From ‘Kota Factory 2’ to ‘Special Ops 1.5’, a look at the most awaited Hindi web series of 2021 has got us excited.
The viewership of OTT platforms saw exponential growth during the lockdown in 2020. OTT platforms have recorded huge numbers not only in India but in other countries as well. Many web series and films released during the lockdown garnered superb numbers. Talking about the Hindi content, 2020 started with Netflix’s web series Ghost Stories. After it, OTT platforms Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Zee5, Alt Balaji, Voot came with some good content. Special OPS, Asur, Panchayat received huge appreciation and garnered good numbers. The year ended on a high with Sony LIV’s drama series ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’.
The year 2021 will start with huge expectations, as some big stories are ready to unfold. We just hope that the upcoming year will be as good as this one, in terms of content and variety of web series. Let’s have a look at the most awaited Hindi web series of 2021.
Mirzapur 3 tops the list. After the blockbuster success of the second season, Prime Video renewed the crime drama for a third season. Fans are super excited for the release of the upcoming season as the previous questions ended on a major cliffhanger. These are lots of questions that remain unanswered in season 2. We may see more of Tripathi and Pandit in the last quarter of 2021.
The Family Man 2
The first season of The Family Man was premiered in September 2019. Starring Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani, the show received unanimously positive reviews. The fans loved each and every bit of it. Created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K, it tells the story of a middle-class man secretly working as an intelligence officer for the T.A.S.C, a fictitious branch of the National Investigation Agency.
The first season ended on a major cliffhanger and since then the fans are super excited for the next season. The Family Man 2 was on the list of 14 shows announced by Amazon Prime Video in January 2020. However, it couldn’t make it to the screens in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Season 2 premiered on Amazon Prime Video on Jun 4, 2021.
Another Amazon Prime Show makes a cut in the list. Earlier titled Dilli, this thrilling web series stars Saif Ali Khan in the lead role along with Dimple Kapadia, Kumud Mishra, and others. Tandav is being touted as ‘Indian House of Cards’. It premiered on Prime Video on Jan 15, 2021.
Kota Factory 2
TVF’s Kota Factory was the top-rated Indian web series of 2019. It grabbed a lot of headlines for being realistic, simplistic, and to the point. The series has been renewed for the second season. After Kota Factory, TVF brought two more web series, Hostel Days and Panchayat.
Kota Factory moves to Netflix as the streaming giant announced on Mar 3, 2021. Kota Factory Season 2 arrives on Netflix on Sep 24, 2021.
Made in Heaven 2
Premiered in March last year, Made In Heaven showcased the lives of Tara and Karan, two wedding planners in Delhi running an agency named Made in Heaven. Zoya Akhtar who co-created Made In Heaven with Reema Kagti confirmed the second season on Instagram. Made In Heaven 2 was on the list of 14 shows announced by Amazon Prime Video in January 2020. However, the production got delayed due to lockdown and the show will now premiere in 2021.
Inside Edge Season 3
After two successful seasons, Amazon Prime Video has renewed Inside Edge for the third season. The announcement came in January 2020. The production was in full swing before the corona pandemic hit the world. Expect Inside Edge Season 3 to release on Amazon Prime Video in the second half of 2021.
Aarya season 2
Starring Sushmita Sen and Chandrachur Singh, Aarya was one of the best thriller web series of 2021. Created by Neerja director Ram Madhvani, the crime thriller series is about a doting wife and a mother of three whose world suddenly turns upside down when her husband’s real business is revealed to her. After the grand success of the first season, the makers have renewed it for a second season.
Hostel Daze 2
Hostel Daze marked the first collaboration between Amazon Prime Video India and TVF. Premiered on Dec 13, 2019, the show received rave reviews from the audience and critics. Those who watched the first season have been waiting for season 2. Hostel Daze Season 2 premiered on Amazon Prime Video on Jul 23, 2021.
The second season of one of the most loved web series of 2020, Panchayat, is expected to premiere in 2021. Starring Jitendra Kumar, Raghuveer Yadav, and Neena Gupta, Panchayat is a comic-drama series that showcases the journey of an engineering graduate. The simplicity and relatable storyline make this light-hearted series a must-watch with family.
Jamtara Season 2
Netflix India recently announced its upcoming slate of all the shows and movies set for release in 2021. Much to the excitement of the fans, the crime drama series Jamtara gets a renewal. The first season garnered positive reviews and it would be interesting to see, what lies ahead. We are waiting for the announcement of the official release date of Jamtara Season 2.
Delhi Crime Season 2
The first season of Delhi Crime set in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape garnered superb reviews from the critics. The much-loved intense crime drama series is coming for its second season on Netflix. As per the reports coming, the focus will be on a new case in the second season.
Rudra The Edge of Darkness
Ajay Devgn is all set to make his OTT debut with Disney+ Hotstar’s Rudra The Edge of Darkness. The Singham actor will be seen portraying the role of a cop. The Hotstar Specials series announced in Apr 2021 is expected to premiere in 2021.
Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Singh Story
Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story is a spinoff of the interesting and thrilling web series Special Ops released last year on Disney+ Hotstar. This time the focus is on Kay Kay Menon’s back story as a RAW agent.
Neeraj Pandey and Hotstar Specials have big plans with Special Ops. Special Ops 1.5 is the first project of their Special Ops Universe. Neeraj is planning to tell the story of multiple characters, several high-profile events as a part of this Universe.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11
Amazon Prime dropped the trailer of its upcoming web series Mumbai Diaries 26/11 on Aug 25, 2021. Created by Nikkhil Advani, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 stars Konkana Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, and Shreya Dhanwanthary, among others.
Based on the terrorist attacks of November 26, 2008, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is a medical drama that narrates the untold story of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and hospital staff, who worked tirelessly to save the lives of the people who got hurt in the attacks. The series will premiere on Prime Video on Sep 9, 2021.
So, these are the most awaited Hindi web series of 2021. Which one are you waiting for? Share your views with us in the comments section.
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