Netflix’s original show Delhi Crime became the first web series from India to win an International Emmy Award in 2020, that too in the category of ‘Best Drama Series’. As India is used to having a liking towards multiple international shows, tremendous change is coming as India’s original shows are also garnering a lot of praise worldwide.
Here is a list of all the Indian web series which have been honoured internationally.
1. Four More Shots Please!
Directed by Anu Menon and Nupur Asthana, Four More Shots Please revolve around the life of 4 women who like living life on their own terms and the ups and downs they face along the way. It also earned an Emmy nomination this year under the category of ‘Best Comedy Series’.
2. Sacred Games
The show became one of the only Indian shows to feature on the New York Times list of ’30 Best International TV Shows of the Decade’ in 2019. It also has subtitled in more than 20 languages. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Neeraj Ghaywan, the show follows the life of a troubled cop who gets notified by a crime lord of Mumbai that the city is in trouble.
3. The Family Man
The show got felicitated by 4 huge honours at the Asian Academy Creative Awards under the category of ‘Best Actor’ for Manoj Bajpayee, Best Series title, Best Directors (Raj and DK) and Best Original Screenplay. ‘The Family Man’ is a spy comedy about a middle-class man who is working for T.A.S.C, a fictitious branch of the National Investigation Agency.
4. Inside Edge
This sports drama has been created by Karan Anshuman and got nominated for Best Drama series at 46th International Emmy Awards in 2019. It depicts how politics can come into play in a sport like cricket and the dark side of it.
5. A Suitable Boy
The show was selected to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival this year. It was the first show ever to have been an official selection at a film festival. It released on Netflix this year and has been directed by Mira Nair. A suitable Boy is based on the acclaimed book by Vikram Seth.