From screens to memes: Iconic OTT characters that stay alive forever

From screens to memes: Iconic OTT characters that stay alive forever

These iconic fictional personas have become a cultural phenomena.


Mumbai: In the vast realm of OTT entertainment, certain characters manage to transcend the screen and embed themselves deep within our hearts and minds. These iconic fictional personas have become more than just actors playing roles – they've become cultural phenomena. From uproarious comedies to gripping thrillers, let's delve into the captivating world of these remarkable characters that have left an indelible mark on the OTT landscape, igniting conversations and sparking endless admiration.

Here’s how the iconic characters have left a lasting impression on youngsters throught these hilarious memes.

Abhishek in Panchayat

Jitendra Kumar who had previously delivered an impressive performance in the film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan brought the character of Abhishek to life in Panchayat, a show widely loved by all. It is the story of a youngster who has an engineering degree and ends up as a secretary of a panchayat office in a village. Jitendra carried this comedy-drama majorly on his shoulders and impressed the viewers with his acting skills. The two seasons are currently available on Amazon Prime. Season two of the show ended with Abhishek receiving transfer orders and we can only expect an even more interesting season three.

Detective Boomrah in Detective Boomrah

Sudhanshu Rai reprised this iconic character of Detective Boomrah on screen, which has already been a sensation on social media, audio podcast platforms as well as radio. The audience loved the character in a sci-fi web series, where a man appears mysteriously in a locked room, and then jumps off the roof only to vanish mid-air. As Detective Boomrah and his partner Sam try to solve this case, another resident jumps off the roof in a similar way and Boomrah follows him. How the detective unravels this mystery is praiseworthy. The uniqueness of Detective Boomrah as a character lies in the kinds of cases he takes up.

Hathi Ram Chaudhary in Paatal Lok

Jaideep Ahlawat had earlier essayed interesting roles in Raazi and Gangs of Wasseypur. It was his role as Hathi Ram Chaudhary, an honest Delhi police officer that showcased his acting skills. Out to solve the case of a failed assassination, his seniors never believed that he would be able to solve it. As the series moved forward, his character was revealed layer by layer and the audience starts rooting for him. His performance was much appreciated and he won the Best Actor award in a drama series by Filmfare’s OTT awards. The show is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

Aarya Sareen in Aarya

The diva, ex-Miss Universe Sushmita Sen delivered this performance with a punch as she charmed the audience in this crime thrillers. The story revolves around Aarya Sareen who is a mother of two children and a great wife. Life takes a turn when her husband, a pharma baron is killed under mysterious circumstances. However, slowly her husband’s illegal business is revealed to her and she ends up becoming what she hated the most. The first two seasons of the show saw Sushmita rise and shine, the third one is highly anticipated. The show is available on Diseny+Hotstar.

Kaleen Bhaiya in Mirzapur

Pankaj Tripathi brought the character alive of Kaleen Bhaiya, a mafia don who rules Mirzapur, a small town in the purvanchal area of Uttar Pradesh. This character became his redemption as his hard work as an actor was recognised in this one. The series based in Hindi heartland became instantly popular with the audience, and the portrayal of Kaleen Bhaiya was much loved, apart from other characters of the show. Season one and two are currently streaming on Amazon Prime, while the third season is expected to be released soon.