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Ghoul

Post by Stercutus » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:53 am

Ghoul is a mini-series based in a near future India where the Hindu central government is suppressing and killing all things Islam out of terrorism concerns. It starts off really well building suspense and then turns in to a wasted effort of gore and jump scares. It was produced entirely in India with Indian actors.


I found Radhika Apte to be unconvincing in her role but most of cast pulled good performances. The sets are bad and the entire series is filmed with poor lighting. This may be deliberate but everything is dark all the time giving no contrast to the series filmography. Writing is tolerable but wrought with plot holes.


I'd give it about 4/10.
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Re: Ghoul

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:27 pm

You jump on cinematic handgrenades to spare the rest of us.


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Re: Ghoul

Post by Stercutus » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:33 am

This thing had real potential but they squandered it. Shame really.
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Re: Ghoul

Post by Sun Yeti » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:23 pm

I actually liked it. You have to understand what a Bollywood film is going in, I guess. At least there weren't any musical numbers, although on the other hand, that would really have added a surreal element that might have been fun.

The 'future government is a crappy 1984 wannabe' plotline has been done to death in USA and UK fiction, I thought it was interesting to see an Indian take on it; it holds a mirror to their social and political insecurities. If it had been longer, I would definitely have gotten bored, but as is I thought it was a decent way to spend a couple hours of post-work-when-I'm-too-exhausted-to-do-anything-useful.
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