Shah Rukh Khan tops IMDb’s list of the most watched Indian films and web series in 2023, Shahid Kapoor takes the second and third slots.

Shahrukh Khan In Pathaan
A still from Pathaan

The top 10 Indian films and TV series of the year thus far have been released by the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), and despite the rise of streaming, two star-driven theatrical productions topped the list of films. The TV list was topped by the Shahid Kapoor-starring movie Farzi, even though Pathaan is currently the most well-liked Indian film of 2023.

Page views, a very basic metric, are used by IMDb to determine these lists. This list shouldn’t be interpreted as an assessment of these films’ quality, let alone its success at the box office or among critics.

Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan
The Kerala Story
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar
Mission Majnu
Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga
Bloody Daddy
Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai
Ponniyin Selvan: Part Two

Pathaan being at the top of the list prompted a statement from Shah Rukh. “Learning that IMDb has ranked Pathaan first on the list is incredibly encouraging. It’s incredible to see how much support Pathaan has received, and whenever a piece of work wins first place, one should work twice as hard on the following piece to express gratitude to everyone for this honour. Most importantly, I want to thank the Pathaan team and the viewers around the world for making this possible, he stated. After a five-year hiatus, the film saw SRK return to leading parts, and it ended up being the biggest commercial success of his career.

Most Popular Indian Web Series of 2023 (So Far)

The Night Manager 
Rana Naidu
Asur: Welcome To Your Dark Side
Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo
Taaza Khabar
Taj: Divided By Blood
Rocket Boys

In a statement, Shahid said, “I’m incredibly appreciative of the outpouring of love and support that has elevated Farzi to the top position on the IMDb Most Popular Indian Web Series of 2023 list. This accomplishment is a credit to the tremendous commitment of our entire team, who put in countless hours on the programme. I want to thank Raj and DK for coming up with this compelling story, as well as Prime Video for helping us promote Farzi internationally. This accomplishment is incredibly humbleing, and it has only served to fuel my desire to keep writing engrossing tales that connect with both my followers and audiences everywhere.

Eight of the top ten online programmes on the list were crime dramas. Netflix, JioCinema/VOOT, ZEE5, and SonyLIV each featured one show on the list, while Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, and SonyLIV each created three titles.