Zwigato Review: Kapil Sharma is the heart and soul of this drama centred on the lives of those people who are being affected the most by the technological shift in the Indian society without having taking much part in the innovations and advancements. The film makes you ponder about the lives of people who are silently suffering as there is no one to listen to their ordeals.
Zwigato Review Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Zwigato Cast & Character Names: Kapil Sharma · Manas ; Shahana Goswami · Pratima ; Tushar Acharya · Raghu ; Zishan Ali · Cafe Customer ; B M Baisali · Apartment Woman
Zwigato Story: Manas (Kapil Sharma) becomes a driver for the food-delivery app Zwigato after losing his job as a factory-floor manager during the pandemic. He zips around Bhubaneswar on his motorcycle, carrying a familiar rectangular backpack, navigating another day of inconvenient obstacles and impatient customers. To help make ends meet, his wife Pratima (Shahana Goswami) applies for a job as a mall cleaner, ignoring the potential annoyances of work life in exchange for an independent experience outside the home. Manas isn’t happy, but it doesn’t take long for the stress of his daily routine to catch up with him, and he’s forced to confront his old ideas about being the breadwinner.
We hace all seen Kapil Sharma as a fun loving host on The Kapil Sharma Show on television for many years and this makes us not visualise him in a role that is completely different from his on-screen image. Kapil Sharma is the heart and soul of Zwigato and surprisingly delivers a mind-blowing performance while playing a serious character.
His acting is phenomenal and makes one wonder about his overall skill as an actor. There is more to Kapil Sharma then being just a comedian. His performance as the Zwigato delivery boy Manas is completely fantastic. If you have ever felt left behind in the hodge-podge of changing world and its needs then the character of Manas will be quite relatable to you.
Nandita Das directorial Zwigato originally released at a film festival in Kerala in 2022 and finally made its way to the theatres on 17th March 2023. The film deserves to be watched in the theatres because of its beautiful storyline that will make you ponder about the circumstances of those individuals who have no one to complaint to.
There are thousands of people in India who are still at the mercy of technology and few influential people and Zwigato certainly touches upon that aspect of the society. There is also a progressive though process inculcated in the film through the mindset of Manas which keeps evolving to go through drastic changes.
In short, Zwigato is a beautiful movie with impactful performances and definitely deserves to be watched in the theatres.