Critics say "Sacred Games" is where "Crime and Punishment" meets "The Godfather," with "The Sopranos" irony and a Bollywood beat. Vikram Chandra should know. His life these days is half Mumbai, half California and all about "the book."
This hour On Point: Indian novelist Vikram Chandra on the two-culture life and "Sacred Games."
Music Featured on the Show:
Destroyed in Love (Lounge Mix) - Various Artists, Soundtrack to the movie "Fanaa"
Crazy Remix - Sunidhi Chauhan, Soundtrack to the movie "Dhoom 2"
Salaam-E-Ishq - Various Artists, Soundtrack to the movie "Salaam- E-Ishq"
Tu Kanaan Ye Bata - Mohd. Rafi and Dev Anand, music from the film "Tere Ghar Ke Samne"
Chaiyya Chaiyya -Sukhwinder Singh and Sapana Awasthi, Soundtrack to the movie "Dil Se"
Vikram Chandra, author of "Sacred Games" and "Love and Longing in Bombay."
This program aired on January 12, 2007.