Why: As if befitting a year as unusual as 2020, arguably the most popular piece of film music was the theme from a web series about a Gujarati stockbroker. In a cinema culture known for its songs, this was a major moment. Played over the appropriately trippy opening credits, former psychedelic rock band member-turned-composer Achint made sure you not only did not skip the intro, but also played it on loop long after the show was over. The Scam 1992 theme transcended its web series and is perhaps India’s first true hit intro music in the prestige TV tradition.
For his prolific run since the lockdown to become a legit OTT-era superstar
Created a stellar second season of their popular spy thriller show
Showed us that you don’t always need a big star to pull in crowds
Created a pathbreaking web-series that changed the game for Indian shows