Sacred Games 2 has bummed out fans with out-of-sync subtitles and many more gaffes— but reviewers are raving about it

Sacred Games 2 cast. Credits:IANS
  • The spy thriller starring Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui was praised by the critics as “Banger”.
  • However, Twitter is full of memes from the very fans who spent the August 15 midnight, glued to Netflix instead of sending Happy Independence Day texts.
The reviewers might have loved the much-hyped Sacred Games 2, but the fans are not impressed. The spy thriller starring Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui was referred to as ‘ Banger’ by some, and called their performances mind boggling.



Twitter is flooded with memes from the very fans who spent the August 15 midnight, glued to Netflix instead of sending Happy Independence Day texts.

While panning the second season, the fans did not forget to mention how much they loved the first, emphasising that they had expected too much.

“If Sacred Games S1 was an exquisite 5 course meal curated by top chefs of the industry, #SacredGamesS2 is tinde ki sabji made by an angry maid jisko pichle 3 saal se diwali ka bonus nahi mila. Awfully bad and worst is it's painfully boring,” a user said.

Some others said that the show was caught between underperformers and immaturity. Twitterati expressed its angst in the form of memes.




Users also compared Sacred Games with the finale of Game of Thrones, which in itself was a "huge disappointment" as per critics.


However, the large number of reviews which hit social media shows that fans were excitedly awaiting the season season. And, also that most of them chose to binge watch all eight episodes in one go.

The buzz created by the second season trailer was so high that Netflix advanced its release by four hours. This is the most expensive show that Netflix has created in India, but also has a wide audience overseas.

In fact, the show is popular across several countries including Latin America, the US and Europe, and reviews from its international audience is still awaited. "Two out of every three Sacred Games viewers were from outside India," Netflix said earlier.

In spite of this, Netflix didn’t do a fair job in syncing subtitles, which is essential for non-Hindi speaking population to be able to enjoy the show.



Netflix spent ₹100 crore on the second season, yet there were other disappointments that came with it. It could not contain the show from leaking onto the internet. All the episodes were available reportedly available online on several sites within 12 hours of release. TamilRockers, the notorious piracy website in India infamous for leaking almost every movie, had also ‘launched’ the show on its site.


See also:
The ₹1 billion Sacred Games 2 is Netflix’s biggest bet in India so far
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