Let’s admit it- we all love Bollywood. And while the larger-than-life movies are blockbusters, there are some great Hindi series to watch across networks like Prime Video, Netflix or Zee5. We review new releases every week and pick the best new Hindi series worth watching.

New Hindi Series to watch this week

Hindi | Thriller | Rating: UA


Set in the backdrop of Punjabi music industry, the musical thriller series revolves around a singer who returns from Canada in a bid to unearth the secret behind the murder of his dad, who was a singer himself. Directed by Rohit Jugraj Chauhan, the series features Paramvir Singh Cheema, Manoj Pahwa, Gippy Garewal, Mohit Malik, Isha Talwar, Mukesh Chhabra, Prince Kanwaljit Singh, Suvinder Pal and Akasa Singh. The music album of this series boasts about 28 songs, crooned by artists like Gippy, Malkit Singh, Afsana Khan, Asees Kaur, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mika Singh, and more.

Hindi | Musical | Rating: PG15

The Archies

The Archies is based on the popular Archies Comics and follows the story of seven friends Archie (Agastya Nanda), Betty (Khushi Kapoor), Veronica (Suhana Khan), Jughead (Mihir Ahuja), Reggie (Vedang Raina), Ethel (Dot) and Dilton (Yuvraj Menda). The film is written by Reema Kagti, Zoya and Ayesha Devitre. As the kids from the top Bollywood families are in the cast, there is a huge anticipation surrounding this musical extravaganza. The Archies looks into the idea of friendship, freedom, love, heartbreak, and rebellion.  Director Zoya Akhtar said that it’s a clean young adult content. The background score is by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy and Jim Satya, and the SEL combo has also composed the songs with Ankur Tewari, The Islanders and Saigal.

Hindi | Comedy | Rating: 18TC

The Aam Aadmi Family Season 4

After three seasons, The Aam Aadmi Family is back for the fourth. The show will continue to bring to life the everyday adventures and misadventures of the endearing Sharma family. This season talks about how a family copes up with the loss of a loved one. The series features Brijendra Kala, Lubna Salim, Gunjan Malhotra, and Chandan Anand, and is directed by Himali Shah

Hindi | Thriller | Rating: PG18

Aarya Season 3

Building on the success of Aarya and Aarya 2, the third chapter of this thrilling series is arriving. Helmed by director Ram Madhvani, the series features Sushmita Sen, alongside the immensely talented Vikas Kumar. Sushmita Sen, as in the previous two seasons, plays the titular character Aarya. Sushmita plays an upper-class homemaker and mother of three who turned a don over two seasons. She is now out to consolidate her turf in the grimy world of crime this time.

Apart from her, the series features Sikandar Kher, Indraneil Sengupta, Ila Arun, Maya Sarao, and Geetanjali Kulkarni in pivotal roles.

The new season of Aarya streams on Disney+ Hotstar.

Hindi | Thriller | Rating: PG15+

PI Meena

A private investigator stumbles upon the mystery of a new virus outbreak while searching for the truth behind a hit-and-run case. This is the broad story outline of PI Meena. Directed by Debaloy Bhattacharya, the Amazon Original series features Tanya Maniktala as PI Meena, along with Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Jisshu Sengupta, Vinay Pathak, and Zarina Wahab in pivotal roles. The eight-episode series can be viewed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.

P.I. Meena streams on Amazon Prime Video.

Hindi | Crime | Rating: 18TC

Scam 2003 – The Telgi Story Volume 2

After a successful volume 1 of Scam 2003: The Telgi Story, the volume 2 returns this week. It features Gagan Dev Riar as Abdul Karim Telgi, mastermind behind the 2003 Stamp Paper Counterfeiting Scam, which was said to be worth a whopping Rs 30,000 crore. Helmed by Hansal Mehta and Tushar Hiranandani, Scam 2003 – The Telgi Story has been adapted from the Hindi book Reporter ki Diary by journalist Sanjay Singh, who broke the scam.  This is the second show in the Scam franchise after Hansal Mehta’s successful 2020 series Scam 1992. The cast includes Sana Amin Sheikh, Bhavana Balsaver, Bharat Jadhav, J. D. Chakravarthy, Bharat Dabholkar, Shashank Ketkar, Talat Aziz, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi, Vivek Mishra, Hitha Chandrashekhar, Ajay Jadhav, Dinesh Lal Yadav, amongst others.

Hindi | Thriller| Rating: 18

Duranga Season 2

The first season of Duranga was about a fugitive, who is married to a cop, suddenly finding his past catching up with him. This is an adaptation of the Korean series Flower of Evil. Starring Gulshan Devaiah, Drashti Dhami and Amit Sadh in major roles, the show is created by Goldie Behl. Divya Seth, Hera Mishra, Rajesh Khattar, Zakir Hussain and Barkha Bisht are also in the cast.

