Rajkummar Rao’s Newton Is India’s Official Entry To The Oscars

Newton, which stars Rajkummar Rao, has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars. The actor shared the good news on Twitter...

Rajkummar Rao’s Newton hit theatres today and this day has turned out to be rather memorable for the actor. Reason? Newton has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars. Rajkummar Rao shared the news on Twitter with his fans.

 “Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India's official entry to the #OSCARS this year. Congratulations team,” wrote Rajkummar Rao.

Directed by Amit V Masurkar, Newton is a black comedy. The protagonist of the film Rajkummar Rao, who essays the role of Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk is sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh, India. Faced with the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels, he tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the odds stacked against him.

SpotboyE.com’s critic, Khalid Mohamed is all praise for Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi and gives them thumbs up for the acting. “It’s wonderful to watch Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi, as the duelling twosome, who’re in perfect harmony with the script. No showy gimmicks to hog the limelight. Both the actors, in their extraordinarly distinctive manner, assert that they can slip effortlessly, chamelon-like into the skin of their characters,” the critic added.

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Rajkummar Rao in Newton's  poster

“Suffice it to say, without disclosing the hair-pin twists and turns in the believable plot, here’s a 106-minuter which is unwavering in its tempo thanks to the knife-sharp editing by Shweta Venka. Above all that lost-quotient of credibility is sustained by the script throughout, in toto offering the viewer bittersweet food for thought,” wrote Khalid.

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