Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav & Sanjay Mishra
DIRECTION: Amit Masurkar
Rating: 4/5 ☆☆☆☆
DURATION: 1 hour 46 minutes
Rajkumar Rao’s much awaited Newton is about to hit the screens this week, and we are all decked up for the cinemas.
The movie’s trailer has already gathered over 6 million views on YouTube and counting. Rated a whopping 4 out of 5 by the critics, the trailer draws attention towards the protagonist Rajkumar Rao’s depiction of the old election agenda with ease, blending elections and conflict-ridden-politics to perfection.
Newton’s background is set in the jungles of central India, where the army finds it difficult to tackle the naxalites to date and prevent them from intervening in the election process.
Rao, who plays the role of an honest election officer for a remote district of Chattisgarh, is determined by conducting free and fair elections in the area, despite the fight between the police and the naxalites, the skeptical people who don’t want to face the naxals, and corrupt officers as Loknath (Raghubir Yadav).
An inexperienced Newton (Rajkumar Rao) is all set to fight off the hurdles with companions in the face of booth officer Malko (Anjali Patil) and senior policeman Atma Singh (Pankaj Tripathi).
Newton, as he is known since the 10th grade, has also guidance in the form of former election instructor enacted by Sanjay Mishra, who simply advises him not to get hung up on his honesty, instead, take a step at a time and do his bit.
Inspired by the great scientist Newton, he works on the former’s principle- “be the change”.
Having won several awards at the Berlin Film Festival, Newton is set to release on 22nd September, and we could not wait longer!