Sacred Games is an upcoming eight episode web series by Netflix. It is based on the Vikram Chandra’s thriller novel with the same name Sacred Games.
Sacred Games is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, the co-founders of Phantom films. This web series seems like its gonna be a big hit, because not only this web series is the first Indian original to be made by Netflix but also it is produced in partnership with Phantom Films.
The team has announced the release date on July 6, through a 30 second video. The video also reveals the logo and title design for the web show. The music is catchy and addictive too!
Vikram Chandra’s novel is a mix of friendship and betrayal, of terrible violence, of an astonishing modern city and its dark side.
The synopsis goes like this:
The series focuses on Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a seasoned and suspicious Bombay police officer, summoned by an anonymous tip one morning, a voice which promises him an opportunity to capture the powerful Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), criminal overlord of the G-Company. As the stakes mount and Sartaj seeks knowledge of his prey, it becomes clear that the game the two players thought they were engaged in is, in fact, part of a much larger scenario, one that expands beyond their city.
After 2009 Love Aaj Kal, Saif Ali Khan supports the turban look with sharp trouser ends, the way Sartaj Singh used to dress-up. Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin shot on real locations in Mumbai for the show which delves into the city's intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage.
The star cast include actors with power packed acting skills.
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Rajshri Deshpande, Surveen Chawla
Watch the thrilling trailer here....
After releasing the first photos of the upcoming show Sacred Games, Netflix announced three more Indian original series catering to their Indian audience, from mystery to drama to horror. Leila, based on a book by Prayaag Akbar. The horror series, Ghoul, is based on Arabic folklore. A young adult murder mystery thriller, Crocodile, is set in Goa. All these three web series are set to be a part of Netflix.