10 Best TV Shows to Watch If You Liked Sacred Games (and Where to Watch Them)

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Sacred Games first premiered in 2018 but it continues to dominate the Indian streaming charts, thanks to its own artistic merits and also its status as a game changer in the OTT space. The first Netflix original to stream in India, the intense crime thriller paved the way for many more web series in Hindi and other languages throughout the country. Starring Saif Ali Khan as a seasoned cop and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a dying gangster, Sacred Games covers the crime, religion, and politics that fuel the city of Mumbai.

If you are a fan of Sacred Games, we have a list of similar crime thrillers to stream in India. Let the games begin!

Paatal Lok

Starring Jaideep Ahlawat and Ishwak Singh as two morally righteous policemen investigating an assassination conspiracy, Paatal Lok relied on brutal violence and mythical influences to explore themes like right-wing extremism, caste-based crimes, and the current state of media.

Delhi Crime

Featuring a breakout performance by Shefali Shah, Delhi Crime covers the mental and logistical struggles of the national capital’s police force as they investigate one heinous act after the other. Nothing is glorified here. It’s as brutally raw as Sacred Games.

Mirzapur

While way more melodramatic and Bollywood-like in tone, Mirzapur is a binge-worthy crime drama to watch. Set in the titular town in Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur has no dearth of the bloodshed and explicit content that shocked viewers in Sacred Games. 

McMafia

Nawazuddin Siddiqui was already well-established in Hindi cinema before his OTT debut in Sacred Games. To get a closer look at his dramatic range on TV, you can also watch his recurring role in the acclaimed British crime drama McMafia. Much like his Sacred Games character Ganesh Gaitonde, Siddiqui plays an Indian gangster affiliated with the lead characters.

Jubilee

Along with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane showcased his affinity for the crime genre with Sacred Games. But the director also has a softer side that can be witnessed in Jubilee. Set in the early years of Bollywood, Jubilee captures the highs and lows of the industry from the perspectives of its many dreamers.

Narcos

Ganesh Gaitonde’s rise from the slums to the top of Mumbai’s underworld is eerily similar to Bolivian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s reign. Narcos starts off with Escobar and then proceeds to cover such terrifying stories of many other kingpins of the region.

Asur

If the cat-and-mouse game between Sartaj Singh and Gaitonde kept you at the edge of your seats, you should definitely watch Asur. Arshad Warsi stars as a forensic expert who must race against time to nab a psychotic serial killer.

Tandav

While Sartaj Singh was a hard act to follow, Saif Ali Khan moved over to Prime for his second OTT outing. Tandav is an intriguing political drama starring Khan as a ruthless statesman who will do anything to climb up the electoral ladder.

Khakee: The Bihar Chapter

A gritty Netflix crime drama recounting real-life cases from Bihar, Khakee is heavy on the action but also has moments to understand the policeman’s psyche. Avinash Tiwary steps in for the Sacred Games-like villain who enjoys teasing the cops behind him. And Karan Tacker plays the police officer hellbent on crushing crime in the area.

24

Each season of this long-running thriller finds Kiefer Sutherland’s agent Jack Bauer thwarting terrorist plots in only about 24 hours. The nail-biting tension is comparable to Sartaj Singh’s attempts in tracking down Gaitonde in Sacred Games.

We have compiled all the options to stream, buy or rent these TV shows in India in the list below. We also show you if any of these shows are available to watch online for free.

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  1. Paatal Lok

    Paatal Lok

    2020

    IMDB 8.1 (65k)

    #1

    A down and out cop lands the case of a lifetime when four suspects are nabbed in the assassination attempt of a prime time journalist. The case turns out to be a devious maze where nothing is what it looks like. The pursuit of it leads him to the dark netherworld - the 'Paatal Lok', and to shocking discoveries in the past of the four suspects.

  2. Delhi Crime

    Delhi Crime

    2019

    IMDB 8.5 (26k)

    #2

    Based on the Nirbhaya case, Delhi Crime follows the Delhi Police investigation into the finding of the men who perpetrated this crime.

  3. Mirzapur

    Mirzapur

    2018

    IMDB 8.5 (82k)

    #3

    The iron-fisted Akhandanand Tripathi is a millionaire carpet exporter and the mafia don of Mirzapur. His son, Munna, is an unworthy, power-hungry heir who will stop at nothing to inherit his father's legacy. An incident at a wedding procession forces him to cross paths with Ramakant Pandit, an upstanding lawyer, and his sons, Guddu and Bablu. It snowballs into a game of ambition, power and greed that threatens the fabric of this lawless city.

  4. McMafia

    McMafia

    2018

    IMDB 7.6 (17k)

    #4

    Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his family's past to return to threaten them, Alex is drawn into the criminal underworld and must confront his values to protect those he loves.

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  5. Jubilee

    Jubilee

    2023

    IMDB 8.3 (4k)

    #5

    In a newly independent India, a studio boss, his movie-star wife, a trusted aide, a nautch girl and a refugee will have their paths cross in their pursuit of stardom and riches.

  6. Narcos

    Narcos

    2015

    IMDB 8.8 (473k)

    #6

    A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

  7. Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side

    #7

    Shubh returns for revenge and this season he takes the challenge to a whole new level. With the heroes fallen apart, will a desolate Dhananjay Rajpoot and a torn Nikhil Nair be able to stop him?

  8. Tandav

    Tandav

    2021

    IMDB 4.6 (61k)

    #8

    Tandav is the coming together of different worlds under the gamut of politics. It is a dramatic take of the powerplay between people at the highest level where they get overthrown by others to secure their position. Young and upcoming student politicians are also featured and we get to see where their future is headed in this dark abyss of politics.

  9. Khakee: The Bihar Chapter

    #9

    As a righteous cop pursues a merciless criminal in Bihar, he finds himself navigating a deadly chase and a moral battle mired in corruption.

  10. 24

    24

    2001

    IMDB 8.4 (197k)

    #10

    Counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer fights the bad guys of the world, a day at a time. With each week's episode unfolding in real-time, "24" covers a single day in the life of Bauer each season.