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Newton (2017)

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A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

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Newton Kumar
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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 with 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'. Written by Drishyam Films

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This film was officially chosen entry from India for best foriegn film category for the academy awards. See more »

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When Malko ( Anjali Patil ) along with other staff members goes out for lunch she stops and talks with Newton ( RajKumar Rao ) in the background is seen makeshift voting Booth with "small round shaped pattern of light" in the very next shot with Newton and Loknath ( Raghuvir Yadav ) it's gone. See more »

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References Saajan Chale Sasural (1996) See more »

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Good theme, good storyline, great acting but lacks a required punch
14 October 2017 | by (New Delhi) – See all my reviews

Good theme, good storyline, great acting but lacks a required punch. The direction is sub-standard which lacks to elevate the otherwise wonderful performances by all the actors.

Storyline Rating: 3

Acting Rating: 3 Rajkummar Rao: 3 Pankaj Tripathi: 3 Anjali Patil: 3 Raghuvir Yadav: 3 Sanjay Mishra: 3

Direction Rating: 3

Music Rating: 2

Cinematography: 2

Editing: 3


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