OTT platforms are trying their best to attract the Indian crowd with quality content. Not just Netflix and Amazon, even the Indian streaming platforms such as SonyLiv, and Hotstar are giving tough competition by bringing quality content. However, Amazon has a long list when it comes to best-quality Hindi shows. Amazon original shows such as Mirzapur, and Panchayat have set the bar high for future content. In this post, we will look at some of the best Hindi shows on Amazon Prime Video that are worth watching.
Hindi Shows on Amazon Prime;
- Malgudi Days
- Bandish Bandits
- Family Man
- The Forgotten Army
- Breathe Into the Shadows
- Guilty Minds
- Inside Edge
- Modern Love Mumbai
- Made in Heaven
- Hostel Daze
- Mumbai Diaries 26/11
- Laakhon Mein Ek
- Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare
- Unpaused: Naya Safar
- Mind the Malhotras
- Wakaalat From Home
- Four More Shots Please
- Going Viral
- Paatal Lok
1) Malgudi Days
“Malgudi Days” is one of the historical TV series based on R.K. Narayanan’s stories. Shankar Nag, a well-known actor, director, and producer from the Kannada film industry gave life to Malgudi Days and introduced Swami to all of us.
If you have missed watching it on Tele screen then here is the Good News; Amazon Prime Video is streaming this show all episodes are available. Malgudi Days brings the essence of innocence and everything about childhood making us nostalgic.
The story runs in the town “Malgudi” as imagined by R.K. Narayan. Swami and his friends belong to this town and their life in Malgudi is the plot of the story. Since the book was written in 1943 you will see India before independence. There are a few other stories included in the show which also revolve around the town Malgudi.
Malgudi Days was shot in Agumbe, a beautiful town in Karnataka state. It is one of the finest creations by the late Shakar Nag who achieved the greatest milestones in his short span of life.
2) Bandish Bandits (2020)
A mixture of classical and Pop, Bandish Bandits is a series made on love, music, and family drama. We can call it a musical series because of the melodic classical and modern music. After watching the series you will start listening to this series album more than any Top 50 Bollywood hits.
Radhe comes from a traditional music family where music is treated with the utmost respect. He is a music student to his grandfather, waiting for his gathbandhan so that he can excel like his teacher. While he is dedicated to learning music, he meets this modern, pop sensation Tamanna, a YouTube star with a huge fan following. Though they both are in the music field their path is entirely different. For Tamanna music is just a passion whereas for Radhe music is his soul. Somehow these opposite poles meet and create a link between modern and classical.
The entire casting has done a brilliant job. New faces Ritwik Bhowmik as Radhe & Shreya Chaudhry as Tamanna has a brilliant future. Naseeruddin Shah and Atul Kulkarni are the plus point to the entire show. Fans are eagerly waiting for Bandhish Bandits season 2 but there is no announcement yet!
3) Mirzapur (2018)
Before going to review, let me warn you! This series is full of foul language, and crime and contains sexual scenes.
The story revolves around Mirzapur don Khaleen Bhaiya and his forte. Khaleen Bhaiya’s criminal activities are at their peak but nobody in Mirzapur has the guts to question him. While everyone has given up, there comes a man Ramakant Pandit, a lawyer who takes a case against Khaleen Bhaiyaa. Situations turn upside down which makes Ramakant’s sons Guddu & Bablu join Khaleen Bhaiya. Kaleen’s son Munna is one unsatisfied soul who wants to come to power & take Mirzapur under his control. When season 1 was released people were blown away by the making of this show. It was no less than any Cinema level.
After years of waiting, now the second season is out on Amazon Prime and the climax is brilliantly amazing. If you are interested in Crime thrillers then Mirzapur should be on your list. Mirzapur Season 3 was supposed to be released in 2022 and till now the release date has not been confirmed.
4) The Family Man (2019)
The Family Man has Manoj Bhajpayee in the main lead, Priyamani as his wife who is frustrated for managing things alone, stressed by her husband’s behavior for not spending time with her, handling kids, and fighting herself not to fall into the trap of an affair. She is the family woman in this show.
Inspired by day-to-day events, creators have picked up some of the hot discussions that India faced during the release time of the show and knitted them together to make a story out of it. The story runs around the mission Zulfikar, planned by a group of terrorists. Srikant Tiwari worked as a special officer in the NIA (National Intelligence Agency) without being his family aware of his job. Since he is working on a serious issue most of his time is spent in office work. His family is fed up with his absence during family gatherings because they don’t have any clue about Srikant’s real job! Srikant bears every tantrum because he respects his job.
