Zwigato, starring Kapil Sharma, To Premiere At TIFF

The film is directed by Nandita Das
Zwigato, starring Kapil Sharma, To Premiere At TIFF

The Nandita Das-directed film, Zwigato, will have its world premiere at the 47th Edition of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which is being held from September 8 to September 18.  It will premiere in the 'Contemporary World Cinema' section at the festival.

The film has been directed by Das, who has co-written it with Samir Patil. In the lead roles are comedian Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami.

In a media interaction, 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 normalize around us."

Sharma plays the role of a food delivery rider, exploring the world of the gig economy. Goswami plays his wife, a homemaker, who to support his income, starts to work for the very first time. Set in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, it's meant to offer a portrait of an ordinary family in the post-pandemic world.

The film has been jointly produced by Sameer Nair's Applause Entertainment and Das's initiatives. Talking about the collaboration, the filmmaker said, "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 (1996) and Firaaq (2008) respectively," she said.

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