Mithila Samachar

As Bangladeshi-Born Australian Director Zayed Rizwan’s New Series “Aghaat” Picks Up Multiple Awards, The Stage Is Set For English Version Release

 Breaking News
  • No posts were found

As Bangladeshi-Born Australian Director Zayed Rizwan’s New Series “Aghaat” Picks Up Multiple Awards, The Stage Is Set For English Version Release

October 29
07:59 2021
As Bangladeshi-Born Australian Director Zayed Rizwan’s New Series "Aghaat" Picks Up Multiple Awards, The Stage Is Set For English Version Release
Aghaat, which in English means “The Wound”, was released in India on DishTV’s network Watcho on September 30th of this year. Aghaat is a 5-part web series featured in Bengali and Hindi language with English subtitles. Since its release, it has garnered worldwide attention and won multiple awards and nominations in the crime and thriller genre.

AUSTRALIA – Oct 28th, 2021 – Aghaat, a new and exciting crime/thriller web series that was directed by Zayed Rizwan and shot entirely in Australia, is a series that follows the story of Karimi, who is believed to be running secret cells in Sydney, along with the Anti-Terrorism Squad following Intel and making interrogations. It has been reported that Zayed is in talks with American producers for a new English TV series involving some A-Listers from Hollywood and Bangladeshi actors but Zayed has not confirmed or denied the report.

Shortly after its release in India on the Watcho app (owned by DishTV), it was nominated and received multiple awards around the world including Best TV/Web Series Pilot at the Vegas Movie Awards and Best TV/Web Series Pilot at the London Independent Film Awards. Aghaat was nominated for Best TV/Web Series Pilot at the Cannes World Film Festival, as well as Best TV/Web Series Pilot at the Hollywood International Golden Age Festival. Aghaat also became the FINALIST in New York International Film Awards.

With its huge success in India, Bangladeshi-born Australian Director Zayed Rizwan is excited to begin negotiations to bring the English version of Aghaat to Australia and the United States. Shot in Sydney, Australia, the series features prominent locations such as the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Garrie Beach, North Sydney, Lakemba, Central Business District, among other locations. This is Zayed Rizwan’s first web series released in India followed by another web series Ayotti which was released on October 12th 2021 on Gemplex Channel in India. Zayed’s first feature film MRITTUPURI is waiting for its world premiere soon which is also of the crime/thriller genre.

During a recent interview, Zayed Rizwan was quoted as saying, “I am really honored with the responses that I am getting all over the world both from critics and audiences. This will work as great motivation for me to progress further as a director. In Aghaat I had some fantastic actors, a great crew and fantastic Executive Producers Arijit Shawon and Miah Tareque to work with, which is very essential. Also the way streaming giant Watcho has promoted the series really worked positively for the product.”

Aghaat will also be competing in the Academy Award Qualifying Atlanta Film Festival and Cleveland Film Festival next year. Zayed commented, “Getting awards or getting nominated among thousands of projects provides you with the confidence to grow and that there is the possibility of getting bigger and better. I believe anything is achievable if I am dedicated towards my ambition, and receiving these accolades really gives me the energy and strength to continue on this journey!”

The five-episode series is a thrilling story full of twists and turns and is set to keep viewers at the edge of their seats. Rano Joy plays the role of a special anti-terrorism unit Agent Abir who is in search of the mastermind behind the suspected terror attack in Australia. Dipali Akther Tania plays the role of a Psychologist Samira who deals with mental patients who are suspected to be terrorists. Irfan Sajjad plays the role of Habib who was wrongly accused of terrorism but later discharged without any charge but until now he still carries the wound of being someone who is judged by his religion. Bipasha Kabir plays the role of Julia, a pious woman who is the love interest of Habib.

Find out more about this riveting new web series Aghaat and watch the trailer at

Follow Zayed Rizwan on Instagram @TheZayedR

Media Contact
Company Name: Zayed Rizwan
Contact Person: Media Relations
Email: Send Email
Phone: +61430367015
City: Sydney
State: NSW
Country: Australia