Netflix, Hotstar, and Others Released Over 100 Indian Originals in 2018. Here Are All of Them

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Netflix, Hotstar, and Others Released Over 100 Indian Originals in 2018. Here Are All of Them

Photo Credit: Netflix, ZEE5, Amazon

(L-R): Sacred Games, Karenjit Kaur – The Untold story of Sunny Leone, and Mirzapur

Highlights

  • Over 100 originals from India in 2018
  • ZEE5 leads overall with 29
  • Amazon leads in comedy specials, obviously

India has historically been a one-TV-per-family nation, but as more and more Indians get access to affordable mobile devices, the demand for entertainment is soaring. Streaming services, from Netflix to Amazon, have recognised that which is why despite the industry being a nascent business in India, 2018 saw over 100 originals from India across series, films, and more. Nearly a dozen platforms, including the likes of Eros Now and ALTBalaji, are competing to establish themselves as the primary hub for viewers, which is why they produced (or acquired) more content than ever before this year.

While most are locked behind paywalls, some like SonyLIV are supported with ads. While some keep their originals exclusive and go big on marketing to try to gain more subscribers, others like ZEE5 are happy to make third-party deals to get in front of as many eyeballs as possible. It's why some cross-pollinate, what with a couple of Viu originals also on YouTube. But at the end of the day, the point is you can only watch any and all of it on streaming.

Here is the complete list of all streaming service originals from India in 2018:

List of original series from India in 2018

Netflix

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
Sacred Games Crime thriller July 6, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 43-55 min. Renewed Hindi
Ghoul Horror August 24, 2018 1 season, 3 episodes 44-50 min. Ended Hindi
Little Things Comedy drama October 5, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 23-28 min. Pending Hindi/English
Selection Day Sport drama December 28, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 20-30 min. Pending Hindi

 

Amazon Prime Video

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
Shaitaan Haveli Horror comedy January 5, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 21-30 min. Ended Hindi
Breathe Drama thriller January 26, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 36-40 min. Renewed Hindi
Die Trying Comedy February 14, 2018 1 season, 7 episodes 18-27 min. Ended English
The Remix Reality competition March 9, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 54-63 min. Pending Hindi
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare Comedy-drama May 18, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 19-29 min. Ended Hindi
Comicstaan Reality competition July 13, 2018 1 season, 9 episodes 55-71 min. Renewed Hindi
Harmony with A.R. Rahman Music doc August 15, 2018 1 season, 5 episodes 40-47 min. Ended English
Hear Me. Love Me. Reality September 28, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 46-51 min. Pending Hindi
Mirzapur Crime drama November 16, 2018 1 season, 9 episodes 42-53 min. Pending Hindi
Vella Raja Drama December 7, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 17-28 min. Pending Tamil

 

Hotstar

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
On Air with AIB: Season 3 Variety show September 24, 2018 1 season, 7 episodes 6-23 min. Cancelled English/Hindi

 

YouTube

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
Breakfast with Champions: Season 5 Talk show May 10, 2018 1 season, 15 episodes 16-27 min. Pending Hindi
ARRived Reality music competition November 7, 2018 1 season, at least 14 episodes 26-34 min. Pending Hindi/English

 

Eros Now

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
Side Hero Comedy September 24, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 20-25 min. Pending Hindi
Smoke Crime drama October 26, 2018 1 season, 11 episodes 40-60 min. Pending Hindi

 

Voot

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan: Season 3 Romance May 15, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 17-38 min. Pending Hindi
Feet Up with the Stars Talk show August 30, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 16-25 min. Pending English/Hindi
It's Not That Simple: Season 2 Drama December 14, 2018 1 season, 7 episodes 35-37 min. Pending Hindi

 

