Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' India's official entry to Oscars 2018

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Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton has been selected as India's official entry for Oscars this year. Now, the makers are extremely delighted and happy as "Newton" has become India's official entry to the Oscars, this year. Produced by Drishyam Films, the film is Masurkar's second feature after his debut film, the slacker comedy independent film Sulemani Keeda in 2013.

FFI secretary general Supran Sen says that Newton movie is chosen for Oscars 2018. Everyone liked the movie and it was an instant decision. Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav and Sanjay Mishra plays the supporting roles in the film.

The movie released on Friday itself and Masurkar hopes the Oscar entry news translates into better viewership for it. It revolves around a young guy who is government employee sent out to conduct and execute elections in the Maoist-prone area of Chhattisgarh. We are a 70-year-old democracy, and I am glad that with this film we could focus on the need to strengthen our democracy.

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#Newton is India's entry to the Oscars.

The director also spoke to the publication and expressed his gratitude to the committee.

"The film is in theatres at the moment and this announcement will help us reach out to a larger audience, he added".

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Other movies nominated in the category include Ruben Ostlund's The Square from Sweden, Fatih Akin's In the Fade from Germany, Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father from Cambodia, Sebastian Lelio's A Fantastic Woman from Chile, Farhan Alam's Sawan from Pakistan and Robin Campillo's BPM: Beats Per Minute from France.

The film, which opens in Indian cinemas today, has garnered unanimously positive reviews, with many reviewers calling it the 'best film of 2017'.

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