The New Year is beginning on a high note for Drishyam Films, the makers of films such as Masaan, Dhanak and Waiting. Their latest film Amit V Masurkar's Newton is all set to make its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, to be held from 9-19 February 2017. The film will have a red carpet premiere with its cast and crew on 10th February, during the opening weekend of the top-tier festival.
Newton, starring Rajkummar Rao in the title role is a political black comedy that takes place on an election day in Central India. Rajkummar Rao, who was appreciated for his performances in films like Aligarh and Queen, plays Newton, a rookie clerk on election duty in a conflict-ridden jungle of Chhattisgarh, who tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of an attack by Maoist rebels.
The film also stars actors Anjali Patil (of Mirzya fame), Pankaj Tripathi (of Gangs of Wasseypur fame) and Raghubir Yadav (veteran actor from Peepli Live).