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 Hindi shows and movies from the Indian streaming space during the week of December 21st, 2020 – December 27th, 2020. The numbers are all estimates based only within India.
1) Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors- Disney+Hostar
Views (Million): 5.8
Directed by Rohan Sippy and Arjun Mukherjee, this second season of
Criminal Justice franchise
has Pankaj Tripathi reprising the role of the money minded lawyer defending Kirti Kulhari who has confessed to murdering her husband. The show dropped on December 24
2) Coolie No. 1 – Amazon Prime
Views (Million): 4.9
A remake of David Dhawan’s 1995 namesake film. The story is the same: Raju (Govinda then, Varun Dhawan now) a Coolie, pretends to be rich to marry the daughter (Karisma Kapoor then, Sara Ali Khan now) of a rich businessman (Kader Khan then, Paresh Rawal now).
3) Unpaused- Amazon Prime
Views (Million): 2.7
This is a COVID19 lockdown anthology with short films directed by Nikkhil Advani, Raj & DK, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nitya Mehra, and Avinash Arun.
4) Durgamati – Amazon Prime
Views (Million): 2.0
In this faithful remake of the Anushka starrer
Bhaagmathie, Bhumi Pednekar plays the alliterative Chanchal Chauhan, a confidante of a do-gooder politician that people want to bring down. She is interrogated in a haunted Durgamati Haveli to extract damning information on him.
5) AK VS AK – Netflix
Views (million): 1.9
This meta-narrative pits Anurag Kashyap against Anil Kapoor, both playing mythical, exaggerated version of themselves. Anurag Kashyap as revenge for past snubs kidnaps Sonam Kapoor and films Anil Kapoor’s search for her.