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 Hindi shows and movies from the Indian streaming space during the week of November 9th, 2020 – November 15th, 2020. The numbers are all estimates based only within India.
1) Aashram Chapter 2: The Dark Side – MX Player
Views (Million): 25.3
The second chapter of the Bobby Deol-starrer, directed by Prakash Jha topping this list is no surprise, because the first chapter that dropped in August this year has been consistently showing up on this list. Deol plays the conman-godman, a sinister figure in this 9 part series that also stars Chandan Roy Sanyal and Anupriya Goenka among others. It must be noted that MX Player is a free-of-cost streaming platform.
The numbers for Aashram: Chapter 2 are for 5 days.
Also Read: Review of Aashram Chapter 2
2) Laxmii – Disney+Hotstar
Views (Million): 16.4
A controversial re-naming later the Akshay Kumar-starrer finally released on Disney+Hotstar. A remake of the Tamil horror-comedy Kanchana (2012), this film shows Akshay Kumar’s character being possessed by a transgender ghost.
3) Chhalaang – Amazon Prime Video
Views (Million): 4.1
Hansal Mehta’s foray into the Luv Ranjan Universe of small-town comedy stars Mehta’s totem Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Bharucha and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. Rao plays a happy-go-lucky PT teacher whose love for Bharucha’s character, the new computer teacher, is hampered by Ayyub’s character, a new senior PT teacher.
The numbers for Chhalaang are for 3 days.
4) Ludo – Netflix
Views (Million): 3.3
This is Anurag Basu’s signature quirk-comedy with ensemble cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Rohit Suresh Saraf, Pearle Maaney and Inayat Verma.
The numbers for Ludo are for 4 days.
5) Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story – SonyLIV
Views (Million): 2.0
SonyLIV’s 10-episode series from director Hansal Mehta continues its run in the top 5 this week, showing no signs of slowing down. Set in 80s and 90s Bombay it follows the true story of infamous stockbroker Harshad Mehta, who single-handedly took the stock market to dizzying heights. The series examines his rags to riches rise to power and subsequent catastrophic downfall.
The series stars Pratik Gandhi in the lead role with Shreya Dhanwanthary playing Sucheta Dalal, the journalist who first broke the scam.