After the massive success of Sacred Games, Netflix is back with its first ever Indian dystopian horror series starring Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul.

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Directed by Patrick Graham, Ghoul is a three episode horror series set in a distant Orwellian future where an authoritarian regime has a very different definition of “terrorism.” They have a very specific set of rules and regulations in the society, and everything beyond that is considered “anti-national.” It’s also a political satire on current issues in India.

I really, really liked the storyline. There wasn’t a single dull moment in all three episodes, however, the horror element was missing. Don’t go in Ghoul expecting a horror series, it’s more of a contained thriller with an engaging story-line. The supposedly scary scenes with the ghoul looked very low on budget. They could have used the gory element in a much more scarier way, the way they did in Quarantine films. Very similar setting. Having said that, Ghoul has still set a new standard for Indian horror genre.

People also really liked the performances of the cast. Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul, in particular. Audience reviews for Ghoul are in and here’s what they are are saying.











Since, Ghoul tackles issues like nationalism and mob lynchings, it’s not surprising that it has pissed off a lot of people on the internet already. People think it’s a “leftist propaganda” series that’s also “anti-army.”

Netflix is certainly going to get a lot of heat for this series. Can’t wait for the second season!