Eros' Newton is India's official Oscar entry

Rajkummar Rao

Actor Rajkummar Rao who is the main lead actor of the film took to Twitter to share the news with fans.

"Newton", directed by Amit V. Masurkar and starring the stellar Rajkummar Rao, was chosen from among 26 titles from different languages by a 14-member jury appointed by the Film Federation of India (FFI). At the Berlin Film Festival, it won the CICAE award for best film in the Forum segment.

Last year, Vetrimaaraan's Tamil crime-drama Visaranai was India's official entry to the Academy Awards.

Bollywood Actor Rajkummar Rao Most Awaited Film Newton Released This Friday worldwide in maximum number of screens.

Newton: The film has released in India this Friday but Newton we can safely be counted as Rajkummar Rao's career best. The game plan is all about showing the film to the right people who might help creating relevant buzz needed.

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Newton director Amit Masurkar, who is very happy with this development, said, "The timing is so flawless". The film which recently released this year, has been showcasing its humble roots in worldwide film festivals, and has today finally released in India, the same day when the Film Federation of India deemed it worthy of the prestigious award. The film's protagonist, election officer Newton Kumar (Rajkummar Rao) as an angry, honest presiding officer, is on a mission to effect change in insurgency-hit state of Chhattisgarh by conducting a free and fair elections.

Reacting to the film's selection, he told Mint: "It's a great honour for us to represent India at the Oscars".

"Newton" will enter in the Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars.

"It's something to be proud of as we have a thousand number of films coming out each year and out of that number, our film gets an entry". The film has opened today (Sept 22) and we've been getting a good response [from the critics and the audience]. Masurkar, who had made his directorial debut with "Sulemani Keeda", believes in the philosophy that the only way to make a film one believes in is to make it "regardless of the obstacles". The redeemer is the resolute Nutan Kumar aka Newton (Rao), a small cog in the giant wheel of nation-keeping, whose dedication to the job is both amusing in the truest way, and exemplary.

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