Bollywood has been a major source of entertainment for Indians over the decades, but lately the culture of web series has witnessed a rapid rise in the country.

With easy access to internet, people in India have increasingly been attracted to various kinds of web series. The year 2017 saw a number of such web series come up and become quite popular with the masses.

Some of the web shows are comic in nature, while some others deal with serious content.

Here is a compilation of top 6 Indian web series that made it big in 2017:

Bose Dead or Alive: Starring Rajkummar Rao, this one is based on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his various missions during the freedom struggle. Produced by Alt Balaji, the web series is one of the most popular, also because of Rajkummar's stellar performance.

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Laakhon Mein Ek: Aired on Amazon Prime, this show narrates the story of a student who faces immense pressure from his parents and the society as he is expected to become an IITian.

The series primarily showcases the faulty education system and unreasonable expectations on students that cause depression.

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Fathers: It is a funny series hilariously shows three middle-aged men trying to build a start-up. It has become one of the most-loved funny web series of the year.


Inside Edge: This has a serious plot involving cricket and its negative aspects, like betting and drugs. It features Bollywood stars like Vivek Oberoi and Angad Bedi. The show has received some good response from the audience.

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Ragini MMS Returns: Another Alt Balaji production, this is an erotic horror series starring Karishma Sharma, Deepak Kalra and Riya Sen.

It received tremendous response from viewers, and the credit goes mostly to the sexuality associated with the series.

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TIME OUT: It is a romantic comedy of a married couple Rahul (Tahir Raj Bhasin) and Radha (Sarah Jane Dias). The series introduces the audience to a side of urban marriages where the couple has to deal with issues of responsibility – reliability – readiness. Starring The web series is directed by Danish Aslam on Viacom 18's Voot.

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There are some other web series like What The Folks, Going Viral and Bachelors that have also received much love.