India enters "Newton" for Oscars

On the road to the Oscars

'It's like a windfall', says 'Newton' director on movie's official entry to the Oscars

Besides being nominated for the Oscars, the film has already won International awards - 67th Berlin International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival and CICAE Award for Best Film in the Forum Section. "Newton" is a film that should get in top five films at the Oscars because it's really good and relevant and shows different side of India", she said. The 90th Academy Awards will be held on 4th March 2018, in Los Angeles. A film with a content like that of Newton's is destined to be a hit at the box office and be a deserving academy award victor. Apart from Rajkummar Rao, the movie features Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjai Mishra and Anjali Patil.

'It is huge. I am really happy. Newton's writer-director Amit Masurkar tried to say something new and his film script was the biggest star.

Summary: "The officials tell us that not many films have been screened for the district commissioner staff". The sincerity we have made Newton with is resonating in the audience.

"Hansal Mehta tweeted "#Newton is India's entry to the Oscars. As per sources, the leakers had released a low-quality print earlier, but they soon replaced it once the best print of the film was available to them.

The movie "Newton" narrates the story of a government clerk, who is given the task of overseeing elections in a village in Chhattisgarh where the threat of Naxalism looms large. There are rumours doing round on Internet that the Indian film is similar to a popular Iranian film called Secret Ballot.

The film is a political satire revolving around an honest election officer's attempt to conduct a free and fair poll in a conflict-hit area of Chhatisgarh. Previous entries included like "Court", "Liar's Dice" and "Lagaan".

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