The new Indian indie film Newton is (Sulemani Keeda) director Amit Masurkar’s homage to India’s democracy or rather it is a tribute to the fact that 70 years after Independence the citizens of India still go to cast their vote to select their representatives in local state assemblies and in Parliament.
Newton, starring Rajkummar Rao in the title role is a sharp political black comedy that takes place on an election day in Central India. Rao plays the role of Newton, a rookie clerk on election duty in a conflict-ridden jungle of Chhattisgarh, who tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of an attack by Maoist rebels. Newton‘s terrific cast also includes Pankaj Tripathi as the small town police officer Atma Singh who becomes Newton’s nemesis while also cooperating with him; Anjali Patil as Malko, a local tribal woman who steps in to work with the election team; and Raghubir Yadav as Loknath, a jaded older gentleman, but a junior colleague of Newton.
Check out the recently released teaser and social media channel links here –
Teaser #1 URL: https://www.youtube.com/