On the sets of Newton, Mangal Kunjam collaborated with Rajkummar Rao. Mangal Kunjam, a 26-year-old tribal journalist in Maoist-infested Bastar, is ecstatic after seeing Newton, in which he played a small but pivotal role as a journalist. Newton has been named India’s official entry for the Academy Awards.
Amit V. Masurkar co-wrote and directed Newton, a 2017 Indian Hindi-language black comedy-drama film. Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, and Raghubir Yadav feature in the film. Manish Mundra’s Drishyam Films, which is best known for the 2015 film Masaan, produced the film, and it’s Amit Masurkar’s second feature following Sulemani Keeda in 2013.
Newton had its global premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival’s Forum segment. The film earned widespread praise, earning eight nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film (Critics), Best Actor (Critics), and Best Supporting Actor (Critics) for Rao and Best Supporting Actor (Critics) for Tripathi, as well as Best Film and Filmfare Award for Best Story.
The Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Actor went to Rao, and the award for Best Screenplay went to the writers. Newton also won the National Film Award for Best Hindi Feature Film. At the 65th National Film Awards, Pankaj Tripathi received a special mention. The film was chosen as India’s entry for the 90th Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
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