Rating – 4.5/5
Sacred Games Cast
Saif Ali Khan, Nawazzudin Siddique, Pankaj Tripathy, Kalki Koechlin, Surveen Chawla
Sacred Games Episodes – 16
A local Mumbai cop Sartaj Singh is warned on a disaster that may destroy the entire city within 25 days by a fugitive gang boss Ganesh Gaitonde. Sartaj is left with many questions; why did Gaitonde call him and not other cops? how did he know his father? what will happen to the city in 25 days? How he sets out to find answers to these questions is what the series is about. His journey to find the truth behind the phone call costs him many lives and turns out to be a very dangerous cat and mouse game.
Directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, the series has an ensemble cast including Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathy, and Kalki Koechlin and is based on Vikram Chandra’s novel by the same name.
The series brings out the fine actor Saif Ali Khan is. He portrays Sartaj with clarity; devastated, confused, yet a cop with morale. Even though Saif Ali Khan excelled as Sartaj Singh, it is Nawazuddin who steals the show. He was perfection, head to toe. The way he carries himself with his body language and mannerisms, Nawazuddin Siddiqui outshines all other actors.Ganesh Gaitonde was much celebrated by the audience, may it be the dialogues or looks, the deadly underworld don won the nation’s heart.
He is now the millennial’s favorite online villain.
Every episode is like a piece of a puzzle that is joined as the series moves towards the conclusion. The background score and plot twists are so energizing and thrilling that we are prompted to watch the next episode. There are scenes that keep you at the edge of your seat and send a chill to your spine.
Sacred Games, as the name suggests speaks about how religion used as a tool to corrupt innocent minds and take control of the masses. It is interesting to note how it incorporates various political and religious affairs that occurred in our country during the 80s and 90s, including the emergency, and uses it to build the storyline.
Season 2 not up to the expectations?
Though season 2 of Sacred Games which aired on 15 August 2019 may not appear as engaging and thrilling as the first season in the beginning it slowly picks up after the third episode. Pankaj Tripathy steals the second season along with Saif Ali Khan and of course Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He brings out Guruji rather effortlessly, convincing him as a peaceful maniac.
Kalki Koechlin is very impressive in the second season. She was successful in bringing out the mystery in her character. Surveen Chawla too did a fabulous job as Jojo. She looks like someone made for web-series and we hope to see more of her.
There are so many other supporting actors who deserve a special mention for their amazing performance. The list is quite long and hence not listing out each and every one of them
Sacred Games is thrilling, thought-provoking, and amazing!
The makers confirmed that there won’t be a third season.