Kapil Sharma’s Zwigato has achieved a remarkable feat by earning a permanent spot in the core collection of the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The news was announced by the film’s director, Nandita Das, who shared her excitement through a lengthy post on Instagram. Nandita Das received an email from the Library of the Academy, commonly known as The Oscars, expressing their interest in adding the script of Zwigato to their esteemed collection. This recognition serves as a joyful reminder that the film is relevant and holds significance.
In her Instagram post, Nandita Das expressed her belief that authentic and culturally-rooted stories have the power to transcend borders and become a part of world cinema. She expressed her delight at the film’s availability in the library, where it can be accessed by students, filmmakers, and writers. Nandita also expressed gratitude to both the audience and critics for the overwhelming response Zwigato received, which has opened unexpected opportunities. She hopes that this recognition will encourage OTT platforms to showcase the film to a wider audience.
Kapil Sharma, who portrayed the role of a delivery boy in Zwigato, shared his happiness on his Instagram Stories, thanking the Academy for the honor bestowed upon the film.
Zwigato, released in theaters on March 17, 2023, made its debut at the Toronto Worldwide Film Celebration in 2022. While not a commercial success, the film garnered praise for the impressive performances of its actors and its unique storyline. It portrays the life of a man who becomes a food delivery boy after losing his job as a factory floor manager due to the impact of Covid-19.