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 25th, 2021 – October 31st, 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): 4.4
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.
2) Hum Do Hamare Do – Disney+ Hotstar
Views (million): 4.1
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.
3) One Mic Stand Season 2 – Amazon Prime Video
Views (million): 3.8
Sunny Leone, Chetan Bhagat, Faye D’Souza, Raftaar, and Karan Johar try their hand at stand-up comedy mentored by experts in the field.
4) 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.
5) Sardar Udham – Amazon Prime Video
Views (million): 3.2
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.