Published: Sat, September 23, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' official Indian entry for Oscars 2018

Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' official Indian entry for Oscars 2018

National-Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao's latest release Newton is India's official entry for Academy Awards in 2018, reported IANS. In this film, we are taking sides.

The film also stars Raghubir Yadav, Pankaj Tripathi and Sanjay Mishra.

"It was a unanimous decision".

FFI secretary general Supran Sen says that Newton movie is chosen for Oscars 2018.

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The film revolves around Newton (Rajkummar Rao) who is assigned election duty in a Naxalite area.

Masurkar feels honoured that a story rooted in the country's political system was chosen.

And now the icing on the cake is that the film is India's official entry for the Oscars. It was also nominated for a jury award at the Tribeca Film Festival in April for Best International Narrative Feature. It's still to sink in.

Director Masurkar said it was a double celebration for the team. "I have been proved right (that Rajkummar is a brilliant actor). We really believe the film it's getting what is deserves and hope it soars more heights". We just had to tell a simple, honest story and I am glad that it's resonating with everyone.

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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.

Recently, Varun Dhawan made headlines when he spoke about how his dad, the famous film director, David Dhawan, is all praise for Rajkummar Rao. Newton is an important film and we will call it an investment not a punt.

"'Newton' is a film which will reflect real India and it is not at all a biased project", he said.

After Barfi! in 2012, Newton may be the least intimidating Indian Oscar entry for a regular viewer.

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One of the best rated Hindi films in recent months, Newton is all set to begin its journey to the Oscars as it's declared as India's official entry to the competition. "Manish Mundra go for it!" It is an apex body of the Indian film producers, distributors, exhibitors and studio owners. The film "Newton" has released today, September 22 and on its very first day of hitting the silver screen, it got the good news.

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