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Newton

Project information

Talent Shraddha Chauhan
Role of participant Distributor
Director Amit Masurkar
Producer Manish Mundra
Screenwriter Amit Masurkar
Status finished

Production details

Running time 105 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2017
Country of Production India
Production Company
Drishyam Films
Website http://www.drishyamfilms.com/films.php


still / picture for Newton
still / picture for Newton
still / picture for Newton


Synopsis

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 by 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'.


Participation in international festivals / awards

1. Berlinale Forum, Berlin International Film Festival 2017
2. Hong Kong International Film Festival 2017
3. Tribeca Film Festival 2017
4. Istanbul International Film Festival 2017
5. Melbourne International Film Festival 2017
6. New Zealand International Film Festival 2017
7. Taipei International Film Festival 2017
8. Seattle International Film Festival 2017
9. Helsinki International Film Festival 2017
10. Vancouver International Film Festival
11. Zurich International Film Festival 2017
12. Hawaii International Film Festival 2017
13. Cairo International Film Festival 2017
14. London Indian Film Festival 2017