• Newton
  • Newton
  • Newton


by Amit V Masurkar Special Screenings

As the world’s largest democracy once again prepares for a general election, civil service newcomer Newton is given the task of ensuring the election is properly carried out in a remote village in the central Indian jungle. What appears to be a matter of routine soon turns out to be a herculean task in the face of disinterested potential voters and Maoist resistance fighters. Newton, however, remains true to his official principles and when a foreign election monitor arrives, things change in his favour – for now. Amit V Masurkar uses a subtle dark humour to question how far one can go in defending the fundamental values of democracy. Rajkummar Rao, a rising star in the Indian film scene, is perfectly cast as the stubborn yet equally caring civil servant Newton.

  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: India, 2017
  • Runtime: 104 Min
  • Languages: Hindi
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Amit V Masurkar
  • Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav
  • Screenplay: Mayank Tewari, Amit V Masurkar
  • Cinematography: Swapnil S. Sonawane
  • Editor: Shweta Venkat Mathew
  • Sound: Niraj Gera
  • Music: Naren Chandravarkar, Benedict Taylor
  • Producers: Manish Mundra, Raghav Gupta
  • Production Company: Drishyam Films
  • World Sales: Ramonda Inc.
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