Netflix India is onto things with its first ever, original series “ Sacred Games ”.
Now that Netflix has its own production in India has released the first episode of an adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s “ Sacred Games ” for the masses to watch.
The first episode Ashwatthama was a well produced and gory, to begin with.
The very first scene has a dog falling off a high rise and lying in a pool of blood, talk about having sleepless nights.
Starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Aapte the show follows a divorced cop, Sartaj Singh’s life oscillates between waiting outside his ex-wife’s home and grumbling that his last claim to fame was nabbing a pickpocket.
His life changes when a dreaded underworld don, who has been missing in action for two decades, calls him one night.
As a foil to Saif’s character Satraj is Nawazuddin’s character Ganesh Gaitonde, who believes he is at par with God and that is threateningly obvious in his chilling back-story.
Sartaj and Gaitonde, played by Khan and Siddiqui respectively are stark and brilliant characters; the latter being more interesting by virtue of the writing.
A very promising start, the first episode traces Gaitonde’s rise as a criminal kingpin, leaving behind a disturbing suggestion – Bombay is getting razed to the ground in 25 days.
An interesting cast makes the show even more addictive.
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