Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane’s Sacred Games that made India proud by being first desi show to get a nomination for the international Emmy Awards 2019 now has found a place in the The New York Times’ list of 30 best international TV series of the decade.
The thriller saga is the only Indian production to make it to the list. The show is seen in 28th spot on the list of 30 series, however, it is not known if the list is a ranking as well. Priosoners Of War, an Israeli show found the first spot while Sherlock the second.
“Mumbai is being threatened from every direction — the underworld and the upper echelons of the police force, the past and the present — and it’s up to a doughty, doubtful Sikh cop to fend them off. Saif Ali Khan plays the turbaned inspector Sartaj Singh in a series, based on a novel by Vikram Chandra, that mixes Bollywood energy with a literary style and touches of magical realism,” read the NTY’s introduction to the Netflix show.
Other shows that got featured on the list include Britain’s The Crown and Fleabag, Spain’s Money Heist. Out of the 30 shows, 12 are from Britain.
New York time curated this list on the basis of ‘Scripted series produced outside the United States (though some were American-financed), which were commercially available to American audiences, and which premiered in 2010 or later.’
Netflix’s Delhi Crime, based on the Nirbhaya incident of December 16, , stories of Rabindranath Tagore, by Anurag Basu also got a a place in ‘Honorable Mentions’ list.
Sacred Games brough a renaissance of online content in India and is the first Netflix originals produced for the country by the Indian filmmakers. It starred Saif Ali Khan with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The second season was released earlier this year but received mixed responses from audiences.