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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE NARRATIVE

NEWTON

TFF 2017 Directed by Amit V Masurkar
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE NEWTON [TFF 2017]
India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election. With more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. Newton is an idealistic young office clerk volunteering to be a poll worker. He’s keen to put his energy to good use and help his country. When he is presented with an opportunity to head up a dangerous polling station in the deepest jungle, which has been besieged by communist troops for decades, Newton eagerly jumps at the opportunity to prove his mettle.

Amit V. Masurkar brings a light touch to this modern parable about politics and democracy, raising universal questions while focusing on a very local story. Rajkummar Rao’s portrayal of Newton strikes the right balance between sincerity and humor, and anchors the rest of the colorful characters, as Newton stubbornly defies the cynicism and danger all around fulfill his duty as a citizen. But how far will he go?

—Jule Rozite
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Drama, Comedy
India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election. With more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. Newton is an idealistic young office clerk volunteering to be a poll worker. He’s keen to put his energy to good use and help his country. When he is presented with an opportunity to head up a dangerous polling station in the deepest jungle, which has been besieged by communist troops for decades, Newton eagerly jumps at the opportunity to prove his mettle.

Amit V. Masurkar brings a light touch to this modern parable about politics and democracy, raising universal questions while focusing on a very local story. Rajkummar Rao’s portrayal of Newton strikes the right balance between sincerity and humor, and anchors the rest of the colorful characters, as Newton stubbornly defies the cynicism and danger all around fulfill his duty as a citizen. But how far will he go?

—Jule Rozite
Film Information
Year: 2017
Length: 104 minutes
Language: Hindi
Country: India
Premiere: North American
Cast & Credits
Director: Amit V Masurkar
Screenwriter: Mayank Tewari, Amit V Masurkar
Cinematographer: Swapnil S Sonawane
Editor: Shweta Venkat
Composer: Naren Chandavarkar & Benedict Taylor
Executive Producer: Raghav Gupta
Producer: Manish Mundra
Associate Producer: Shiladitya Bora
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav
Contacts

Press Contact
Thessa Mooij
Silversalt PR
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 646 637 4700
thessa@silversaltpr.com

Print Source
Pascale Ramonda
Festival Strategies
Paris, 75020
Phone: +33 66 201 3241
pascale@pascaleramonda.com

US Sales Contact
Shraddha Chauhan
Drishyam Films
Mumbai, 400053
Phone: +91 992 036 0585
shraddha@drishyamfilms.com

International Sales Contact
Shraddha Chauhan
Drishyam Films
Mumbai, 400053
Phone: +91 992 036 0585
shraddha@drishyamfilms.com

About the Director(s)
After studying engineering and history, Mumbai-based Amit V Masurkar wrote extensively for sketch and stand up comedy shows. His directorial debut, Sulemani Keeda (2014) was an indie sleeper hit. Newton is his second feature film.

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