Actors Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed’s net sequence, titled Barzakh, will premiere on the Collection Mania pageant this yr. It’s the solely choice from South Asia that shall be screened on the occasion in France in March. A Zindagi authentic, the sequence is helmed by Asim Abbasi and produced by Shailja Kejriwal. (Additionally Learn | Fawad Khan reunites with Zindagi Gulzar Hai co-star Sanam Saeed after 8 years for brand new present)
The online sequence shall be screened as a part of the Worldwide Panorama line-up, a 12-title aggressive part. It is usually nominated in a number of classes akin to Finest Collection, Finest Director, Finest Actress, and Finest Actor in addition to the Scholar Jury award and the Viewers award.
In Barzakh, Fawad performs the function of a single guardian, charming however ridden with guilt for what he has misplaced. Sanam performs the central feminine character who’s mysterious in addition to compassionate. Shot in Hunza Valley in Pakistan, Barzakh blends collectively magical realism and supernatural fantasy inside a household reunion setting and offers with themes of affection, loss, and reconciliation.
Speaking in regards to the choice, Asim mentioned, “At its core, Barzakh is a household drama framed inside a world of supernatural beings and different worldly occasions. The genesis of the story stemmed from a private loss and the fears that got here with it, making me realise that love is certainly everlasting and nudging me to write down a narrative about it. The collection of Barzakh on the Collection Mania is such a momentous but humbling event for all of us, not solely as a result of it’s a present that’s so near my coronary heart but in addition as a result of the choice is such a robust validation of our perception on this story which is now discovering its method amongst the very best on the planet.”
Shailja said, “This series was conceptualised during the pandemic when all pre-defined notions of love, life, death and beyond were going through a seismic shift. Online work, mourning and celebrations had led to a sort of haze and confusion about what was real. Here lay the genesis of the show which is essentially a family reunion, where the living and the dead are all invited.”
“Set in the Hunza valley with its myths and legends, Asim Abbasi’s quirky, funny, deeply philosophical and layered writing, a dollop of magic realism and bringing Fawad Khan back…all added up to a show that needed to be made. I’m very thrilled as Barzakh not only finds its title, but also becomes the only series from our region to make it to the Series Mania Festival. We feel its selection at the festival is the perfect first step on the global journey the series is set to embark on,” added Shailja.