2020 is the year that will be possibly remembered more for its web series content than films. As the world shrinked to the confines of home, people found comfort and engagement in long format story telling, a format that helps the characters to take it slow, breathe and show their complete character arcs. The content creators also upped the game, and created shows with some very interesting characters, and soms excellent performances. The year will be remembered also as a breakout for many industry veterans, who have been here for long, but perhaps were waiting for a 2020 to happen to truly win global hearts. Hope they are here to stay.
Here we look at 15 Best Performances from the Hindi Web Series of 2020. We look at it differently from films, because the scope and span of the two formats makes them distinct with very different arcs of individual or ensemble performances. Also, though we talk about 15 top performances, we list the performances from male and female actors separately. Lastly, we do consider some of the series like A Suitable Boy or Churails whose primary language was not Hindi, but the spirit of the characters or their milieu was very comparable to the rest of the content considered.
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Here’s looking forward to more interesting performances from all of them, and may 2021 give them more and more opportunities to rise and shine. On to our top 15 list now.
Special Mentions: Tanya Maniktala (A Suitable Boy), Masaba Gupta (Masaba Masaba), Sumukhi Suresh (Pushpavalli), Isha Talwar (Mirzapur), Aksha Pardasany (Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega)
07. Kalyanee Mulay as Gauri – Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors
06. Sarwat Gilani as Sara and Yasra Rizvi as Jugnu – Churails
05. Neena Gupta as Manju Devi – Panchayat
04. Swastika Mukherjee as Dolly Mehra – Paatal Lok
03. Shreya Dhanwanthary as Sucheta Dalal – Scam 1992
02. Sushmita Sen as Aarya Sareen – Aarya
01. Rasika Dugal as Bina Tripathi – Mirzapur Season 2
Special Mentions: Jitendra Kumar (Panchayat), Rajat Kapoor (Scam 1992), Ishwak Singh (Paatal Lok), Namit Das (Aarya), Ram Kapoor (A Suitable Boy), Gulshan Devaiah (Afsos)
08. Dibyendu Bhattacharya as DSP Barun Ghosh – Undekhi
07. Kay Kay Menon as Himmat Singh – Special Ops
06. Naveen Richard as Pankaj – Pushpavalli Season 2
05. Ishaan Khattar as Maan Kapoor – A Suitable Boy
04. Divyendu Sharma as Munna Tripathi – Mirzapur Season 2
03. Jaideep Ahlawat as Hathi Ram Chowdhury – Paatal Lok
02. Raghubir Yadav as Brij Bhushan Dubey – Panchayat
01. Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta – Scam 1992
So that was our list of the 15 Best Performances that we saw in Hindi Web Series of 2020. What were your favourites? Please share. Also, please keep following the continued year end coverage for 2020 at Best of 2020
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