of your opinion about her, you cannot deny the fact that she has been around for a long time, and has always been a harbinger of new trends in television as well as the film industry.
And with the launch of her OTT platform, ALTBalaji, she has once again shaken things up, but this time in the digital streaming market. Where other OTT platforms seem to be pushing hard for international content, ALTBalaji seems to have adopted a completely different strategy and are focusing on regional content and languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, and Gujarati.
This strategy has been highly successful, and over the years, we have seen some great web series from the streaming platform. We have decided to make a list of the best web series you can watch right now on ALTBalaji.
This action thriller web series directed by Siddharth Sen Gupta stars Arunoday Singh, as it tells the story of a police officer, who is falsely accused and imprisoned for 3 years. The web series is very grounded and has an amazing narrative, that is full of twists and turns. Apharan does a good job in capturing the vibe of 70s and is shot beautifully, and has some great characters. The episodes are short and well paced, making the series perfect for binge-watching. If you are looking for Indian action thriller series, that has a good story and great acting, then you should definitely check Apharan out.
This romantic mini web series created by Ekta Kapoor stars Asha Negi and Sharman Joshi in the lead roles. The story revolves around a successful Gujarati businessman who gets married to an educated, Marathi girl, however, conflict arises due to their different personalities. Though the series has a simple story, what makes it unique, is the way it is executed, the simple storyline is one of the strong points of the series. The lead actors do a fantastic job in their portrayals and make you care for the characters, the supporting characters too do their jobs exceptionally well. If you are looking for a sweet and simple love story, then you should check Baarish out.
Broken But Beautiful
Broken But Beautiful tells the story of Veer and Sameera, as both of them are trying to heal the broken part of each other’s life. The series is very well written, and is quite unique, unlike the Bollywood love stories that we are used to. The web series covers several heavy themes such as heartbreak, loss, grieving, and all of is this is what makes the series beautiful. The characters are relatable and realistic, and the problems they face are that most of us face at some point in our lives. If you are looking for a web series that realistically showcases the problems of a relationship, and has great writing and an exceptional background score, then Broken But Beautiful is a great choice.
Based on the book India’s Biggest Cover-up by activist Anuj Dhar, Bose: Dead/Alive stars Rajkummar Rao, portraying Subhash Chandra Bose, as the series tells the story of India’s biggest cover-up: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the mystery of his alleged death. The web series Is brilliant from start to finish, it has great writing, amazing music, and tight screenplay. The series is nicely paced, and the cliffhangers at the end of every single episode will keep you on the edge of your seats. The casting of the series is phenomenal, Rajkumar Rao once again proves that he is one of the finest young actors in the country as he carries the plot on his shoulders and shines bright.
Who’s Your Daddy
This mini web series stars Rahul Dev, YouTuber Harsh Beniwal, Nikhil Bhambri and Anveshi Jain, as it tells the story of Tidda, who is on a quest to know about his real mother, he goes to his father Soggy and discovers a shocking truth about his father’s colourful past. Who’s your daddy is a fun ride, and has some great humorous moments that will make you laugh out loud. Though the story suffers from lacklustre writing and dialogues, the short episodes are interesting enough to keep you entertained. Overall, if you are looking for a fun a short web series, then Who’s Your Daddy is a good choice.
The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati
This 2019 drama mystery web series created and produced by Ekta Kapoor under her banner Balaji Telefilms for her online streaming platform ALT Balaji stars Manav Kaul, Elli AvrRam, Sumeet Vyas and Viraf Patel in the lead roles. The series revolves around the real-life 1959 Indian judiciary case, K. M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra which revolves around a naval officer whose wife has an extramarital affair with a businessman. What follows is a highly addicting web series full of suspense and twists, the story is well put together, and has a good casting. If you are into thrillers or are looking for a courtroom drama, then you should check this series out.
Class of 2020
Cass of 2020 stars Rohan Mehra and Joyita Chatterjee in lead roles, as the web series revolves around the lives of teenagers who get involved with drugs, sex, peer pressure and anxiety. The web series was created and produced by Vikas Gupta for Ekta Kapoor’s video on demand platform ALTBalaji. The web series manages to take full advantage of the small stories that develop alongside the main story, and these small stories add to the narrative and make for an engaging watch. The characters are well developed, and though the story is a cliché, one we’ve seen many times in the west, Class of 2020 is still an enjoyable experience.
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain
This popular web series, produced by Shristi Arya Behl and Goldie Behl stars Ronit Roy, Mona Singh and Gurdeep Kohli in lead roles, as the story revolves around a love triangle Poonam, her husband Rohit Mehra, and an interior designer named Ananya Sharma who is in an affair with Rohith. What follows is a heartbreakingly romantic tale full of love, hope, jealousy and destiny. If you are looking for a matured storyline that delves into the complex relationship of a husband, wife and the other woman, then you should check out Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain.
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