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Don’t miss the best TV shows releasing on streaming platforms

- By Krishti Khound

Indian streaming service has always favored pumping out original series, movies, and documentar­ies by the dozen— and 2021 is no different. Indian web series have gradually grown to become one of the best sources of inspiratio­n and entertainm­ent especially over the last year. A not insignific­ant number of series are already slated for a 2021 premiere, and many more will inevitably be on the way. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of new Hindi web series releasing in 2021 on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Altbalaji, ZEE5, and Hotstar Originals with their cast and story, trailer, and release dates .

1 AARYA SEASON 2

Sushmita Sen’s OTT debut as a fierce businesswo­man and a protective mother took the country by storm. The crime thriller was one of the best and most-watched web series of 2020. You can get excited because post the discharge of the show, director Ram Madhvani and Sushmita Sen confirmed they are coming back for more. They mentioned that the stakes are going to be higher for Aarya at this point.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

2 DELHI CRIME SEASON 2

After recently winning an Emmy, the Delhi Crime team is strapped in for round two. The new season, which is already in the works, is going to be a standalone project, focussing on a replacemen­t set of characters and will not overlap with the previous story. The series is looking to rework itself into an anthology.

Streaming on Netflix

3 RUDRA – THE STING OF DARKNESS

The Disney + Hotstar new web series is a crime thriller, featuring Ajay Devgan as a cop in his digital debut. “Rudra – the sting of Darkness” is a crime drama series that’s a remake of the well-known British series “Luther”, starring Idris Elba.

Streaming on Disney + Hotstar

4 HUSH HUSH

This exciting thriller-drama upcoming web series goes to be led by the leading ladies playing pivotal characters. Authentic stories of women are brought forward to audiences in India & abroad. The story revolves around the women that come forward telling their stories. It’s only recently been announced.

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

5 DHOOP KI DEWAR

Starring Pakistani actor couple Sajal Aly (Sara) and Ahad Raza Mir (Vishal), the cross-border drama has been directed by Haseeb Hasan and written by Umera Ahmed of Zindagi Gulzar Hai-fame. The series had already faced tons of resistance and backlash before its release.

Streaming on Zee5

6 MUMBAI DIARIES SEASON 2

This upcoming Indian web series will be based on the infamous 26/11 attacks of 2008. This Indian web series will pay tribute to the frontline heroes who have worked tirelessly to save people’s lives in the horrific attack and stop the terrorists from taking over Mumbai.

Streaming on Amazon Prime

7 GULLAK SEASON 2

The Mishra family is back again to offer you a relatable taste of middle-class North India with their daily shenanigan­s. Set during a village, this slice of the biography of Santosh and Shanti Mishra, alongside their sons Annu and Aman is a sure-shot nostalgia trigger, crammed with relatable humour, fight and love.

Streaming on SONYLIV

8 JAMTARA SEASON 2

Jamtara is an Indian crime drama web television series directed by Soumendra Padhi and written by Trishant Srivastava. The story revolves around the phishing operations within the Jamtara district of Jharkhand state. It had been released on Netflix on January, 10, 2020 with ten episodes. This series has had an impressive response with an IMDB rating of 7.3, and we’re sure the return of the series is going to be epic.

Streaming on Netflix.

9 SPECIAL OPS 1.5

In order to trace the beginnings of the protagonis­t, Himmat Singh, Special Ops is returning with a developing prequel #Thehimmats­tory. The show was deemed as one of the best series of the year and viewers do not expect anything less from the upcoming one too.

Streaming on Disney+hotstar

10 MASABA MASABA SEASON 2

The mother-daughter duo is returning with another season to entertain you with their fictionali­zed drama. The upcoming season of this web series will show both women once more trying to balance their career, friendship, and love.

Streaming on Netflix.

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