The committee, which was set up to send an Indian entry to the Oscar awards, has selected Newton as an official entry. Many Indian films compete for the entry in the Oscars and the Newton film has been chosen by the committee.
The film will be competing in the Oscar Best Picture Foreign category. Will the film compete with other foreign films other than the United States ? .
So far Indian films have not been awarded in this category. Rajkumar Rao played the lead role in the film. Newton is a government clerk who was appointed for election duty in Chhattisgarh, Naxal affected region. It is like a satire on a contemporary Indian political system.
Rajkumar Rao expressed happiness about getting entry into Oscars. Many film personalities have complimented ‘Newton’ team.