Director: Amit Masurkar Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathy, Anjali Patil Run time: 106 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: Hindi with English Subtitles | Year: 2017 | Country: India
An award-winner at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017, this delightful black comedy stars one of India’s top young character actors, Rajkummar Rao, as Newton, an everyday clerk who is selected for election duty in the conflict-ridden Indian state of Chhattisgarh. As local police and Maoists harass the locals and the voting process spirals out of control, the morally driven Newton becomes a reluctant hero in his zest to save the day.
Mumbai-based Amit V Masurkar has written for sketch comedy shows and Bollywood films. His directorial debut, the uber low-budget comedy, Sulemani Keeda was an Indie sleeper hit. Newton is his second film.