On Friday, the Film Federation of India (FFI) announced Bollywood film ‘Newton’ as India’s official entry to the Oscar Awards 2018. The film was unanimously chosen from 26 entries this year, said member of FFI’s selection committee, headed by Telugu filmmaker C V Reddy.
‘Newton’ is a political satire revolving around an honest election officer’s attempt to conduct a free and fair poll in a conflict-hit area of Chhatisgarh state.
The film starring National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao in the lead role was released in theatres today. It has earlier been showcased at various film festivals where it received overwhelming response.