Viu

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
Spotlight 2 Musical drama January 26, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 23 min. Ended Hindi
Love, Lust and Confusion Rom-com February 23, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 26 min. Renewed Hindi
It happened in Hong Kong Rom-com March 9, 2018 1 season, 4 episodes 16 min. Ended Hindi
Kaushiki Thriller drama April 27, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 23 min. Ended Hindi
Memu Comedy May 12, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 13 min. Ended Telugu
What The Duck Googlies Talk show May 9, 2018 1 season, 35 episodes 4-7 min. Ended Hindi
What The Duck: Season 3 Talk show May 13, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 26 min. Ended Hindi
Pelli Gola 2 Comedy May 19, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 25 min. Renewed Telugu
Memories Thriller July 1, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 25 min. Ended Hindi
Truth or Tamanna Mystery thriller July 20, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 22 min. Ended Hindi
Door No. 403 Comedy July 24, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 22 min. Ended Tamil
Kalyanamum Kadhandhu Pogum Drama July 24, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 10 min. Ended Tamil
Madras Mansion Comedy July 24, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 17 min. Ended Tamil
Nila Nila Nila Odi Vaa Comedy July 24, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 21 min. Ended Tamil
Banned Comedy drama August 24, 2018 1 season, 12 episodes 24 min. Ended Hindi
13 Mussoorie Crime drama October 12, 2018 1 season, 11 episodes 22 min. Ended Hindi
Ee Office Lo Comedy October 19, 2018 1 season, 13 episodes 20 min. Ongoing Telugu
Behind Closed Doors Drama October 20, 2018 1 season, 12 episodes 13 min. Ended Tamil
Gangster Diaries Crime drama October 20, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 30 min. Ended Tamil

 

ZEE5

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
America Mappillai Comedy drama February 14, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 8-12 min. Ended Tamil
Dhatt Tere Ki Comedy February 14, 2018 1 season, 4 episodes 9-11 min. Ended Hindi
Nanna Koochi Drama February 14, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 10 min. Ended Telugu
Utsaha Ithihasam Drama February 14, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 12-19 min. Ended Malayalam
The Story Talk show February 14, 2018 1 season, 5 episodes 13-18 min. Ended Hindi
Table No. 5 Thriller February 14, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 6-10 min. Ended Hindi
Life Sahi Hai: Season 2 Comedy drama April 5, 2018 1 season, 5 episodes 25 min. Ended Hindi
Zero KMS Mystery thriller May 29, 2018 1 season, 12 episodes 14-26 min. Ended Hindi
Horn Ok Please Drama June 15, 2018 1 season, 12 episodes 18-24 min. Ended Marathi
Babbar Ka Tabbar Comedy drama June 20, 2018 2 seasons, 12 episodes 15-23 min. Ended Hindi
Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone Drama July 15, 2018 2 seasons, 16 episodes 19-27 min. Pending English
Kallachirippu Thriller drama July 23, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 12-25 min. Ended Tamil
Liftman Comedy July 26, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 8-10 min. Ended Marathi
Lockdown Reality music August 17, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 15-21 min. Ended Hindi
Akoori Comedy drama August 30, 2018 1 season, 12 episodes 19-28 min. Pending Hindi
Chitra Vichitram Comedy October 4, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 13-17 min. Ended Telugu
Kaali Action drama November 13, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 21-25 min. Ended Bengali
B.Tech Drama November 15, 2018 1 season, 9 episodes 18-29 min. Ended Telugu
Alarm Action drama November 22, 2018 1 season, 12 episodes 19-26 min. Ended Tamil
Date with Saie Thriller drama December 5, 2018 1 season, 9 episodes 18-26 min. Ended Marathi
Rangbaaz Crime drama December 22, 2018 1 season, 9 episodes - - Hindi

 

ALTBalaji

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
Fourplay Drama January 15, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 20 min. Ended Hindi
Haq Se Drama February 2, 2018 1 season, 20 episodes 20 min. Ended Hindi
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Drama March 16, 2018 1 season, 15 episodes 25 min. Renewed Hindi
Galti Se Mis-Tech Drama April 7, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 8 min. Ended Hindi
PM Selfiewallie Romance drama April 18, 2018 1 season, 7 episodes 27 min. Ended Hindi
Gandii Baat Drama May 3, 2018 1 season, 4 episodes 40 min. Renewed Hindi
Dil Hi Toh Hai Romance drama June 18, 2018 1 season, 90 episodes 22 min. Renewed Hindi
Hum - I'm Because of Us Drama July 30, 2018 1 season, 20 episodes 20 min. Ended Hindi
Home Drama July 30, 2018 1 season, 20 episodes 20 min. Ended Hindi
XXX Drama September 27, 2018 1 season, 5 episodes 20 min. Ended Hindi
The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family Drama October 10, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 20 min. Ended Hindi
Zaban Sambhal Ke Drama October 10, 2018 1 season, 3 episodes 22 min. Ended Hindi
Baby Come Naa Drama November 2, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 22 min. Ended Marathi
Broken But Beautiful Romance drama November 27, 2018 1 season, 11 episodes 22 min. Ended Hindi
Apharan Sabka Katega Thriller December 14, 2018 1 season, 12 episodes - Pending Hindi

