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 June 28st, 2021 – July 4th, 2021. The numbers are all estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming released from the South.
Views (million): 6.2
Based on Satya Vyas's novel Chaurasi, the premise of Grahan is compelling. The 8-episode series is centred on a Ranchi IPS officer named Amrita Singh (Zoya Hussain) who, on the eve of the 2016 elections, finds herself leading a special investigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Bokaro.
Views (million): 3.1
This Netflix anthology of four films based on short stories by Satyajit Ray has been described as "Ray on acid". The films were directed by Srijit Mukherji, Abhishek Chaubey, Vasan Bala, with Mukherji directing the first two.
Views (million): 2.9
Vidya Balan plays Vidya Vincent a forest officer who is trying to capture a tiger that has been causing havoc and death among villagers. However, the cobwebbed bureaucracy and toxic politics come in the way of her duty.
Views (million): 2.7
Sidharth Shukla and Sonia Rathee star in the third season of Broken But Beautiful about wounded lovers looking for closure and catharsis. The show that released on ALT Balaji a few weeks ago, also dropped on MX Player two weeks ago.
Views (million): 1.2
A love triangle, and a pulpy murder mystery investigative, this film starring Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, and Harshvardhan Rane, is written by Kanika Dhillon, directed by Vinyl Mathew.