Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed
The Zee5 series that marks Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed reunion 10 years after their hit display Zindagi Gulzar Hai aired finally has its identity — Barzakh. The collection is already going global with its choice of one of every of France’s prestigious movie festivals — the Series Mania Festival.
Barzakh is the most effective choice from South Asia for the competition this yr, scheduled to be held in France from March 17 to 24. The net collection might be screened as a part of the International Panorama lineup, a 12-identify aggressive section, and is likewise nominated in numerous classes which include Best Series, Best Director, Best Actor (girl), and Best Actor (male) in addition to the Student Jury award and the Audience award.
Directed via way of means of Asim Abbasi, the display is a mix of magical realism and supernatural delusion and sees Khan gambling the position of a single figure, fascinating however ridden with guilt for what he has misplaced.
Saeed performs the girl lead who bears otherworldly secrets and techniques and takes it upon herself to heal and convey all people together.
Thrilled at the choice, Abbasi stated, “At its center, Barzakh is its own circle of relatives drama framed inside an international of supernatural beings and different worldly events. The genesis of the tale stemmed from a non-public loss and the fears that got here with it, making me comprehend that love is certainly everlasting and nudging me to write down a tale approximately it.
The choice of Barzakh on the Series Mania is the sort of momentous but humbling event for all of us, now no longer the most effective due to the fact it’s a display that’s so near my coronary heart, however additionally Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed due to the fact the choice is the sort of strong validation of our notion on this tale that is now locating its manner among the high-quality with inside the international.”
Producer Shailja Kejriwal stated this collection became conceptualized for the duration of the pandemic while all pre-described notions of affection, life, demise, and past have been going through a seismic shift.
It became a time when online work, mourning, and celebrations had caused a type of haze and confusion approximately what became real, she stated.
“Here lay the genesis of the display, which is basically an own circle of relatives reunion, wherein the residing and the useless are all invited. Set inside 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 and Sanam Saeed to lower back all introduced as much as a display that had to be made.
I’m very pleased as Barzakh now no longer only finds its identity, but additionally will become the best collection from our place to make it to the Series Mania Festival. We sense its choice of the competition is the best first step on the worldwide adventure the collection is ready to embark on,” she introduced.
fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed had formerly defined the tale as a “genre-bending saga of familial traumas and reconciliations, a story of affection and loss set in an international of magic and mystique”. It has been shot inside the Hunza Valley.