Sacred Games 2 Review: As Gaitonde And Gang Shift Base From Mumbai To Kenya, Season 2 Becomes More Gripping And Introspective

Sacred Games 2 will hit the digital world at 12 am IST on August 15 but before that, we got a preview to the first three episodes of this path-breaking web-series directed by Neeraj Ghaywan and Anurag Kashyap.

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Sacred Games 2 Review: As Gaitonde And Gang Shift Base From Mumbai To Kenya, Season 2 Becomes More Gripping And Introspective
Season 2 of Sacred Games picks up exactly from where season 1 ended. The countdown to the nuclear war continues and Sartaj aka Saif Ali Khan's race against time and destiny also continues. Season 2's first episode, Matsya begins with Gaitonde aka Nawazuddin Siddiqui on a boat in the middle of nowhere, well at least that's what he thinks for the first 15 mins of the episode. But it is his 'Bahar Aaya Toh Pata Chala Ki Khel In Sab *** se, aapse, mujhse bada hai' dialogue that defines us and him. That's exactly how we were left when the first season ended. With a lot of questions and no clue as to what is in store next. And that is exactly the kind of situation Gaitonde finds himself in as Anurag Kashyap and Vikram Aditya Motwane zoom out to a long shot to establish his location in the first episode. MIDDLE OF NOWHERE!

As the journey of the viewers and Gaitonde begin almost with the same feeling in season 2 what unfolds is a gritty watch that always wants you to try and solve the mystery before the next step unfolds. But the strong script-writing beats you to that. From the first three episodes that are widely set in Kenya and some bits of it in Mumbai, at least one thing is clear, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane make for a deadly combo. Kashyap as a filmmaker loves to be loud, in your face and high on emotions, Vikram, on the other hand, loves detailing and metaphors. Be it a bowl of water slowly changing colour to Sartaj's blood as it spreads, metamorphically depicting Gaitonde's web taking over Singh's mind or be it the gruesome killing of Kenya's don. Both the filmmakers leave their mark as directors.

Without giving spoilers, Season 2 surely has more of Surveen Chwala who is fierce and holds her own. She shines in the three chapters, Matsya, Siduri and Apasmara. Matsya, a Sanskrit word meaning fish refers to the plight of Gaitonde who is stuck in a deep ocean far away from home, finding the right moment and passage to swim back. Siduri refers to the Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is an ancient poem that is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature. Siduri is referred to a wise female divinity that dissuades people from immorality. The third chapter is Apasmara which refers to a dwarf in Hindu mythology who represented ignorance and epilepsy. 

If you get the gist from what the first three chapters mean then you might know the essence of season 2 and where the finale is headed. While we are eager to watch the remaining five episodes, you all can binge of Sacred Games Season 2 (all 8 episodes) at 12 am IST on August 15. Like Netflix, India tweeted a while back "Sacred Games will go live at 12 AM tonight. Matlab neend ka balidaan dena hoga."

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