Newton to be India's entry in Oscars

Rajkummar Rao's Newton Movie is India's Official Entry to Oscars 2018

Newton India's official entry for Oscar

The actor essays the role of an earnest government clerk who wants to conduct a free and fair election in a conflict-hit area of Chhattisgarh. "We are happy with the response the film has got from the critics, and this piece of news has only added to our happiness", said the actor.

Directed by Amit Masurkar, Newton was released worldwide on September 22. I can imagine the joy you all must be feeling."Earlier, Superstar Amitabh Bachchan also lauded the film for its cinematic brilliance."Saw the film "NEWTON". its stark reality was a treat to watch!"

' Incidentally, the selection of the film as India's entry to the Oscars comes on a day when the film is being premiered in 350 cinema houses. Newton is such a unique and a special film for all of us.

After Barfi! in 2012, Newton may be the least intimidating Indian Oscar entry for a regular viewer. "We've seen many films that are political but I wanted to show something simple that was just talking about the dance of democracy from a small polling booth, in a nondescript village in a jungle".

How is team "Newton" planning its Oscar journey considering Indian films never make it beyond the entry gate?

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The Oscars will be held on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Newton is co-produced by indie banner Drishyam Films, which has backed a number of titles that have performed well on the festival circuit such as 2015's Masaan, which won the FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes.

Rao, who plays the titular role in Newton, in an exclusive interview to India Today Television said that it can't get better than this. "It was unanimously chosen from 26 entries this year". Newton is now India's official pick for 2018 Oscars and Rao is thrilled along with the entire team.

Now, when it comes to a proper roadmap, who could be better than the producer Manish Mundra to answer the question?

Newton: The film has released in India this Friday but Newton we can safely be counted as Rajkummar Rao's career best.

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