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Newton

As India, the world’s largest democracy, braces itself for another general election- with 9 million polling booths, more than 800 million voters, and costing nearly $5 billion- 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

Producer:Manish Mundra

Cast:Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav

Duration:104 mins

Year:2017

Language:Hindi, Gondi

Genre:Black Comedy

India’s Official Entry to the 90th Academy Awards 2018

CICAE Art Cinema Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2017

Best Hindi Film, 65th National Films Awards, 2018

Jury Award for Best Film, Hong Kong International Film Festival 2017

International Competition, Tribeca Film Festival 2017

International Competition, BAFICI 2017

Main Competition, Sakhalin International Film Festival 2017

Competition, Nantes 3 Continents 2017

64th Sydney Film Festival 2017

71st Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

19th Taipei International Film Festival 2017

35th Jerusalem Film Festival 2017

New Zealand International Film Festival 2017

66th Melbourne International Film Festival

39th Cairo International Film Festival 2017

30th Helsinki International Film Festival 2017

Special Screening Section, 13th Zurich Film Festival 2017

27th Heartland Film Festival