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 January 4th, 2021 – January 10th, 2020. The numbers are all estimates based only within India.
1) Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors- Disney+Hostar
Views (Million): 4.8
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. This show has been topping this list since its release.
2) The Missing Stone – MX Player
Views (Million): 3.1
A weekend getaway at a resort turns into a horror story for the happily married couple, Dhwani (Bidita Bag) & Sahir (Barun Sobti).
3) Nail Polish – Zee5
Views (Million): 2.7
A courtroom drama that morphs into a psychological drama, this film stars Arjun Rampal as the lawyer, and Manav Kaul plays his client.
4) Bullets- MX Player
Views (Million): 1.9
Starring Sunny Leone and Karishma Tanna, who play Tina and Lolo, this is a story of two gals-on-a-mission to thwart an illegal international arms deal. Earlier a film titled Tina and Lolo, it has been chopped up into a web-show that released on 8th January.
5) Coolie No. 1 – Amazon Prime
Views (Million): 1.4
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).