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Top 5 series delivered by the OTT platform in 2020

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Dhwani Arora

The year 2020, because of COVID-19, was the toughest for the theatre owners but at the same time it was a blessing for OTT platforms. During the lock-down, digital entertainment consumption was seen to expand tremendously and OTT platforms giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar succeeded in building up their strong base in India. Mirzapur and Sacred Games' record-breaking results have brought an insurrection for web series in India as the attention of OTT platforms has become the key focus.


Here's the list of five record-breaking series that hit the OTT platforms


Special ops



Special Ops was one of the best TV Series of 2020 created by Neeraj Pandey, Starring- Kay Kay Menon and Sana Khan in lead roles. It shows the story of Himmat Singh (Kay Kay-Menon) a RAW officer who is close to his retirement and his nineteen-year search for a person who is behind all the assaults in India during the time that no one believe even existed. The five special action teams in different parts of the world from Himmat attempt to apprehend the master mind, and the exciting drama holds you addicted to its storyline  which makes the series a must for the audience.


Scam 1992



Scam 1992 was yet another Drama series created by Hansal Mehta which streamed on Sony Liv. Pratik Gandhi, Sharib Hashmi and Shreya Dhanwanthary played the lead roles in Scam 1992. The story revolves around the life and misdeeds of Hardshad Mehta, who brought the whole world to stun by the greatest scam in Indian share market history in 1992 and is based on Sucheta Dalal's book "The Scam." Back in 1992. The fraud was so prevalent that if we calculate today, it will constitute more than 24,000 crores which is even more than any of the latest scams in the banking industry. The story of Harshad Mehta was not in the limelight and no one actually knew the whole story of Harshad Mehta and therefore it is a worth watch series for everyone.

Aarya



Aarya was yet another must watch series of 2020. Starring, Sushmita Sen and Vikas Kumar, Aarya was directed by Ram Madhvani which streamed on Disney + Hotstar. The story focus on Aarya Sareen (Sushmita), the wife of a wealthy husband and two children's mother, who seems to have everything in her luxury life. But eventually things go inside out, as her husband is accused with unlawful drug dealing, and the responsibility to handle their Company and business was given to Aarya. The series has a whole different taste and it was a huge success for the makers and they have already declared the Season 2 which is much awaited by the audience.


Paatal Lok




Another popular crime thriller of the year 2020 was Paatal Lok which was directed by Sudip Singh, Starring  Jaideep Ahlawat and Neeraj Kabi in the lead roles. Paatal Lok is a delight for the exciting crime fans and it is like the party of major actors in a tale regarding violence, counterfeit news, chaos and other worrying stuff of society. The story revolves around Hathi Ram Choudhary (Jaideep Ahlawat), a pessimistic policeman, who took charge of the murder case of a reporter Neeraj Kabi. Though, Paatal Lok encountered a huge uproar over religious feelings but the controversy of the Amazon Prime Video didn't hinder the impressive viewership of the series which in turn resulted in gaining huge applaud from the audience.


Mirzapur 2




Another record-breaking series which was in the watchlist of millions of Indians for the year 2020, was Mirzapur 2. The series was directed by Mihir Desai and Gurmmeet Singh, Starring- Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, Divyenndu and Shweta Tripathi Sharma were in the lead roles. Mirzapur 2 follows the story of Guddu Pandit (Ali Fazal) seeking to take revenge for the death of his brother and wife from Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi) and Munna Bhaiya (Divyenndu) with the help of Gajgamini Gupta (Shweta Tripathi). The second season packages up with ample of suspense for you to finish the series over the weekend with spellbinding characters, superb performances and the awesome climax.

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