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RADHIKA APTE'S 'GHOUL' IS NOT FOR SOFT HEARTED SOULS

By Mukul Arora . 25th August 2018 07:30pm
RADHIKA APTE'S 'GHOUL' IS NOT FOR SOFT HEARTED SOULS

After giving a stellar performance in India's first digital film Lust Stories and Netflix original series Sacred Games, Radika Apte is back with her new web series Ghoul. This is Radhika's third Netflix project. The series has a horror concept and hence it is India's first ever horror series and it also features character artist Manav Kaul in a pivotal role. The opening few minutes of Ghoul, Netflix’s latest Indian original, unleash some of the bravest filmmaking you’ll see this year - in fact, the entire first episode is brimming with confrontational carelessness (I mean this as the highest compliment). The opening title card is all sorts of provocative. It informs the viewer that the show is set in the near future, in a country that has been divided and destroyed by sectarianism. Those who oppose the government are sent to specially created military detention centers. So far so dystopian. The violent rhetoric we’ve become all too familiar with, words like ‘anti-national’ and ‘terrorist’  Ghoul reveals itself to be a surprisingly potent show. It isn’t merely a critique of modern India nor is it just a cautionary tale of where we might be headed. It is a takedown, it’s a slap in the face, it is humiliation before 130 million paying subscribers. The series is directed by Mumbai-based British filmmaker Patrick Graham. This series is based on true life incidents which were faced by the prisoners after the 9/11 attacks. Have you seen it or not, do let us know in the comments section below.