The lockdown has seen some amazing shows finding their way to home screens.
Joginder Tuteja picks the 10 most popular OTT shows.
Paatal Lok, Amazon Prime
Pataal Lok has become a hot favorite among audiences in quick time.
Produced by Bollywood star Anushka Sharma, it is a holds-no-bar socio-political-thriller affair with several layers.
Brilliant performances by Jaideep Ahlawat, Ishwak Singh, Abhishek Banerjee, Swastika Mukherjee, Neeraj Kabi.
Special Ops, Disney + Hotstar
It has been two months since Special Ops released, and it is still among the hot favourites.
One would have expected nothing less from Neeraj Pandey, the director of A Wednesday and Special Chabees, and Kay Kay Menon leading the cast.
Shivam Nair co-directs Special Ops as a stylish and thrilling spy series.
State of Siege 26/11, ZEE5
State of Siege 26/11 arrived around the same time as Special Ops and remains popular today.
A realistically shot thriller that goes deep into the mindset of commandos as well as the terrorists who kept Mumbai on siege for four days, this Arjan Bajwa-led show is finding a lot of eyeballs.
Asur, Voot Select
Arshad Warsi deserves far more credit in Bollywood than he usually gets.
Though his biggest hits are multi-starrers, he leads the show in Asur along with Barun Sobti.
For those who have traditionally seen Arshad as a funny man, the actor is a revelation in this crime thriller.
Four More Shots Please!, Season 2, Amazon Prime
When the first season of Four More Shots Please! arrived, it was a surprise success.
The second season came with a lot more fanfare. This time, it was bolder, vibrant and entertaining.
Hailed as India’s answer to Sex and the City, Nupur Asthana’s Four More Shots Please! is set for its third season.
Baarish, Season 2, ALTBalaji & ZEE5
Baarish is for die-hard romantics, and is in its second season.
Sharman Joshi has played a variety of roles in his career and in Baarish, one gets to see his sensitive side.
Asha Negi stars opposite him.
Illegal, Voot Select
Even though multiple genres have been tried on the OTT platform, courtroom dramas are a scarcity.
Vikram Bhatt takes up the genre with Illegal which deals with rape and the death penalty.
Neha Sharma‘s excellent act has been noticed in a big way.
With a catchy tagline of ‘Sabka Number Aayega‘, Jamtara is a crime series by Soumendra Padhi.
It deals with the phishing scenario prevalent across the country.
Though the series with largely newcomers was premiered earlier this year, it has found more popularity during the lockdown.
The Family Man, Amazon Prime
A superhit series ever since it premiered last September, The Family Man remains a hot favorite among the audiences.
Code M, ALTBalaji & ZEE5
Released earlier this year, Code M was a rare series about the army.
With Jennifer Winget leading the show and Rajat Kapoor and Tanuj Virwani playing key roles, this engaging thriller is one of the best stories to have come out of the OTT world.
A well-deserved success.