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 28th, 2020 – January 4th, 2020. The numbers are all estimates based only within India.
Views (Million): 9.9
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.
Views (Million): 6.3
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).
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.
Views (million): 1.6
A horny-historical about the missing queens of the evil, rapacious king Bhadrapratap (Annu Kapoor), turns into a story of revolt that is headed by Boris (Milind Soman), the transgender warrior of the kingdom.