IMDb releases the list of 2023’s Most Watched Indian Web Series & Movies so far: Here’s where you can stream these titles online

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The Internet Movie Database commonly known as IMDb has released the list of the Top 10 Indian Movies and Web Series of the year 2023 so far and the lists clearly showcase Bollywood ruling the roost. Despite the emergence of streaming platforms these days, two big Bollywood biggies are topping the lists. While Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan became the most-watched Indian Movie, Shahid Kapoor starrer Farzi became the most-watched Indian web series.

Note- IMDb determines these lists by a very simple metric- page views.

Talking about the success of his OTT debut Farzi, Shahid Kapoor said, “I am immensely grateful for the overwhelming love and support that has put Farzi in the No. 1 spot on the IMDb Most Popular Indian Web Series of 2023 list. This milestone is a testament to the remarkable dedication of our entire team who had worked tirelessly on the show. I would like to thank Raj and DK for envisioning this gripping story, and also Prime Video for helping us showcase Farzi worldwide. This achievement is truly humbling and has only further inspired me to continue working on captivating stories that resonate with my fans and audiences at large all across the globe.”

If we look at the list, there are 8 crime dramas among the top 10 shows. Amazon Prime Video and Disney+Hotstar produced 3 titles each, while Netflix, Jio Cinema/Voot/Zee5, and SonyLIV had one show each on the list. Check out the list below to know the streaming platform for these web series.

Most Watched Indian Web Series 2023 (so far)

1. Farzi

Ruling the roost is Shahid Kapoor’s OTT debut Farzi directed by The Family Man duo Raj and DK. The series was on top for months after its release in February 2023 and globally too, it is Number 2 in terms of most watched series. The show has been renewed for season 2.

About the show- Sunny, a small-time brilliant artist is propelled into the high-stakes world of counterfeiting when he creates the perfect fake currency note.

  • Cast- Shahid Kapoor, Raashi Khanna, Kay Kay Menon & others
  • Release Date-10 February 2023
  • Episodes-8
  • Runtime-42-66 minutes
  • Where to Watch-Amazon Prime Video
  • Original Language-Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 8.4/10

2. The Night Manager

About the show-Follows soldier Shaan Sengupta, an ex-soldier who must infiltrate an arms dealer’s inner circle to bring down his empire of war.

  • Cast-Aditya Roy Kapoor, Anil Kapoor & others
  • Release Date-1st part on 16 February, 2nd part on 29 June
  • Episodes-7
  • Runtime-43-63 minutes
  • Where to watch-Disney+Hotstar
  • Original Language- Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 7.6/10

3. Rana Naidu

About the show– Rana Naidu can solve any problem in Bollywood; however, when his father is released from prison, the one mess he can’t handle may be his own.

  • Cast-Rana Daggubati, Venkatesh Daggubati & others
  • Release Date-10 March 2023
  • Episodes-11
  • Runtime-50 minutes
  • Where to watch-Netflix India
  • Original Language-Hindi
  • IMDb Rating-7.1/10

4. Jubilee

About the show-An ensemble of characters and the gambles, they are willing to take in pursuit of their dreams, passion, and ambition.

  • Cast-Aditi Rao Hydari, Aparshakti Khurana & others
  • Release Date-6 April & 14 April 2023
  • Episodes-10
  • Runtime-1 hour
  • Where to watch-Amazon Prime Video
  • Original Language-Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 8.4/10

5. Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side

About the show– A former forensic expert returns to join the CBI as they investigate the brutal murders of a serial killer in Varanasi.

  • Cast-Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti & others
  • Release Date-2nd March 2020, 1 June 2023
  • Episodes- 16 (2 seasons)
  • Runtime- 43 minutes
  • Where to watch-Jio Cinema
  • Original Language-Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 8.5/10

6. Dahaad

About the show-Sub inspector, Anjali Bhaati investigates a series of deaths where women are found in public bathrooms. The deaths first appear as suicides but as the investigation progresses, Bhaati realizes that there is a serial killer on the loose.

  • Cast-Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Verma & others
  • Release Date- 12 May 2023
  • Episodes-8
  • Runtime- 55 minutes
  • Where to watch-Amazon Prime Video
  • Original Language-Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 7.6/10

7. Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo

About the show- A powerful matriarch leads a covert drug cartel in the lawless desert.

  • Cast-Dimple Kapadia, Radhika Madan & others
  • Release Date-5 May 2023
  • Episodes-8
  • Runtime-39 minutes
  • Where to watch-Disney+Hotstar
  • Original language-Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 7.8/10

8. Taaza Khabar

About the show- A sanitation worker, how stumbles upon magical powers that lead to a riveting new ride for the man, and how it stirs the humble life.

  • Cast-Bhuvan Bam, Shriya Pilgaonkar & others
  • Release Date-6 January 2023
  • Episodes-6
  • Runtime-29 minutes
  • Where to watch- Disney+Hotstar
  • Original language-Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 8.1/10

9. Taj: Divided by Blood

About the show-Follows the dark side of the story of the Mughal Empire and its emperors.

