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    Newton

    Directed by

    India

    2017

    106 min

    • Hindi

    Drama

    India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election. With more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. Newton is an idealistic young office clerk volunteering to be a poll worker. He’s keen to put his energy to good use and help his country. When he is presented with an opportunity to head up a dangerous polling station in the deepest jungle, which has been besieged by communist troops for decades, Newton eagerly jumps at the opportunity to prove his mettle.

    Awards

    • Art Cinema Award - Berlinale Forum
    • Best Screenplay, Best Performance by an Actor (Rajkummar Rao) - Asia Pacific Screen Awards
    • FIPRESCI Award - IDSFFK

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Rajkummar Rao
    Anjali Patil
    Pankaj Tripathi
    Raghubir Yadav
    Screenplay
    Mayank Tewari
    Amit V Masurkar
    Cinematography
    Swapnil S Sonawane
    Editing
    Shweta Venkat
    Music
    Naren Chandravarkar
    Benedict Taylor
    Production
    DRISHYAM FILMS
    Festival Bookings
    RAMONDA INK

    Press

    The fine work of cinematographer Swapnil S Sonawane...[is] splashed across the screen with subtle power and simmering poignancy.

    Sarah Ward, Screen Daily

    An indulgently eyed satire.

    Uma da Cunha, The Citizen

    Amit V Masurkar

    Amit V Masurkar

    India

    Amit V Masurkar was born in Bagalkot, India in 1981. He studied Engineering at the Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka, India from 1999 to 2002. He then worked as an assistant director on films made for television, before writing comedy sketches for TV and film screenplays starting in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he also studied History at the University of Mumbai. NEWTON (2017) is his second feature film and was screened as part of the Berlinale Forum.