Nandita Das’ ‘Zwigato’ to release in theatres in March

Mumbai, Jan 21 (PTI) “Zwigato”, directed by Nandita Das, will make its debut in Indian theatres on March 17.

Starring actor-comedian Kapil Sharma, the movie is set in Bhubaneswar and follows the journey of a food delivery person exploring the world of the gig economy.

Das, who earlier directed critically-acclaimed titles “Firaaq” and “Manto”, shared the film’s release date in a post on Twitter on Friday.

“The most awaited order is finally arriving! Zwigato will release on March 17, 2023 in Cinemas. It is a heartwarming life-like story about a food delivery rider and his family. Thank you @kapilsharmak9 @shahanagoswami & @nairsameer for being fellow riders,” the actor-filmmaker tweeted.

Produced by Applause Entertainment and Nandita Das Initiatives, the movie also stars actor Shahana Goswami as a homemaker, who decides to support her husband’s (Sharma) income by taking up a job for the very first time.

“Zwigato” had its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival in September 2022, followed by Asian premiere at the 27th Busan International Film Festival.

The movie was also screened at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).