Bollywood TV shows on Netflix like Delhi Crime have caught the attention of the streaming platform’s subscribers, and luckily there are plenty of Hindi TV series all over the net. However, if you have seen most of them and are craving a breath of fresh air, here are 6 Bollywood TV shows on Netflix you’ll love!
The first of the best Bollywood TV shows you can stream on Netflix is Ray. Released in 2021, the anthology drama series includes four stories that range from a satire to a psychological thriller written by different screenwriters. Since the series contains four stories, it consists of 4 episodes. The series was rated 7.1 on IMDb and is a must watch for anthology fans.
The second Netflix original from India after Sacred Games, Ghoul is a horror-thriller miniseries released in 2018. Based on the Arab folklore monster Ghoul, the series’ story follows a female military officer who’s loyal to the authoritarian regime and willing to go to extremes to prove her faith in the existing system and cleanse society for a better future. She’s assigned to a secret military detention center to interrogate Ali Saeed, the most dreaded terrorist who was recently captured and brought in for questioning. But he turns the tables on his interrogators and reveals their most shameful secrets. Rahim concludes that Ali isn’t of this world and is possessed by a supernatural being.
Typewriter is undoubtedly one of the best Bollywood TV shows, which you can find on Netflix. The series was released in 2019 and is set in the city of Bardez in Goa. It revolves around a haunted house and a book that captures the imagination of a group of wannabe ghost hunters. Purab Kohli, Jisshu Sengupta and Sameer Kochhar play the lead roles and the series has a total of 5 episodes.
4. Bard of Blood
Based on the 2015 espionage novel of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi, Bard of Blood is a spy thriller series that revolves around the story of an ex-IIW agent who looks after his deceased friend’s wife and son. It was released in 2019 and packs 7 episodes in total. The series stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead role, alongside Kirti Kulhari, Vineet Kumar Singh, Jaideep Ahlawat and Sobhita Dhulipala.
5. Daughters of Destiny
Daughters of Destiny is a must-see documentary series if you’re a lover of Bollywood TV shows. It’s a 2017 English-language docuseries created by Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth. It consists of 4 episodes in total and exposes the truth about the caste system in India. The series follows a group of disadvantaged girls from rural India who’re denied education because of their caste. It shows the process of the girls’ admission to Shanti Bhavan residential school in Tamil Nadu, India. If you want to see a real success story, you should watch Daughters of Destiny.
6. Sacred Games
The last on our list of Bollywood TV shows is a neo-noir crime series based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra. Sacred Games follows a troubled Mumbai police officer who receives a call from gangster Ganesh Gaitonde, who orders him to save the city within 25 days; the series depicts the events that follow. The cast of Sacred Games includes Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Girish Kulkarni and others.
The show received mostly positive reviews from critics and was praised mainly for the performances and the script. Sacred Games Season 1 is the only Indian series to be on the New York Times list of “The 30 Best International TV Shows of the Decade”. It has 2 seasons and a total of 16 episodes.