Bollywood all excited about Newton's entry to Oscar

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Rajkummar Rao's latest release Newton is following in the footsteps of the Bollywood classic Lagaan as India's official entry at the 2018 Oscars.

Kashyap also took a dig at those claiming the movie was inspired by Babak Payami's 2001 directorial venture. If it were a copy, do you think Berlin International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival would have screened it? Newton is set in the Maoist-controlled jungles of Chhattisgarh and is about how a young presiding election officer trying to conduct a free and fair election there.

The story of the film is very interesting, the writer Amit Masurkar and Mayank Tiwari have said the hard subject in a very simple way and that is the biggest feature of the movie.

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Rajkummar Rao had shared the news of the movie being selected for the Oscars on Twitter last day. After the film's release, there were few fingers pointed toward the film being a remake of an Iranian movie, called Secret Ballot.

The makers of the critically acclaimed 109-minute film, with Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi in the lead, hope to reverse India's dry spell at the Oscars. Additionally, it's box office numbers are looking good compared to Haseena Parkar and Sanjay Dutt's comeback film, Bhoomi, that opened slow. "I do my work with utmost honesty and even the films that I did - "Salaam Bombay", "Water", "Lagaan" and "Newton" - were made with honesty". "My script is an original idea and I wrote the film keeping in mind that so many people in our country who want to vote are unable to". The audience can connect to the character of the film. Total: "Rs 3.48 crore India biz". "#Newton shows REMARKABLE 162.5% GROWTH on Saturday". Amit V. Masurkar's "Newton", which has just hit the theaters, has left everyone surprised with a very special news.

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