India Selects Newton As Official Entry For Next Year's Oscars

India Selects Newton As Official Entry For Next Year's Oscars

"And on top of that, you get this news of your film being the official entry to Oscars this year, it can't get bigger than this", said Rao. It is a great day as the film released (today), and is getting great response everywhere. The selection committee of the Film Federation of India, one of the country's major trade bodies chose "Newton" unanimously out of 26 entries.

National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao headlines the cast that also features Raghubir Yadav, Pankaj Tripathi and Anjali Patil. He added, "For now, the fact that "Newton" has been selected as India's official entry is in itself a big deal for me". Content is finally getting its due.

Made on a budget of Rs 9 crore, Newton made huge headlines recently when speculations of the film being a copy of an Iranian movie Secret Ballot came to the forefront.

Newton movie revolves around a life of young simple man, a government clerk who was appointed for election duty in the Naxal-controlled district of Chattisgarh where villagers don't know the concept of voting. A critic from the leading Indian daily was quoted, "It's rare that an Indian film uses dark comedy to make its points so effectively: in Newton we go from smiling to laughing outright even at its grimmest, because the film is light on its feet, and the tone is consistent right through".

The film is garnering compliments in social media.

'So layered and so amusing.

When reporters asked Rajkummar whether he is going to get some guidance from Aamir Khan about film promotion at the Oscars, he said, "Off course, I will definitely call him and meet him because "Lagaan" was there at the Oscars and we are really proud of the I am sure Aamir sir will help us a lot".