  • Cast-Aditi Rao Hydari, Naseeruddin Shah & others
  • Release Date-3 March & 12 May 2023
  • Episodes-18 (2 seasons)
  • Runtime-41 minutes
  • Where to watch-Zee5
  • Original language- Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 6.9/10

10. Rocket Boys

About the show-The story of two extraordinary men, Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, who created history while building India’s future.

  • Cast-Jim Sarbh, Saba Azad & others
  • Release Date-4 February 2022, 16 March 2023
  • Episodes-16 (2 seasons)
  • Runtime-45 minutes
  • Where to watch-SonyLIV
  • Original language-Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 8.9/10

Let’s talk about the most-watched Indian Movies so far. Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback to the big screen Pathaan by Yash Raj Studios, released in the first month of 2023 and created records that would not be beaten for a long time. The movie had John Abraham in the negative lead role and was hugely loved by the masses all around the world.

Shah Rukh Khan reacted to Pathaan topping the list with a statement, “It’s extremely heartening to learn that Pathaan is first on the list by IMDb. To see the amount of love that Pathaan has received is amazing, and whenever any work gets placed first, then the thing to do is to work twice as hard on the next one to thank everyone for this recognition. Most importantly, I would like to thank the team of Pathaan and the audiences across the globe for making this happen!” he said.  Pathaan became the highest-grossing hit of SRK’s career.

Check out the list of most watched movies and where you can watch them online below.

Most Watched Indian Movies 2023 (so far)

1. Pathaan

About the movie- A Pakistani general hires a private terror outfit to conduct an attack in India while Pathaan, an Indian secret agent, is on a mission to form a special unit.

  • Cast- Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone & others
  • Release Date-25 January 2023
  • Runtime-2 hours 26 minutes
  • Where to watch-Amazon Prime Video
  • Original Language-Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 5.9/10

2. Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan

About the movie- Two younger siblings must wait to marry until their elder brother becomes attached, but he’s aging and still a bachelor.

  • Cast- Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde & others
  • Release Date- 21 April 2023
  • Runtime- 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Where to watch- Zee5
  • Original Language- Hindi-
  • IMDb Rating- 4.7/10

3. The Kerala Story

About the movie- Shalini Unnikrishnan leads an ordinary life as a college student in Kerala until her identity, relationships, dreams, and faith dissipates in the abyss of religious terrorism.

  • Cast- Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani & others
  • Release Date- 5 May 2023
  • Runtime-2 hours 18 minutes
  • Where to watch- Yet to be announced
  • Original Language- Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 7.3/10

4. Tu Jhooti Main Makkaaar

About the movie- Mickey, a carefree businessman, and womanizer, helps couples break up. However, things change for him when he falls for Tinni, a witty and beautiful chartered accountant.

  • Cast- Ranbir Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor & others
  • Release date- 8 March 2023
  • Runtime- 2 hours 44 minutes
  • Where to watch- Netflix India
  • Original Language- Hindi-
  • IMDb Rating- 6.1/10

5. Mission Majnu

About the movie- In the 1970s, an undercover Indian spy takes on a deadly mission to expose a covert nuclear weapons program in the heart of Pakistan.

  • Cast- Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandana & others
  • Release Date- 20 January 2023
  • Runtime- 2 hours 9 minutes
  • Where to watch- Netflix India
  • Original Language- Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 7.1/10

6. Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga

About the movie- A flight attendant and her boyfriend plan to steal a cache of diamonds to clear an old debt, but 40,000 feet above the ground, their heist goes horribly wrong and turns into a hostage situation.

  • Cast- Sunny Kaushal, Yami Gautam & others
  • Release Date- 24 March 2023
  • Runtime- 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Where to watch- Netflix India
  • Original language- Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 7.4/10

7. Bloody Daddy

About the movie– A messed up, tenacious man faces off against cops and crime lords to save the one relationship that matters to him.

  • Cast- Shahid Kapoor, Ronit Roy & others
  • Release Date- 9 June 2023
  • Runtime- 2 hours 1 minute
  • Where to watch- Jio Cinema
  • Original Language- Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 6.8/10

8. Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai

About the movie- A common man with honesty and integrity can take on the system when he has the truth on his side.

  • Cast- Manoj Bajpayee, Jai Hind Kumar & others
  • Release Date- 13 May 2023
  • Runtime- 2 hours 12 minutes
  • Where to watch- Zee5
  • Original language- Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 7.8.10

9. Varisu

About the movie- When his terminally ill father leaves him in charge of his business conglomerate, a prodigal son must prove his mettle and reunite with his broken family.

  • Cast- Vijay, Rashmika Mandanna & others
  • Release Date- 11 January 2023
  • Runtime- 2 hours 47 minutes
  • Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video
  • Original Language- Tamil
  • IMDb Rating- 6/10

10. Ponniyin Selvan: Part Two

About the movie– Arulmozhi Varman continues on his quest to become Rajaraja I, the greatest ruler of South India’s historic Chola empire.

  • Cast- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram & others
  • Release Date- 28 April 2023
  • Runtime- 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Where to watch- Amazon Prime Video
  • Original language- Tamil
  • IMDb Rating- 7.4/10

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Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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