With the rise of online video streaming platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hotstar in India, the competition to provide better content to the users has also increased. And one of the best ways for these Video-On-Demand services to attract Indian audience is through the Originals. Better yet, Indian Originals.
Hi and welcome to FlickZee Blogs where we keep you updated with all the latest happenings of the Digital Media world. And in today’s blog, you’ll get to know about all the India Originals that are available on Amazon Prime Video. Check out the list below.
Let’s kick off this list with a bit of Drama. Welcome to this section of the Crime & Drama genre. Expect some violence, abusive language and lots of drama. The shows on this list gained significant popularity among the Indian audience and we’re sure if you’re fond of this genre, you’re gonna have a good time with these Indian Prime Originals.
The story revolves around a Crime Lord of Mirzapur, Kaaleen Seth who plans to give the reigns of his business to his son who is naive to make up to it. Mirzapur presents cinematography full of guns, violence and strong language with the top class story writers – Karan Anshuman, Puneet Krishna who were also the writers of Inside Edge. This Prime Video original is set in the namesake town of Uttar Pradesh and is decorated with some of the known method actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, and Shweta Tripathi.
Season 1 of this much-appreciated web series featured 9 episode and 2nd season of Mirzapur is also on the way in 2019.
The story revolves around the life of a single parent Danny trying to save his dying son’s life. It becomes an ugly fight between morality and a father’s blind love when Danny sets out to find an organ donor for his son. On the other side, Kabir, a brilliant rule-defying cop finds a mysterious connection between the deaths of people with AB negative blood. Will Danny succeed in saving his child’s life? Or will Kabir be able to crack the case and bring justice? Breathe leaves you with questions about the rights and wrongs of mortality and fate. Breathe is a nail-biting crime drama from the producers of Airlift and Baby.
This is A black comedy revolving around the lives of two movie stores, two ex-lovers & merciless criminal cum producer. These seemingly unrelated characters are connected with a mysterious murder. The 12-episode series builds up the mystery slowly and then unravelling it with a pace at the end in a classic “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron” style.
Comedy | Drama
If that was too serious for you to handle, then welcome to the Comedy section, where you’ll find reality TV shows, and web series that are made to roll you on the floor, laughing. Check out this list of hilarious Amazon Prime Indian Original comedy shows.
This 9-episode series is a contest between aspiring comedians who are trained by 7 mentors in 7 different types of comedy where one will be crowned as the winner of Comicstaan; Anecdotal Comedy by Biswa, Topical Comedy by Tanmay, Observational Comedy by Sapan, Improv Comedy by Kaneez, Sketch Comedy by Naveen, Impromptu Comedy by Kanan and Alternate Comedy by Kenny. Unlike other reality shows, the contestants here write their own scripts by learning a new genre, keeping it all funny and acting it out in just one week! Witness the evolution of these aspiring comedians and their jokes only on Comicstaan.
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Hamare (2018)
Ronny, a 26-year old jobless man with troubles and adventures in all spheres of his life, lives a double life. Thanks to his surname, people around him think he is the nephew of the local MLA. This lie helps Ronny to become the messiah of the local people, his friends and the girl he is trying to impress. Will Ronny get the love of his life or will his lie ruin all the relations? Watch and find out, as Ronny takes you to 8 hilarious episodes of his life while juggling through this massive and troublesome lie.
Shaitan Haveli aspires to be a mockery on the B-grade horror movies of the 80s. The movie revolves around a B-grade filmmaker shooting his horror film using the age-old props, stories & effects. This being a mockery of a horror show is neither funny nor haunting. The note in the beginning which advised the audience not to take the movie seriously seems to be misused and as a cover up for the poor plot, overacting & a film taken too lightly. Karan Agarwal, the writer of Laakhon Mein Ek did an excellent job there but the writing falls flat in this Shaitan Haveli.
Four More Shots Please
This is the story of four millennial women who explore their lives through love, booze, and blunders in Modern India. The plot revolves around four female friends living in Mumbai dealing with their lives and trying to figure out what’s good and what’s bad for them. ‘Four More Shots Please’ is an attempt to depict the feminism and fight against “male chauvinism“.
