Everything About Ali Abdul from Squid Game That You Need to Know
The popularity of Squid Game seems to be never-ending since many people are still talking about the series even now. The series has also become one of the top series on Netflix all over the world and has received many awards and praise.
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Speaking of Squid Game, there are a bunch of interesting characters with personalities that somehow become people’s favorite. One of the characters was Ali Abdul, the Pakistani immigrant worker who was very kind and polite in the middle of the ‘chaotic’ situation. Let’s find out more about the character Ali Abdul from Squid Game through the detailed explanation provided below by Channel-Korea!
Ali Abdul in Squid Game: Character Analysis
Ali Abdul is one of the fictional characters in the Korean Netflix series Squid Game. Although he is fictional, his character’s personality has gained a lot of attention. In the series, Ali Abdul is a man from Pakistan who is married and has one son.
Daily, Ali Abdul initially struggles to make a living and earn money by working as an employee. However, he is forced to experience difficulties after his boss stops paying him for around six months. One day, he decides to confront his boss and asks for his payment to be made; the two of them are involved in an incident and Ali is able to steal the money from his boss.
Due to the difficult financial situation, Ali Abdul decides to join Squid Game to financially support his family after getting hired by the Factor Owner. He becomes Player 199 and befriends Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) after saving him in the first round of Squid Game, the “Red Light, Green Light” game.
Among all of the players in Squid Game, Ali Abdul seems to be one of those few players who has a ‘true’ and ‘kind’ personality despite his difficulties in life. Not only does he befriend Seong Gi-hun, but he also gets along with Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo), Kang Sae-byeok (Jung Ho-yeon), and Oh Il-nam (Oh Young-soo).
Between Ali Abdul and Lee Sang-woo: Friendship and Betrayal
Ever since the first episode of Squid Game, Ali Abdul has successfully made the viewers get sympathetic towards him, not to mention how he made the first move toward Seong Gi-hun to save him although they didn’t know each other at the time.
However, Ali Abdul has a tragic ending as he gets betrayed by the person who saved him, Cho Sang-woo. Before Ali Abdul joined Squid Game, he once met Cho Sang-woo at a mini-market.
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At that time, they casually talked to each other as strangers, even Sang-woo asked him where he lives. He also gave Ali some money so he could return home by taking the bus since his neighborhood was quite far.
So, when Ali Abdul met Cho Sang-woo again in the Squid Game arena, he was very grateful to Sang-woo and called him Sajangnim since their first encounter. Some viewers might think that they would be best friends, but the truth was far from that.
During the fourth round, which was the “Marble” game, Ali and Sang-woo were on the same team. However, Sang-woo tricked him and gave Ali the marble causing him to get eliminated afterward. It also caused Ali’s death during the fourth round and he wasn’t able to move to the next game.
Anupam Tripathi as Ali Abdul
Anupam Tripathi is an Indian actor who plays the role of Ali Abdul in Squid Game. Ever since he got attracted to acting, he attended the National School of Drama in New Delhi, but then he moved to South Korea and attended the Korea National University of Arts on the Arts Major Asian scholarship.
Initially, Anupam Tripathi needed to adjust to his new life in South Korea, especially to the cultural and language differences. Being as hardworking as he is, Anupam Tripathi was able to adjust to his new life and is fluent in Korean for about two years.
Before Squid Game, he has made cameo appearances in several dramas such as Descendants of The Sun, Revolutionary Love, Strangers From Hell, Hospital Playlist, and even Taxi Driver as well. One day, he decided to join an audition for Squid Game, and he had to build a bit of physical bulk appearance to meet the expectations of the series creators. Fortunately, he made it!
After the huge success of Squid Game, Anupam Tripathi received more recognition than he expected, even his family in New Delhi was very grateful for his new fame. “It’s one of the beautiful characters I got and it resonated with everybody,” was what he said about his character Ali Abdul in Squid Game. Even his Instagram followers, @sangipaiya, increased to over 3 million after Squid Game.
That’s everything about Ali Abdul’s character from the phenomenal Netflix series Squid Game! Although the series is over, Ali Abdul remains forever in the viewers’ hearts and will always be their favorite. Let’s spare some time to re-watch Squid Game sometime in the future, shall we?
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