Sacred Games 2 to release on August 15

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Mumbai: Sacred Games is all set to return with its second season on August 15, a little more than a year after the Netflix’s first India original started streaming on July 6 last year. The new season of the Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer promises to be bigger and better than its previous installment and is shot extensively in Kenya, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The trailer starts with the character of Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) reappearing and Sartaj Singh looking for more clues to deal with the lurking danger set to engulf Mumbai. Gaitonde in his trademark style tells Sartaj: “Life haraam ho gayi thi sardaar ji jaise ab aapki hone wali hai.”

Gaitonde spills the beans on the game that’s bigger than what one might think. “Maloom pada ye game aap se, in sab ch******n se, mujhse bada hai.”

Pankaj Tripathi as Guruji has come out of the confines of a small television set and can be seen in his full glory. The trailer also introduces the characters of Ranveer Shorey (Shahid Khan) and Kalki Koechlin (Batya Abelman) who will play a key part in the series.

The second season of Sacred Games will see Ganesh Gaitonde seeking refuge in Kenya and becoming a crime lord. The cast has shot extensively across Mombasa (Kenya), Cape Town and Johannesburg. The second season will also a bevvy of new faces apart from the old ones Apart from Kalki Koechlin and Ranveer Shorey, there are reports that Made In Heaven star Sobhita Dhulipala and Mirzapur and Puncch Beat actor Harshita Gaur will also be seen in important roles.

The first season of the series based on Vikram Chandra’s best-selling novel was co-directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and opened to rave reviews worldwide. The web series was appreciated for its gritty plot and power-packed performances.

The series revolves around 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.

The intriguing Guruji (Pankaj Tripathi), introduced in Season one as Gaitonde’s third father would play a pivotal role in unfolding a chain of events that shape the next season. 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.

“This season will be the baap of the first one. Even if people know Ganesh Gaitonde, they won’t know what to expect from him. We shot extensively across Mombasa (Kenya), Cape Town and Johannesburg,” said Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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