13 best Indian TV shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime in 2020

13 best Indian TV shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime in 2020

The scene for Indian television shows has undergone a radical change in recent years. Family dramas used to dominate in prime time, the scene has changed for the better and how. Thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, you now have a massive library of great TV shows. From spy thrillers to tales of rural India to stories of con artists and gangsters, you name it. The best thing? Most of these TV shows are mini-series.

13 best Indian TV shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime in 2020

So if you’re looking for ways to binge in 2020, here are some of the best Indian TV shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime.


Note: The program certification is displayed under the title, just after the year of release on Netflix.

1. Little Things Season 3

  • Available on: Netflix
  • IMDB: 8.3 / 10
  • Classified: 16+

If you want to watch something sweet but realistic, Little Things is probably one of the best series on the market. This short story tells the story of Dhruv and Kavya, a couple in their twenties, as they navigate their respective careers and relationships.

Originally, it aired as a YouTube web series for two seasons, and the third season aired on Netflix. It’s adorable and yet grounded in reality. You’ll love the practical Kavya and the adorable Dhruv. Their characters and situations keep you in touch with reality.

2. Yeh Meri family

  • Available on: Netflix
  • IMDB: 9.2 / 10
  • Classified: 7+

Who does not like to remember their preteen years? I love going back to the alleys of our childhood, when human relationships were easy, the fights between brothers and sisters were resolved in a few hours, and the hardest thing in life was summer projects.

The Ye Meri family of TVF will take you back exactly to these simple times. It interweaves an emotional story with great background music and lyrics. And the innocent approach will draw your heart.

The story is seen from the eyes of Harshal Gupta and takes place in the 90s in Jaipur. The Yeh Meri family also stars Akarsh Khurana and Mona Singh as parents of Harshal.

3. Pushpavalli Season 2

  • Streaming Partner: Amazon Prime
  • IMDB: 7.4 / 10
  • Classified: 16+

Pushpavalli first aired in 2017 and stars Sumukhi Suresh in the lead role. If season 1 focused on Pushpavalli’s obsession with Nikhil, season 2 is more about revenge.

Yes, the food science graduate is back. Only this time, you won’t see the dove-eyed graduate who constantly follows Nikhil. This time, she is wiser and is ready to regain her dignity.

For bulimia lovers, this is the perfect series to spend a weekend. And yes, Sumukhi Suresh is wonderful like Pushpavalli.

4. Made in Heaven

  • Streaming Partner: Amazon Prime
  • IMDB: 8.3 / 10
  • Rated: 18+, NSFW

If the Yeh Meri family boils down to the good old days of bourgeois India in the 90s, Made in Heaven takes a big leap and shows you the easy life of South Delhi and its rich wedding scenes. And no, not the “happy” marriages or the pre-marriage quarrels that take place in each family.

Note: We strongly recommend that you do not watch it with children.

Made in Heaven explores the lives of two wedding planners, Tara and Karan, and their foray into the sparkling world of Delhi weddings. The show exposes everything – conspiracy, manipulation, lies and the superficial thought that goes into the organization of these “holy marriages”.

It stars Sobhita Dhulipala, Arjun Mathur, Jim Sarbh, as well as a group of brilliant actors. The story is beautifully woven and the representations are perfect (I lived in Delhi).

5. Laakhon Mein Ek

  • Streaming Partner: Amazon Prime
  • IMDB: 8.3 / 10
  • Classified: 16+

With an IMDB rating of 8.3 out of 10, you won’t be disappointed by Laakhon Mein Ek, an original from Netflix. Written by Biswa Kalyan Rath, this series explores a genre that most Indians know – the IIT dream.

Akash, played by Ritvik Sahore, is a mediocre student who unfortunately has to live his father’s ambition to see him enter the IIT. And so begins the dark and aggressive vision of the Indian education system and the death of a teenager’s dream.

Season 2 stars none other than Shweta Tripathi playing the role of a suburban doctor, and like Season 1, it’s a treat to watch.

6. Panchayat

  • Streaming Partner: Amazon Prime
  • IMDB: 9.0 / 10
  • Classified: 16+

TVF shows have always been known for their brilliant storytelling and excellent acting, and Panchayat is no different. If you liked Tripling for its madness, you will love Panchayat for its calm.

The message is essentially similar and it’s about finding yourself. Only in this case, you have to take a tour in the hinterland of Uttar Pradesh while Abhishekh Tripathi, played by Jitendra Kumar, joins the post of clerk in the village panchayat. And from there begins the story of the existence of the hinterland and the daily struggle.

