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Sacred Games 

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A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.

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Varun Grover
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Saif Ali Khan ...  Inspector Sartaj Singh / ... 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ...  Ganesh Gaitonde 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Neeraj Kabi ...  Parulkar / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Aamir Bashir ...  Majid / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Shalini Vatsa ...  Kanta Bai / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Elnaaz Norouzi ...  Zoya Mirza / ... 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Luke Kenny ...  Malcolm / ... 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Radhika Apte ...  Anjali Mathur 8 episodes, 2018
Jitendra Joshi ...  Constable Katekar / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Jatin Sarna ...  Bunty 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Surveen Chawla ...  Jojo Mascarenas / ... 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Paul Ogola ...  Erico 8 episodes, 2019
Kubbra Sait ...  Kukoo / ... 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Rajshri Deshpande ...  Subhadra 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Saurabh Sachdeva ...  Isa / ... 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Vikram Kochhar ...  Mathu 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Pankaj Tripathi ...  Khanna Guru Ji / ... 6 episodes, 2018-2019
Sameer Kochhar ...  Markand / ... 6 episodes, 2018-2019
Chittaranjan Tripathy Chittaranjan Tripathy ...  Trivedi 6 episodes, 2018-2019
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Sartaj Singh, a Mumbai police officer, receives an anonymous phone call from a gangster who threatens to blow up the entire city. Amid the corrupt standards of Indian law enforcement begins a battle between a 'nobody' cop and ruthless gangster who perceives (sometimes) himself to be a God. Written by Cinema Theories

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The righteous. The ruthless. Everyone wants to play.


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Anurag Kashyap said that he shot and treated the series like a film. See more »

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The medals keep changing positions on the Police Officers uniforms and do not seem to be worn in the correct order of precedence. Also in flashback scenes they are wearing the Indian 50th Independence Anniversary Medal, which would not have been awarded before 1997. See more »

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Watch it - and put a little effort into watching it
22 July 2018 | by nina_fairfaxSee all my reviews

First of all, if you're not from India, please do not watch the dubbed version, it's not necessary at all. Subtitles will do fine, and the unfamiliar tones of languages spoken in India only add to the amazing feeling of the show. I've heard people say the show is confusing and they couldn't follow the plot - try a little harder. Map out the characters if you must, replay a scene if you didn't understand. Most likely you were unable to understand because (sadly) western people are not used to Indian names or faces: it takes a little more effort to remember who is who. Take that effort. It's more than worth it. After a few episodes, I had no trouble following the storyline. I hope Netflix will create more shows from places all over the world, and that in time, this won't be an issue anymore.

Some reviewers say Sacred Games can't be compared to Narcos. I think it can. Enough twists and turns, just the right amount of violence, engaging, political, touching... Characters are not good or bad, they're in between, and you're not sure whether to love or hate them. I truly cared about some of them, which I can't really say about the characters of Narcos. Gaitonde is a man who killed more people than you can believe, but the show still makes you love him, all credit going to the great actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

I didn't rate it a 10/10 for three reasons:

  • I did not always find Anjali Mathur's performance convincing
  • Kukoo's story was dragged out too long in my opinion
  • The final episode seemed rushed, although I'm glad they gave us somewhat of an answer


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