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 11th, 2021 – January 17th, 2020. The numbers are all estimates based only within India.
Views (Million): 3.6
Directed by Satish Kaushik and co-produced by Salman Khan, this film follows Lal Bihari Mritak (played by Pankaj Tripathi) who, after being officially declared 'dead' by relatives who stole his ancestral land, fought an 18-year-old war of attrition against the absurdities of Indian bureaucracy to prove that he was alive.
Views (Million): 3.2
Ali Abbas Zafar's (Bharat, Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai) foray into the murky world of politics, this show stars Saif Ali Khan as the Machiavellian politician. The show also stars Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, and Dino Morea among others.
Views (Million): 3.1
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.
Views (Million): 1.7
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 on this list since its release.
Views (Million): 1.6
A courtroom drama that morphs into a psychological drama, this film stars Arjun Rampal as the lawyer, and Manav Kaul plays his client.