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Newton (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 September 2017 (India)
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A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

Director:

Amit Masurkar

Writers:

Amit Masurkar (screenplay), Mayank Tewari (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rajkummar Rao ... Newton Kumar
Pankaj Tripathi ... Aatma Singh (as Pankaj Tripathy)
Anjali Patil ... Malko
Raghuvir Yadav ... Loknath
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ishar Ahmed Ishar Ahmed ... S News Camerman
Nahida Ali Nahida Ali ... Lila's Sister In Law
Nisar Ali Nisar Ali ... Lila's Nephew
Nizam Ali Nizam Ali ... Lila's Brother
Vinod B. Vinod B. ... S News Reporter
Jangli Bai Jangli Bai ... Scared Villager
Ragho Bai Ragho Bai ... Questioning Village Woman 2
Vaijanti Bai Vaijanti Bai ... Chicken Cook
Sulekha Begum Sulekha Begum ... Lila's Grandmother
Krishna Singh Bisht Krishna Singh Bisht ... Krishna
Sunil Ramkrishna Borkar Sunil Ramkrishna Borkar ... Kamal Kishore
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Storyline

As India, the world's largest democracy, braces itself for another general election- with 9 million polling booths, more than 800 million voters, and costing nearly $5 billion -- Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk finds himself entrusted with a task that appears deceptively simple: conducting elections in a remote village in the jungles of central India. The bushes teem with Communist guerrillas, who have been waging a decades old war against the state, even as the indigenous tribals live without any access to mainland amenities. Conducting 'free and fair' elections in a minefield like this is no child's play, as Newton learns over the course of this eventful day. Unfazed with the cynicism and danger all around him, Newton is determined to do his duty. But, as they say in the jungle, 'The more things change, the worse they will get'. Written by Drishyam Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Electoral Rumble in the jungle.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ньютон See more »

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Production Co:

Drishyam Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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On Rotten Tomatoes, Newton has an approval rating of 90% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10. See more »

Goofs

When Malko ( Anjali Patil ) along with other staff members goes out for lunch she stops and talks with Newton ( RajKumar Rao ) in the background is seen makeshift voting Booth with "small round shaped pattern of light" in the very next shot with Newton and Loknath ( Raghuvir Yadav ) it's gone. See more »

Quotes

Aatma Singh: When spoken wearing a uniform, even a request seems like a big threat.
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Connections

References Saajan Chale Sasural (1996) See more »

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Chal Tu Apna Kaam Kar
Performed by Amit Trivedi
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Newton is a definite watch to bring in the change required !!!
6 October 2017 | by ketgup83See all my reviews

Now they say Bollywood has disappointed in 2017 with films like Tubelight, Jagga Jasoos, When Harry Met Sejal or a Rangoon. I would say Bollywood has matured with films like Trapped, Hindi Medium, Bareily Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Savdhaan and Newton. For me, cinema has to be good which should entertain me despite having a Salman Khan or Rajkumar Rao.

Newton tells the story of an honest government officer who performs his duty to make sure there is a fair voting in the Naxalite-hit area in India.

From the director of good comedy film Sulemaani Keeda, Amit Masurkar has taken a bold step to explore the state of voting in extremely rural and sensitive area of Chattisgarh. The film ignites the fact about the villagers who are unaware of the privileges they have to choose the leaders they want, despite having a voter ID card. The film also showcases the apathy of security forces and the hunger to get the limelight from media by high level officers.

The script is pretty good while editing tends to gets slower though it will never bore you out. Dialogues are nice filled with humor. Background score gels well with the mood of the film. Art direction is amazing while Cinematography is splendid. The film boast of some mind-blowing performances. Rajkumar Rao hits the bull's eye with his sparkling performance. The actor steals the thunder with his dynamic acting. Pankaj Tripathi as chief commander will surprise you with admiring performance. Raghuvir Yadav is marvelous while Anjali Patil impresses with her simple yet powerful role.

As the Newton's first law states "objects will remain in their state of motion unless a force acts to change the motion", the film gives the same message. Overall, it was a good experience for me watching a film like Netwon. Excellent 4/5


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