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IMDbAnnounces the Most PopularIndian Movies and Web Series of 2022
RRR is declared the year’s Most Popular Movie, and Panchayat is the Most Popular Web Series of 2022, as determined by the page views of IMDb users worldwide
Chennai, December 14, 2022—IMDb the world’s most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows,and celebrities, today unveiled the 10 Indian movies and web seriesthat were most popular with IMDb users worldwide. Rather than base its annual rankings on small statistical samplings or reviews from professional critics, IMDb determines its list of the most popular movies and web series by the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb.
IMDb 10Most Popular Indian Movies of 2022
- RRR (Rise Roar Revolt)
- The Kashmir Files
- G.F: Chapter 2
- Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
- PonniyinSelvan: Part One
- 777 Charlie
“Entertainment fans from across the globe rely on IMDb to discover and decide what to watch, and it’s wonderful to see such a diverse list of Indian films resonating with audiences this year, ” said Yaminie Patodia, head of IMDb India. “Titles from various film industries are being released nationwide, in multiple languages, and being made available to a larger set of global audiences through streaming services, which is leading to increased fandom for domestic content. On the web series front, our Most Popular list points to an interesting time in the streaming space with titles available from almost all leading subscription platforms. Given India’s unique demographic mix and demand for ad-supported, free content, we also see shows available for free featured on this year’s list.”
Speaking on RRR being the IMDb Most Popular Indian Film of 2022, filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli said, “RRR is a tale of friendship which everyone can relate to, told in a style that’s inspired by ancient Indian storytelling and is a film I hold very close to my heart. I am grateful to IMDb for the honour and would like to thank viewers worldwide for their love and appreciation. This celebration belongs to the entire cast & crew who worked relentlessly to create the magic viewers witnessed on screen”.
Manish Menghani, director content licensing, Prime Video, India said, “We are absolutely thrilled that the Amazon Original series Panchayat continues to charm audiences in its second season. Audiences today, appreciate local, rooted stories with relatable characters, and Panchayat transcends on-screen portrayals to strike an emotional chord with the viewers through the lens of a light-hearted comedy. We are thrilled to be ranked #1 on the IMDb Most Popular Indian Web Series of 2022 list, and would like to thank our fans and IMDb users who are deeply invested in the story and characters of the series. We cannot wait to see what the residents of Phulera will do next.”
Speaking exclusively with IMDb, Arunabh Kumar, founder of original content creators The Viral Fever (TVF), shared: “I feel humbled and reassured at the same time that multiple shows from TVF have made it to the list. For us, the goal has always been to innovate and be honest with our storytelling. And time and again, we have seen that our audience loves us for that. We will continue to tell great stories in the same spirit. My gratitude and thanks to IMDb for making it easy to discover and learn about movies, TV shows, and web series; and for always supporting creators”.