Today the Film Federation of India announced that film Newton will be India’s official entry at Oscars 2018. Directed by Amit Masurkar it is a political satire, starring Rajkummar Rao in the lead role.
The overjoyed 33-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle and confirmed the news, writing, and “Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India’s official entry to the #OSCARS this year. Congratulations team.”
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) September 22, 2017
Newton director Amit Masurkar, who is very happy with this development, said, “The timing is so perfect. I can’t believe it. The film hits the screens today, and today is the announcement for Oscars. I just hope more people come to watch the film now. We are a 70-year-old democracy, and I am glad that with this film we could focus on the need to strengthen our democracy. It is important because there are people who are not treated at par with the rest of the country. This will help the general movie going audience also realise that this is an issue we need to address.”
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. It also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav and Anjali Patil.
The movie, which also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav. Newton had its world premiere in the Forum section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
This year’s Oscars will be held on March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles.