Netflix released its first drama Indian drama series ‘Sacred Games’ on Friday, July 6, 2018. The tale of dark side of crime in city of dreams ‘Mumbai’.
Based on the novel ‘Sacred Games’ by Vikram Chandra, the story revolves around an underrated Mumbai Police cop Sartaj (Saif Ali Khan) and Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a notorious crime lord who’s been missing from past 16 years.
Sartaj got a mysterious phone call from Ganesh who warns him about a future attack which leds to a chain of unwanted events uncovering the dark side of the crime world and corruption enrooted in the system.
Nawaz done a tremendous job playing Ganesh while Saif is convincing as a cop proving his capabilities. Radhika Apte as a RAW officer is quite impressive.
Written by Smita Singh, Vasant Nath and Varun Grover, Directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, Sacred Games is a perfect mixture of Suspense and Drama. Each episode of the series is named after an element of Hindu mythology. An eight hour long drama is a must watch. In a scene, as Gaitonde (Nawaz) says, “Sometimes I feel like I am God.”, his story is like a scorpion — once it stings you, you’re done for.
Co-produced by Phantom Films, ‘Sacred Games’ could be a boon for Netflix to tap Indian market among local competition. TV is going global — and Sacred Games is just one way viewers can expand their worldview.