1. Little Things (ImDb- 8.3)
Little Things is a romantic comedy series, created by Dhruv Sehgal. The series was directed by Ajay Bhuyan and Ruchir Arun. The first season of the show went on air in YouTube from a channel called Dice Media in 2016, before Netflix India bought the rights to the series. The second and third season premiered on Netflix in 2018 and 2019 and the final fourth season dropped in October this year on Netflix. It is currently on the trending series list and is one of the Best Hindi Series on Netflix.
Little Things stars the creator Dhruv Sehgal, along with Mithila Palkar in lead roles. The plot of the series centres around a couple dealing with their relationship issues, presented in a humorous and easy-going narrative.
2. House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths(ImDb- 7.6)
Produced by Netflix and created by Leena Yadav and Anubhav Chopra in 2021, the House of Secrets is a murder mystery thriller. It is more of a docu-drama series, centering around the actual murders of a family of six in Delhi. It has three seasons, covering the theories and conclusions of the deaths of the Burari family in 2018. One of the highlights of the series is its music score, composed by the maestro, A.R.Rahman himself. This is a true-crime series, recreated to solve the mystery and released in October this year.
A chilling coverage of the story, music score is why this one got on the list of the Best Hindi Series on Netflix.
The series has Anita Anand, Barkha Dhatt, Manoj Kumar, Naresh Bhatia and Mukesh Sengar in the narration.
3. Kota Factory (ImDb- 9.2)
Kota Factory is a humorous web series created by Saurabh Khanna, who felt the need to re-establish the narrative of Kota in Rajasthan, which is known for its coaching centres. Kota is usually portrayed as a city of all study and no fun, gruelling students who aim to clear their entrances. Saurabh wanted to change this image to a more positive, vibrant and fun narrative, focusing on the perspective of a 16-year old teenager, aiming to get into IIT. The series portrays the lives of students in Kota, their struggles and teen years in the city, but in a light-hearted manner.
The narrative and storyline is what makes the series addition to the list of the Best Hindi Series on Netflix.
Kota Factory first streamed on TVFPlay and YouTube in 2019, before Netflix acquired the rights to it. This year, Netflix announced a second season to the series, followed by its release in September. In the same month, the creator, Saurabh, confirmed that there was a third season on the way.
The series stars Jitendra Kumar, Alam Khan, Ahsaas Channa,Mayur More and Ranjan Raj in lead roles.
4. Delhi Crime (ImDb- 8.5)
Written and directed by Richie Mehta, Delhi Crime is crime drama television series. The series is set in the foreground of the Delhi gang rape of 2012. Richie Mehta wrote a script of 400 pages before he approached the cast for the narration! It is rumoured that Shefali Shah, who plays the lead character in the series, accepted the role within five minutes of hearing the narration! Delhi Crime narrates the period of the gang rape to the arrest of the suspects.
The first two episodes of the series premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019, before Netflix released it in March the same year. The series was praised for its script and performance of the cast. This is what makes it one of the Best Hindi Series on Netflix.
It received the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in 2020, becoming the first ever Indian series to win the title.
Besides Shefali, the series cast includes Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang.
5. Sacred Games (ImDb- 8.6)
Based on Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name that was released in 2006, Sacred Games is a mystery conspiracy crime thriller TV series. It is the first original series to be produced by Netflix India.
A part of the series was directed by the famous Anurag Kashyap, who was asked to do so by the initial director, Vikramaditya Motwane. The novel adaptation was done by Varun Grover, Smita Singh and Vasant Nath. Sacred Games was developed as a result of Netflix wanting to produce more Indian content as a part of its Indian expansion. The first season was aired in 191 countries by Netflix in 2018, subtitled in over 20 languages! The second season came in 2019 and to the dismay of its audience, it was informed that there won’t be a third season. Sacred Games is the only Indian series to have featured on “The 30 Best International TV Shows of the Decade" list in The New York Times.
Direction of the series and story including the plot and climax is what makes it one of the Best Hindi Series on Netflix.
The leads are played by Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, accompanied by a major cast of Radhika Apte, Girish Kulkarni, Neeraj Kabi, Jeetendra Joshi, and many more prominent actors.
6. She (ImDb- 6.5)
Created and written by Imtiaz Ali and Divya Johry, She is a crime drama TV series. It is directed by Arif Ali and Avinash Das, and stars Aaditi Pohankar, Vijay Varma, and Kishore in lead roles. She was aired on Netflix in March 2020 and was renewed for a second season in March 2021.
The performance of the cast is what makes it one of Best Hindi Series on Netflix.
She follows the plot of a female police constable, who is assigned to go undercover as a prostitute, to fight a major drug lord in Mumbai, as part of the Anti-Narcotics mission. The story revolves around the constable’s personal and professional lives, and how a woman’s body works in favour of her mind and surroundings when in dire need.
7. Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega (ImDb- 7.3)
Jamtara is a city in Jharkhand, also called the ‘phishing capital of India’, for its alarming number of phishing cases reported in a year. Phishing refers to the fraudulent practice of sending emails pretending to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. In the span of two years between 2015 and 2017, police from 12 Indian states reportedly made 23 journeys to the city of Jamtara to investigate phishing cases.
This series is the story of two cousins from the city, who with their friends run a successful phishing scam. The plot twists when a corrupt politician wants to join their circle and a police officer is hot on their pursuit. Season one of Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega was released in January 2020 on Netflix. Netflix confirmed that Season 2 will also be released on Netflix. Even though it is a true-crime story, Jamtara is a small-town family drama series.
The first season was well-received among the audience for the performance of the cast and storyline. This is what makes it add in the list of Best Hindi Series on Netflix.
The series stars Monica Panwar, Aksha Pardasany, Sparsh Shrivastava and Anshumaan Pushkar in lead roles. Jamtara is written by Trishant Srivastava