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 August 23rd, 2021 – August 29th, 2021. The numbers are all estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming released from the South.

2) Bhuj: The Pride Of India – Disney+ Hotstar

Views (million): 3.6

Set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the film follows IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, played by Ajay Devgn, then in-charge of the Bhuj airbase who, with his team reconstructed the IAF airbase with the help of 300 women from the local village Madhapar.

3) The Empire – Disney+ Hotstar

Views (million): 3.3

This Indian historical fiction period drama series, created by Nikkhil Advani and directed by Mitakshara Kumar, is based on the novel series Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutherford. The first season follows the rise and fall of Babur played by Kunal Kapoor.

4) The Legend Of Hanuman S2 – Disney+Hotstar

Views (million): 2.4

This Indian animated mythological fantasy streaming television series follows Hanuman and his transformation from a mighty warrior to a god.

5) Comedy Premium League – Netflix

Views (million): 2.1

With sketch comedy, improvs, and roasts, 16 of India’s funniest entertainers, including Tanmay Bhat, Kenny Sebastian, Sumukhi Suresh, and Kaneez Surka compete in teams to be named the ultimate comedy champions.

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