Sacred Games is Netflix’s first Indian original series which was released on 6th July 2018. It is based on Vikram Chandra’s thriller novel of the same name, and it stars big names like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jatin Sarna, Pankaj Tripathi, and Radhika Apte. It is one of the better web series to come out of India with directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.
You can download season 1 from the link attached at the end of the article and you can also download season 2 from the link when it is released on Netflix(We upload all the Seasons/Web Series/Movies on the link free).
This article is to summarize all the 8 episodes of Sacred Games Season 1.Interestingly, names of all episodes have been derived from Hindu Mythology and have significance in the plot.
Episode 1: Ashwathama
The first episode starts off with a dog falling off a building in Mumbai, which will be emphasized later on in the season. Following that Nawazuddin enters as yesteryear gangster Ganesh Gaitonde, who hints that something big or sinister is about to happen in Mumbai. Along with Ganesh Gaitonde, there is running parallel the story of junior Mumbai police cop Sartaj Singh played by Saif Ali Khan who is in search of a big case to prove his spirit to the corrupt department he works in. Sartaj Singh gets an out-of-the-blue call from Ganesh Gaitonde himself giving him a tip about something destructive that will happen in Mumbai in next 25 days.
Sartaj Singh traces Ganesh Gaitonde’s location, and the gangster shoots himself in front of the cop. Following this, a flashback story that is narrated by Ganesh Gaitonde focuses on the dark childhood and teenage life of the gangster.
Episode 2: Halahala
This episode marks the entry of Radhika Apte as Anjali Mathur, a Research and Analysis Wing(RAW) agent who is investigating the case of Ganesh Gaitonde. With the death of Ganesh Gaitonde starts the 25-day countdown of something destructive that will be happening in Mumbai. Sartaj Singh is suspended from his post for not cooperating with the Deputy Commissioner of Police Parulkar in an investigation over misuse of power. Now, Sartaj Singh joins Anjali Mathur and discovers many things about the murdered talent manager that he keeps fake currency supplied by Pakistan’s ISI and had also escorted Bollywood and TV actresses to Gaitonde.
Episode 3: Atapi Vatapi
This episode marks the entry of a new character (and the most loved character by the audience/viewers) Bunty played by Jatin Sarna. Sartaj Singh uses evidence from the murder of the talent manager to track to a soap actress, Nayanika, who was pressurized into giving sexual favors to Gaitonde’s most trusted and important gang member, Bunty. Then follows Gaitonde’s admiration for a girl, Kukoo, who is involved with the enemy gang’s leader, Suleiman Isa and a shootout helps Gaitonde get the girl.
Episode 4: Brahmahatya
Bunty was being trapped by Sartaj Singh and at the beginning of the episode, Bunty catches the sight of the hidden camera and tries to rush off to a warehouse complex in the outskirts of the city, where he meets with a mysterious man who was seen a couple of times in the past episodes, mostly covering the evidence. Now again the story goes back to Gaitonde’s past where he is shown climbing his way to be a gangster by mingling with corrupt politicians and police officials. And now we meet a politician who will later become the Union Home Minister. The episode ends with a cliffhanger that shows a burqa-clad individual pointing a gun towards Gaitonde.
Episode 5: Sarama
Bunty and Nayanika are shot dead on DCP Parulkar’s order. Sartaj feels himself responsible for the death of Nayanika as she was informing Sartaj about Bunty. Now back in 1992 in Bombay, Gaitonde’s terror spreads as his men take out rival gang members. He now decides to settle down by marrying, but gangster Isa sends him a gift of his own by murdering one of his closest gang member or aides on the day of the wedding. But Gaitonde marries to his housemaid.
Episode 6: Pretakalpa
Sartaj Singh turns to his mother to find a link between Ganesh Gaitonde and his father but he comes back without an answer. Now the Bollywood actress uses her police connection s to get her blackmailing boyfriend in trouble and she uses the “dog murder” in the first scene of the first episode as a point of grip against him. Now the plot runs on a story of a small town gang from Muslim majority slum of Mumbai. Sartaj and his team of cops go after this gang and the situation gets violent in which Sartaj’s main sidekick is murdered. In a parallel plot, Ganesh finds a traitor in his gang and he kills the traitor and his brother as well.
Episode 7: Rudra
In this episode, in the flashback story of Gaitonde, rival gang members come to take the last hit against Gaitonde but end up murdering the gangster’s wife and after this incident Gaitonde becomes more violent and starts killing innocent people on the streets of Mumbai, and also sets on fire the entire slums filled with Muslim families. Due to these events, Gaitonde is put into jail by the Mumbai police where he is beaten every day with no mercy. In parallel, the current day story, Sartaj Singh and Anjali Mathur are an inch closer to the people involved in the upcoming attack and while Sartaj drifts off to find a secret location, Mathur is shot dead by a mysterious man(in previous episodes).
Episode 8: Yayati
The final episode of the first season is full of twists and turn. Firstly, we see the link between Gaitonde and Sartaj’s father, wherein the latter helps the gangster in prison with food and water during his torturous stay in jail. Mumbai police officers track Sartaj’s location and take over the location that is filled with arms, ammunition and fake currency. Sartaj tried to connect the missing pieces of the puzzle and discourse by a godman who was previously seen in the flashbacks as the mastermind behind Gaitonde’s torture on TV helps him locate a secret hideout that carries materials required for a nuclear blast.
Link to download Sacred Game Season 1
(Season 2 will also be uploaded on the same link once it is released on Netflix and everything on the link is free to download)
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