Netflix’s First Original Series From India Could Be a Game-Changer

“Scared Games,” Netflix’s first-ever original series from India, has drawn positive reviews from critics since it’s release just last week. 

Based off of a best-selling crime thriller novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra, “Sacred Games” has scored 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now available on the streaming website, “Sacred Games” follows the story of a Sikh Cop in the Mumbai police department played by Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan, along with a mysterious criminal played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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Unlike anything made by Netflix before, the dialogue in the original series is predominantly in Hindi and set in Mumbai.

“Sacred Games” reflects Netflix’s efforts to target India’s more than one billion viewers in their continued struggle against competitor Amazon Prime.

The series is directed by two revered Bollywood directors, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.

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Critic Mike Hale of the New York Times described the series as “energetic and entertaining, if not entirely satisfying (four of eight episodes were available for review), it toggles between stylized melodrama and loose-limbed satire.” 

Featured Image via YouTube / Netflix

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