Written by: Subhasish Adhikary

10 Best shows on Disney+ Hotstar that you shouldn’t miss

Picking the right show to watch online can be quite confusing given the plethora of options available. These days, even choosing which OTT platform to subscribe to and use is challenging, given that each has its own unique catalog.

If the platform you subscribe to and frequent is Disney+ Hotstar, you might be in luck in your search for the show that will check all your boxes.

This is because the shows on this platform are not only limited to those belonging to the entire Star network but entail Disney’s and even some of HBO’s productions as well.

In addition to boasting an impressive variety of genres, these large production houses also deliver high budget shows with well-known actors that provide the show with a large following.

So, even if you have not seen many TV shows, there is a high chance you have heard of these popular shows, given the number of awards and nominations they have accumulated over time.

To help your search to find the show that is not only great but also a perfect fit for your current mood, we have curated a list of the 10 best shows currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Ranging across several genres, lengths, release dates, and cast these will each will keep you hooked to the screen.

Top 10 shows on Disney+ Hotstar that you wouldn’t want to miss watching

Best shows on Disney Plus Hotstar India
Best shows on Disney Plus Hotstar India


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GenreHistorical thriller
CastJared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con O’Neill, Adrian Rawlins, Sam Troughton
Number of Seasons1
IMDB Ratings9.4
Rotten Tomatoes96%

Based on the horror and tragedy that occurred in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic during the April of 1986 – Chernobyl narrates history in the most gripping fashion yet.

One of Earth’s worst nuclear plant disaster in the city of Chernobyl left so many people scarred physically, mentally, and emotionally – and continues to have long lasting effects on many.

Unlike most other history retellings, this show focuses on the less thought about stories from the book – Voices from Chernobyl, by Svetlana Alexievich. This includes the struggles of the first responders – firefighters, onlookers, medical team, and even the miners who dug a critical tunnel under Reactor 4.

Where tragedies usually explain just the disaster and its aftermath, they rarely venture into the sacrifices that some had to make to prevent worse things from happening.

Chernobyl dramatizes these aspects, making it a scarier watch than even most horror movies given that it is based on an actual life incident.

So, if you are looking for a show that will make you shiver down to your very last bone, this is the right pick for you.

The Mandalorian

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CastPedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Sedaris, Temuera Morrison, Misty Rosas
Number of Seasons2
IMDB Ratings8.8
Rotten Tomatoes93%

A refreshing take on the unexplored part of Star Wars, the Mandalorian captures the essence of the ever-popular sci-fi and has won the hearts of many fans.

The Mandalorian is the story of a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin, who was orphaned after his parents were killed by battle droids and subsequently adopted by the Mandalorians.

Throughout the show, he operates far from the realms he is familiar with and meets with several surprises-both good and bad. On his quest to hunt down and kidnap one of his targets, his tough exterior, and mission-oriented vision is challenged, forcing him to make new decisions and take risks.

If you are a fan of Star Wars or even just of the Sci-fi genre, The Mandalorian is worth a watch, especially after many a claim that it fits like a glove into the canon Star Wars universe.

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Big Little Lies

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CastDavid E. Kelley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz
Number of Seasons2
IMDB Ratings8.5
Rotten Tomatoes89%

Three wealthy seemingly perfect mothers – Madeline (played by Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (played by Nicole Kidman), and Jane (played by Shailene Woodley) find their lives falling apart after a mysterious murder takes place in their home-town.

A gripping drama that involves everything from marriage scandals, exes, friendships to even the little lies that mean nothing.

The show not only stars some of the biggest names in the industry, but the writing is also spot-on and gives the audience complex characters that bring the drama to life.

With outstanding cinematography and a great soundtrack, each shot is mesmerizing and leaves you thinking further.

Big Little Lies wraps drama, mystery, and emotions all in one beautiful package that will satisfy any craving you have for a great show.

Modern Family

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CastEd O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Jesse Tyler, Eric Stonestreet
Number of Seasons11
IMDB Ratings8.4
Rotten Tomatoes85%

The popularity of Modern Family precedes it, making it a sure addition to this list. Following the story of a large family, different in so many ways – each trying to deal with the problems society, their kids and their own marriages give them – this comedy-drama is sure to evoke many laughs.

Three families that often end up in hilarious situations together are held together by their bond of love and acceptance that traverses race, sexual orientation, age, and culture.

However farfetched some of the plots may seem, Modern Family portrays characters that feel drawn out of real life.

If you are looking for some heartfelt moments, a little drama, new perspectives, and most of all great humor – this is the right show for you to start today!

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White Collar

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GenreCrime Drama
CastMatt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen
Number of Seasons6
IMDB Ratings8.2
Rotten Tomatoes96%

When a charming and talented con artist, Neal Caffrey, is finally caught by the FBI, he agrees to assist the Feds in exchange for his limited freedom.

Thus, forms an unlikely but unbeatable team of Neal Caffrey, the elusive criminal, and his long term nemesis and hardworking FBI agent, Peter Burke.

Together, the duo put to use their respective skills to catch several criminals. The dynamic between Peter and Neal is not exactly textbook but as the show progresses it becomes obvious how they make each other better.

