“Yehi toh khubsoorti hain iss shahar ki saheeb…Yeha kuch bhi ho sakta hain…” (That’s the beauty of this city anything can happen here)—this and some visuals of Netflix’s “Sacred Games” bought goose-bumps to audiences and left them in awe!
The wait for this action packed release ended on July 6th as the crime drama “Sacred Game” was launched in Netflix.
As the ‘city’ referred to here is Mumbai, the story is dealing with Mumbai’s one of the most powerful mafia don and notorious criminal Ganesh Gaitonde’s (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) drag racket and a cop, who is chasing this notorious crime lord Gaitonde.
Gaitonde, a criminal without a case has enough confidence to threaten cop Sartaj Singh over phone as he warned him, “Your life is going to change, you have 25 days to save your city.”
This cat and mouse game between police officer Sartaj and the crime lord Gaitonde, left the audiences spellbound, as the mysteries of the series unravel, few questions which keeps hammering your brain is whether this killer is just another bad guy or someone very closer to god? Though, the series have questioned on God’s morality too!
Sartaj Singh, the character essayed by Saif Ali Khan will make you believe that this is the best film of his till date. Though sometimes Singh’s moral compass is shaken, but wouldn’t change the direction, as sometimes his moral values get mislead by women, money and success.
And sometimes he disobeyed the upper authorities’ orders, even got suspended for not supporting his department in the cover up of a murder case. Despite of his failed marriage, lonely life in his apartment where his happy memories constantly cling around the walls, he never pushed himself to ‘boot-licking’ job of the senior officers.
But the show stealer is Nawajuddin Siddique. The gangster Gaitonde, who has been charged with 150 murder cases and has been on the run for last 17 years, wanted to tell a story of himself in his own style to the cop Sartaj; how a son of a poor beggar has bettered his own fortune and built his own empire in this corrupted world.
A dialogue of Nawaj from sacred Games looks to justify this, “I don’t know how this world came into existence, but I know how it will end”.
He takes Sartaj on a ride of another Mumbai city, Mumbai, the city where sacred games are romanticized in each of its corners.
This series also stars Radhika Apte, Neeraj Kabi, Amir Basir and Pankaj Tripathy. The director-duo Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have made a master piece, say movie experts. Mainly, the creepy dialogues take you into a different state of trance. Well, all we can say, the 8 part series have done enough justification to the Vikram Chandra’s novel, which was published in 2006.
This Indian Original series has proven that a cross culture drama can be a ‘hit’ too.