Producers: Netflix, Phantom Films
Directors: Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte
Writers: Smita Singh, Vasant Nath, Varun Grover
Web series are the flavour of the season for the Indian audience. And while everyone is enjoying amazing content from all over the world, original content from India is picking up slowly but steadily. Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane’s debut on the digital platform with the series Sacred Games has already created quite a buzz and, with the trailer out, it is giving the audience thrills and chills.
Giving us a glimpse into the dark side of Mumbai, Sacred Games is about a cat-and-mouse chase between criminal Ganesh Gaitonde and Inspector Sartaj Singh. Ganesh taunts Sartaj by threatening the safety of the city. Sartaj, being the honest officer that he is, jumps through every possible hoop, facing all kinds of danger as he and his partner Anjali Mathur try to catch this criminal mastermind.
Both Kashyap and Motwane are known to churn out interesting content and they seem to have upped their game with this web series. The trailer of the show engages the viewer right away, with a gripping storyline and an intriguing arc of characters. Not only has the premise of the series been laid out in a fascinating package but the makers have also made sure that glimpses of some shockers are shown in this short trailer, compelling the audience to come back for more.
The show has some powerful characters, from Saif Ali Khan playing the lead role to Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing the antagonist. Actors like Radhika Apte, Neeraj Kabi and Surveen Chawla are also a huge part of the show. The fantastic promo showed some substantial performances from the lead actors and the supporting cast, which promises the audience a complete treat.
All-in-all, the collaboration of talented filmmakers and actors along with an enthralling storyline is potential for a strong web show, and by looking at the trailer, we can say that Sacred Games has it all. But the final verdict will be in only when the show starts streaming on Netflix on July 6.