Netflix’s Sacred Games Review: A thrilling ride to save Mumbai from exploding


Netflix’s Sacred Games Review
Sacred Games, Image Courtesy: Netflix


Netflix released its one of the seven original web series called Sacred Games this Friday, at 12.30 pm. Although the first episode was premiered on 28 July at MAMI film festival which is very generous of Netflix to premiere a web series before releasing its all episodes. Based on a novel by Vikram Chandra, the director’s duo Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane produced and direct the series under their banner alongside Netflix.



Netflix’s Sacred Games Review

Sacred Games, Image Courtesy: Netflix

The series started likewise the book with a Pomeranian falls into the ground from a high rise building. Nawazuddin Siddiqui narrated the story, involving dirty words with religion like he narrated the opening dialogue with “Bhagwan ko mante ho, Bhagwan ko lund pharak nahi parta”. The story revolves around a troubled and honest cop Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) and Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a notorious mafia lord who threatened Sartaj to end the Mumbai in 25 days.

The first episode named Aswatthama set the plot and main characters which I loved the most as it engaged me to watch the next episode without any doubt. Both directors shot the series separately as Anurag Kashyap took Nawazuddin Siddiqui as antagonist and Vikramaditya Motwane goes with protagonist character of Saif Ali Khan. The most interesting thing about Sacred Games is that it leaves the viewers into questions so, they watch it until the show end.

Netflix’s Sacred Games Review
Sacred Games, Image Courtesy: Netflix
Sacred Games overlapped the narration of Ganesh Gaitonde with Satraj Singh’s investigation and Ganesh Gaitonde backstory that keep the pace and thrill of the story. After two episodes, Sacred Games give some more space to new characters to unfold the mystery of Ganesh Gaitonde. The third episode named as Atapi and Vatapi opens up new questions like who is Trivedi and fake currency investigation. This episode gives some more space to Radikha Apte as Anjali Mathur who plays a RAW agent.

Netflix’s Sacred Games Review
Sacred Games, Image Courtesy: Netflix

The whole script is very well written by Smita Singh, Vasant Nath and Varun Grover with top-notch dialogues. Sacred Games is a total package to the viewers as it is very well directed, great performances and very intriguing story. The background music is very well composed as it became the real strength which keeps the pace and suspense of the story. 

Sacred Games is just a start for Indian Web Cinema to show something “Explicit Content” which they can’t see in theatres. Sacred Games used many severe metaphors in a descriptive way for religion and succeed to do so. And after all this, Sacred Games proved that content is the king. With a good content, everything settles naturally. It is a must watch series and you just can’t ignore it. I am still thinking about the Sacred Games as it is intriguing and have very capturing characters especially Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ganesh Gaitonde.
 




Netflix’s Sacred Games Review: A thrilling ride to save Mumbai from exploding Netflix’s Sacred Games Review: A thrilling ride to save Mumbai from exploding Reviewed by Unknown on July 07, 2018 Rating: 5

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