Sacred Games: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Sacred Games

Critics Consensus

Gorgeous, grim, and unexpected, Sacred Games is saved from its procedural premise by its dense plotting and superb cast.



Critic Ratings: 24


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Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018

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The story focuses on Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a seasoned and cynical Bombay police officer, summoned by an anonymous tip one morning, a voice which promises him an opportunity to capture the powerful Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), criminal overlord of the G-Company. As the stakes mount and Sartaj seeks knowledge of his prey, it becomes clear that the game the two players thought they were engaged in is in fact part of a much larger scenario, one that expands beyond their city.

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Critic Reviews for Sacred Games Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (5)

The series strains to meet such heavy expectations, but the production is generally superb and the writing does not miss a beat.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

There's beauty in the way that all of this sinister intrigue is conveyed, but it's a surface-level telling of a story that wants to have so much more in its grasp.

Jul 10, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It wasn't predictable and provided something out of the ordinary compared to the plethora of other crime thrillers available.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane deliver a thriller that doesn't shy away from being an indictment on religion. The show argues that religion has always been used to shape politics, commit murder, and amass wealth.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It may be "just" television, but it's also pushing forth important representation. TV is going global - and Sacred Games is just one way viewers can expand their worldview.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

I suspect Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane's exquisitely performed screen adaptation has subconsciously been translated by writers who might have internalized the social undertones, subtexts and latitudinal beats of the 928-page drama.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Yeah, you've heard [this] story before, but Sacred Games weds it to a fresh, intoxicating setting.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Immediately captivating, its story in the criminal underbelly of Mumbai coiled like a labyrinth.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Bollywood maximalism meets downbeat Euro noir meets Hollywood gangster epic.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Flashing between past and present, the first episode left me in some confusion, though there was no denying the fevered atmosphere it conjured up.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sacred Games: Season 1

  • Feb 26, 2019
    I'm a fan of both complex crime dramas and quality modern Indian cinema and Netflix really delivered. Captures the gritty chaotic city perfectly!
  • Feb 10, 2019
    This TV series is phenomenal in every aspect. Anurag Kashyap is the best when it comes to Indian cinema.
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Nawajuddin siddhiqui Nailed it as a character which is extraordinary for his way of acting.Must be a great comeback for Saif ali khan.Radhika apte is dead ??.Screenplay is perfect.Totally nailed it as a mini series.Hope nuclear bomb will be the weapon used to destroy mumbai into pieces.
  • Jan 09, 2019
    Its pretty good but gets boring at times. FYI I'm not the hugest fan of dramas so take this with a grain of salt. Its a nice dark story though and it looks like it will continue into season 2.
  • Nov 06, 2018
    BIG JOKE. They have tried to make a good series but it got boring with every episode. Mahavan's Breathe was much better.
  • Nov 05, 2018
    Gritty and not your usual crime drama series.
  • Oct 28, 2018
    Not needed, just see and believe the changing bollywood. We are entering your territory at a decent pace dear Hollywood, be ready
  • Sep 25, 2018
    Best series of India just awesome
  • Sep 15, 2018
    This show is golden amazing storytelling
  • Sep 09, 2018
    This show is amazing very good

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