There are 10 episodes, each with almost 50-60 minutes duration. The second season was released in June 2021 and Amazon has announced season 3. However, the release date of season 3 is not yet confirmed.
5) The Forgotten Army – Azadi Ke Liye (2020)
Most of us have read about the Indian National Army (INA) founded by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Apart from this, we don’t have much knowledge about this army. What happened to them, and how did they survive in Singapore, all such questions have remained unanswered.
Director Kabir Khan has worked on this aspect and tried to showcase the history of INA in the series The Forgotten Army (TFA). The series is based on a documentary that was telecasted in Doordarshan in 1999. The first season was released in January 2020 with 5 episodes each with a duration of 30 – 35 minutes.
The show showcases a series of events from World War II to the Maynamar fight. Every episode has Sharukh Khan’s voice as a background narrator who gives a glimpse of the INA history. The cinematography is brilliant, especially the war scenes. The perfectly chosen cast makes this series more appealing. However, 5 episodes are quite little to show the history of such an aspiring army. Overall it is one of the best Hindi series to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
6) Breathe (2018)
How far can you go to protect your loved ones? Women stealing bread might look like a thief to society but they will be a hero to their children who can satisfy their hunger. This doesn’t mean that society should accept sympathy-based crimes. Crime is always a crime. Breathe is one such series that makes you think about who is right and what is right.
Amazon along with Madhavan created this crime thriller show ‘Breathe’ which shows the extraordinary circumstances faced by an Ordinary man to save his dying child. This is one of the best Hindi web series on Amazon Prime. Madhavan acted as a caring, loving single parent to a 6-year-old son Josh. Everything goes upside down when Danny (Madhavan) comes to know about Josh’s Congenital lung disease.
What happened to Josh & Danny cannot be revealed because that is where the suspense of the story lies. Amith Sadh has given his best as a tough and rough cop. Atharva(Josh) calling his father ‘Dada’ is the cutest in the entire series. Madhavan being in the lead role will not disappoint you. Breathe is one of the worth-watching Hindi shows on Amazon Prime.
7) Breathe: Into The Shadows (2020)
Though this show is similar to Breathe we cannot call it season 2 of Breathe because it is not the continuation! There is no link between Breathe & Breathe: Into The Shadows.
However, we suggest watching this after watching Breathe. Breathe: Into the Shadows has Nithya Menen, Abhishek Bachchan & Amit Sadh in the lead roles, and Baby Ivana Kaur, Hrishikesh Joshi & Shrikant Verma in the supporting roles.
Nithya Menen’s charm filled the entire show. She has again proved that no role is difficult for her. A loving mother who is ready to do anything for her daughter! ANYTHING!! Abhishek Bachchan in his dual role has shown great involvement and if we have to pick some of his best performances then this would be the one. The story revolves around a kidnapped girl, the daughter of Dr.Avinash Sabarwal and Abha, and the case being invested by Officer Kabir Sawant. One of the best Hindi shows on Amazon Prime when it comes to suspense thrillers.
8) Guilty Minds (2022)
Guilty Minds is one of the Hindi dramas revolving around cases, court, judiciary, and the associated legal drama. There are 10 episodes and each episode has a new case to battle.
Khanna and Khanna Associates is one of the leading law firms that has a majority of partnerships from its family. Deepak Rana is the only outsider in this firm who is also a partner and known for his virtue. Another law firm which is usually is the opposite side of the K &K firm has Kashaf and Vandana who are classmates of Deepak. As Deepak and Kashaf keep meeting often inside the court, their story and the associated incidents of it open up to the viewers.
Every episode of Guilty Mind gets interesting because each case needs a special investigation. Through this many unknown aspects of the case come to light leaving the watchers curious to know about the final verdict by the court. If you have liked Suits, one of the best legal drama shows on Amazon Prime then you will love ‘Guilty Minds’ too.
9) Inside Edge (2017)
Inside Edge depicts some dark secrets and ugly truths of India’s most admired sport. Inside Edge is the first Hindi Web series by Prime Originals. Cricket is mainly played by politics, bribery, eluding, crisis, fixing, Inferiority complex, pressure, sex, fame, ego… This show is based on the Indian Premier League, a series of incidents that take place from the first match of the Powerplay league till the final.
Every episode has its own twists and surprise elements. As the commentary continues for every ball you will be jumping out of curiosity to know what happens next. Inside Edge Show is proof of how Cricket has become a business rather than a sport in India.
