Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh is directing a series for Netflix revolving around a haunted house in Goa. The announcement about the series, titled Typewriter, was made at a Netflix event in Singapore by Simran Sethi, a member of the streaming platform’s International Originals Production Group.
“When a new family and their attractive daughter move into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency of capturing the neighborhood ghost before it is too late,” Variety said about the plot.
Sujoy Ghosh is also working on the Hindi film Badla, an official Indian remake of the Spanish thriller The Mysterious Guest (2016). The cast includes Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Ali Fazal.
Apart from Sacred Games, which is shooting its second season, Netflix has commissioned several Indian series, including Ghoul, Selection Day (which will be premiered on December 28), Leila, Bard of Blood and a Baahubali spinoff.
The streaming giant also announced eight movie acquisitions, including Anthony Maras’s Hotel Mumbai, a fictionalised retelling of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The film stars Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs.
Sachin Yardi’s Chopsticks is about a young woman’s attempt to recover her stolen car from an eccentric Mumbai gangster. The film, bankrolled by Vineyard Productions, stars Mithila Palkar, Abhay Deol and Vijay Raaz.
Upstarts, directed by Udai Singh Pawar, is about three college graduates who are captivated by the startup mania in India. Cobalt Blue, based on Sachin Kundalkar’s Marathi novel and directed by him, tells the story of a brother and a sister who fall in love with the same man.
The list includes films produced by actresses Anushka Sharma, Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra. Sharma has produced Bulbul, a film that follows mysterious deaths in a village and stories of a woman who lives in the trees. Dixit has produced 15th August, which traces a day in the lives of the residents of a Mumbai chawl as they prepare for a flag hoisting ceremony. Chopra has produced Aruna Raje’s Firebrand, about Usha Jadhav, a lawyer and a sexual assault survivor. Then there is Sarthak Dasgupta’s Music Teacher, which tells the story of an emotionally troubled music teacher played by Manav Kaul.