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The streaming service made the announcement with a computer-generated date announcement video, which features what looks like a mandala, and ends with the reveal of the series logo and a mention for Sacred Games' leading stars: Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Khan plays Sartaj Singh, a Mumbai cop who's after a local crime lord named Ganesh Gaitonde (Siddiqui).
Here's the official synopsis for Sacred Games:
A policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, politicians, cultists, spies, and terrorists—the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai. The series is based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games by author Vikram Chandra.
The series focuses on Sartaj Singh, 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, 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.
Directed by Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan), and produced by Phantom Films – Kashyap and Motwane are co-founders – Sacred Games also stars Radhika Apte as Anjali Mathur, an analyst for RAW, and Anupriya Goenka.
Sacred Games is out July 6 on Netflix.