Ghoul on Netflix cast: Who is Dacunha? Who is actor Manav Kaul?

Ghoul dropped on Netflix worldwide on Friday, August 24.

Fans have been binge-watching all three episodes in the scary horror series over the weekend.

Ghoul was originally intended to be a film and comes from the creators of Get Out, Insidious, The Purge and Udta Punjab.

The horror series stars an all Indian cast featuring Sacred Games actress Radhika Apte alongside, Manav Kaul, Mahesh Balraj, Mallhar Goenka and Ratnabali Bhattacharjee.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers about Ghoul on Netflix

Who is Dacunha in Ghoul on Netflix?

Colonel Sunil Dacunha is the head of the military detention centre in Ghoul.

At first, he appears to be a patriotic officer just trying to do his job but is later revealed to be the darker villain of the story.

The ghoul in the form of Ali Saeed has the ability to expose people’s deepest, darkest secrets and in episode two it is revealed that Dacunha beat his wife.

It is also suggested his wife has now left him and took his only daughter with her.

It is implied that Dacunha has a drinking problem but this is never confirmed. In the final episode is called  “a drunk” by one of his staff.

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Later in the series, it is also revealed that Dacunha is a nationalist-mass murderer, willingly ordering the execution of the prisoners regardless of their guilt.

Nina Rahim (played by Radhika Apte) is requested to work at the centre by Dacunha to assist in the interrogation of notorious terrorist Ali Saeed (Mahesh Balraj). It is revealed in the final episode why Dacunha requested Nida specifically.

When Ali Saeed arrived at the detention centre the name he kept repeating was Nida’s, so Dacunha enlisted Nida to attend the detention centre, five weeks before she finished her training in the hope she would be able to extract a confession.

Nida trusts Dacunha at first before she realises he is responsible for the death of her father and other prisoners in the execution chamber.

In the final episode, Nida plays out loud her fathers interrogation tape. Dacunha had ordered her father’s execution despite admitting on tape he was innocent and just a “confused old man”. This revelation leads to Nida shooting him dead at point blank range.

Before Dacunha died, it was unclear whether he had become obsessed by the ghoul. In his final moments, the Ghoul was seen attacking him.

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Who is actor Manav Kaul in Ghoul on Netflix?

Mana Kaul is an Indian theatre director, filmmaker, actor and playwright

Kaul is best known for his role as Neha Dhupia in comedy-drama film Tumhari Sulu for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 63rd Filmfare Awards.

He has also had notable roles in fantasy film Jajantaram Mamantaram and Kai Po Che!

He is well known as a playwright and is behind plays Illhaam, Park, Peele Scooter Wala Aadmi, Red Sparrow and Shakkar ke Paanch Daane.

Kaul is currently editing his book “Tumhare Baare Me” based on his Instagram writing and his early work.

IS GHOUL BASED ON A TRUE STORY? 

In an interview with DNA, Kaul explained why he joined the cast of Ghoul. He said: “I was attracted to the script. It was stunning. The moment I read the script, you know this is something you haven’t seen it before. And you always want to be a part of something really fresh. “

He also said of his character Dacunha: “He has a lot of layers and that’s what a series does. It gives you a little breathing time. A breather. Lets the actor do all the detailing, add sub-text and develop sub-plots.

“You can play with the psyche and all. You get to explore those themes that usually get cut out in films. And Ghoul is horror. Everything is grey in horror, nothing is black and white.”

Ghoul is on Netflix now

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