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 November 23rd, 2020 – November 29th, 2020. The numbers are all estimates based only within India.
1) Aashram Chapter 2: The Dark Side – MX Player
Views (Million): 5.3
The second chapter of the Bobby Deol-starrer, directed by Prakash Jha topping this list (
again) is no surprise, because the first chapter that dropped in August this year has been consistently showing up on this list, and now so has the second chapter. Deol plays the conman-godman, a sinister figure in this 9 part series that also stars Chandan Roy Sanyal and Anupriya Goenka among others. It must be noted that MX Player is a free-of-cost streaming platform.
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Views (Million): 2.6
Hansal Mehta’s foray into the Luv Ranjan Universe of small-town comedy stars Mehta’s totem Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Bharucha and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. Rao plays a happy-go-lucky PT teacher whose love for Bharucha’s character, the new computer teacher, is hampered by Ayyub’s character, a new senior PT teacher.
3) Bichhoo Ka Khel- ALTBalaji/Zee5
Views (Million): 2.5
Thus revenge-masala drama starring Divyenndu is set in Varanasi. It involves a slew of murders connected to one another, tethered to the city’s redevelopment that is being taken up by corrupt powers.
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Views (Million): 2.4
A remake of the Tamil horror-comedy
Kanchana (2012), this film is about Akshay Kumar’s character being possessed by a transgender ghost.
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Views (Million): 1.9
About a band of college friends who first fight college elections, and then state elections, only to have their leader (Sumeet Vyas) assassinated, this is a 9 part series that follows the investigation into the murder, while playing out entirely in flashbacks.
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