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2020 Wrap Up: From Priyanshu Painyuli to Shreya Dhanwanthary-most loved characters in OTT shows

2020 saw the world stop and especially when it came to Entertainment it was the streaming services that saved the day. A huge number of shows churned out and came forth to help people entertain their binge-watching needs! With several acclaimed shows, some award-winning, the year was a great mix of fun, scandalous, revenge-driven, comedy capers making the list of sole for the best shows. And these shows gave birth to likeable and loved characters that people couldn’t stop raving about.

Top 5 most loved characters in OTT shows

Sucheta Dalal aka Shreya Dhanwanthary (Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story)


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‘Scam 1992 – The Harshad Mehta Story’ not only gave us a superlative performance from Pratik Gandhi playing the titular lead of the famous stock market bull. It was also Shreya Dhanwanthary whose marvellous portrayal of an adamant and very affirmative journalist wanting to expose the scam of Harshad Mehta that got the audiences to root for her and her likeable character!

Robin aka Priyanshu Painyuli (Mirzapur 2)

‘Mirzapur 2’, definitely one of the biggest shows and the most anticipated sequel to the first season this year saw an array of new characters. Of these, it was Robin’s character played by Priyanshu Painyuli earned him rave reviews. Simply likeable owing to several pointing out him to be the only kind of “sweeter” character of the show, it was his innocent line of “Yeh Bhi Theek Hai” that made the character even more likeable and loved. Matching this with Priyanshu’s earnest performance made him even more loved in the show

Abhishek aka Jitendra Kumar (Panchayat)


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A show set in a small village of a man driven by his situation to take up a job after earning a degree in engineering itself lends the plot to a series of likeable characters. After having impressed with her performance in ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan’, Jitendra swept away with praises for his portrayal of a man stuck in between his new life and all the new adjustments that come with it

Siddhi aka Maanvi Gagroo (Four More Shots)


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A show that celebrates friendship and life of four women have not only been loved by all but has also harmed immensely popularity owing to its nomination for International awards. Of the four women, each of them greatly essayed and written, the character of Siddhi played by Maanvi Gagroo is one of the most likable and relatable. Being a girl trapped by the version of what her family wants her to be, the society wants her to be, her journey to understand her true worth was something a lot of people could resonate with.

Radhey aka Ritwik Bhowmik (Bandish Bandits)


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The newfound talent Ritwik Bhowmik who acted in several short series on YouTube attracted many eyeballs through his outstanding performance as a music enthusiast in a musical drama series ‘Bandish Bandits’ on Amazon Prime Video. The show has some of the senior actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Rajesh Tailang, Sheeba Chaddha, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Amit Mistry amongst others. It was a tough task for Ritwik to match up to these actors’ effortless performance but having a great experience on stage Ritwik managed to steal the show with his innocence and performing on scenes wherever he indulges in singing classical songs and breaking into jugalbandi.

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