Taglines: The righteous. The ruthless. Everyone wants to play.
A policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, politicians, cultists, spies, and terrorists the live of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai. The series is based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games by author Vikram Chandra.
Sacred Games is an Indian crime thriller streaming television series based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name. India’s first Netflix original series, it was produced and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap as Phantom Films.
Sartaj Singh is a troubled Mumbai Police inspector who seeks validation from a police force he hates for its corruption. He receives a phone call from Ganesh Gaitonde, a notorious crime lord who has been missing for 16 years. He tells Sartaj to save the city in 25 days, beginning a chain of events that burrows deep into India’s underworld. On his journey, Sartaj is helped by Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer Anjali Mathur; flashbacks detail Gaitonde’s origins, and how he became Mumbai’s crime lord. The first season follows Sartaj as he tries to uncover clues about Gaitonde’s past and learns about a connection between Gaitonde and his father.
In season two, Gaitonde’s story continues in flashbacks while Sartaj tries to find answers. Sartaj discovers an ashram to which his father once belonged, and learns about their apocalyptic plans to create a new, conflict-free world. Gaitonde’s meeting with Khanna Guruji, how he became part of the ashram, and his activities with them are depicted in flashbacks. Also explored is how Gaitonde was deployed in Africa by Kusum Devi Yadav – a RAW officer who tries to keep Gaitonde’s archenemy Suleiman Isa alive so she can capture and kill Shahid Khan, a dangerous extremist who turns out to be Sartaj’s cousin and harbours a plan (with the ashram) to wipe out India.