After earning accolades for his wonderful role in the movie "Bareilly Ki Barfi", Rajkummar Rao is back with another promising movie, "Newton". Even Masurkar, in his latest interview, expressed how honored he is feeling to represent India on such prestigious platform.
Accrdong to the Times of India, the film, directed by Amit V. Masurkar, was chosen from 26 movies. After Trapped, Behen Hogi Teri and Bareilly Ki Barfi, Rajkummar Rao presents his fourth film of the year.
'It is huge. I am really happy.
"It feels unbelievable and brilliant that a film like "Newton", which is unique and special for all of us, and which we have made with so much honesty and purity, without keeping any of those commercial thing in mind about what works and what sells, gets this. I hope we make the country proud". "But right now, I am very happy because we made the movie with a lot of passion, sincerity and honesty, and people are recognising that sincerity". The decision to choose the film, which was released commercially today, for the Oscars was the proverbial "cherry on the cake", said actor Rajkummar Rao.
One of 2017's most acclaimed films, now also India's official entry for the Oscars! "It stands a good chance if it is selected as India's official entry". On top of that you get this news that your film is the official entry to Oscars.
The film revolves around a young government clerk who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town and how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation.
Only three Indian films - "Mother India" (1957), "Salaam Bombay!' (1988) and 'Lagaan" (2001) - have been nominated for Best Foreign Language film.