Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton is India's entry for Oscars 2018

Amit V Masurkar's 2017 black comedy film Newton, starring Rajkummar Rao, is India's official entry to the 90th Annual Academy Awards.

India has zeroed in on its entry to the 90th Annual Academy Awards and it is none other than Amit V Masurkar’s black comedy movie Newton. The film starring Rajkummar Rao as the central character Newton Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and Anjali Patil was met with warm responses by the audience following its opening today on September 22. Newton has received positive reviews from critics as well.

Newton is the story of a government clerk named Newton Kumar, played by Rajkummar Rao, who is sent to the jungles of Chattisgarh, an area over-run by naxals, for election duty. Through dark humour, the film depicts a serious subject whilst, also featuring a strong plot and cast.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Friday posted a tweet sharing the joyful news of Newton’s entry into the Foreign Language Film category for Oscars 2018.

Rao was also elated at the news and shared his excitement over Newton’s entry to the Oscars on Twitter: