Newton is a 2017 black comedy film directed by Amit V Masurkar. Produced by Drishyam Films, the film is Masurkar’s second feature after his debut film, the slacker comedy independent film Sulemani Keeda in 2013. Newton had its world premiere in the Forum section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk is sent on election duty to a Naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh, India. Faced with the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels, he tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the odds stacked against him. The film is set to release on 22nd September 2017.
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjai Patil, Raghubir Yadav & Sanjay Mishra
Producer: Manish Mundra