The Film Federation of India announced today that “Newton”- a political satire directed by Amit Masurkar will be India’s official entry at Oscars 2018. The film starring Rajkummar Rao in the lead role was unanimously chosen from 26 entry this year by the FFI’s selection committee, headed by Telugu producer C V Reddy.
The actor said, “It is a really honest film and we are already getting an overwhelming response. We will put all our energies to take the film forward.” The movie is Masurkar’s second directorial venture after the 2014 indie “Sulemani Keeda”.
The film is actually a political satire that revolves around an honest election officer’s attempt to conduct a free and fair poll in a conflict-hit area of Chhatisgarh.