Raj Kumar Rao’s Newton selected as India’s official entry to Oscar
Film Federation of India (FFI) was just waiting for the release of Amit Masurkar’s Newton to announce it as India’s official entry for the Academy Awards this year.
The selection committee of FFI have chosen the Rajkummar Rao-starrer which released today to compete for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film language category. FFI’s selection committee was headed by Telugu producer, CV Reddy who said that Newton was a unanimous choice.
The political satire, which won at Berlin earlier this year, stars Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav in important roles.Newton revolves around an officer who is on a mission to hold free and fair elections in a village in Chhattisgarh.
Newton has been garnering all-round praise from both the critics and celebs who’ve seen the film.
Rajkummar Rao is on cloud nine as his recently released film Newton is India’s official entry to Oscars this year. In fact, what makes this piece of news even special is the fact that it hit the screens on the same day itself. When critics were already busy loading Amit V Masurkar’s directorial venture , Rao announced the big news on Twitter.
The 33-year-old actor in an exclusive interview to India Today Television said that things can’t get bigger and better than this. “It is huge. I am really happy. It is a great day as film released, and is getting great response from everywhere.