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