India enters "Newton" for Oscars

Calvin Saunders
September 24, 2017

Amit Masurkar's acclaimed political satire "Newton" has been selected as India's official submission for the Best Foreign Film language category at the Oscars 2018. Actor Rajkummar Rao shared this exciting news by tweeting, "Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India's official entry to the #OSCARS this year".

Newton is directed by Amit Masurkar and is produced by Drishyam Films and Colour Yellow Productions. The 90th Academy Awards will be held on 4th March 2018, in Los Angeles.

Mumbai: Rajkummar Rao has said he will seek the advice of Bollywood's Mr. Also among the cast are Anjali Patil as Malko and Raghubir Yadav as Loknath.

"It feels awesome and brilliant that a film like "Newton", which is unique and special for all of us, and which we have made with so much honesty and purity, without keeping any of those commercial thing in mind about what works and what sells, gets this". On top of that you get this news that your film is the official entry to Oscars.

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The movie "Newton" narrates the story of a government clerk, who is given the task of overseeing elections in a village in Chhattisgarh where the threat of Naxalism looms large. "We hope that people will now really head to the cinema halls to watch the film", the director said.

Aamir Khan's 2001 movie Lagaan is the only Indian film to have made it to the final five of the Oscar nominations.

Here is the list of India's last ten Oscar submissions - "Eklavya: The Royal Guard" (2007), "Taare Zameen Par" (2008), "Harishchandra's Factory" (2009), "Peepli Live" (2010), "Abu, Son of Adam" (2011), "Barfi!' (2012), "The Good Road" (2013), "Liar's Dice" (2014), "Court" (2015) and 'Interrogation" (2016).

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