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Rajkummar Rao’s Newton Selected As India’s Official Entry To The OSCARS 2018

While people were busy focusing on movies like Simran and Haseena Parkar, Rajkummar Rao has hit the ball out of the stadium with his ‘Newton’.

Newton which released on Friday has made it’s way to OSCAR. The 90th Academy Awards will take place on March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre In Hollywood, Lost Angeles, California.

Directed by Amit V Masurkar Newton has been selected as India’s official entry to the #OSCARS this year- Rajkummar Rao shared the news from his Twitter handle.

Here is the plot of the movie :
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.

Alongside Rajkummar Rao, the movie also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav and Sanjay Mishra in a cameo.

“Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India’s official entry to the #OSCARS this year. Congratulations team,” the actor wrote.

India’s last 10 entries to OSCARS are:

The Royal Guard (2007), Taare Zameen Par (2008), Harishchandra’s Factory (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Abu, Son of Adam (2011), Barfi! (2012), The Good Road (2013), Liar’s Dice (2014), Court (2015), and Interrogation (2016). Only three Indian films – Mother India (1957), Salaam Bombay! (1988) and Lagaan (2001) – have been nominated for Best Foreign Language film.

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