The story is slow, but not so slow to bore you. And the best part is that the social message is subtle and doesn’t push it on your face.

Jitendra Kumar is joined by a brilliant case composed of Raghuvir Yadav, Neena Gupta, Faisal Malik and Chandan Roy.

6. Bard of blood

  • Streaming partner: Netflix
  • IMDB: 7.0 / 10
  • Rated: 16+, NSFW

This is based on a famous Indian fiction spy thriller of the same name. Starring none other than Emraan Hashmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jaideep Ahlawat and Shishir Sharma, it is really hot in Kabir Anand, an intelligence officer is responsible for saving his colleagues from the Taliban.

If you should know, Bard of Blood is based on a book of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi.

8. Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega

  • Streaming partner: Netflix
  • IMDB: 7.5 / 10
  • Rated: 18+, NSFW

You must obviously have received phone calls (AKA scams) promising you a free trip to Goa or a new car if you have just disclosed your bank details. Well, that’s what Jamtara is talking about.

Sunny is a teenager in the sleepy town of Jamtara, Jharkhand, where he manages to scam people using various phishing techniques. If you thought this mind-blowing series was about how he jokes people, you are seriously wrong. The whole story revolves around what happens after the phone call.

And so begins the game of cat and mouse between the crooks, the police and a local chief, while the hunter becomes the hunted.

Jamtaara only has 10 episodes in the first season, and the critics in his favor tell you the whole story.

9. Taj Mahal 1989

  • Streaming partner: Netflix
  • IMDB: 7.5 / 10
  • Classified: 16+

It is the age of Tinder where it is simple to find love via an application or a dating site. But what was it like in the 80s? Say hello to the Taj Mahal 1989.

This will take you back to the 80s Lucknow and give you a glimpse of love – old and new.

The story is wonderfully interwoven with Urdu poetry, and the color tone will bring the child back to you in those glorious days.

If you want to watch something light, this is it.

Taj Mahal 1989 watch

10. The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye

  • Streaming Partner: Amazon Prime
  • IMDB: 8.1 / 10
  • Classified: 18+

Subhash Chandra Bose and his Indian national army found many storytellers, in India and abroad. And the forgotten army – Azaadi ke Liye is one of the most recent topics on this ageless subject.

Located in pre-independent India, the plot tells you about the sacrifice made by the members of this brave Indian force. It stars Sunny Kaushal, Sharvari Wagh and Tj Bhanu among others.

11. The father

  • Streaming Partner: Amazon Prime
  • IMDB: 8.6 / 10
  • Classified: 18+

The Family Man is an engaging spy thriller that shows a middle-class government official attacking the work of an intelligence officer and a family man. Featuring none other than the brilliant duo of Manoj Bajpayee and Priya Mani, The Family Man only includes 10 episodes. So yes, if you start it on a weekend, there is a good chance that by Sunday evening, you can finish.

The performances are impressive as always. And the first episodes are unexpectedly hilarious and delicious, although the series switches to serious narration as it progresses.

12. She

  • Streaming partner: Netflix
  • IMDB: 6.6 / 10
  • Rated: 18+, NSFW

If you’ve stereotyped Elle as the Indian counterpart to You, the popular TV show Netflix, then you’re totally wrong. In fact, the two series are not alike.

The series begins as a female police officer goes undercover to catch a drug dealer. However, she is surprised because she discovers her physical appearance as she sinks deep into her honey trap.

Okay, okay, I won’t say any more because you have to watch it yourself to get a glimpse of Bhumi’s transformational journey.

Coming from the stables of Imitiaz Ali, this show brings together stellar performances from the main cast led by Aaditi Pohankar and Vijay Varma.

13. Mirzapur and the sacred games

These two shows, in their respective capacities, pack all the essential elements in the good quality that goes into the making of a great show. You have an adrenaline rush and a great acting game followed by a brilliant narration.

In the case of Sacred Games, it is a cat and mouse game between Sartaj Singh, a police officer, and Gaitonde, a gangster.

On the other hand, Mirzapur is more about the drama that takes place between a mafia boss, his son and the imminent drama of chaos and anarchy.

It’s frenzy time!

Finally, if you salivate in the name of good Indian spicy food, you must surely watch all the episodes of Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan. This show presents the rich history of Indian cuisine. This show, with its excellent cinematography and narration, will surely make you hungry again.

So which of these Indian TV shows are you going to watch this weekend?


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Last updated on April 18, 2020


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