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Nandita Das’ ‘Zwigato’ to world premiere at TIFF

"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.”

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New Delhi: Applause Entertainment and filmmaker Nandita Das’ highly anticipated film ‘Zwigato’ will make its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2022.

As an official selection, the film will be screened under the ‘Contemporary World Cinema section.

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Written and directed by Nandita, the film features Kapil Sharma, who is a new food delivery rider, exploring the world of the gig economy.

Shahana Goswami 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 the relentless struggle of life, but not without shared moments of joy. It is life “bitter-sweet”.

Sameer Nair, CEO of 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.”

Nandita 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. 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,” she added.

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