If you’re one of those people who has given up on Indian shows a long time ago, I have a good news for you. We have finally been blessed with a show that is gripping, mysterious and beautifully made. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, and a long list of recurring actors that have outdone themselves and changed the course of Indian shows, Sacred Games is one of Netflix’s Original Shows that the world is binge-watching. Here’s why you should be watching Sacred Games yourself and witness the beauty that this show is –
1. The brilliant story
Sacred Games is based on a book of the same title written by Vikram Chandra published in 2006. It follows the story of an honest cop struggling to keep up with organized crime, corruption and politics around him. How he gets linked to a notorious crime lord and how everything is not what they seem like is what Sacred Games is all about.
2. The amazing performances
Sacred Games brings together a team of brilliant actors who do justice to the characters they play. Saif Ali Khan plays Sartaj Singh, Nawazudding Siddiqui plays Ganesh Gaitonde, Radhika Apte plays Anjali Mathur and many actors who play recurring roles in the series. All the performances in the show are unique that makes the whole series refreshing to watch.
3. The writing
Varun Grover, Vasant Nath and Smita Singh put together this 8-part series, that is Season 1 of Sacred Games. What makes the show different from the kind of shows we are used to is the gripping writing. Not at any point in the series you feel lost, wanting to quit it. It makes you watch the whole thing in one sitting. Now that is indeed brilliant writing.
4. The cliffhanger
Sacred Games follows the story of Sartaj Singh in the present day, with flashbacks of Ganesh Gaitonde’s life narrated by him. Both the storylines are directed by two different directors, Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. The end of the last episode will leave you astounded, making you wish you could watch the next season right now.
5. The change
Indian shows are messed up. They are the reason why the sane audience resorts to watching shows from the west. While that scenario has been changing gradually, Sacred Games is a huge step towards making the future of Indian shows better. Netflix’s involvement in the same makes us more hopeful about it. You should definitely be a part of this change.
Storytelling at its finest.