WATCHO’s “Aghaat” bagged Best TV/Web Series at Cannes World Film Festival
New Delhi: The thriller web series ‘Aghaat’ from Dish TV India Limited's in-house OTT platform - WATCHO - has won three prestigious honours for Best TV/Web Series at the Cannes World Film Festival, Vegas Movie Awards, and the London Independent Film Awards. Soon after the release, the five-episode exhilarating web series has also been nominated for Best Web-TV at Hollywood International Golden Age Festival as well as Official Selection at the Montreal Independent Film Festival. Aghaat also became the finalist in New York International Film Awards.
Commenting on the success, Mr. Sukhpreet Singh, Corporate Head – Marketing, DishTV & WATCHO, Dish TV India Ltd, said, “At WATCHO, we strive to deliver our viewers snackable and entertaining content. It is gratifying to have our web series “Aghaat” being recognized on some of the world's most celebrated and eminent award ceremonies. Zayad has attempted to portray a powerful narrative innovatively, ensuring that the writing and strong acting performances come together effortlessly. From the beginning, we were confident that Aghaat would not only enthrall our core viewers but also appeal to a much wider audience. WATCHO has a vast network of viewers across geographies and we are dedicated to bringing the engaging shows from a variety of genres and themes.”
Aghaat is exclusively available for WATCHO subscribers in two languages – Bangla and Hindi (dubbed). Directed by Zayed Rizwan, the new series follows the story of Karimi, who is believed to be running secret cells in Sydney, along with the Anti-Terrorism Squad following intelligence and making interrogations. 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. Produced by Arijit Shawon and Miah Tareque and Co-produced & executed by Nflicks Pvt Ltd, the new web series stars Dipali Akther Tania, Raanveer, Irfan Sajjad, Bipasha Kabir, and Nadim Accari. Shot in 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.
“I am honored by the worldwide critical and popular acclaim the series has earned. Receiving these awards has been the most heartening moment and motivation for me to become a better director. I am glad that our work has been recognized by WATCHO team and provided us a platform with a reach to a larger audience. I would want to express my gratitude to WATCHO team who have been very supportive throughout our journey. Moreover, Aghaat provided me an opportunity to work with some excellent performers, crew, and Executive Producers Arijit Shawon and Miah Tareque”, Added Zayed Rizwan, Director of Aghaat .