Most popular Indian web series of 2022
While the audience is still waiting for a stand-out show in 2022, here are the 10 shows that managed to generate some reaction from the audience.
We’re halfway through 2022 and so far, the Indian content that we have seen on our streaming services hasn’t blown us away. There hasn’t been a Scam 1992, or a Paatal Lok this year that gets a unanimous thumbs up from all viewers, but nevertheless, the OTT platforms are trying to present the audience with something that could be the next big thing. From what the Indian audience has seen so far, IMDb has released a list of the ‘Most Popular Indian Web Series of 2022 (So Far)’ based on the users’ IMDb rating of the show and these 10 shows have received user rating of 7 or higher by the fans.
Here’s the list of ‘Most Popular Indian Web Series of 2022 (So Far)’ as per IMDb.
1. Campus Diaries (MX Player)
Set in a college, the show seems to have struck a chord with the younger audience. Based on almost 15,000 votes, the show has an IMDb rating of 9, with almost 80 per cent of the viewers giving it 10 out of 10. The show is billed as a ‘coming-of-age drama’ that deals with hardships of college students as they make their way through love, friendships, life and college. Created by Prem Mistry and Abhishek Yadav, the show stars Harsh Beniwal, Ritvik Sahore, Saloni Gaur, Salonie Patel, Abhinav Sharma and Srishti Ganguli Rindani.
2. The Great Indian Murder (Disney+ Hotstar)
The Tigmanshu Dhulia show did not receive favourable reviews upon its release but it looks like the viewers were here for it. The show has a 7.3 rating based on almost 13,000 votes, with approximately 60 per cent of the voters giving it a 10/10. Starring Pratik Gandhi and Richa Chadha, the show was based on Vikas Swarup’s 2016 murder mystery ‘Six Suspects’. The show’s plot triggers after an industrialist is killed at a party and everyone who was there, and those who were not even present, turns into a suspect.
3. Rocket Boys (Sony LIV)
One of the more promising shows this year, Rocket Boys followed the journey of scientists Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai as they ushered the newly independent India into the world of scientific accomplishments. Starring Jim Sarbh and Ishvak Singh, the Sony LIV show has a rating of 8.9 based on 11,000 votes, with almost 65 per cent viewers giving it a full score.
4. Panchayat (Prime Video)
The Jitendra Kumar led series returned for a second season this year and surprised the audience. The show has a rating of 8.9 based on over 65,000 votes with almost 57 per cent viewers giving 10 on 10. The show is set in a village in Uttar Pradesh where a UPSC aspirant ends up working at the Panchayat office. The show also stars Raghubir Yadav and Neena Gupta in pivotal roles.
5. Human (Disney+ Hotstar)
The Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari show was set in the world of medicine where human trials form the dark underbelly of the trade. The IMDb user rating of the show is at 8 with almost 10,000 users voting for it. Almost 56 per cent viewers gave it a full score. Shubhra Gupta wrote in the show’s review, “Any piece of fiction which is subjected to tonal switches, from realistic threads to strands which are totally out of the left flank, is left floundering. Human is neither fish nor fowl.”