Our best picks from Voot Select.
Theatrical releases of Bollywood and English movies took the brunt of the pandemic, taking a back seat. However, the same pandemic paved the way for the popularity of online streaming platforms. Fresh and original content available on these platforms proved to be the dark horses of the race that kept audiences entertained with their never seen before storylines and some of the most incredible performances by the actors. Other than streaming reality shows like Bigg Boss and Roadies, our homegrown OTT platform Voot also offers a wide array of original shows that will keep you hooked. Here are some of the best originals on Voot Select that you should add to your watch list:
Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side
The gripping crime-thriller series received positive responses from audiences and critics alike and enjoys an 8.4 rating on IMDb. Set in the mystical city of Varanasi, the story follows a forensic expert and his teacher who find themselves entangled in a cat-and-mouse game with a psychopath serial killer. Showcasing the parallel between the worlds of forensic and mythology, the series is a gripping watch.
With an interesting plot revolving around the lives of a few RAW agents, the story showcases their plan to uncover a conspiracy that threatens the safety of the country. Their journey as they race against time to uncover the sinister plan and save millions of lives makes the perfect backdrop for this gritty thriller web series.
The Gone Game
The psychological thriller series was shot entirely during the lockdown, within the confines of home. The series revolves around the Gujrals, a family stuck at different places during the lockdown who try to stay connected through video calls and social media. The story takes a sharp turn when the family learns about their son Sahil's disappearance and alleged death due to coronavirus. With the story unfolding slowly, deeper and darker secrets come to the surface, making the plot quite interesting.
It's Not That Simple
Chronicling the complexities of an urban marriage, the series follows a young housewife who is stuck in an unhappy marriage and wishes to break free. Problems begin to arise after she attends her school reunion and ends up meeting people from her past. Capturing the change in dynamics post her reunion and her journey towards rediscovering herself, the series is a must-watch.
Based on the novel Liar, by Jack and Harry Williams, Marzi is set amidst the picturesque town of Shimla. The story revolves around the seemingly normal date between Anurag and Sameera, who try to give a second shot at love. However, chaos unleashes when Sameera accuses Anurag of raping her and Anurag claims innocence and denies committing the crime. The psychological thriller will compel you to question which side to choose?
The Raikar Case
The story revolves around the Raikar family. When their teenage son dies, people around assume the death to be a suicide. However, as the plot progresses, the police come on board to investigate the death, threatening the revelation of hidden dark secrets of the seemingly happy Raikar family. With each member having a hidden motive to kill the young lad, will the police be able to unmask the murderer? The show is guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat throughout.