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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Sacred Games fans aren’t in sync with season 2, complain about ‘shoddy’ subtitles on Twitter

Fans are experiencing problems with the subtitles in the second season of Netflix’s Sacred Games. Netflix has responded to the concerns. See reactions here.

tv Updated: Aug 16, 2019 15:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ganesh Gaitonde in a still from Sacred Games.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ganesh Gaitonde in a still from Sacred Games.

Fans of Netflix’s Sacred Games seem to be displeased about the English subtitles in the second season, which was released on August 15. Several people took to Twitter to complain that the subtitles were out of sync.

Sacred Games is Netflix’s first Indian original series, filmed predominantly in Hindi, with bits of Marathi, English and other languages thrown in. The default language is Hindi, with an option for English as well.

Shortly after the release of season two, several people pointed out that the English subtitles seemed to be out of sync with what was being said. “Are the English subtitles on the episode 2 of Sacred Games out of sync for anyone else?” one person asked on Twitter. Others pointed out that the subtitles for the second episode were out of sync by about 20 seconds. “Is it just me or are the English subtitles for Sacred Games season 2 are kinda.... Shoddily done.”

Journalist Vir Sanghvi wrote that he was ‘struggling’ to watch the second season, and that he had also experienced problems with the subtitles.

One fan complained, “I can’t finish watching sacred games 2 because the English subtitles aren’t in sync with the sound.” Others commanded Netflix to ‘please fix’ the issues as soon as possible. The official Netflix customer care account tweeted that they are ‘aware of the situation’ and are working on it. “Thanks for reporting this issue to us! We’re currently aware of the situation and are working to resolve this as quickly as possible! At this time we do not have an ETA as to when this will be resolved,” the tweet read.

Here are some reactions:









While the critical reviews for the hotly anticipated season two of Sacred Games have been positive, fan reaction has been more mixed. The Hindustan Times review, awarding the second season 4.5 stars out of five, noted, “The second season of Sacred Games is a perceptive examination of how individuals work within organisations; of how everyone, regardless of their position, is in some manner or the other controlled by someone else.”


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