Newton is India's submission to Oscars 2018

Carla Harmon
September 23, 2017

Speaking about why he chose a subject on electoral process for his directorial, he said, "After my first film "Sulemani Keeda", I wanted to do something within the political space". A critic from the leading Indian daily was quoted, "It's rare that an Indian film uses dark comedy to make its points so effectively: in Newton we go from smiling to laughing outright even at its grimmest, because the film is light on its feet, and the tone is consistent right through".

Newton also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav, Sanjay Mishra and Hardik Meriya in pivotal roles.


Rajkummar Rao's latest release Newton is following in the footsteps of the Bollywood classic Lagaan as India's official entry at the 2018 Oscars. The film is director Amit Masurkar's most high-profile release. On top of that you get this news that your film is the official entry to Oscars.

When asked about his team strategy to promote Newton at the Oscars, Rajkummar said, "It's just got announced and its too soon to decide but our team is going to meet and we will plan something about it because there has to be strategy". "I have the most matter-of-fact parents and girlfriend". Their effort is to move them as far as possible and make films on vivid issues Newton 1st day collection is not so high.


He is confident about the movie and says, "My producer Manish Mundra and Aanand L. Rai are people with a vast knowledge of cinema and (know) how to take it where it needs to go".

This is one of those films that have got the best ratings this year. "At the moment, the film's box office results are most important". As I thought of what to do next, visions of polling booths, voting machines and presiding officers kept coming to my mind.


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