The highly awaited online series Barzakh (Barrier) by Asim Abbasi will have its world premiere on March 18 at the Series Mania festival in France! Sanam Saeed and Fawad Khan are finally reunited on TV in this episode, ten years after their iconic serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai aired.
Taking to Instagram, TV channel Zindagi shared a picture from the series, featuring Saeed. “And here we go! Barzakh is to have its World Premiere at International Panorama Series Mania 2023 on 18th March 2023. Let’s spread the word, shall we?” read the caption of the post.
Since its start in 2010, the Series Mania festival in Lille, France, has played a significant role in identifying and selecting the best series from around the globe. The festival gathers the top filmmakers, directors, and performers under one roof. Mania runs from March 17 through 24.
Many other shows will have their premiere at the French festival including Blackwater, Disobey: Chantale Daigle’s Choice, Funny Women, The Route, Innermost and Little Bird.
Produced by Shailja Kejriwal and Waqas Hassan, Barzakh has already created high anticipation among viewers. In an interview with Variety, Abbasi shared, “What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to have a soul, and does it survive us? How does one find hope and joy in a perpetual state of limbo? These are the central concerns of Barzakh.”
The web series is up for awards in multiple categories, including Best Series, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, as well as the Student Jury award and the Audience award. It will be screened as part of the International Panorama line-up, a 12-title competitive division.