Made In Heaven
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, ‘Made In Heaven’ describes the various complex issues of the Indian society in the backdrop of a big fat wedding. Each episode of this 9-episodic series will tell you a different story about an issue that you might be uncomfortable discussing in open. “Made In Heaven” is the name of a wedding-planner company co-owned by Karan and Tara, who are the lead cast in this series. If you love Zoya’s work, then you’ll fall in love with this series in seconds. Even if you aren’t familiar with Zoya Akhtar’s work but you’re a fan of intense drama and realistic acting, then you will definitely binge-watch “Made In Heaven”.
You know you love them. We all do. And Amazon Prime Video knows that. In this section, we’ll take a look at all the available Indian Standup Specials on Prime Video that you can enjoy right now.
Kaksha Gyarvi by Zakir Khan
India’s most loved standup artist, Zakir Khan is here with a new special that goes back to school days. He takes us through the journey from a fourth class to the ninth class boys’ school and the sudden transition as he enters a co-ed school. Zakir narrates this beautiful story with interesting experiences and reflections on his close relationship with his father. This standup has its authentic Zakir style with timed punchlines, repeated dialogues snippets and a sprinkle of philosophy which hits in the head and the heart. Oh and all of this is before he becomes a Sakht Launda.
Take it Easy by Anirban Dasguptal
For a topical and political comedy lover, this is the funniest show on Prime Video. ‘Take it easy’ cleverly takes a dig at the online Indian audience who take offence on anything these days. The show starts with the funny story of a budding comedy artist in India and it is all uphill from there, with clap-worthy jokes about Mangalsutra, Netaji & an aggressive hit on dumb YouTubers & Good-for-Nothing people ready to file a case on jokes. He seems to be very progressive in his style as at a point when an abortion & miscarriage joke gets awkward, he makes the audience comfortable by realizing them it is a comedy show.
The show is in black and white as if shooting a comedy in 1945. Anirban is witty in his jokes and casually political in his satire. One of the best dialogues of the act – “Bokachoda is our favourite cuss word. Bokachoda basically means a dumbfuck. So in our cuss words, we don’t insult your female relatives or even their genitals. We insult your intelligence.”
Make India Great Again by Sorabh Pant
Famously known to be aggressive on Political Subjects & Rahul Gandhi, Sorabh Pant talks about all the things he would do to Make India Great Again. This is his kind of comedy, which as always, is filled with hilarious jokes & also delivers a message. It is engaging to listen to him talk on various topics like the NaMo wave, Rahul Gandhi, China & US and the small connections that they have with us. To connect better with his jokes, it’s better to be in touch with the hot topics around you (just go through his twitter feed once in a while :P). ‘Make India Great Again’ is a must watch for topical comedy lovers.
Kal Main Udega by Rahul Subramaniam
There is a thing about Rahul Subramaniam’s comedy, soon as he enters the scene, he is already your best friend. With his casual overfriendly tone and superb acting skills, he conjures up an atmosphere and changes it at will from talking about a housemaid to talking with a DJ playing songs in a club. He makes the whole overused “north Indian vs south Indian” thing extremely funny by his witty takes on it. This is another gem in his artwork and a good watch for a chuckle-worthy time.
The Improvisers: Something from Nothing by Kaneez, Abish, Kenny & Kanan
The title is what this show is all about: Improvisation. The improvised act in this show is a bit different and there is a lot of preparation and script writing that already has been done for potential situations that may arise during the enactment. This act has awkwardness, the out of the blue one-liners and impromptu scene build up which goes uncontrolled many times, there is humour in the fuck ups of the attempts of the artists. You would love it if you are up for something new and an awkwardly funny theatre act.
Childish Behaviour by Sahil Shah
Sahil with his crazy ability to act a scene out and creating the atmosphere by making stupid faces, silly sounds makes this show hilarious. Though some, not so naive audience might not like it, but for the ones who can relate, this standup is hysterical. He is adept at smoothly changing scenes in seconds from the UK to India, from playing with a child to talking about 90’s cartoons, so smoothly that it looks a single setup. This show has great one-liners, nostalgic recalls, and some unique observations.