A political satire of Amit Masurkar’s ‘Newton’ – official entry for the Oscars


A troubled part of Chhattisgarh – Rajkummar Rao as an obedient presiding officer determined to hold on to his duty. Newton was released in theatres on Friday. The political satire stars Rajkummar Rao tweeted, ‘Newton has been selected as Indian’s official entry to the Oscars’. And also stated that “Very happy to share this news that NEWTON is India’s official entry to the OSCARS this year”.

According to the Hindustan Times review, “Newton is one of the finest political satires we have seen in the last couple of years. It refrains from taking sides and offers a humorous take on state versus the Maoists bloody battle.”

As the best “Foreign Film language” category political satire Newton has been selected for India’s official submission at the Oscars, highly speaking by Amit Masurkar’s. Amit Masurkar’s told Scroll.In that “I hope this brings more attention to what is happening in Chhattisgarh right now”.

Newton Kumar (Rajkummar Rao) a government servant, a presiding officer. He is determined to hold a free and fair election in an armed revolutionary group controlled town in the disputed jungles of Chhattisgarh. There are also Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav and Sanjay Mishra. Drishyam Films distributed ‘Newton’.

Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), Taare Zameen Par (2008), Harishchandra’s Factory (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Abu, Son of Adam (2011), Barfi! (2012), The Good Road (2013), Liar’s Dice (2014), Court (2015), and Interrogation (2016) these are India’s last ten Oscar submissions. Mother India (1957), Salaam Bombay! (1988) and Lagaan (2001) – only this three Indian films have been nominated for Best Foreign Language film.

On March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles, the 90th Academy Awards will be held.

Watch and enjoy the ‘Newton’ trailer 



  • Director: Amit V Masurkar
  • Producer: Manish Mundra
  • Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav
  • Genre: Black Comedy
  • Language: Hindi, Gondi
  • Duration: 104 mins
  • Year: 2017


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