Sacred Games

What Is Scared Games

Sacred Games is an Indian web television thriller series based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name. Created by Vikramaditya Motwane, the first season was directed by Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, who produced it under their banner Phantom Films.The story follows a troubled police officer, Sartaj Singh (played by Saif Ali Khan), who receives a phone call from gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui); Gaitonde tells him to save the city within 25 days. The series chronicles the events that follow while tracing Gaitonde’s past.

Other cast members include Radhika Apte, Girish Kulkarni, Neeraj Kabi, Jeetendra Joshi, Rajshri Deshpande, Karan Wahi, Aamir Bashir, Jatin Sarna, Elnaaz Norouzi Kubra Sait, Surveen Chawla, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, and Ranvir Shorey.[3] The series was conceived after Erik Barmack, the vice-president of Netflix, contacted Motwane in 2014 to create Indian content for the platform. They opted to adapt Chandra’s English novel in the Hindi language, to which Motwane agreed.Varun Grover, Smita Singh, and Vasant Nath wrote the episodes of the first season; Grover, Dhruv Narang, Nihit Bhave, and Pooja Tolani wrote the second season.

Swapnil Sonawane, Sylvester Fonseca and Aseem Bajaj served as director of photography. Aarti Bajaj was the editor and Alokananda Dasgupta composed the background score. The second season was directed by Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan.The first season of the series was mostly shot in Mumbai; the second season was shot over different locations of Delhi, Mombasa, Nairobi, Cape Town and Johannesburg.Each episode of Sacred Games is named after a story or character derived from Hindu mythology.The first season premiered on 6 July 2018 on Netflix and received positive reviews with particular praise on performances and writing.The second season premiered on 15 August 2019.A total of 16 episodes have aired over the two seasons with eight in each.

The first four episodes of Sacred Games premiered on 29 June 2018, with the full season of eight episodes released on Netflixon 6 July across 191 countries. It has subtitles in more than 20 languages. It received mostly positive reviews from critics, with particular praise for the performances and writing. The second season premiered on 15 August 2019.

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2019’s most buzzed web series ‘Sacred Games’ Season 2 got mixed reactions from viewers worldwide. Though the first season was well appreciated and loved by the fans, it seems Anurag Kashyap and his team failed to create its magic again in the second installment. 

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Saif said, “I am not as happy as I was with response to part 1, I think some people found it a little different and it was always going to be a little different. It is called Sacred Games and it is about a guru going on about things. I have a spotboy whose opinion I quite value, his name is Hira.

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Talking about the ending of season 2 he added, “I was okay with the ending because it doesn’t make a difference – either it blows up or he saves it. I quite like the show; it was differently placed. The first season had some crazy things – Cuckoo’s character and development of my character. Vikram (Motwane) really nailed it as a director. 

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Sacred Games has had an unusual journey throughout its lifetime from the beginning of the release of its first season. While the first season received a lot of love and appreciation from audiences, the second season was released to mixed reviews from the audiences. Saif Ali Khan who played one of the show’s main characters till the very end has expressed his opinion on the entire series.

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While both seasons ended on a cliffhanger, the first revolved more around the world of crime in Mumbai. The second one, on the other hand, was more philosophical with higher stakes involved. Talking about the response the second season got, Saif Ali Khan expressed his preference in an interview with Bollywood .

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“The first season had some crazy things – Cuckoo’s character and development of my character. Vikram [Motwane] really nailed it as a director.Second season, the climax could have been… I like it but I can understand people preferred the first one, that’s the vibe I got.He also told Indian publication Bollywood Hungama that he was happier with the audience reception to the first compared the follow-up.

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Scared Games Season 1

Sacred Games has had an unusual journey throughout its lifetime from the beginning of the release of its first season. While the first season received a lot of love and appreciation from audiences, the second season was released to mixed reviews from the audiences. Saif Ali Khan who played one of the show’s main characters till the very end has expressed his opinion on the entire series.

Scared Games Season 2

Second season, the climax could have been… I like it but I can understand people preferred the first one, that’s the vibe I got.”He also told Indian publication Bollywood Hungama that he was happier with the audience reception to the first compared the follow-up.

The first season had some crazy things – Cuckoo’s character and the development of my character. Vikram (Motwane ) really nailed it as a director." While fans are anticipating and waiting eagerly for any details on a new season, Saif Ali Khan had earlier stated that there did not seem to be any intentions or planning for a third season yet.