Sacred Games, a Netflix-originals based on the novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra, is nothing less than a nail-biting and hair-pulling series. Released in June in 2018, the first season of Sacred Games traversed the journey of Mumbai in the 90s in a total of eight episodes with every episode having run time of 40 to 50 minutes.
Recently, the news about the second season of the show sent fans into a celebratory moment. It has been reported that the shoot for the second season of the show has been wrapped up and all the starts of the show including Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Pankaj Tripathi have all finished shooting their part for this upcoming season.
Sacred Games Season 1 recap
Chandra’s epic 947-page novel follows the endeavors of an inspector in Mumbai police, Sartaj Singh, while he runs against time to uncover the mystery behind the re-appearance and suicide of one of the most notorious gangster of that time, Ganesh Gaitonde. While the main story of the show revolves around the characters of Saif Ali Khan, who plays Sartaj Singh and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays Ganesh Gaitonde, the depiction sometimes takes viewers on a journey of the past of these characters as well. Having an intriguing beginning, the very first episode of Sacred Games kick-starts this over-the-edge drama with the image a dead dog, followed by a nearly half-dead women, who after a few minutes becomes the last target of Ganesh Gaitonde. The episode showcases its first ever twist of the show when Ganesh Gaitonde pulls the trigger on himself in front of Sartaj Singh, but not before warning him that he has a total of only 25 days to save the city of dreams, Mumbai. A mysterious character, Trivedi also crosses the words of Gaitonde.
Sartaj then joins hands with a quick-witted Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer Anjali Mathur, played by Radhika Apte, to solve this case and also find out the connection between Gaitonde and his father, Constable Dilbagh Singh. Both of them working against the words of their respective bosses, Sartaj and Anjali come across a number of wrongdoings in the city that binds together other characters, who had previously worked for Gaitonde.
Meanwhile, the show also journeys through the lost and begone life of Gaitonde depicting his rise from being a son of a Brahmin Pandit to one of the most wanted and feared gangster of Mumbai. Although summarizing such intricate story in few words is beyond measures, the show is typically based on the underworld that ruled the city and Mumbai and its people in the 90s. With politics, sex, drugs, and crime being an integral part of the show, Sacred Games stands out from a basic cop-gangster chase and displays a series of events in a linear manner.
Sacred Games Season 2 – Shoots, story expectations, and everything in-between
When the series ended in a cliffhanger, fans had begun expecting a season 2 of the show. And now, the news of this next season is out and about. Just a few days ago, Anurag Kashyap, director of the first season of Sacred Games, shared exciting news on his Instagram account declaring that shoot of Sacred Games 2 has officially been wrapped up. While the first season was directed by the duo, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, the second season is being co-directed by Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan, Motwane serving as the showrunner. It is also expected that Pankaj Tripathi, who had a small yet prominent role in the first season, will be making a comeback this season but with significantly longer screen time.
Although not much is known about the second season, one can only anticipate it to be as exciting, if not more, as the first one. With shoot being officially over and show likely to get a release date in the second half of 2019, fans do not have to wait much longer to grab their favorite flavor of popcorn and begin watching one of India’s most loved and appreciated online shows, Sacred Games.