India’s biggest web entertainment awards, IWMBuzz Digital Awards are here to celebrate excellence in web entertainment. Post the success of the first three editions, the fourth edition of the IWMBuzz Digital Awards promises to be bigger and better.

In this modern era, digital platforms are the future of cinema. The advantage of these types of digital fields is that there is no restriction for creativity and improvisation. Today, we list the nominees for the category of the ‘Most Popular Web Series’ at IWMBuzz Digital Awards 2022.

Aarya 2Vote Now

Season two of Aarya on Hotstar directed by Ram Madhwani follows a mother’s journey as she battles the dark world of crime and criminals in order to protect herself and her children from unseen harm. It was a riveting watch. Sushmita plays Aarya’s different avatars—a grieving wife, a scared mother, and a tough woman dealing with crime lords—with conviction. This crime drama, like its prequel, is heavily reliant on Sushmita’s abilities. Along with Sushmita, key characters, Jayant Kripalani as Zorawar, Ankur Bhatia as Sangram Rathore, Akash Khurana as Udayveer Shekhawat, Vishwajeet Pradhan as Sekhawat’s main henchman, Sampat, Sikander Kher as Daulat, do their bit to liven up the show.

AranyakVote Now

The strong and fearless portrayal of a woman police officer played by the ever-charming Raveena Tandon in Netflix’s Aranyak was watched and adored by people in India and across the world. As Kasturi Dogra fought her battles at home and at her job to protect her town, this series trended in the top 10 in India, and hence it is a must-have in our esteemed list. Along with Raveena, the show features Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Ashutosh Rana, Anna Ador, and Breshna Khan in central roles.

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The TVF show Aspirants started with a bang and rolled out weekly episodes on YouTube. Aspirants spoke to a generation of students who genuinely believe that hard work is the way to success, and are ready to sacrifice their youth so they can secure a bright future for themselves. The show stood out in the midst of content that is repeatedly telling the youth to follow their unconventional dreams, as opposed to choosing a traditional career path, and surprisingly, it spoke to a large audience.

Black WidowsVote Now

ZEE5’s Black Widows, a farcical remake of a Finnish drama by the same name, stood apart as a series with its dark humour and sense of intrigue. It was a tale of romance, betrayal, and murder, albeit with a twist. Produced by Namit Sharma and Reliance Entertainment, and directed by Birsa Dasgupta, the star cast includes Mona Singh, Sharad Kelkar, Swastika Mukherjee, Shamita Shetty, Aamir Ali, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Raima Sen, and Nikhil Bhambri.

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed DoorsVote Now

Hotstar’s Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, a legal crime web series kept audiences glued to their seats. It revolves around eminent lawyer Bikram Chandra’s murder case. Anuradha Chandra who confesses to killing her husband is placed in judicial custody but the cops involved suspects something else had been happening in the happy family behind the closed door. Also, a stellar ensemble cast, comprising Pankaj Tripathi, Anupria Goenka, Kirti Kulhari, Deepti Naval, Mita Vashisht, Ashish Vidyarthi, Jisshu Sengupta, Shilpa Shukla, and others, ensured that the ball is not dropped performance-wise.

MaharaniVote Now

SonyLIV’s Maharani was a political drama set in Bihar in the 1990s. It starred Huma Qureshi in the lead, along with Sohum Shah of Tumbbad fame and Amit Sial. The story revolves around Rani Bharti (Huma Qureshi), who is a homemaker and the wife of Bihar’s chief minister Bheema (Sohum Shah). Rani’s life takes a turn when her husband and Bihar’s CM are made to announce the name of his successor. While his party members look excited to hear who has been appointed, he makes Rani his successor, leaving everyone surprised. Right from the day it started streaming, it managed to earn a separate fan base with exceptional performances by actors.

Matsya KaandVote Now

The MX Player series Matsya Kaand revolves around the ‘kaand’ (scams) pulled off by Matsya with the help of unique disguises in different crucial situations. This 11 episodic series is inspired by the mythological characters of Mahabharata and each episode is an inspiration from it. It was interesting to watch the engaging storyline and effective performances by talented actors Ravi Dubey, Ravi Kishan, Piyush, and Rajesh.

Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat StoryVote Now

Hotstar’s Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story is a prequel story about a mystery the protagonist encounters before he becomes a RAW officer, and takes us a little closer to knowing who Himmat really is. Kay Kay Menon’s performance in this well-crafted series is stellar.

The Family Man 2Vote Now

The second season of The Family Man on Amazon Prime Video was much-awaited and totally worth the wait. This time, however, the covert operation was a lot more personal as Srikant Tiwari’s (Manoj Bajpayee) ‘s own daughter was involved. The Family Man 2 presented an engaging thriller where Samantha Ruth Prabhu captured the screen with her layered performance. Hence a must-have on the list certainly.

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