Netflix brings you Vikarm Chandra’s Sacred Games

Sacred Games is the new Netflix Original series based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 thriller novel of the same name. With Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte in title roles, you will enjoy binge watching the 8 episodes. A kind of Indian Narcos if I could say. But one thing is clear, we have more stories to be told and made that we will see in Netflix and Amazon prime soon. This is just the start in my opinion.

Well we cannot say it is the start, because Netflix has been acquiring rights and showcasing several movies and Indian TV shows for a while. The first time I binge watched a Hindi show on Netflix was Yudh starring Amithabh. And now we also hear Radhika Apte will again team up with Anurag Kashyap and come to us with the horror Series ‘Ghoul’ in August.

Sacred Games is set in Mumbai where a police officer Sartaj Singh (Saif) teams up with a Raw Analyst Anjali Mathur (Radhika) and they race against time to diffuse a Nuclear terror attack after tips from a former Don Ganesh Gaitonde played brilliantly as always by Nawazzuddin.

I know that is over simplifying the plot but I assure you that you will be on the edge of your seat through out. Also the series is in my opinion rated Art for strong nudity, language, drug use and violence more than usual Indian movies

Vikram Chandra who wrote the book ‘Sacred Games’ is the son of Kamna Chandra who has written stories for several Hindi films and plays. Most notably films like Prem Rog, 1942: A Love Story (1994), Chandni, Qarib Qarib Singlle and so on.

The series is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and so you get a feel of it. Catch it on Netflix. Hope Netflix brings a series with Kay Kay Menon as well.. 🙂

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2 replies

  1. Is this show worthy of all the hype?

    • It is just 8 episodes an in my opinion just a start to where original series can go in India. Breaking from the clutches of the TV Soap Operas and moving towards the Tamas, Ye Jo Hein Zindagi and similar times

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