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Rajkummar Rao's Newton selected as India’s official submission for the Oscars

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 September 2017, 14:16 IST

The newly released Amit Masurkar’s film Newton has become India's official movie that will be sent for Oscars. The film has been selected under the category for the Best Foreign Film language category at the Oscars. The decision was taken by the selection committee of the Film Federation of India.

The organisation’s secretary general, Supran Sen announced the decission on Friday saying that, “Newton was chosen unanimously by the committee out of 26 entries. Everyone in the committee liked it.”

The film Newton has Rajkummar Rao playing the lead role of Newton Kumar, a presiding officer by profession and a person who wants to hold a free and fair election in a Chhattisgarh village despite the threat of Naxalite violence and all-round cynicism.

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Newton is produced by Drishyam Films and is distributed by Eros Entertainment. The film also sees Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav and got released on September 22.

Amit Masurkar while talking about the movie's selection for Oscars told a popular news portal, “I’m very grateful to the committee for choosing Newton. We are in the theatres today and this announcement will help in making more people watch the film. After all, this is a film we made for India.”

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Rajkummar Rao took to his social media account to announce the same. He tweeted on his Twitter account and said:

First published: 22 September 2017, 13:40 IST