Kapil Sharma’s movie Zwigato to premier in TorontoFilm Festival

Kapil Sharma-starrer “Zwigato”, directed by Nandita Das is making a lot more buzz that even what Kapil must have expected. The movie will receive its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival and yes, it is unbelievable. The film, which features the popular comic in the role of a new food delivery rider, will screen in the ‘Contemporary World Cinema’ section at the prestigious festival.

“Zwigato” also stars Shahana Goswami. Nandita Das is not new to the world of direction. She has directed some exceptional works like “Firaaq” and “Manto”. She said she is looking forward to the premiere of her latest movie.

“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,” the filmmaker said in a recent interaction with Etimes.

Sameer Nair, described the film as a peek into the lives of the “often unseen people” who are the heart and soul of the 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,” added Nair.

“Zwigato” captures what an ‘ordinary’ family faces in the post-pandemic world, said the makers.
“It is the story of the relentless struggle of life, but not without shared moments of joy. It is life like – bittersweet,” they added.

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