Rajkumar Rao's 'Newton' Is India's Official Entry For Oscars 2018

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Rajkummar Rao in a still from Newton. When asked about his team strategy to promote Newton at the Oscars, he said that they would be going to America to promote the film.

Actor Rajkummar Rao can not explain how happy he is with the news that his recent release "Newton" has been chosen as India's official entry for Oscars 2018. The movie, starring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav and Anjali Patil, tells the story of polling officer Newton Kumar, whose aim is to hold free and fair elections in the jungles of Chhattisgarh.

When NDTV approached the director of the movie, Amit Masurkar, regarding the resemblance in plot with the Iranian movie, he said that he was aware of the Iranian movie having a similar kind of plot.

"It feels fantastic and brilliant that a film like "Newton", which is unique and special for all of us, and which we have made with so much honesty and purity, without keeping any of those commercial thing in mind about what works and what sells, gets this".

This year, three of his films have been released till now and Newton is the fourth film released in theaters on Friday this year.




"It is huge. I am really happy".

The film Newton, which is creating a buzz in media for getting nominated in Oscar's foreign language film category and getting all the appreciation from critics is once again in limelight. "They're making sure I stay grounded".

Rajkummar Rao had shared the news of the movie being selected for the Oscars on Twitter last day.

"Newton" revolves around a young government clerk who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town and how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation. No Indian film has ever won. Previous entries included like "Court", "Liar's Dice" and "Lagaan".

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