The new season of Netflix’s Sacred Games, directed by Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan, has opened to a mixed response from critics and cinephiles. Although praised for its performances, the show has met with some criticism due to its slow pace.
Warning: Spoiler Alert
The show ends on a rock. Although Sartaj (Saif Ali Khan) and his team have identified the area of the bomb planted by Shahid Khan (Ranveer Shorey), it is shown that the weapon is already active. To disable it, Sartaj needs to know the passcode. Instinctively, he puts in a passcode from his father Dilbag page in Guruji’s book, but we don’t get to see what happens.
Now, in an interview with HuffPost India, Grover, lead author of Sacred Games Season 2 (Dhruv Narang, Nihit Bhave, and Pooja Tolani are the other authors), offered two possible theories about what happens in the end.
This is what Grover said:
1. Bombay is saved. Because Dilbag pattern (which Sartaj applies) works. When Dilbag was putting his hand in Guruji’s book, he was the only one who had doubts about Guruji’s plan of destruction. So if Guruji wanted his plan to be fail-safe, he wanted a passcode (which would deactivate the bomb) on the page which has Dilbag handprints. At that time, Guruji did not know that Batya and Malcolm would kill Dilbag — they do so to reject the idea of fail-safe. But Sartaj breaks it.
2. Sartaj has indeed worked too deep into the cult to save the world. He is a total change and believes in Guruji’s cause. That is why, in the end, he calls Aham Brahmasmi. This is related to the principle of balidan (sacrifice). Guruji named Gatonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) as he needed to sacrifice Gaitonde with Bombay. When you go into a new era, you will have to sacrifice the most loving thing for you and Guruji; it was Gaitonde. Now, Gaitonde killed himself. But converted to the cult by Sartaj, he has become the most beloved of Batya (Kalki Koechlin), who is in many ways the new Guruji. So Batya tricks Sartaj into trying to sacrifice the city as well as to sacrifice it, to go towards the bomb.
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