Helmed by Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan, the gripping crime thriller reveals the mystery and answers the questions that were raised during Sacred Games Season 1 where a dead Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) said to Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) “You can’t get away so easily Sartaj Ji. You’ll be back to hear my story.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan have reprised their roles in this one while some interesting new characters played by Ranvir Shorey (Shahid Khan), Amruta Subhash (Kusum Devi Yadav) and Kalki Koechlin (Batya Ableman) have been introduced in season 2.
The Netflix India’s first original’s second season began streaming from August 15 at the midnight. The crime thriller based on Vikram Chandra’s novel by the same name deals with stories of friendships and betrayals.
Sacred Games 2’s narrative begins from where it ended. Gaitonde is dead while Sartaj and his team are trying to save Mumbai from a nuclear attack.
With just two weeks in hand, Sartaj also has to deal with his personal issues apart from saving the maximum city.
Two timelines run parallel to each other, where one narrates Gaitonde’s life after escaping from Mumbai prison and getting stuck in Mombasa, Kenya, the other follows Sartaj while he tries to solve the riddles in order to safeguard his city.
The storyline is slow at the start but the narrative is too gripping. Sartaj and Gaitonde are quite different yet very similar to each other. They both were dealing with their past and have been betrayed in love. They share the city of Mumbai and couldn’t bear to see it get destroyed.
overall the script and direction is perfect, although narration goes a bit slow despite being gripping. The series is perfect for a weekend binge, especially for the star performances.