Streaming platforms are notorious for their lack of transparency, allowing them to quote numbers that are tough to verify. Ormax Media, a media consulting firm, has began tracking viewership figures of the top releases across major platforms.
Here’s a list of the most-viewed shows and movies from the Indian streaming space during the week of April 5th, 2021 – April 11th, 2021. The numbers are all estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming released from the South.
1) The Big Bull – Disney+Hostar
Views (million): 5.8
Harshad Mehta’s dramatized fictionalized biopic, produced as a web-show last year in Scam 1992, is now made into a movie starring Abhishek Bachchan, following the real events of the financial market frauds that took place in the 1990s.
2) OK Computer – Disney + Hotstar
Views (million): 4.0
This sci-fi comedy from Anand Gandhi’s Memesys Lab is set in 2031, and follows the investigation of a self-driving car that murdered a human.
3) Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare S2 – Amazon Prime
Views (million): 3.1
This is the second season of Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare, an Indian comedy series created by comedian Zakir Khan. The first season ended with a politician asking Ronny (Khan) to become a leader of the party’s youth wing. This season outlines the price one pays in politics.
4) The Falcon And The Winter Solider – Disney+Hotstar
Views (million): 2.3
The series follows Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and Sam (Anthony Mackie) as they try to adjust to a world without Captain America while grappling with the weight of his legacy and the big question of who can take on the mantle.
Views (million): 1.9
From the TVF factory we have a story that follows UPSC aspirants as they spend years studying for the exams and later, as they chase coveted bureaucratic positions, while navigating interpersonal relationships.