The 5 Most Viewed Streaming Shows And Movies Of The Week, Film Companion

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 March 8th, 2021 – March 15th, 2021. The numbers are all estimates based only within India.

1) 1962: The War In The Hills, Disney+ Hotstar

Views (million): 4.6

The 10-part show follows the backstory of soldiers who fought in the 1962 Sino-Indian War under Major Suraj Singh played by Abhay Deol. The cast also includes Sumeet Vyas, Akash Thosar, Mahie Gill, Meiyang Chang.

Also read: Review of 1962: The War in the Hills

2) The Married Woman, ALT Balaji & Zee5

Views (million): 2.7

Based on Manju Kapur’s novel of the same name, this is a story of two women (Ridhi Dogra and Monica Dogra) who fall in love in 1990s Delhi that is frayed by anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Also read: Review of The Married Woman

3) Bombay Begums, Netflix

Views (million): 1.9

Bombay Begums is a 6-part series about 5 women at different stages of their life: Pooja Bhatt as Rani, the CEO of a bank, Shahana Goswami as Fatima, a senior staff at the same bank, Amruta Subhash as Lily, a bar dancer turned sex-worker, Plabita Borthakur as Ayesha, a junior staff at the bank, and Aadhya Anand as Shai, the 13-year old step-daughter of Rani.

4) Chakravyuh: An Inspector Virkar Crime Thriller, MX Player

Views (million): 1.8

Starring Prateik Babbar as the investigating inspector who tries to uncover a ring of people who drug, rape, record, and extort women. It released on the 12th.

Also read: Review of Chakravyuh

5) Coming 2 America, Amazon Prime

Views (million): 1.5

A follow up to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 Coming To America this film takes place 30 years into the future in the world of Zamunda. Filled with meta-humour, this is a light comedy that props up the black aesthetic.

Also read: Review of Coming 2 America

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