Vivek Oberoi has got a good role to make his comeback. His acting is too static compared to others in the show. He could have given more weight to his character. Richa, Angad (Arvind), Tanuj (Vayu), Siddant (Prashanth), Amit (Devendar), and Sayani (Rohini) who covers most of the screenplay have given their best.
10) Panchayat (2020)
TVF star, most famously known as Jeetu Bhaiyya is in the lead role of Panchayat. Raghubir Yadav and Neena Gupta make the screen shine with their mature acting. The show is about a guy who is an engineer but ends up being a Panchayat secretary in a village because of the lack of jobs.
He is frustrated about his situation, village life bores him and is not in love with his current life. Panchayat addresses the real concerns of village people and the Panchayat system. Though Abhishek Trivari is depressed he finds a ray of his hope and develops a new bond with the village Pradhan. The second season of Panchayat was released on May 27th, 2022 and it met all the expectations of fans. There is a family bond, friendship, love, and the zeal to achieve bigger.
Hope TVF continues to produce more and more such shows making Indian content rich on Amazon Prime.
11) Modern Love Mumbai (2022)
In 2019 Amazon Prime bought a series named ‘Modern Love’ based on a weekly column from the New York Times. Each episode is a different story with no interconnection between the episodes. As the title says, the series is about love, affection, and romance.
Now in 2022, Amazon has bought another series with the same name but this is based in Mumbai hence the language is Hindi. Here also there is no link between the episodes hence every episode is fresh with the story and casting. There are 13 episodes in this season, with the first episode starting with Lali, a cook, and her husband Lufti. Modern Love showcases that no matter what the circumstances are, love is always pure. Love is beyond boundaries and gives strength to win any battle.
12) Afsos (2020)
Story of a man who hires an assassin to kill himself! Yes, you might be wondering what kind of crazy or psychic this man is and that is what Afsos is made of.
After many failed attempts to take his life, Nakul hires an assassin to kill himself. The assassin is known for her job commitment and she never leaves her job unfinished.
However, Nakul changes his mind and wants to live. Most importantly he has to escape from the assassin. The story continues with the assassin chasing Nakul to complete her job.
Heeba and Assasin are the assassins and her prey is the main lead. Afsos makes you glued to the TV and finishes episode after episode with its interesting twists.
13) Hostel Daze (2019)
In India, any movie or series made on Engineering life then definitely it will reach more people. Most Indian youths connect themselves with the engineering days and the hostel life is one reason and another reason is such shows. can make anyone feel nostalgic.
Hostel Daze is a series based on Engineering students and their hostel life. Four students(Ankit, Chirag, Jaat, and Jhantoo) from the same wing meet each other and start exploring their hostel life. Their bonding, debates, clashes, semester preparation, etc is the story plot.
Though the story is not fresh, the entire cast has given its best to give a fresh feeling. You will not be bored and binge-watch the entire season. Hostel Daze shooting was done at Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT), Pune.
The second season of Hostel Daze was released on July 23, 2021.
14) Made in Heaven (2019)
India is famous for Spices, Internet usage, cricket craze, food, and many other things. Indian wedding is one such thing about which people love to talk worldwide. Indian weddings are huge with lots of traditions, people, food, and colors and they runs from days to months. ‘Made in Heaven’ is based on Indian weddings and the associated drama around them.
Tara and Karan are Delhi-based wedding planners, running their wedding planner agency under the name ‘Made in Heaven’. A wedding is a place where the old meets new, tradition meets the modern touch creating conflicts between younger and older generations.
Made in Heaven highlights the real problems with Indian weddings. Dowry, virginity tests, generation conflict, sexual assaults, affairs, homophobia, and whatnot! There are only 9 episodes that will make you glued to the TV. The story narration is amazingly brilliant!
15) Mumbai Diaries 26/11 (2021)
Based on the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 showcases the struggles of Bombay General Hospital staff on the night of the attack. Though it is not a real story, the incidents shown in this show are picked from the first night of the attack, mainly on Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Gateway of India, and Leopold Café.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is wrapped in 8 episodes and the first episode starts with terrorists entering Mumbai. The show itself gives goosebumps as you watch the details of the attack on the screen. The show also highlights the irresponsibility of the media during such sensitive incidents. There comes a point in the show where one of the terrorists gets admitted to the Bombay General Hospital staff and the most effective Doctor Kaushik Oberoi treats him prioritizing his duty over emotions. This creates chaos inside and outside the hospital.
