From The Night Manager to The Railway Men, look at the shows released on OTT that grabbed everyone’s attention in 2023.
2023 is a very special year for the entertainment industry because, whether it is OTT or the silver screen, audiences are fully invested in the movies and series. Since the advent of OTT, the audience has immense options for what they want to see or not.
Indian audiences are getting smarter and have started looking for quality over quantity. This has been seen in a few years, and 2023 is also a prime example of it. There are several shows or series in different genres released this year, but only a few can reach that mark. So scroll down to learn about this show.
One of the most successful series on Amazon Prime Video was Farzi, which attracted an audience so well that, everyone still talks about the show. From story to performance, it impressed everyone in every aspect of the watching experience. Farzi is now considered one of the finest works by Raj and DK. In the same year, Raj & DK released another show, ‘Guns & Gulaabs’ on Netflix.
The Night Manager (7.6)
No one could imagine such a thrilling adaptation of the Hollywood version of ‘The Night Manager’. Where many adaptations fail to impress their audience, this 7-episode series teaches you how you can make a successful series even after an adaptation. Kapur’s Charishma, Anil’s performance, and Sobhita’s sizzling avatar made this series immortal.
You can find very rare shows in which every performance will make you fall in love with them, and Jubilee does the same. This period drama series is based on the black-and-white era where studios were the real power centers that owned their stars’ lock, stock, and barrel. Jubilee bagged 9 Filmfare OTT Awards, including Best Director for Vikramaditya Motwane.
After Aarya, Taali was the second OTT show of Sushmita Sen, which brought her into the limelight again with her performance. Sushmita Sen played the transgender character based on the life of transgender activist Gauri Sawant. There were several moments in the show that will make you cry, just because the effortless performance of Sen. Taali is available for free on Jio Cinema.
Based on the life of former crime journalist Jigna Vohra, Scoop was released on June 2 on Netflix, starring Karishma Tanna, Zeeshan Ayyub, and Harman Baweja. The series was helmed by ace director Hansal Mehta, who is known for telling heart-wrenching stories to the audience. Mehta smartly made the whole series and touched on every aspect of Vohra’s life. After receiving positive reviews from both critics and audiences, it won Best Series (Drama) in Filmfare OTT Awards 2023.
The Railway Men (8.6)
The Railway Men is the story of Bhopal’s 1984 gas tragedy in which the railway workers saved many lives during the ’84 disasters. This 4-episode mini-series and the performance will surely take you to that hazardous time that brings tears to your eyes. Kay Kay Menon, R. Madhavan, Divyendu, and Babil Khan incredibly showcased the journey and tale of those under-appreciated heroes.
Kohrra (7.5); Kaala Paani (8.1); Saas, Bahu, and Flamingo (7.8); Dahaad (7.6); Trial by Fire (7.8); The Romantics (7.8)