The film, written and directed by Nandita Das, starring Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami will premiere in the ‘Contemporary World Cinema’ section at the festival
Applause Entertainment and filmmaker Nandita Das’ highly anticipated film
‘Zwigato’ would make its World Premiere at the prestigious 47th Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF] 2022.
An official selection, the film will be screened under the ‘Contemporary World Cinema’ section.
Written and Directed by Nandita Das, the film features Kapil Sharma, who is a new food delivery rider,
exploring the world of gig economy. Shahana Goswani plays his wife, a homemaker, who to support his
income, starts to work for the very first time. Set in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, the film captures what an
‘ordinary’ family faces in the post-pandemic world. It is the story of relentless struggle of life, but not
without shared moments of joy. It is life like – bitter-sweet.
Sameer Nair, CEO Applause Entertainment said, “Zwigato depicts the lives of the often unseen people
who are the heart and soul of this nation and its economy. Whilst the film is set in urban India, we believe
that the themes of this film transcend geographical boundaries and will resonate with the global audience.
It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Nandita, and we are delighted that Zwigato will have its world
premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.”
Director Nandita Das said,”Zwigato is finally ready! A story about new urban India that is not just about
the gig economy, but also about everything that we normalise around us. I found the perfect producing
partner in Sameer Nair to tell this simple yet complex slice-of-life film. I am thrilled that it will premiere
soon at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This means a lot to me personally as I have
debuted there both as an actor and director, with Fire and Firaaq, respectively. Over the years, several
other films have taken me to TIFF. I hope the universality of the theme of the film will resonate with the
amazing audiences that the festival attracts from all over the world.”