Newton

Newton

Director : Amit V Masurkar /India/106/Hindi/2017 

newton1SYNOPSIS As India, the world’s largest democracy, braces itself for another general election- with 9 million polling booths, more than 800 million voters. Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk finds himself entrusted with a task that appears deceptively simple: conducting elections in a remote village in the jungles of central India. The bushes teem with Communist guerrillas, who have been waging a decades old war against the state, even as the indigenous tribals live without any access to mainland amenities. Conducting ‘free and fair’ elections in a minefield like this is no child’s play, as Newton learns over the course of this eventful day. Unfazed with the cynicism and danger all around him, Newton is determined to do his duty. But, as they say in the jungle, ‘The more things change, the worse they will get’.

Director Amit V Masurkar
Writer Mayank Tewari, Amit V Masurkar
Producer Manish Mundra
Photography Swapnil S Swanavane
Editor SwethaVenkat Mathew
Sound Design Niraj Gera
Music Naren Chandavarkar, Benedict Taylor
Cast Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Nominated for Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2017 for Best Performance by an actor and
    Best Screenplay- Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2017
  • C.I.C.A.E Art Cinema Award jury for the Forum Programme – Berlin International Film Festival 2017
  • Nominated for Best Film in International Competition – Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2017
  • Nominated for Best International Feature Film – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017
  • Jury Prize for Young Cinema – Hong Kong International Film Festival 2017
  • Nominated for FACE Award in Human Rights in Cinema Competition – Istanbul International Film Festival 2017
  • Nominated for In Spirit for Freedom Award for Best Feature – Jerusalem Film Festival 2017
  • Nominated for Olhar Award for Best Film – Olhar de Cinema-Curitiba International Film Festival 2017
  • Nominated for Jury Award for Best International Narrative Feature – Tribeca Film Festival 2017

 

Director Amit V Masurkar

Director Amit V Masurkar

 

 

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