Note that Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is not a documentary or detailed fiction show about the 2008 attack. It is mainly focused on the hospital and hence is limited to the real story.
16) Laakhon Mein Ek (2019)
This show portrays the ugly realities of the Indian Education system. Laakhon Mein Ek is a story of a boy who wants to be a mimicry artist but his father forcibly admits him to the IIT coaching institution.
What makes this show more interesting is that there is no lag or extra drama. It delivers exactly what it is made for. Most importantly it shows the hype of Indian coaching centers that have been looting Indian parents in the name of education.
Takeaway message is that not everyone can be an IITan, not everyone has to take science in their academics, and education is important but doing what makes you happy is more important.
Season 2 has a whole different casting and plot. Biswa Kalyan Rath who has a successful stand-up comedy show on Amazon prime is the creator of this season. Shweta Tripathi as Dr. Sherya joins a government hospital as a junior doctor. She was posted to a village to organize a cataract camp. The task wasn’t easy for her. Living in a village, convincing village people who are scared of an eye operation, discovering the black market of medicines, and facing the senior doctors.. Every step was a challenge. How she faces all of them and takes a stand in her every step is the story.
17) Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Who doesn’t love to watch Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah repeatedly? One of the most loved and longest-running television shows which were aired for the first time on SAB TV in 2008.
Now Amazon has bought it and made it easily accessible to the fans. This sitcom revolves around the residents of Gokuldham Co-operative Housing Society, Mumbai. Mr.Jethlal Gada’s family is in prime focus and they will make you laugh your heart out.
A simple family drama with comedy as the main ingredient. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah can be your stress buster and can be watched with the whole family.
18) Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare (2018)
We have seen Zakir Khan rocking the floor in his stand-up comedy shows on Amazon Prime. He has gone a step ahead to try his luck by acting as the main character in a series. Not just acting, he has created this show by himself. If you think Zakir Khan can only be the best stand-up comedian then you are completely wrong! Through Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare he once again proves that he is a multitalented Munda and an asset to Hindi Industry.
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare is the story of a 26-year-old jobless bachelor, Ronny, whose chacha is an MLA. To the outside world, he is a nephew of an MLA so he can do whatever he desires but only he knows the bitter truth. But he doesn’t show it openly and roams around the town with his shoulders held high.
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare is a light comedy show with a simple storyline that will make your stressed day better. Season 2 is also available on Prime. In this season, you will see a stronger Sakth launda who faces his uncle with his family, friends, and the beloved people of his town.
19) Pusphavalli (2017)
Pushpavalli, a Tamil Brahmin girl pursuing her food science degree in Bhopal, one day attends a food conference. There she meets the handsome hunk Nikhil from Bengaluru who is quite pleased with her. She takes him seriously and starts following him by crossing all the limits.
It feels like they have stretched the story a little more than required. However, Sumukhi has done an excellent job creating this series all by herself.
Acting-wise, Shraddha emerges as the best among all the other characters. As a PG aunty, she makes you laugh with her typical PG aunty tone. Pankaj who is Pushpavalli’s friend screams irritably and uses F-word in every sentence. Nikhil, Swati, and other PGmates’ acts are fair enough for their respective roles. Season 2 is available to watch on Amazon Prime. They have continued the story with the same stalking Pushpavalli but in this season she goes to any extreme to get what she wanted.
20) Unpaused: Naya Safar (2022)
Don’t get confused with this with the Unpaused Hindi movie. This is a mini-series created by 5 filmmakers concentrated mainly on the side effects of the pandemic. Each story is different, making you feel related because we all faced a pandemic and know how difficult it was to escape.
The first episode starts with a wife losing her job because of the pandemic. All of a sudden losing one support system was not easy to bear for this couple. How they finally find peace takes you to the end of the story. The second Episode ‘War Room’ is the dilemma of a person who lost her son and now the person who is responsible for her son’s death is in front of her eyes. It is in her hands to kill him or save him. In the middle episode, they have added light comedy by locking three thieves inside a warehouse and they are unable to sell their loot because of the lockdown. There are two more stories that are made with similar concepts.
21) Mind The Malhotras (2019)
Co-produced by Dia Mirza, Mind The Malhotras is a complete family show based on the Israeli comedy La Famiglia. The story revolves around the Malhotra family who is experiencing a mid-life crisis and contacts therapists to solve their problems.
Malhotra couple Rishabh and Shefali Malhotra have three kids, 2 girls and one boy, and Rishab’s mother in their family. The couple was enjoying their not-so-perfect life but were frightened to the core when one of their friends got divorced. This makes them seek the help of the therapist to prevent divorce and that’s where the story starts to unfold.
