SonyLIV mostly grabs attention for its sports category but in recent times the OTT platform has been giving some really cool content both in terms of films and series. Even the international content library of the platform is quite good (The Commons, Dark Waters, Green Book, 1917, A Confession). But today our focus is on the original series on SonyLIV. So let’s get started.
Scam 1992 – The Harshad Mehta Story
1 Season, 10 Episodes
This latest SonyLIV series is undoubtedly among the few best Indian series and has been receiving rave reviews from everyone. This series by national award-winning director Hansal Mehta is a captivating and thrilling account of India’s biggest earliest scam. The story is set in the 1980s-90s Bombay and follows Harshad Mehta, a middle-class boy from Ghatkopar who found his way into the stock market.
Starring: Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Sharib Hashmi, Hemant Kher, Chirag Vohra, Faisal Rashid, Nikhil Dwivedi, Satish Kaushik, Jay Upadhyay, Rajat Kapoor, Anant Mahadevan
Directed by: Hansal Mehta
1 Season, 12 Episodes
This thriller series is an adaption of an Israeli series, Kvodo. The plot centres on the life of Bishan Khosla (Sheirgill), a rookie judge celebrating his promotion. However, things go hay-wire when his own son is involved in a hit-and-run case. The judge sacrifices relationships and subverts the law to save his son from a vengeful gangster. The series displays how even the most upright people break in order to save their family. The series has been in talks, mostly for good reasons and has received decent critical acclaim.
Starring: Jimmy Sheirgill, Pulkit Makol, Mita Vashisht, Yashpal Sharma, Varun Badola, Suhasini Mulay, Mahabir Bhullar, Parul Gulati, Kunj Anand, Indu, Parag Gupta
Directed by: E Nivas
Avrodh: The Siege Within
1 Season, 9 Episodes
Avrodh is a war thriller web series based on the 2016 surgical strike operation by Indian Army. It is an adaptation of a chapter from the book “India’s Most Fearless” by Rahul Singh and Shiv Aroor. The series showcases what went behind planning the 2016 surgical strike conducted by the Indian army across Line of Control (LoC). It not only shows what happened on ground but also reveals the diplomatic process and the military planning that went behind it.
Starring : Amit Sadh, Madhurima Tuli, Neeraj Kabi, Darshan Kumar, Vikram Gokhale, Anant Mahadevan
Directed by : Raj Acharya
1 Season, 10 Episodes
This crime-thriller drama is set in Manali where two filmmakers, Rishi and Saloni, go to shoot a friend’s wedding. But things take an ugly turn when Rishi accidentally covers a murder of a ‘dancing girl’ by the groom’s father. While he is disturbed with this event he tries to find out what happened. Meanwhile DSP Ghosh arrives form West Bengal searching for the same ‘dancing girl’.
Starring: Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Harsh Chhaya, Surya Sharma, Ankur Rathee, Anchal Singh, Abhishek Chauhan, Ayn Zoya, Apeksha Porwal, Vaarun Bhagat, Uttam Haldar, Sayandeep Sen
Directed by: Ashish R. Shukla
1 Season, 4 Episodes
This one has powerful starcast with a theme not much explored in the Indian territory i.e. time travel. Shantanu, a young CBI officer is handed the case of flight A0 26, which has gone missing with 8 delegates in it, after take-off from Kolkata. While it seems to be an open and shut case, the information of a plane crash in the hills of Neora Valley, West Bengal brings in the twist.
Starring: Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Rajesh Sharma, Ritika Anand
Directed by: Shailendra Vyas
1 Season, 5 Episodes
Set in quaint by-lanes in the heart of India, Gullak is a collection of disarming and relatable tales of the Mishra family. This family drama is a wonderful light-hearted watch that is available for free streaming on SonyLIV.
Starring: Jameel Khan, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Harsh Mayar, Vaibhav Raj Gupta
Directed by: Amrit Raj Gupta
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