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Shahid Kapoor’s Farzi or Aditya Roy Kapur’s The Night Manager? Most popular shows of 2023 battle it out to be most viewed

Shahid Kapoor made his OTT debut with Raj and DK's Farzi

Shahid Kapoor’s Farzi or Aditya Roy Kapur’s The Night Manager? Most popular shows of 2023 battle it out to be most viewed
Detail from the poster for Farzi. Amazon Prime Video India

Last Updated: 09.33 PM, Jan 26, 2024


2023 was the year of many firsts. Shahid Kapoor made his OTT debut in the year and with the Raj and DK directorial Farzi, he climbed the ladder in the OTT space instantly. The web series continues to receive the love and was the most viewed show of the year. On the other hand, Aditya Roy Kapur got everybody drooling through the Hindi version of The Night Manager. Thus, it comes as no surprise that this web series (with 28.6 million views) was in direct competition with Farzi (37.1 million views) to be the most viewed. Ormax Media has unveiled its full list and from Taaza Khabar to Made In Heaven 2, many other web series made their way.

Bhuvan Bam’s OTT platform debut in top 3

2023 was also the year for Bhuvan Bam. The YouTuber had featured his own web series in 2022 and within a year, he gave us a 360 with Taaza Khabar. The web series, streaming on Disney+Hotstar marked his debut on an OTT platform. It left viewers stunned with his character graph and the storyline. With 23.5 million views, this one beat two of Sushmita Sen’s popular series too.

Top 5

Asur came up with its second season and fans of the show were not disappointed at all. This one came fourth on the list with 21 million views, for more suspense was unveiled this time around. Following closely was Sushmita Sen’s Taali, a web series based on the real-life story of India’s first transgender, Gauri Sawant. The show got slightly more views than Aarya 2. Taali got 17.8 million views.

Bottom 5

It was Sushmita’s show again on number six. The actress did not just deliver Taali but also continued to give us a pleasant surprise through the third season of her popular franchise, Aarya, which got 17.2 million views. Surprisingly (although not so much), the more recent releases like Aspirants 2 (16.6 million views) and Neeraj Pandey’s The Freelancer (16.2 million views) were more viewed than Sonakshi Sinha’s Dahaad (16 million views) as well as Made In Heaven season 2 (15.7 million views). Out of the list, Made In Heaven ranked 10th and Dahaad ninth, while Aspirants 2 and The Freelancer took the seventh and eighth spot.

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