The biggest giant in the streaming world, Netflix finally presents its first Indian original series – Sacred Games. Releasing in 190 countries with subtitles in 24 languages and dubbed versions of four languages, the series is receiving rave review worldwide for its brilliant production, cinematic quality, and ace performances.
Sacred Games is based on a book of the same name by Vikram Chandra which follows a cat- and-mouse chase between a notorious mob boss Ganesh Gaitonde and police inspector Sartaj Singh. The series is a refreshing Indian take on the age-old gangster-cop trope. Set in Mumbai, the story takes us on a historical and nostalgic journey through decades of organized crime, corruption, politics and religious conflicts.
The riveting plot gets even better with a top-notch cast comprising of talented Bollywood actors including Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Ganesh Gaitonde) and Saif Ali Khan (Sartaj Singh). Rising star Radhika Apte also plays a role in the series as a fierce RAW agent (India’s equivalent of the CIA). The show is directed by two prolific filmmakers Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap backed by a praise-worthy script from Varun Grover and his team of wonderful writers.
While many are drawing comparisons of the series with Narcos or Fargo, it has earned its own spot as a masterfully made series with brilliant performances that are nothing short of binge- worthy.
The eight episodes in Season 1 cover only a fraction of the nearly 1000 page novel. So we can expect to see much more of the series, which will reportedly have four seasons.