Netflix Mini-Series Ghoul Review : A Familiar Dystopian Future

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The first Indian Blumhouse production Ghoul is a horror web television miniseries of 3 episodes created by Patrick Graham, a British writer/director working in the Hindi film and television industry. Patrick Graham has worked as an actor in previous Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped and MTV Show Bring on the Night.

Ghoul stars Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul. Jason Blum is serving as a producer through his Blumhouse Productions and Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films. Blumhouse is famous for making horror stuff including Movies, Television Series and Short Films.

If you liked Sacred Games for its boldness and internationally appealing, then you must watch this mini-series. Ghoul is not only about a miniseries to make you scream. Ghoul speaks about Dystopianism and  Sectarianism which words are known to Indian audience as much “Anti-Nationalist” by the phenomenon of persuasion.

The Mini-Series Ghoul started with a note.


The Story of Netflix Ghoul

The Story of this miniseries is set several years in India’s future, which is unlike today’s world. Outlawed books are burned, and ordinary Muslim citizens are treated as terrorists in this dystopian world. The story goes on flashback when a team of a military in The Orchid Star Continental which was abandoned. A suspected terrorist is in his safehouse, and the commander found a sign which seen to be a word written in Urdu subtitled as Sanctuary.

A person coming from shadows which were saying “Everyone is dead”. The Captain asked the person to remove his shawl, and there’s found to be a symbol on his stomach. Then the chapter of dangerous terrorist starting disclosed from one month ago, and the scene started with a signboard written: “Terrorists are among us” with the ghoul sign. After that Radhika Apte’s character, Nida Rahim discloses who is newly appointed military officer, and she is very loyal to her regime and her motherland.

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Netflix Ghoul Review In-Depth

Ghoul Netflix second Indian original series, which was planned as a Netflix original. After the success of Anurag Kashyap’s crime series “Sacred Games“, which was also produced by Phantom. Being a horror series the treatment of the mini-series is very much similar specially in-terms of writing, both used the element of mythology in a reasonable amount. In the introductory scene of the Ghul was termed as it known as Rakshash in Hindu.

Blumhouse Productions Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning Get Out is very much familiar with using the horror genre to talk about the dark truth that most filmmakers stay aside. Netflix Ghoul utilizes some elements from other dystopian American novels like Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” published in 1953.

Ghoul is a mini-series of 3 episodes, each of running time 40-50 minutes. You will lose engagement in some moments through outs the episodes and be expecting a cliffhanger in the episodes will make you disappoint. The series takes time to explain this futuristic dystopian world. Action Scenes, violence, and bloodshed are used in a considerable amount.

Talking about the technical aspects, the background music given by Naren Chandaverkar is well pitched in the horrifying scenes. The last and third episode of the series is a bit confusing, and credit goes to the editor. Actor’s Performances are a delight to watch Manav Kaul as Colonel Dacunha and Radhika Apte. They both stand out in their regime.

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Ghoul Series Cast :

Radhika Apte – Nida Rahim
Manav Kaul – Dacunha
Ratnabali Bhattacharjee – Laxmi
Mahesh Balraj – Ali Saeed
Mallhar Goenka – Babloo

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What did mean by Ghoul?

A demon or monster which initiated in pre-Islamic Arabian religion associated with a cemetery and absorbing flesh of the living things. Alive Monster is the term which has often been used in modern fiction. Harry Potter written by JK Rowlings Ghul was also mentioned in as a pop culture references.

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