The show is about their therapy sessions, discussions, and how they cope with the differences of opinion between them. Mind The Malhotras is a light Hindi comedy show that can be watched with kids and family. Married people can relate to most of the topics discussed in this series. The cast is perfect and in my personal opinion, Shefali stands out from the entire crew with her energetic performance.
22) Wakaalat From Home (2022)
Looking for a light comedy that has no twists, and plots filled with only laughs? Then check out Wakaalat From Home on Amazon Prime. A simple show that is stretched to 10 episodes but you don’t feel bored. Wakaalat From Home is set in the Corona period hence the whole show telecasts a video call between four people. There is not much screen effect other than four people sitting in front of their laptops while talking to each other.
Sounds fun right? The couple from one of the best TVF shows is back in this show. Nidhi Singh and Sumeet Vyas, the famous pair from The Permanent Roommates are once again paired up but this time they are here for divorce. Anubhav Pal and Kubra Sait as their lawyers discuss the case over a video call. There is no story here. It is just about two people who want an official divorce from each other.
23) Four More Shots Please! (2019)
‘Four More Shots Please’ is the story of four women who meet each other accidentally in a bar. Then they became closest friends who magically became part of each other’s life.
Season 1 was a complete feminist show. According to the creators, feminism is smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, and showcasing culture as one of the biggest issues stopping women from achieving their dreams.
Four more shots please could have been better if they had highlighted the real problems that women are facing in recent times. Such as education for girls in villages, women in politics, sexism etc could have been highlighted in a better way. Season 2 was better compared to Season 1. The story continues to highlight Damini, Samara, Umang, and Siddhi’s life. In this season there is little sense to their actions.
24) Going Viral (2017)
Life has become full of Social media, internet sensations, viral, trends, hashtags, likes, comments, and subscriptions. We have lost ourselves in the digital world. The Internet is like medicine, an overdose may cause many side effects.
Going viral is made by internet freaks who are stupid enough to believe anything from the web. Being famous on social media is like being rich in Monopoly. Nothing is permanent in the e-world.
Kunaal Roy Kapur as @Gaural has stolen the entire show. His witty acting made me laugh throughout the series. Will the Mad company including Nathasha, Peon, Frehan succeed in holding the company on the top trending list or everything turn out as a disaster? Watch on Amazon Prime to know more.
25) Paatal Lok (2020)
“Pataal Lok” is a gripping Indian crime thriller web series that made its debut on Amazon Prime Video in 2020. Created by Sudip Sharma, the show explores the dark underbelly of society, delving into themes of corruption, politics, and crime in contemporary India. With a stellar ensemble cast led by Jaideep Ahlawat, the series follows the journey of a disillusioned police officer who gets entangled in a complex assassination plot. “Pataal Lok” is renowned for its gritty storytelling, intricate character development, and social commentary, making it a thought-provoking and compelling watch that sheds light on the complexities of the human psyche and the moral ambiguity of the world we inhabit.
26) Farzi (2023)
Farzi is the latest Hindi show on Amazon Prime with Shahid Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Vijay Sethupathi, Rashi Khanna, and others. The show instantly gained attention when Manoj Bajpayee appeared in a Farzi promotion video by linking “The Family Man” and “Farzi”. After watching the show you will definitely see the link between the two shows.
Farzi is about chasing a counterfeit business by the Indian government. Kingpin Mansoor Dalal is a big dealer of fake currencies supplying them to the Indian market on a bigger scale. Sunny is an excellent artist struggling with his financial issues and poverty. He decides to use his skills to do illegal business by designing and printing a fake note at his grandfather’s press. However, CBI is determined to find Mansoor and arrest him. This chasing between cops and criminals is the summarized plot of the Farzi series.
The show is very gripping with its interesting storyline, cinematography, and direction. They have left the show open-ended so there will be season 2 but the date is yet to be released.
27) Bestseller (2022)
Bestseller is a suspense drama Hindi show on Prime with Mithun Chakraborty, Shruti Haasan, and others in the lead roles. It is a mini-series with 8 short episodes.
The story is about a writer who has written one best-selling novel but struggling to write his next. He meets a girl in a cafe whom he hires as his assistant and then uses her story as his own. But he is not aware of the motive behind this girl and falls into the trap. Bestseller has received mixed reviews from the audience.
That’s all folks! Watch these best Hindi shows on Amazon Prime and share your favorite show in the comment section! Happy watching 🙂