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Here is a list of the most watched shows and movies from the Indian streaming space during the week of March 8, 2021 to March 15, 2021. All figures are approximate, based only on India.
1) 1962: The War in the Hills, Disney + Hotstar
Views (millions): 4.6
The 10-part show follows the story of soldiers who fought in the Sino-Indian War in 1962 under the command of Major Suraj Singh, played by Abhai Deol. The cast also includes Sumeet Vyas, Akash Thosar, Mahie Gill, Meiyang Chang.
Read also: Review of 1962: The War in the Hills
2) The married woman, ALT Balaji & Zee5
Views (millions): 2.7
Based on the novel of the same name by Manju Kapoor, it is the story of two women (Ridhi Dogra and Monica Dogra) who fall in love in the 1990s with Delhi, which is marred by anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Read also: Review of The married woman
3) Bombay Begums, Netflix
Views (millions): 1.9
Bombay Begums is a series of 6 parts for 5 women at different stages of their lives: Puja Bhat as Rani, CEO of a bank, Shahana Gosvami as Fatima, senior employees in the same bank, Amruta Subhash as Lily, a bar dancer who turned into sex – worker, Plabita Bortakur as Ayesha, a junior bank employee, and Aadia Anand as Shai, Rani’s 13-year-old stepdaughter.
4) Chakravyuh: Inspector Virkar Crime thriller, MX Player
Views (millions): 1.8
Starring Prateik Babar as an investigative inspector who tries to uncover a circle of people who drug, rape, record and blackmail women. He came out on the 12th.
Read also: Review of Chakravyuh
5) Expect 2 America, Amazon Prime
Views (millions): 1.5
A sequel to 1988 by Eddie Murphy I’m waiting in America this film takes place 30 years into the future in the world of Zamunda. Filled with metahumor, this is a light comedy that supports black aesthetics.
Read also: Review of Expect 2 America