Sacred Games a Netflix original when first released in 2018 had taken the internet streaming world by storm. Everybody was gaga over the crime & gangster based series especially with the marvellous performances it offered by top-notch actors like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte among others.
A piece of good news for the cast & crew came in recently when Sacred Games, found a place on the New York Times’ list of 30 best international TV series of the decade becoming the only Indian show to be a part of this prestigious list. The show is positioned at the 28th spot in the list; however, it is not clear whether the list is a ranking as well.
The NTY’s introduction to the Netflix show read, “Mumbai is being threatened from every direction — the underworld and the upper echelons of the police force, the past and the present — and it’s up to a doughty, doubtful Sikh cop to fend them off. Saif Ali Khan plays the turbaned inspector Sartaj Singh in a series, based on a novel by Vikram Chandra, that mixes Bollywood energy with a literary style and touches of magical realism.”
Israeli show Prisoners of War took the first spot on the list & other shows that became a part of the list included Britain’s Broadchurch, The Crown and Fleabag & Spain’s Money Heist. Britain shows took 12 spots out of 30. And, the selection criteria was, ‘Scripted series that are produced outside the United States (though some being American-financed), which were commercially available to American audiences, and which premiered in 2010 or later.’
Other shows mentioned which also got a mention on the list were Netflix’s Delhi Crime & Stories of Rabindranath Tagore.
Sacred Games was also nominated for International Emmys in the Best Drama Series category. However, it failed to get an award for the same.
The first season of Anurag Kashyap & Vikramaditya Motwane’s show was a colossal hit whereas, the second season saw mixed reactions from the audiences so much so, that soon people surfaced various memes comparing both the seasons on twitter & other social media platforms.