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Zwigato
Directed byNandita Das
Written byNandita Das
Samir Patil
Produced bySameer Nair
Deepak Segal
Nandita Das
Starring
CinematographyRanjan Palit
Music byScore:
Sagar Desai
Songs:
Hitesh Sonik
Production
companies
Applause Entertainment
Nandita Das Initiatives
Distributed byViacom18 Studios
Release dates
  • 9 September 2022 (2022-09-09) (Toronto)[1]
  • 17 March 2023 (2023-03-17)
Running time
104 minutes[2]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box office2–3.53 crore[3][4]

Zwigato is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Nandita Das.[5] The film is produced by Applause Entertainment and Nandita Das Initiatives. Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami star as the leads.[6][7] The film debuted at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was theatrically released on 17 March 2023. At the 69th Filmfare Awards, the film received three nominations, including Critics Best Film and Critics Best Actress[8]

Plot[edit]

The film, set in current times in Bhubaneswar, explores the life of Manas an ex-factory floor manager. After losing his job, he is forced to work as a food delivery rider, grappling with the app on his phone and the world of ratings and incentives. He struggles to make ends meet for his wife, Pratima, his two children, and an ailing mother. Simultaneously, Pratima a homemaker, begins to explore different work opportunities to support his income from being a masseuse for rich women to being a cleaner at a mall. The fears of these new experiences are coupled with the joys of a newfound independence.[9]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film has been extensively shot and set in Bhubaneswar.[10][11]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music of the film was composed by Hitesh Sonik. The lyrics were written by Devanshu And Geet.[12]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Yeh Raat"Devanshu, GeetSunidhi Chauhan2:29

Release[edit]

The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival at the Contemporary World Cinema section in September 2022.[13] The Film had its Asian premiere at the Busan International Film Festival at 'A Window of Asian Cinema' in October 2022.[14] It was the opening film of the ‘Kaleidoscope section’ at the International Film Festival of Kerala in December 2022.[15]

It was released theatrically on 17 March 2023.[16] After the theatrical release, the Odisha Government declared the film tax-free in the state.[17]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 100% of 11 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.3/10.[18] Anna MM Vetticad in Firstpost wrote "Zwigato is a film of unassuming depth and unobtrusive commentary. Why on earth didn’t someone make this before?"[19] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV wrote "Unpretentious but unfailingly pertinent. Zwigato hits home with equal measures of power and pathos."[20] SR Praveen from The Hindu wrote, "Deftly weaved. A poignant story of the new working class."[21]

Box office[edit]

The film collected gross of ₹2 crore-₹3.53 crore.[22][3]

Accolades[edit]

Award Ceremony date Category Recipients Result Ref.
Filmfare Awards 28 January 2024 Best Film (Critics) Nandita Das Nominated [23]
Best Actress (Critics) Shahana Goswami
Best Art Direction Rita Ghosh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zwigato". Toronto International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Zwigato". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 16 March 2023. Retrieved 16 March 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Zwigato Box Office". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 10 August 2023. Retrieved 16 December 2023.
  4. ^ "Zwigato Box Office Collection". Economic Times. 25 March 2023. Archived from the original on 8 April 2023. Retrieved 5 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Kapil Sharma starrer 'Zwigato' to feature at International Film Festival of Kerala. Read more here". The Economic Times. Archived from the original on 29 December 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
  6. ^ Praveen, S. R. (13 December 2022). "IFFK 2022: 'Zwigato' movie review: Nandita Das' film tells a poignant story of the new working class". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  7. ^ "Kapil Sharma-Nandita Das's film Zwigato to premiere at International Film Festival of Kerala". The Indian Express. 8 December 2022. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Nominations for the 69th Hyundai Filmfare Awards 2024 with Gujarat Tourism: Full list out". Filmfare. 15 January 2024. Archived from the original on 15 January 2024. Retrieved 15 January 2024.
  9. ^ Jogwar, Sangati. "Kapil Sharma's Zwigato has an Odisha connection; movie reveals struggle of food delivery boy". Odisha TV. Archived from the original on 1 October 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  10. ^ "Nandita Das: 'Zwigato' is a story of the relentlessness of life, but not without its hopes". Moneycontrol. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  11. ^ "Kapil Sharma Calls Konark Sun Temple A "Wonder Experience"". NDTV. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  12. ^ "Zwigato's latest song release 'Yeh Raat' will give you all the feels, Kapil Sharma like never before". Firstpost. 14 March 2023. Retrieved 3 June 2024.
  13. ^ "Kapil Sharma, Nandita Das' Zwigato premieres at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. See pics". Hindustan Times. 15 September 2022. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  14. ^ "Kapil Sharma's Zwigato Premieres at Busan Film Festival, Watch Video". News18. 10 October 2022. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  15. ^ "Nandita Das' 'Zwigato' to have India premiere at International Film Festival of Kerala". The Hindu. 8 December 2022. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  16. ^ "Nandita Das, Kapil Sharma's 'Zwigato' to release in theatres on this date". 20 January 2023. Archived from the original on 1 April 2023. Retrieved 11 January 2024 – via www.thehindu.com.
  17. ^ "Odisha Govt. waives entertainment tax on Hindi film "Zwigato"". United News of India. 22 March 2023. Archived from the original on 22 March 2023. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  18. ^ "Zwigato". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 16 December 2023.
  19. ^ "Zwigato review: Kapil Sharma slips out of his image to slip right into Nandita Das' thoughtful take on the gig economy". Firstpost. 16 December 2022. Archived from the original on 3 January 2023. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  20. ^ "Zwigato Review: A Contemporary Portrait Of The Gig Economy And Its Pitfalls". NDTV. Archived from the original on 2 January 2023. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  21. ^ Praveen, S. R. (13 December 2022). "IFFK 2022: 'Zwigato' movie review: Nandita Das' film tells a poignant story of the new working class". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  22. ^ "Box-office collections of Zwigato". Economic Times. 18 March 2023. Archived from the original on 8 April 2023. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  23. ^ "Nominations for the 69th Hyundai Filmfare Awards 2024 with Gujarat Tourism: Full list out". filmfare.com. Archived from the original on 15 January 2024. Retrieved 21 January 2024.

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