Directed By: Amit V Masurkar
Produced By: Manish Mundra
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil
Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes
Writer, director Amit Masurkar’s ‘Newton’ will be releasing in theaters on September 22. The film has Rajkummar Rao of ‘Trapped’, ‘Behen Hogi Teri’, ‘Bareily Ki Barfi’ fame in the titular role. Rao is an actor who has been steadily impressing us with his awe inspiring performances. In ‘Newton’ too he has done the same. The story of ‘Newton’ is truly out of the box. It is an honest attempt to explain a good thing without being preachy.
Newton aka Rajkummar Rao plays a government clerk on election duty whose sole purpose is to conduct free and fair voting in the conflict ridden areas of Central India. He is supported by Pankaj Tripathi (Aatma Singh), a cop administering the Maoist hit region. He is the assistant commander, in charge of Newton and his team’s security. Anjali Patil (Malko) plays a local teacher, a young, educated, tribal woman who joins Newton’s team. She is face of the new age tribals.
Newton desperately tries to get the tribals to exercise their right to vote. For he feels, only casting one’s vote, can bring about the change that we seek. But he has to face the hurdles in the form of the anti-establishment Maoist who threaten the tribals to not cast their vote. The police on the other hand, have lost its faith in the concept of free and fair elections, and prefers to stay way from the whole process.
So will Newton be able to bring about the change or will he lose heart and give up his idealistic way? All this and many more questions will be answered in the film.
Rajkummar Rao will steal your heart with his stupendous performance. Pankaj Tripathi is as equally important as Rajkummar he too has given a stellar performance on par with Rao. Anjali Patil is expressive and acts well. manages to shine. Ragubir Yadav too impresses with his acting skill. His punchlines add a slice of humour.
Watch ‘Newton’ for Rajkummar Rao’s flawless performance and the supporting cast too.