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 October 11th, 2021 – October 17th, 2021. The numbers are estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming releases from the South.
1) Dhindora – YouTube
Views (million): 3.7
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.
Views (million): 3.6
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, this film stars Vicky Kaushal as Sardar Udham Singh, a revolutionary freedom fighter best known for assassinating Michael O’Dwyer in London to take revenge for 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar.