sacred games trailer

It’s easy to balk at reports that Netflix is bringing thousands of new original series, movies, and more to its subscription service, but let’s not forget that a big portion of those Netflix originals will be foreign titles.

Netflix has been expanding its foreign footprint exponentially, playing host to slews of new animes, Korean dramas, German thrillers, and Dutch dramas. But one market they haven’t quite tapped into yet is India. While Netflix features hundreds of (good and bad) Bollywood movies, they only recently premiered their first Indian original movie, Love Per Square Foot, earlier this year. Now, Netflix is premiering its first Indian original series: Sacred Games.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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