Airdate: Sacred Games

The first original Indian-based series for Netflix, Sacred Games, will debut in early July.

Based on the novel by author Vikram Chandra, the story delves into the city’s web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage.

This was shot on location in Mumbai in Hindi and English, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap.

A policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, politicians, cultists, spies, and terrorists—the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai. The series is based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games by author Vikram Chandra.

The story focuses on Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a seasoned and cynical 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.

Friday July 6 on Netflix.

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