Playing for keeps in Mumbai

movie & TV May 15, 2018 14:20

By The Nation

The first Indian show in the Netflix Originals category “Sacred Games” will premiere on July 6 on Netflix in all territories where Netflix is available, the streaming service announced last week.



The eight-episode series is based on the best-selling novel “Sacred Games” by Vikram Chandra and the eight hour-long episodes are directed by Vikramaditya Motwane.

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.

Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) is a seasoned and cynical Bombay police officer, who is 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.