The Best Indian original series to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime

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Wherever you travel around the world, Indian movies and television has made an impact. Indian cinema is booming, and thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, India’s reputation in this space is continually growing. 

Streaming services are just one area of entertainment which has surged in terms of its popularity in recent times, alongside more traditional offerings such as gaming, which has seen a huge rise in terms of players thanks to games like roulette, where players are desperate to gain a higher advantage with American Roulette. The choice is vast, but streaming services tend to reign supreme. All around the globe, people now have access to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. You don’t need to be tech-savvy to fire up your favourite Netflix series or purchase a movie on Amazon Prime Video either. 

With Indian original series gaining plenty of publicity in recent times and therefore making their way onto popular streaming services, we thought we’d go through some of the best to watch on both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video at the moment. 

Sacred Games

Considered to be one of the best Indian shows on Netflix right now, Sacred Games centres around an imminent terrorist attack which is about to take place in Mumbai. With a fierce gangster behind it, it’s up to the police to stop the attack in 25 days and unravel any plans that could essentially threaten thousands of lives. With two seasons of this fast-paced thriller to get through, this series based on a novel with the same name and starring the likes of Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, is a must-watch. 


Available on Netflix, Leila is based on a novel written by Prayaag Akbar which follows the story of a woman called Shalini as she gets thrown into a totalitarian regime called Aryavarta after being kidnapped and taken away from her family. Leila is a powerful depiction of what it’s like living in India today, with India’s current political scenario potentially leading to the type of situation we see in Leila. Directed by Deepa Mehta, if you liked The Handmaid’s Tale, then you’ll enjoy Leila. 


Breathe has been causing quite a stir on Amazon Prime Video, and it’s easy to see why. A story of love and desperation, Breathe follows a father desperate to save his son. Will he murder people along the way? Is he willing to put his life on the line to save his flesh and blood? A fast-paced storyline with plenty to it, Breathe also highlights the struggle of developing a terminal illness and the need for more organs on the donor list. Breathe isn’t the greatest show you’ll ever see, but it’s an entertaining watch still. 


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We all need a bit of comedy in our lives, don’t we? Well, a comedy making millions laugh at the moment is Amazon Prime Video’s Pushpavalli. Starring stand-up comedian Sumukhi Suresh, the show follows the story of a small-town girl named Pushpavalli as she strives to finish her education and find a man to marry. It doesn’t always go to plan, though, eventually leading her to a life in Bengaluru after she develops an obsession with a charming guy named Nikhil Rao. 


Another comedy, Afsos, is dark but full of comedy gold. Following the story of a lost man named Nakul who fails to kill himself numerous times, he eventually calls in the help of a hitman only to realise that he actually wants to live. What unfolds from there is simply hilarious. 

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