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, tracks viewership figures of top releases across major platforms.
Here is a list of the most-viewed shows and movies from the Indian streaming space during the week of November 21st, 2021 – November 7th, 2021. The numbers are estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming releases from the South.
1) Hum Do Hamare Do – Disney+ Hotstar
Views (million): 6.8
Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon play lovers in this rom-com, where Rao’s character hires fake parents, played by Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah, to convince Sanon’s family-obsessed character that he comes from a loving house.
2) Dhindora – YouTube
Views (million): 3.6
Known for his YouTube comedy channel BB Ki Vines (20 million subscribers and counting), Indian comedian, writer, singer, songwriter Bhuvan Bam’s Dhindora is about, in the words of Bam, “an ‘aam aadmi’ and his journey, when certain incidents happen to him and how everyone connected to him responds to these.” The incident includes a lottery. Bam plays 9 characters.
3) Girgit – ALT Balaji and MX Player
Views (million): 3.3
A murder mystery where characters change colours like the titular chameleon, the story follows a rich man in Manali whose wife has been missing for the past few months.
4) Dybbuk – Amazon Prime Video
Views (million): 3.0
The horror film, starring Emraan Hashmi and Nikita Dutta about a Jewish ghost, is a remake of Jay’s 2017 Malayalam film Ezra.
Views (million): 2.3
This remake of the cult French show follows celebrity agents played by Aahana Kumra, Ayush Mehra, Rajat Kapoor, and Soni Razdan. Special appearances include Dia Mirza, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadda, Lara Dutta, Lillete Dubey, Ila Arun, Farah Khan, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Jackie Shroff, and Nandita Das.