 

SonyLIV

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
House Proud: Season 2 Lifestyle March 30, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 11-15 min. Ended English
Married Woman Diaries: Season 2 Rom-com April 4, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 11-20 min. Ended English
Full Tight Comedy July 12, 2018 1 season, 7 episodes 17-20 min. Ended Marathi/Hindi
The Big Bong Connection Romance drama November 27, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 20-25 min. Ended Bengali

 

Hungama

Title Genre Release date Seasons and Episodes Length Status Language
Damaged Psychological crime drama June 6, 2018 1 season, 15 episodes 20-25 min. Pending Hindi
Hankaar Drama July 26, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 20-25 min. Pending Hindi
Bar Code Drama October 10, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 20-25 min. Pending Hindi

 

List of original movies from India in 2018

Netflix

Title Genre Release date Length Language
Love Per Square Foot Rom-com February 14, 2018 133 min. Hindi
Ladies First Doc March 8, 2018 39 min. Hindi/English
Sometimes Drama May 1, 2018 101 min. Tamil
Lust Stories Rom-com June 15, 2018 120 min. Hindi
Brij Mohan Amar Rahe Comedy August 3, 2018 100 min. Hindi
Rajma Chawal Comedy drama November 30, 2018 118 min. Hindi

 

Eros Now

Title Genre Release date Length Language
Toffee Drama January 17, 2018 18 min. Hindi
Meri Nimmo Drama April 27, 2018 90 min. Hindi
Ottamuri Velicham Drama November 23, 2018 99 min. Malayalam

 

Viu

Title Genre Release date Length Language
Behind Closed Doors Drama July 24, 2018 16 min. Tamil
Wind Drama July 24, 2018 30 min. Tamil

 

ZEE5

Title Genre Release date Length Language
Mehmaan Thriller February 14, 2018 20 min. Bengali/Hindi
Sone Bhi Do Yaaron Comedy February 14, 2018 11 min. Hindi
Tamashree Drama June 27, 2018 10 min. Hindi
AranyaDeb Fantasy August 10, 2018 135 min. Bengali
Lal Bahadur Shastri's Death Docu-drama August 15, 2018 15 min. Hindi
Mehram Drama August 21, 2018 32 min. Hindi
Khaar Docu-drama October 2, 2018 27 min. Hindi
Tigers Thriller drama November 21, 2018 89 min. Hindi
Toothbrush Drama December 21, 2018 - Hindi

 

List of original comedy specials from India in 2018

Netflix

Title Genre Release date Length Language
Vir Das: Losing It Stand-up December 11, 2018 68 min. English/Hindi

 

Amazon

Title Genre Release date Length Language
Rahul Subramanian: Kal Main Udega Stand-up March 16, 2018 63 min. English/Hindi
Kautuk Srivastava: Anatomy of Awkward Stand-up March 23, 2018 66 min. English/Hindi
Nishant Tanwar: Dilli Se Hoon B*@!&#%D Stand-up April 6, 2018 59 min. Hindi
The Improvisers: Something From Nothing Improv April 27, 2018 51 min. English
Vaibhav Sethia: Don't Stand-up May 25, 2018 61 min. English
Anirban Dasgupta: Take It Easy Stand-up June 22, 2018 60 min. Hindi
Sahil Shah's: Childish Behaviour Stand-up June 29, 2018 72 min. English
Gaurav Kapoor: HahaKaar Stand-up July 20, 2018 50 min. Hindi
Sorabh Pant: Make India Great Again Stand-up August 3, 2018 65 min. English/Hindi
Improv All Stars – Games Night Improv September 7, 2018 69 min. English/Hindi
Go Straight Take Left Sketch September 21, 2018 53 min. English
Kaksha Gyarvi Stand-up November 23, 2018 74 min. Hindi
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