Best of 2020 in movies/web-series (Hindi)

It was a year when there were few movies and many web-series, thanks to the lockdown in 2020. Many new streaming platforms came into limelight like Voot Select, MX Player etc apart from the existing ones like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar. The few apps on fringes like Sony liv and Zee5 saw solid makeovers. ALT balaji tied up with many other platforms to boost subscriptions.

It was difficult to pick the winners as I binged more than one would in a normal year (who didn’t!). Nevertheless, here is my lists of the best i saw this year. This comes with a standard disclaimer that I have not seen many of the shows and movies across platforms, hence the universe of selecting them is limited. The list is arranged in no particular order of preference.

Best 5 Hindi web-series

  1. Scam-1992 on SonyLiv
  2. Patallok on Amazon Prime
  3. Churails on Zee5
  4. Panchayat on Amazon Prime
  5. Aarya on Hotstar

Special mentions: Afsoos and Mirzapur 2 both on Amazon Prime

Best 5 Male performances in web-series

  1. Pratik Gandhi in Scam-1992
  2. Jaideep Alahwat in Patallok
  3. Divyendu Sharma in Mirzapur 2
  4. Gulshan Devviyah in Afsoos
  5. Jitendra Kumar in Panchayat

Special Mentions: Kay Kay Menon in Special ops, Harsh Chaaya in Undekhi on Sony liv

Best 5 Female performance in web-series

  1. Sushmita Sen in Aarya
  2. Sumukhi Suresh in Pushpavalli 2
  3. Neena Gupta in Panchayat
  4. Shreya Dhanwanthary in Scam-1992
  5. Aditi Pohankar in SHE

Best 5 Hindi movies (in theaters/streaming platforms) — Thappad, Lootcase, Raat Akeli Hain, Sir, Ludo

Worst 5 Hindi movies(in theaters/streaming platforms) — Laxmii, Coolie no.1, Love Aaj kal, Sadak 2, Mrs. Serial Killer

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