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Zwigato Trailer Out: Kapil Sharma Impresses As A Food Delivery Rider In This Social Satire

BySymbels Journal

Mar 1, 2023

New Delhi: Kapil Sharma has gained huge popularity due to his comic timing but the actor is all set to showcase his other side as a serious actor in his film ‘Zwigato’. The trailer of the film was released on Wednesday (March 1).

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 the relentless struggle of life, but not without shared moments of joy. It is life-like – bitter-sweet.   

During the trailer launch, Kapil Sharma said he never imagined Nandita Das would offer him a film. “Maine zindagi mein nai socha tha, inhone ne bhi nai socha tha. I have always been a fan of Nandita, have seen Firaaq and Manto. And seeing those films, I hadn’t imagined that she will ever offer me a film. Her films may be serious but in personal life she is quite funny. When you see the film, everyone will be able to relate to it,” Kapil said during the trailer launch. 

Recently at the second edition of ABP Network’s Ideas of India, Nandita Das revealed why she chose Kapil Sharma for the role. The director said that Kapil had also asked her over the phone, “ Aapne mere bare mein kaise socha is role ko leke ( How did you think of me for this role).” 

The actor-filmmaker said she had never seen Kapil’s show but she had seen him present an award with filmmaker-producer Karan Johar. It was then that Nandita realized that he was ‘ordinary’ looking and ‘vulnerable’, most suited for the role of the lead in her film.  Nandita added that with Kapil cracking jokes about the most mundane and ordinary things in life, and being in touch with all that, she thought he fit his part perfectly. Only that the ‘Punjabiness’ had to be taken out completely.  

Nandita also added that the collaboration of two people from two different worlds was quite fruitful. Sharing that when the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, people stormed in to see ‘The Kapil Sharma’ in the movie but after some time ‘they forgot who Kapil Sharma was’.  

Zwigato was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival, where it received positive reviews. The film will release on March 17.    


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