Source: TV Asia Bureau
Amit V. Masurkar, who has co-written and directed the film, said that the entire Newton team is very excited to have a premiere in Berlin. Talking about the movie and story, he informed that it is a political film with a generous helping of quirky, dark humor which reflects the absurdity of the world that everyone is living in. The makers are sure that story will impact the audience and will resonate with audiences at home and abroad. Founder of Drishyam Films and the producer of Newton, Manish Mundra also talked about the opportunity they have received to showcase their work overseas. He said that Newton stands true to their vision of telling compelling stories that are rooted in the culture yet universal in their appeal.
Rajkummar Rao is seen as a rookie clerk named Newton working on election duty in a conflict-ridden jungle of Chhattisgarh trying his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of an attack by Maoist rebels. Presented by director-producer Aanand L Rai, the movie also stars Pankaj Tripathi and actress Anjali Patil in the lead. Newton had its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (also called Berlinale) and won the International Federation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) award in its Forum segment.