Each episode will keep you on edge and even force you to put on your thinking cap.

If you are in the mood for a show that involves crime, friendship, and drama and will keep you hooked from beginning to end – White Collar is the right pick for you.


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GenreCrime Drama
CastJames Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler
Number of Seasons6
IMDB Ratings9.2
Rotten Tomatoes92%

The head of a New Jersey Mafia group tries to overcome the struggles he faces by seeking out mental health from a psychotherapist.

Tony Soprano, lives two lives – one as a Mafia head and another as the head of a nuclear family with his wife and two kids. Every episode has great writing, mind blowing acting and a story that will keep you coming back for the next.

The depth of Tony Sopranos characters in both his personal and professional life gives the audience a unique perspective that will leave you like him, even when there are several reasons to not.

If you enjoy watching movies that involve mobs or the mafia, Sopranos delivers just that coupled with realistic plotlines and a cast that fits the roles like a glove.

Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai

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Genre: Comedic satire
Cast: Satish Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Sumeet Raghvan, Rupali Ganguly
Number of Seasons: 2

GenreComedic satire
CastSatish Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Sumeet Raghvan, Rupali Ganguly
Number of Seasons2
IMDB Ratings8.8
Google users97%

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is a humorous parody of the shallowness often seen in the elite of the society and their treatment of those around them.

The show revolves around the family life of the Sarabhais, who are a wealthy family that lives in Mumbai opposite their son and his wife who comes from middle-class roots.

Right from changing Manisha’s name to Monisha to make her sound more high class, her mother in law Maya tries hard to change the things about Monisha she cannot bring herself to accept.

Each character has its own quirk that will make you want to side with each of them.

Even in Sarabhai’s disorganized family, it is easy to see your own family shortcomings and understand how one thing could be so different for different people.

If endless humor sounds like what you are looking for, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is the right pick for you.

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Game of Thrones

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CastEmilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington, Lena Headey
Number of Seasons8
IMDB Ratings9.3
Rotten Tomatoes89%

Game of Thrones swept the entire world into its fandom when it came out, and remains unmatched in terms of consistent outstanding cinematic effects.

Based on the books written by George. R. R. Martin, the story unfolds as nine noble clans wage war against each other to gain control of Westeros, and the seven kingdoms.

Parallel to this, an unexpectedly dark and powerful force rises to threaten to end all of mankind.

The series truly outdoes the typical fantasy genre plots with extensive history explored for every character, race, and culture that it introduces.

At the core of the series, which is a beyond commendable rendition of the books is the cast that seems to be born to play these roles.

However bizarre the characters seem on paper, throughout the show the acting and delivery keeps you hooked.

If you are looking for a show that will send you to a whole new world, Game of Thrones is the pick for you.

Silicon Valley

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Genre: Comedy
Cast: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Christopher Evan Welch
Number of Seasons: 6

CastThomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Christopher Evan Welch
Number of Seasons6
IMDB Ratings8.5
Rotten Tomatoes95%

Silicon Valley is not only an innovative approach to the tech industry on-screen, it is a trendsetter in the way it bares the cliches often associated with Silicon Valley.

The story follows five programmers as they try to move up the success ladder and leave a mark as well as Richard, who is trying to get investors for his app called the Pied Piper.

The writing is sarcastic and harsh in its critic of the culture of the multibillion-dollar companies and their employees. Although slightly exaggerated, on-screen the show is worth the watch.

The cast is huge and does a great job bringing the characters to life.

If you are looking for a show that will keep you occupied without much extra effort – Silicon Valley is the one you should start watching!

The Wire

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CastDominic West, Idris Elba, Wendell Pierce, Michael K. Williams, Sonja Sohn, Andre Royo
Number of Seasons5
IMDB Ratings9.4
Rotten Tomatoes95%

“All the pieces matter” is a quote that the show not only displays in the beginning but also pans out as the story continues.

It means that the aftermath of the entirety will probably have more impact than its individual parts – just as the show as a whole will have more impact on its viewers as compared to the individual episodes.

The Wire is set in Baltimore around the city’s chaotic drug scene, and the Detectives set out to put it right.

What is unique about this show is the perspective that it gives its audience that makes you feel as if the incidents are in fact happening in real life, right in front of your eyes – from the plot to the cinematography, everything makes the show feel surreal.

Right from the origin of the drugs – to the way it traverses in the society – from the dealers to the users to the cops that catch them, the story encompasses the entire city and the lives of everyone within it.

If you are ready to commit to a show that will keep you glued to the screen, and give you new perspectives to think about, The Wire is the one for you.

Author’s Take

This list of shows is subject to change with additions and deletions from the current Disney+ Hotstar directory and incorporates some of their current best shows.

These are all highly rated both by the critics as well as the audience and are definitely worth a watch. So, go ahead, log in to your Disney+ Hotstar account, and start the show that interests you today!

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Subhasish Adhikary

I'm constantly in search of the latest gadgets & technology news that I can share with you. In my meantime, I blog on topics ranging from digital marketing, online business, startups to tech gadgets.


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