Have you watched Scam 1992 yet?
Of course, otherwise, why would you be reading this, right?
Harshad Mehta took over the internet all over again last year as he did over the nation almost three decades ago.
With that, even Sony LIV rose to popularity amidst other OTT platforms. The platform has been churning out some beautiful movies and shows over the past few years.
How many of them have you watched?
If you haven’t watched much, and are going to start binge-watching on the platform, we have made your job easy.
Like always, here is a list of shows, you can watch on Sony LIV. And, we guarantee, you won’t be disappointed.
Here we go!
Potluck is an urban family drama about a dying father’s attempts to reconcile the dysfunctional relationships between his family.
The show stars Jain Sial, Kitu Gidwani, Cyrus Sahukar, and Shikha Talsania and tackles issues that happen in nuclear families.
Potluck is about how relationships go sour because of parents and their incapability to understand their children. And, in general, the lack of awareness during parenting.
The show is beautiful, relatable, and also gives you food for thought.
2. Rocket Boys
Currently ruling the internet, Rocket Boys is the story of India’s first rocket mission.
A mission headed by Homi J Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai. This 8 episode series tracks the journey of Homi and Vikram, two young lab researchers in IISc. Bengaluru, reaching their final goal.
With the task at hand, both the scientists go through a roller coaster ride in their personal life. Along with India fighting the British, and World War II happening in the west.
Their research and applications are met with obstacles, both externally and personally. Directed by Abhay Pannu, Rocket Boys is an insightful show and a gripping watch starring Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh, and Regina Cassandra.
Maharani is a drama based on the life of Lalu Prasad Yadav in the 1990s when he named his wife Rabri Prasad as his successor. The story follows the life of Rani Bharati (a fictional character based on Rabri).
In the show, she becomes the Chief Minister of Bihar after her husband resigns from his designation as the CM of Bihar, and it depicts a tale of politics and the state of women in politics after one takes the CM’s oath.
A refreshing tale tackling a unique issue at hand, the show is a must-watch if you are inclined towards drama shows.
The show stars Huma Quereshi, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, and Innamulhaq.
Want to take a trip to childhood?
To the good old days of a simpler life away from technology and the galore?
Then, Gullak is your show to go.
It revolves around the life of the Mishra family tackling their everyday ‘mundane’ lives and depicting the family dynamics of every other middle-class household.
The relationship between parents, siblings, the place you live in, and how everything plays a role in us forming our own identity is what you’ll see in this show.
Gullak is written by Nikhil Vijay and Durgesh Singh. Till now, 2 seasons have been created by Shreyansh Pande of The Viral Fever (TVF). It takes us back to a time when our life was only spent around our family and also, about its daily mini-major issues. And that my friend, makes it a heartwarming watch.
Gullak became everyone’s favorite and has been getting rave reviews.
Do you remember this show from your childhood: Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?
If yes, then don’t miss this quiz, here.
5. Girls Hostel
Created by Girliyapa (TVF’s sister company), Girls Hostel follows MBBS and dental students who live in the college hostel. It shows how the girls navigate through their rivalry, personal tribulations, and pressure to study.
You get to see a sneak peek of what happens in the dorms of many girls’ hostels in India. The show stars Shreya Mehta, Simran Natekar, Parul Gulati, Gagan Arora, Ahsaas Channa among others.
The show revolves around the conflict between the dental students and the ‘actual’ MBBS students. And what happens between the war of identity and power inside the hostel.
A very entertaining watch, and a relatable watch for those who have experienced the life of a hosteler.
A TVF production again, Cubicles is the story of Piyush, who joins a corporate job in an MNC after his graduation. As a fresher in the job, he finds it really difficult to cope up and turn into the world of corporate. He is constantly challenged. He finds himself incapable of doing corporate jobs and getting used to the life of a corporate employee, leading to doubting himself and his choices.
This story is relatable to everyone who has opted for a job and has failed miserably at a job. But it also shows the rays of hope with the support of colleagues and a sweet who have your back.
The show stars Abhishek Chauhan, Nidhi Bisht Anand Niketan Sharma.
Watch this must-watch and feel-good show now.
Tabbar is a modern-day take on how a family man will go to any extent to protect his family. We have seen similar concepts in movies like Drishyam, but, this show still manages to offer something new and unique to us the viewer. Especially, the social context makes it a gripping watch.
Tabbar follows Omkar Singh, a Punjab police retiree in Jalandhar, living with his wife and his two sons. One of the sons gets into trouble and following the consequent events the entire family gets involved. Omkar needs to protect himself and his family from the danger that now follows them.
The show stars Supriya Pathak, Pavan Malhotra, Ranvir Shorey, Kanwaljit Singh, Gagan Arora amongst others.
You’ll find yourself sitting at the edge of your seat, while watching this show.
Undekhi is a crime thriller drama that has been written by Siddharth Sengupta and directed by Ashish Shukla.
The show surrounds the mystery of the murder of two people in the Sunderbans. Two tribal girls are suspected of executing the crime. Investigating officer DSP Barun Ghosh played by Dibyendu Bhattacharya starts an investigation.
The entire 10 episode show follows how the murderers are unraveled.
This fast-paced thriller will keep you on your edge.
Undekhi is a depiction of the hypocritical Indian. Although we claim to be progressive and indiscriminative, we have preconceived notions. Notions about people especially those in the marginalized communities. This eventually leads to them bearing unwanted consequences.
9. Chalo Koi Baat Nahi
Chalo Koi Baat Nahi is a sketch comedy show created by stand-up comedians Gursimran Khamba and Amit Tandon. This satire show revolves around the everyday lives of Indians and their attitude towards their country.
“Chalo Koi Baat Nahi” is an old saying which could be translated to ‘Ah, that’s okay’. Representing how we move on with anything and everything without outraging to it because that is how life is.
The show is presented by Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak and has 6 episodes. Each episode deals with one important aspect of Indian life. They are media, sports, education, hospitals, the environment, and railways.
The show has been written by comedians Mohammed Anas, Gurleen Pannu, Manoj Chawla, and Rohan Desai. You can catch Karan Wahi, Suresh Menon, Atul Khatri, and Abish Mathew in different roles across the six episodes.
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With that, it’s a wrap for this listicle. Tell us below in the comments about a show you enjoyed on SonyLIV. And, tell us what you would like us to create a listicle of next?