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Netflix’s first Hindi-English original series film to be shot in India

The network's first original series from India, in partnership with Phantom Films, is based on the critically acclaimed novel, Sacred Games

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | June 7, 2016

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The world's leading internet television network, Netflix, recently announced a new original series based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games by Indian author Vikram Chandra. The film will be shot in India and will be the first Hindi-English series to be produced in partnership with Phantom Films, which is one of India’s leading production houses. On completion, the film will be available to Netflix members globally.

Sacred Games, set in Mumbai, will delve into the city’s intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. It is a masterpiece of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.

“Over the last few years, I’ve watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows,” says Chandra. “I’m confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I’ve lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix. I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films.”

“We are very happy to start this journey with Netflix by producing Vikram's outstanding story, set in Mumbai,” said Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films. “And we are extremely confident that together we will create some exciting and ground-breaking television content from here on.”

“We are delighted to partner with creative powerhouse, Phantom Films, to bring Vikram Chandra’s epic novel to life with the best Indian and global film talent available today,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International original series, Netflix. “Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide.”

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