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Makers Of “Sacred Games” Engaged With Audience Through a Facebook Live on Reliance Entertainment’s page

"Sacred Games", which is an adaptation based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 thriller novel of the same name, is also the first Netflix Original from India

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After the success of “Sacred Games”, its makers Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane engaged with fans through a Facebook Live on Reliance Entertainment’s page on Wednesday.

Anurag talked about the liberty of the digital medium and the success of their maiden venture, read a statement.

“Most of the doors have been closed to us, so (we) have started pioneering ourselves, be it YouTube or a studio. For the first time, we are seeing the success of us and talking about it,” said Anurag, who has often locked horns with the Central Board of Film Certification.

While talking about the overwhelming response to “Sacred Games”, Motwane said: “I am shocked and happily surprised how broad the show has gone. In the beginning, you feel like Netflix is watched by just a group of people, film lovers and show lovers and such people. On IMDb, in one month it got more votes than ‘Sanju’ and ‘Dev. D’, ‘Udaan’, ‘…Wasseypur’ and others.”

Anurag talked about the liberty of the digital medium and the success of their maiden venture, read a statement. Flickr
Anurag talked about the liberty of the digital medium and the success of their maiden venture, read a statement. Flickr

“The fact that you can watch the show anywhere at any time legally is new. The freedom that people have started discovering is what’s also driving the viewership well.”

“Sacred Games”, which is an adaptation based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 thriller novel of the same name, is also the first Netflix Original from India.

Talking about the adaptation, Motwane said: “We’ve been true to the book though we’ve changed a couple of things just a bit. We did all the changes with permission from the author of the book. I think the spirit of the show is exactly the same.”

Anurag said Chandra was always with them. “Actually, Vikram Chandra was very enthusiastic and gave us all the changes,” he added.

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Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and Netflix’s “Sacred Games” spans across eight episodes. It features Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte. (IANS)

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‘Sacred Games’ Will Be Back For Season 2

Season 2 will be back with a new trail of betrayal, crime, passion, and a thrilling chase through Mumbai's underbelly

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'Sacred Games' gets the green light for second season.

Actor Saif Ali Khan will be back as police officer Sartaj Singh in the second season of crime drama series “Sacred Games”, streaming platform Netflix announced on Friday.

The announcement that “Sacred Games 2” is in the pipeline was made with a teaser video, read a statement.

“The worst is yet to come. ‘Sacred Games’ will be back for Season 2,” read a post from the official Netflix India Twitter account.

Based on author Vikram Chandra’s best-selling novel, the first season of the series — produced by the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment’s Phantom Films joint venture — received viewer appreciation and critical acclaim worldwide for its gritty plot and power-packed performances.

The series, available in local languages in different markets, tells the tale of Sartaj, a seasoned and cynical Mumbai police officer who is summoned one morning by an anonymous tip which promises him an opportunity to capture the powerful Ganesh Gaitonde, criminal overlord of the G-Company.

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Actor Saif Ali Khan will be back as police officer Sartaj Singh. (IANS)

Season 2 will be back with a new trail of betrayal, crime, passion, and a thrilling chase through Mumbai’s underbelly.

The second season picks up from Sartaj pursuing his relentless battle of saving the city and Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) facing bigger challenges to retain his position as the legendary kingpin of Mumbai.

The intriguing Guruji (Pankaj Tripathi), introduced in season one as Gaitonde’s ‘third father’, plays a pivotal role in unfolding a chain of events that shape the next season, which is scheduled to film in India and locations overseas this fall.

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will continue directing Gaitonde’s track, while Neeraj Ghaywan will take over Sartaj’s plot. Vikramaditya Motwane and Varun Grover will continue their roles of being the showrunner and the lead writer respectively.

Erik Barmack, Vice President, International Originals at Netflix, said: “We’ve been thrilled by the response to ‘Sacred Games’ from fans worldwide, and especially in India, to this high quality production. It’s incredibly exciting for us to take the story of ‘Sacred Games’ forward and open a new chapter in the series with its second season.” (IANS)