A latest addition to the Netflix list of top-rated series is Ghoul. The show already has a rating of 8.7 on IMDB, just one day after its release. Starring Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul, and other talented actors, Ghoul promises to a keep you awake at nights.
A demon who eats human flesh, turns your guilt into sin and takes over the image of the last person it conquered. The ghoul, naturally has an element of fear associated with it and this Arabic word has become the basis of a new web series being directed by Patrick Graham. The director has cleverly used the Arabic word ghul to describe what the series is about.
Horror, as a genre, is popular worldwide but in India is often assicated with creaky doors, old havelis and isolated paths. Graham, the only director of western origin working in the Hindi film industry, is helming a three-part horror action web television miniseries. It was being made as a movie for over three years but was turned into a miniseries after Netflix came on board last year.
The series is about a new recruit Nida Rahim played by Radhika Apte who is a consistently high performer in advanced interrogation centre, a secret military facility in the middle of nowhere, summoned to covert detention facility to cross question the mastermind of a terror attack, but the suspect turns the table on the interrogators exposing their secrets. Nida finds out that there is more to the suspect than just terrorism.
Radhika who was in the capital to promote the show talked about her success and people trolling her for working too much, “It’s merely a good coincidence that I’m all over Netflix these days, but I’m really happy that I’m all over it, to be honest, I love watching Netflix every night, it’s a part of my daily routine now, so If you get to be on a platform like that, it’s exciting, yet people are making fun of that, ‘too much Radhika’ you see, but doing three back to back series, Lust Stories, Sacred Games and now Ghoul, all on Netflix, was not at all my design. It just happened, and as an actor it doesn’t make a difference while performing whether the content is for a smaller screen or bigger but I think as an audience I like the convenience of being able to watch it in my own time, that’s why I loved being a part for the shows streaming on Netflix, that doesn’t mean I don’t love the experience of watching films on the big screen or being a part of the big screen.”
Ghoul — which also stars Manav Kaul of Tumhari Sulu, who was cast perfectly as a sweet loving husband, said, “I tried my level best to change the perception of people of being fit for a role like Ashok (Sulu’s husband). I think as an actor, it’s ones duty to fill the bill and come up with a surprise element for the audiences.” In Ghoul he is the head of the Interrogation Centre and claims to be a patriotic army officer.
Also present at the web screening was Vikramaditya Motwane, the producer of Sacred Games and now Ghoul. The miniseries premiered on Friday, 24th August.
Writer: Ayushi Sharma
Source: The Pioneer