Ray to Bombay Begums: Here are 5 Netflix series that deserve another season

The OTT platform boasts an impressive lineup of web series, including titles like 'Delhi Crime,' 'CAT,' 'Scoop,' 'Kohrra,' and the more recent 'Gun & Gulaabs'

By Bhavana  Published on  16 Sep 2023 4:30 AM GMT
Ray to Bombay Begums: Here are 5 Netflix series that deserve another season

Hyderabad: Netflix India has produced a variety of well-crafted shows since its inception in this region. The OTT platform boasts an impressive lineup of web series, including titles like 'Delhi Crime,' 'CAT,' 'Scoop,' 'Kohrra,' and the more recent 'Gun & Gulaabs.' However, there are also Netflix original shows that have either concluded or lack concrete news regarding their continuation or revival for another season. Here are five such web series that deserve a second chance and should be renewed by Netflix.

1. Ghoul

'Ghoul,' although a miniseries consisting of only three episodes in one season, stood out as a rare Indian horror show. It even earned a place among the top-rated Netflix shows on Rotten Tomatoes. The series collaborated with international filmmaker Jason Blum and Indian talents like Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.

Plot: Set in a near-future authoritarian India, 'Ghoul' follows Radhika Apte as Nida Rahim, a newly enlisted military officer tasked with interrogating a mysterious prisoner in a remote detention facility. However, the situation takes a deadly turn as the prisoner unveils the darkest secrets of the interrogators, hinting at a supernatural presence.

2. Ray

Netflix's anthology series, inspired by four short stories by the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, spans multiple genres. Directed by Srijit Mukherji, Abhishek Chaubey, and Vasan Bala, two segments, 'Bahrupiya' starring Kay Kay Menon and 'Hungama Kyun Hai Barpa' starring Manoj Bajpayee and Gajraj Rao, made a significant impact. This success suggests that many more stories from Satyajit Ray are waiting to be explored in a potential 'Ray Season 2.'

Plot: The stories encompass an underachieving but gifted makeup artist, a train journey featuring a popular singer, the tale of a successful yet self-centered businessman, and a famous movie star going through an existential crisis.

3. Typewriter

Directed by the highly talented 'Kahaani' director Sujoy Ghosh, this horror drama series received decent reviews upon release and drew favorable comparisons to the cult series 'Stranger Things.'

Plot: The show revolves around three children who embark on a quest to find a ghost in an old villa. However, their journey takes an intriguing turn when a new family moves in, unearthing the dark and haunted past of the place.

4. Bard of Blood

This spy thriller series, backed by Shah Rukh Khan, maybe the most underrated entry on this list. Despite receiving mixed reviews upon its 2019 release, Emran Hashmi's controlled performance garnered praise. The first season it was concluded with a gripping cliffhanger, leaving room for a potentially bigger and better second season.

Plot: Based on Bilal Siddiqui's book, the series follows the daring adventures of former RAW agent Kabir Anand (Emran Hashmi) during a hostage rescue mission in Balochistan. Kabir must rely on his unique skills and confront his dark past. The show also features Vineet Kumar Singh, Sobita Dhulipala, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Rajit Kapoor in pivotal roles.

5. Bombay Begums

Despite receiving mixed critical feedback, 'Bombay Begums' earned a spot on the list of top-rated Netflix shows on an international listicle on Rotten Tomatoes. It marked a notable acting comeback for actress Pooja Bhatt, known for 'Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin.'

Plot: The series follows the stories of five ambitious women in Mumbai from different backgrounds as they navigate their lives in pursuit of their aspirations. One is a high-powered bank CEO, while another is a former bar dancer.

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