OTT shows and movies that became interesting family-watch in lockdown

Sakshi Sharma
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Good content on OTT that became family-watch during the pandemic and kept the entertainment quotient high.

With everything going down the drain this year with the pandemic, there are a few upsides that we can’t ignore. The one major positive being a rise in the new subscribers on OTT platforms because families came together to watch the shows other than the options available on television alone. The content on OTT platforms has also evolved this year, giving us many interesting shows and movies that made for a great family-watch. 

Credit has to be given to the OTT platforms for creating a bank of shows which are thrilling, mysterious, light, exciting, and something that can be watched being truly vested in them together as a family. 

Some of them are listed here for you to add to your list of good family-watch shows and movies:

1. Panchayat 

This is a show created by TVF about a simple man trying to make it in this world. Takes up a govt. job and ends up in a Village. This limited series with a stellar cast, on Amazon Prime Video, will have you in splits. Seeing Jitendra Kumar, coping with his life struggles in the village and the sheer authenticity of the show will bring the family closer and strengthen the bond. 

2. Delhi Crime

This international Emmy-won show is based on the real-life rape case of Nirbhaya. Showing from the perspective of the police it tries to bring the real picture of the case that shook and gripped the nation. Writing, cast, and the making of the show is such that it would keep you hooked and paint the real picture. It becomes a family watch for deeper understanding. You can watch it on Netflix.

3. Aarya

This show is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. Exciting, thrilling, and most importantly exploring the truth of Drugs business without including too much sex, gallis, or violence. This show is the sheer brilliance of the story and a stellar cast. It is a Sushmita Sen’s comeback and you can enjoy it with your family on Hotstar. 

4. Gullak

This limited series is also created by TVF. Shows the everyday household struggles of a lower-middle-class family living in Delhi. The comedy and authenticity of the show is something to be enjoyed with the family. You can laugh out loud with this show on Sony LIV. 


5. The Family Man 

This show is a perfect balance of comedy, mystery, thrill, and excitement. With Manoj Bajpayee as the protagonist, it shows the real-life of an intelligence officer. His juggle between being a family man and an intelligence officer capturing terrorists. With its unique way of gallis and violence, it can be enjoyed with family on Amazon Prime Video.

6. Scam 1992: A Harshad Mehta story 

This show has become the talk of the town since the time of its release on Sony LIV. This one is a perfect watch with the family, telling the story of the biggest scam in the history of the Indian share market. Made by the brilliant director, Hansal Mehta, it will leave you with a nail-biting experience. 

7. Breathe Into the Shadows 

The show on Amazon Prime Video is a gripping tale of a family. Filled with dark mystery and thriller, it leaves you on the edge. With great writing and good performances by the cast including Abhishek Bachchan and Amit Sadh, this show becomes a family show. 

8. Yeh meri family 

This cute, sweet, light series is something that will take the kids of the 90s back into their childhood days. A time without so much technology around us. Created by TVF, this show is a must to enjoy with family. This would take the whole family down memory lane. You can watch it on Netflix.

9. What the folks 

This quirky, smart, short, and real is a series made for the family and to be enjoyed by the family. With brilliant writing, directions, and cast, this Dice Meida production worth your time on the clock. It will leave you with laughter and something nostalgic. It can enjoy on YouTube.


Which of these would make it to the top of your choices for a family-watch?

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