In a recent announcement, IMDb unveiled its list of ‘Most Popular Indian Movies and Web Series of 2023 (So Far)’, highlighting a fascinating mix of theatrical and streaming content.
Shah Rukh Khan’s movie ‘Pathaan’ and Shahid Kapoor’s web series ‘Farzi’ are at the forefront of this lineup, both of which have achieved immense popularity.
‘Pathaan,’ topping the list, has resonated with audiences globally, a fact that the star Shah Rukh Khan gratefully acknowledged. “Seeing Pathaan’s overwhelming reception and landing the top spot on IMDb’s list is heartening. This inspires us to work even harder on future projects to thank everyone for this recognition,” the actor said, expressing his gratitude to the film’s team and fans worldwide.
Closely following ‘Pathaan’ in popularity are Salman Khan’s ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan‘ and Adah Sharma’s ‘The Kerala Story’. Others in the top 10 list include ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar’, ‘Mission Majnu, ‘Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga’, ‘Bloody Daddy’, ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’, ‘Varisu’, and ‘Ponniyin Selvan: Part Two’.
Similarly, in the ‘Most Popular Indian Web Series of 2023 (So Far)’ category, Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Farzi’ has taken the lead. Kapoor, making his debut in the web series genre, expressed his gratitude, saying, “Securing the No. 1 spot with Farzi is a testament to our entire team’s remarkable dedication. It inspires us to continue creating captivating stories for our global audience.”
The web series list also includes titles like ‘The Night Manager’, ‘Rana Naidu’, ‘Jubilee’, ‘Asur: Welcome To Your Dark Side’, ‘Dahaad’, ‘Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo’, ‘Taaza Khabar’, ‘Taj: Divided By Blood’, and ‘Rocket Boys.
Yaminie Patodia, head of India at IMDb, remarked on the evolving landscape of film distribution in India, noting the competition between traditional theatres and direct-to-streaming platforms. This trend signifies a shift in the entertainment industry and the emergence of a new reality in content distribution.