OTT division is the future of movies and series. While the coronavirus pandemic has limited everyone to their houses, OTT services have come to everyone’s rescue. In India, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are the most renowned service providers. But with excellent content and competitive strategies, MX Player has shown a sudden surge of popularity.
MX Player has been on the Google Play Store for more than ten years. Apart from Android, it can be played on any platform such as iOS, Web, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android TV, and OnePlus TV. Started as a simple video player application (which it still is), the app evolved to be amongst the top 10 OTT services now.
Moreover, following the TikTok ban in India, the company also stepped into the short videos segment with MX Takatak. Recently, some of the shows on MX Player have received rave reviews and spike in viewership too. So, to help you decide on what to watch, here is a list of top MX Player Original Series.
List of Best MX Player Original Series
Considered to be the best MX Player original series to date, Aashram is making noise for all reasons. Released on August 28th, 2020, the Aashram web series is directed by Prakash Jha who is famous for movies like Raajneeti (2010), Gangaajal (2003), etc.
Aashram on MX player has Bobby Deol in the lead role. The show is about the diplomacy and hidden truths of a renowned saint. He misuses his followers to play foul games in the background and comes clean himself. But slowly the authorities are coming to know about what is happening in the name of religion. So, they start to investigate, while Baba has his own ways to contradict every move.
Season 1 comprised 9 episodes and its end was a cliffhanger leaving people in suspense. The popularity of the series has catapulted the OTT fanbase. In fact, Aashram’s popularity was compared with Mirzapur Season 2 buzz which dropped on Prime Video on October 23.
Aashram Season Two trailer was launched a week ago with the announcement of next set of episodes. Aashram Chapter 2- The Dark Side is dropping on November 11th on MX Player.
Director: Prakash Jha
Cast: Bobby Deol, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Aaditi Pohankar, Darshan Kumar
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
No. of Seasons: 2
Binge-watch all episodes of Aashram(S1 & S2) on MX Player for FREE
The story of Bhaukaal on MX Player is about a fearless SSP officer who masterminds the wiping out of terror gangs in the city of Muzaffarnagar. The intriguing story is filled with encounters, gory violence, destruction of the Shaukeen gang, and the Dedha brothers’ gang. All the 10 episodes are worth a binge-watch.
Bhaukaal is inspired by the real-life story of IPS Officer Navniet Sekera set in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh in 2003. The web series was launched on MX player for free on March 6, 2020. Bhaukaal Season 1 has been appreciated across generations and people are demanding for Bhaukaal MX Player Season 2. It is speculated to premiere in 2021.
Director: Jatin Wagle
Cast: Mohit Raina, Sunny Hinduja, Rashmi Rajput, Bidita Bag, Gulki Joshi, Siddharth Kapoor, Pradeep Nagar
No. of Seasons: Only One Season with 10 episodes
Watch all episodes on MX Player for FREE – http://bit.ly/BhaukaalEp1
Queen is one of the best quality series you can find on MX Player. With renowned actors, a fantastic story, and the right direction, Queen has received highly positive reviews. Inspired from the book Shakthi Seshadri by Anita Sivakumaran, the show is inspired by the life of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. An actress who stepped into politics, defying society’s beliefs, and then becomes one of the most respected Chief Minister of all times.
Baahubali’s famed actress Ramya Krishnan plays the role of Shakthi. The show is available in 4 languages, namely- Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali on MX Player. Season 1 released on December 14, 2019, had 11 episodes. They were “The Breach”, “The Wall”, “Circle of Light”, “HIM”, “Tipping Point”, “Home & Away”, “The Dream”, “The Nightmare”, “The Prophecy”, “The Fall”, and “The Rise”. In April 2020, Gautham Menon had confirmed that he was working on the script of Queen Season 2.
Genre: Thriller, Biopic, Drama,
Director: Gautham Menon and Prasath Murugesan
Cast: Ramya Krishnan, Indrajith Sukumaran, Anjana Jayaprakash, Anikha Surendran
No. of Seasons: One Season with 11 episodes
Watch all episodes of Queen(Hindi) on MX Player for FREE
ImMature is a simple teen show revolving around love, school life, and such complications as a student. How the school life changes when you step into high school, and how friendship helps you make your life much more comfortable. With only five episodes and one season, the show is instead a short one. But, with good actors and directors, this cute little story is worth the watch.
The title ImMature has a pun intended, an amalgam of ‘I Am Mature’ and ‘Immature’. This is the theme of the show, the genuine confusion for choices in teens. The web series got premiered globally on 20th February 2019 on MX player. Season 1 of ‘Immature’ has 5 episodes namely – “Daddy’s Little Princess”, “BeingHUMAyuN”, “Pehla Pehla Pyaar, Pehla Pehla Bar”, “Unstable Equilibrium” and “Triple H Versus The Rock (The Date)”.
Director: Prem Mistry
Cast: Rashmi Agdekar, Omkar Kulkarni, Chinmay Chandraunshuh, Visshesh Tiwari
No. of Seasons: One Season with 5 episodes
Aafat is another MX Player Original Comedy show, which with its funny element also highlights Indian Stereotypes. The show is around a rich guy’s family who visits a matrimonial agency to get married. While he has not achieved a lot in his own life, the family is looking for a ‘Perfect Wife’.
Out of the five girls he has to pick; each one has a unique problem with her. One is fat, the other is abusive, one is trying to embrace her natural beauty, and one of the girls is divorced.
Now, none of these problems is enormous, but, Ricky needs a perfect bride for himself, and his mum will help him. All these traits of the ‘brides’ are minor but are considered a lot in Indian matchmaking, which is why the show highlights a severe topic in a light way.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Shashant Shah
Cast: Seema Pahwa, Aditi Manchanda, Nikita Dutta, Chitrashi Rawat, Neelam Sivia, Anshul Chauhan
No. of Seasons: One Season with 6 episodes
How To Use MX Player For Free?
Now we know the best shows on MX Player, now let us know how to use the service. The biggest perk of the MX Player service is that it is COMPLETELY FREE. Yes, it is true, you can watch all the content as mentioned earlier and much more for free! Unlike its competitors Netflix, Disney Plus, there are no charges for viewing.
Download the MX Player app from Google Play Store, give the required permissions, and then, you are good to go. As the MX Player is free to use, you will see many advertisements that would bother you. However, it is a little price to pay for quality content.
Keep tuned to us and keep on sharing your favorite and best MX Player original series in the comments box.