Sacred Games, based on Vikram Chandra's novel with the same name, saw all the eight episodes of its first season releasing globally on Netflix on July 6. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, of Phantom Films, the first Netflix original series to come from India has the essence of the previous work of the two filmmakers. It is filled with profanity, violence, as well as political and religious statements.
Predictably, this irreverence has not gone down well with all members of the viewing public. An Indian National Congress member from West Bengal has lodged a complaint against Netflix, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and the producers of Sacred Games for 'insulting' late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.