Hindi | Drama | Rating: 15+

Aspirants Season 2

This second season of the TVF show is about the lives of UPSC aspirants. This season it focuses on the journey of the trio—Abhilash, Guri and SK. The three are civil service aspirants. A sudden turn of events changes their bond as well as their lives at the same time. Directed by Apoorv Singh Karki, the series features a cast that includes Naveen Kasturia, Sunny Hinduja, Abhilash Thapliyal, Shivankit Parihar and Namita Dubey.

Hindi | Romance | Rating: PG15

Permanent Roommates Season 3

This romantic comedy has been hugely popular in the TVF stable, and hence it is back for the third season. It will see the lead couple Mickey and Tanu at yet another crossroads in life. She wants to move to Canada, but he is not keen on it.  The duo has to now decide whether to part ways or attempt a long-distance relationship—the series stars Sumeet Vyas and Nidhi Singh in the lead roles.

Comedy | Rating: PG13

Half Love Half Arranged

This romantic comedy show offers a fresh perspective on love and arranged dating. In the show, a millennial gynaecologist knows exactly what she wants from life on personal and professional fronts. However, an unexpected turn of events leads her on a pursuit to find her Mr. Perfect through modern matchmaking. She finds herself in the middle of insane arranged marriage matches and amusing dates, with a supportive yet quirky family in tow.

The story revolves around bizarre and quirky scenarios, meet-ups with prospective groom, crazy questions, expectations from their families and the saga of finding the right match. Half Love, Half Arranged is directed by Simarpreet Singh and has Maanvi Gagroo and Karan Wahi in the lead. Supriya Shukla, Grusha Kapoor, Amit Singh Thakur, Shruti Jolly, and Bhavya Grover are also in the cast.

Drama | Rating: 18TC

Sultan of Delhi: Ascension

Based on the book Sultan of Delhi: Ascension by Arnab Ray, the series details the rise of a young refugee as a gangster in Delhi’s illegal arms trade. Milan Luthria, who has directed movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbai and The Dirty Picture, has helmed this period crime thriller series set in the 1960s.

It has Tahir Raj Bhasin and Mouni Roy in the leads. Vinay Pathak, Nishant Dahiya, Anupriya Goenka, Harleen Sethi and Mehreen Pirzada are also in the cast. Reliance Entertainment produces the series and co-directed and co-written by Suparn Verma.

Genre: Thriller | Rating: PG18

Charlie Chopra and The Mystery of Solang Valley

This Vishal Bhardwaj directorial is said to be inspired by Agatha Christie’s The Sittaford Mystery.  A wealthy man is dead, and the detective has to get cracking through suspects, stories rife with inaccuracies, and an innocent man sitting behind bars. The star cast is pretty solid, with Lara Datta, Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Neena Gupta, Gulshan Grover, Priyanshu Painyuli, and the rising star Wamiqa Gabbi, among others. Anjum Rajabali, Jyotsna Hariharan, and Bharadwaj co-write the series.

Genre: College Drama | Rating: PG18

Hostel Daze Season 4

The series, as many of you know, revolves around a bunch of engineering college students who deal with multiple ups and downs in their young lives. The rites of passage of growing up story involves hostel life, college assignments, exams, relationships and more. The fourth and final season is about placements and other challenges. Directed by Abhinav Anand, the TVF comedy-drama miniseries stars Nikhil Vijay and Ahsaas Channa in pivotal roles. It also stars Utsav Sarkar, Shubham Gaur, Chirag Bansal, Ayushi Gupta, Luv Vispute and Akanksha, among others. 

Genre: Drama | Rating: PG18


This heist drama is directed and written by Pushpendra Nath Misra,  known for Taj Mahal 1989 and Ghoomketu. The story is about a bunch of underdogs coming together to settle the score against a  formidable politician with a yen for astrology. The thriller is also a fun ride as it has a lot of comedic elements. It stars Jimmy Shergill, Arshad Warsi and Aashim Gulati in pivotal roles. The cast includes Vikram Kochhar, Chandan Roy, Namit Das, Gyanendra Tripathi, Atul Srivastava, Monika Panwar and Niharika Lyra Dutt.

Drama, Crime | 14+

Bambai Meri Jaan

This crime drama series, directed by Shujaat Saudagar, is said to be partially inspired by Hussain Zaidi’s book Dongri to Dubai. Kay Kay Menon, Avinash Tiwary, Kritika Kamra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, and Amyra Dastur play pivotal parts in the show Bambai Meri Jaan. Rensil D’Silva and Shujaat Saudagar write the show, and Ritesh Sidhwani, Kassim Jagmagia, and Farhan Akhtar of Excel Media and Entertainment produce it. Set against the backdrop of the 60s and 70s of ‘Bambai’, the series explores the conflict between a righteous ex-cop and his power-hungry son.

Balakumar Kuppuswamy
Balakumar Kuppuswamy

An engineer-turned-journalist, K Balakumar’s career began in print publications as a sports writer. That also opened doors for other journalistic avenues like films, music, finance, technology and politics, which nobody can escape in India. After 30 yrs in mainstream journalism, now a freelancer for various digital publications.

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