Indian Web Series That Aren't The Usual Saas-Bahu Battles

Rini posted on 07 July

Game of Thrones’ latest season has ended, and if you’re dreading the wait until the next one, do not worry, we have a solution. Let’s fill that vacuum with some Indian web series.

Stop rolling your eyes! We’re not talking about over dramatic, one-hour long soaps with bad actors, scripts and direction. These are ones filled with smart humour and contemporary story lines, while being much shorter in length, too.

Permanent Roommates

Created by the online digital entertainment channel, The Viral Fever, and directed by Amit Masurkar, Permanent Roommates won people’s hearts with its very first episode. A story about a dissimilar but adorable couple looking at the prospects of getting married, it is filled with wit and humour.

Exploring themes of live-in relationships, clingy romance and lots of arguments, Permanent Roommates will get you wanting more of the hilarious couple. The series stars Nidhi Singh as Tanya, and Sumeet Vyas as Mikesh, lovingly called Mickey. Accompanied by other equally entertaining characters, the series is bound to get you hooked.

Watch the first episode online here.


Yet another web series by The Viral Fever, Pitchers, developed by Arunabh Kumar, is a story about engineers who quit their jobs to begin their own start-ups {sounds familiar, doesn’t it?}. Four friends played by Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Jitendra Kumar and Abhay Mahajan share a passion to be the masters of their own lives, and through their struggle through reluctant investors, disapproving parents and juggling personal life with ambition, the show delivers its subtle humour.

With a raw script and some great acting, it’s not a surprise that this one ranks 50 in IMDB’s Top 250 TV List.

Watch the first episode online here.

Better Life Foundation

Starring some of our favourite comedians {like Naveen Suresh, Sumukhi Suresh and Kanan Gill}, Better Life Foundation is a mockumentary revolving around an NGO. Portraying reality with a pinch of humour, the script will get you chuckling before long, and the actors are nothing short of entertaining. A chaotic squad of do-gooders go through hilarious but relatable instances of dealing with government officials, funding and the trouble that comes with it.

You can even catch glimpses of other popular stand up comedians such as Abish Mathew, Biswa Kalyan Rath and Kenneth Sebastian in the more recent episodes. Read more about them here.

Watch the first episode online here.

Girl In The City

A story about a 21 year old girl on a roller coaster ride, better known as the city of Mumbai, Girl In The City was created by Bindass {the entertainment channel} as its first fictional web series. Mithila Palkar plays the protagonist Meera, a feisty and bubbly girl with enviable bouncing curls. We follow her on her journey, where she struggles as an intern in the fashion industry while getting accustomed to the city.

With a boss you will hate, roommates you will adore and a hottie that you won’t be able take your eyes off of, this story will get you hooked. Directed by Samar Shaikh, the web series received great appreciation with more than 400,00 views.

Watch the first episode online here.


Three university flatmates venture into running a midnight food delivery service while keeping up with their college life and ritually landing themselves in trouble. And in this pursuit, we’re rewarded with some clever humour. Starring Shantanu Anam, Pranay Manchanda and Manik Papneja, you will surely love the boy gang, but not necessarily want to be them. Created by Pechkas Pictures and ScoopWhoop, the series is entertaining and effortlessly addictive.

Watch the first episode online here.

Ladies Room

Yet another Yash Raj series that identifies with the youth, this one is about two best friends, Dingo and Khanna in their mid-20s. With a lot of controversial themes {such as marijuana, pregnancy and so on} involved in the story line, the series is nothing short of a coming-of-age entertainer. With relatable instances and raw humour, it is well scripted, with Saba Azad and Shreya Dhanwanthary doing justice to their characters Dingo and Khanna. Produced by YRF and directed by Ashima Chibber, the series will get you hooked to the new-age Indian comedy series.

Watch the first episode online here.