Typewriter: Review

Typewriter: Review

Everyone loves to haunt ghost, not in real life of course but in movies. Have you ever seen a couple of kids almost slove the mystery of killing the ghost but it lives at the end for part II?

The typewriter is directed by Sujoy Ghosh who also directed kahaani, kahaani 2, badla and many more. Sujoy Ghosh directed his first horror web series which is quite good.


An obsessed writer searching for a ghost story that really happened in Sultanpur. Madhav Matthew writes the book on the name the ghost of Sultanpur based on the true story that really happened during his time. The get published and famous among its genre at that time.

The story of the book is based on a man named Fhakir, who is the son of a witch, who can take the life of a human just by her hand. Upon request by a man, she visited his father who is on the verge of passing away. The Father requested the witch to take his life to make his death less painful.

Due to differences in the will, the Man and his siblings who requested to his house confront her in the presence of police.  The policeman says its a civil case and he cannot interfere in the matter. One day he sees the witch's son passing by grabs him and tattoo him as Fhakir.
The Witch scares him by paralyzing for applying the tattoo on his son.

As revenge, the Man tries to burn the witch and his son at their house. She transfers the Blackmagic to his son and escapes him from the house through a window. The runaway Fhakir obsessed with the power of black magic and tries to get more powerful. He needs to kill a few people before the blood moon and complete a black ritual to gain his obsessed power.

The number of missing persons is increasing has alerted the police. A policewoman finds that fhakir planning in an isolated house. The police finally did arrest the Fhakir and discovered the dead bodies of all missing persons in the basement.

The obsessed ghostwriter learns about the Fhakir and visits the jail to know more about him.
The Fhakir asked a piece of wood if the writer wants to know more about fhakir. The writer accepts conditions and begins to the autobiography. meanwhile, the court orders a death sentence to the Fhakir.

After the death sentence, the body of the writer wants the body of the Fhakir delivered to his mansion. The ambulance driver, Inspector who captured the Fhakir, delivers the dead body. During the full blood moon, Fhakir raises from dead and kills Inspector by pulling his heart out. The writer using his typewriter hits fhakir hard as his skull breaks and die. The driver gets shot in the knee by Inspector while falling on the floor. 

A group of four kids and a canine believe that there are ghosts according to the book and form a ghost club to see the real ghost. The strong desire to connect her mortal mother makes Sameera believe in ghosts. How the kids investigated and killed the ghost is the story of this series.
The typewriter is a typical Indian Horror series where the ghost struck between two worlds.
I think this series is of low quality to Netflix. Sometimes the spirit of Sultanpore, like the Indian relative of Scooby-Doo or even the stories of Enid Blyton, is a more childish adventure when the young ghost hunters turn on the school clock.

Then again, there are amazingly brutal and explicit moments that are not child-friendly at all. Ghosh himself is the only one who should be the target group for all of this. For some, this is too harmless, too violent for others, the series never finds a unified line, is nothing half and nothing whole. The Director tries to imitate the Stranger Things but this series is not near to it.

Also, the story is quite nonsense even for horror conditions. Later, when it becomes known that a typewriter is at the center of the disaster - the English title is not without reason Typewriter - not only some of the characters look disbelieving. Even in front of the TV at home, it feels like one.

It would have been easy to make a comedy out of it, or at least consistent trash. This is what the spirit of Sultanpore takes but then too seriously, is at times involuntarily funny - also because of the appearance, the budget is not quite up to date. That, in turn, does not necessarily add to the tension. After all, the whole thing is curious, to compare only a little with the mass-produced, the daily pounces on us. That's why the series is not good.

Rating: 3.5/10

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