Over the last few years, Indian directors have made a strong shift from your run-of-the-mill television soaps to dark, gritty thrillers. While other players have dominated the early years, 2018 was the year of Netflix in India, as it was the year that saw the release of ‘Sacred Games’, arguably the most popular Indian series.
The popular series tells the story of Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a troubled and disturbed police officer who gets a phone call from Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a renowned gangster who had disappeared 16 years ago. On the call, Gaitonde asks Singh to save the city of Mumbai from an impending disaster within 25 days. The first season includes 8 episodes, weaving an unforgettable tale of the harrowing events that take place after this mysterious phone call.
Now, just like the millions of viewers who have devoured the episodes in no time, you could be going through the same hangover of finding a replacement till season 2 arrives. Fret no more as we are here to rescue you by listing shows that you should be bingeing on right now if you’re a die-hard fan of ‘Sacred Games’. You can watch several of these shows like Sacred Games on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Jack Ryan (2018 – Present)
You cannot miss this classic Tom Clancy thriller which smashed the viewer ratings right out of the park. The highly charismatic John Krasinski plays the titular lead as an FBI analyst who is struggling to find the real meaning and purpose of his job. Following a series of events, Jack uncovers several suspicious bank transfers which point to a terrorist uprising under the name of an Islamic man named Suleiman. What follows is a gut-wrenching tale of events that put a troubled desk analyst straight into the brutalities of the world of terrorism. Available on Amazon Video, we can assure that it will keep you on the edge of your seats with its breathtaking camera works and stellar acting.
11. Narcos (2016 – Present)