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Netflix's 'Sacred Games' is Saif Ali Khan's attempt at finding a lost audience

Even in the West, online streaming platforms have given a new lease of life to many mainstream biggies such as Kevin Spacey and Naomi Watts.

For a few years now many critics and commentators have talked about the second golden age of television that we seem to be in the midst of. The history of any development, as Siddhartha Mukherjee suggested in The Gene: An Intimate History becomes far more illuminating if told through the transitions than the product itself. In this aspect, Saif Ali Khan perhaps offers a great insight into the journey of a leading man in Hindi films who suddenly loses his audience.

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