Web series have become one of the most popular entertainment mediums, and there are some amazing shows on the digital space worth watching. There have been a lot of amazing performances on the web that prove how OTT platforms are throwing a spotlight on brilliant stories and talented, underrated performers.
Here are some of the best performances from the Hindi language web series in 2020.
1- Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok
Jaideep’s performance as Hathiram Choudhary is one of the finest performances. His portrayal of a flawed but honest cop was unexpectedly delightful. He is bound to shine through in the digital show and looks like he will eventually get his due as an actor.
2- Abhishek Banerjee in Paatal Lok
Abhishek Banerjee portrays the role of a stone-blooded serial killer Hathoda Tyagi, to perfection. Without saying much, Abhishek Banerjee managed to express a lot, making everyone a fan of his acting abilities.
3- Raghubir Yadav in Panchayat
Raghubir Yadav was a delight to watch as the ‘Pradhan Pati’. He infused a gentleness to his role as an arrogant village leader. He became an instant hit with his rustic and innocent charm as the pradhanpati.
4- Jitendra Kumar in Panchayat
Jitendra Kumar as Abhishek Tripathi is effortlessly convincing as the city boy trying to wade his way through village life. His expressions and eyes convey Abhishek’s multitude of emotions wonderfully – from his loneliness to his boredom to his moments of frustration.
5- Arshad Warsi in Asur
Arshad Warsi is a supremely talented actor that has the potential for any role with finesse. In this series, we see him dawn on the role of the CBI officer, Dhananjay Chaterjee and he is mind-blowing in the series. He is given so many shades to perform in the serial and he manages to ace them all!
6- Vishesh Bansal in Asur
Child actor Vishesh Bansal has the least screen time in the web series but leaves a big impact. It was just his second web series but his performance spoke volumes.
7- Vineet Kumar Singh in Betaal
Vineet Kumar leads the Betaal cast as Vikram Sirohi, the second-in-command of the Baaz squad of the CIPD (Counter Insurgency Police Department). Kumar delivers exactly that – a performance that convinces you to stick through a show that rates high on predictability and low on fear.
8- Manjiri Pupala in Betaal
Manjiri Pupala is seen playing the character of a tribal woman, Puniya who helps and guides Sirohi about the curse and Betaal dev, who is hidden inside the tunnel. Also, on the other side, Puniya is consumed by anger and hatred for the CIPD. Her performance holds your interest even when the twists and turns fail to surprise or shock you.
9- Kay Kay Menon in Special Ops
Kay Kay Menon rules and he is exceptional throughout. That mysterious movement of eyes that can be easily seen through those glasses explains the quality of his acting and he is just brilliant.
10- Gulshan Devaiah in Afsos
Gulshan Devaiah seems to prove his acting mettle yet again with Amazon Prime Video India show Afsos, charting a hilarious journey of a desperate and hopeless man who tries multiple times to commit suicide.
11- Chandan Roy in Panchayat
Chandan Roy deserves complete credit for portraying Vikas so brilliantly, especially when we take into consideration the actors he was sharing screen space with. Vikas’s dedication to the job, his humble approach, and an ever-present bashful smile make you immediately warm up to him.
12- Neeraj Kabi and Geetanjali Kulkarni in Taj Mahal 1989
Both Neeraj and Geetanjali are brilliant actors, and their on-screen chemistry in Taj Mahal 1989 is as warm as it is relatable. It offers a glimpse into the love lives of people we often falsely consider to be devoid of romantic feelings – our parents. Their romance was simple but heartwarming.
13- Anud Singh Dhaka in Taj Mahal 1989
Despite sharing screen space with actors like Sheeba Chadha, Neeraj Kabi, etc. Anud Singh Dhaka’s performance still managed to strike a chord with the audience. As Angad, he brought alive the spirit of love, romance, and adventure that we, to date, associate with college life.