When Sacred Games first aired on Netflix, people appreciated not just the thrilling story and stellar performances, but also the way the show was designed. Case in point, the amazing opening titles.
Now the opening titles have won a nomination for ‘excellence in title design’ at the prestigious SXSW Film Festival.
SXSW or South by Southwest is an annual film festival held in Austin, Texas that celebrates ‘raw innovation and emerging talent, both behind and front of the camera’.
Sacred Games has been nominated along with opening titles from movies like Deadpool 2, Black Panther, and Spider-Man Homecoming, and Indian web series Smoke.
Varun Grover, who was the head writer for the show, shared the news via his Twitter handle.
Waah! Congratulations @PlexusPost and team – Sacred Games opening titles have been nominated for ‘Excellence in Title Design’ (along with Deadpool 2, Black Panther, and Aquaman among others) at @sxsw 2019. https://t.co/my4IESv88s pic.twitter.com/hQwTyZVXdO— वरुण (@varungrover) February 7, 2019
Created by Plexus Motion in collaboration with designer Aniruddh Mehta, each episode title was unique and held significant meaning.
Stoked to finally share the individual episode title designs for Sacred Games. Can’t thank the Plexus Motion team enough for having me on board!! @simplyputtu @partyshartyy . Each emblem is a contemporary take on stories from various ancient Hindu scriptures, mixing modern design elements with characters from the Indus Valley Civilisation, and are directly derived from the show’s episode titles which were coined by the show’s writer, Varun Grover. #sacredgames
While a teaser was released in September last year, there is yet to be any further announcement about the upcoming season. However, for fans and creators, this nomination definitely feels well deserved.
Here’s the complete list of nominations.