Rajkummar Rao-starrer movie Newton is India’s official entry to the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars.
The announcement came out today, the same day as the film released in the country. Newton is directed by Amit Masurkar and produced by Drishyam Films.
Manish Mundra, founder of Drishyam Films and producer of the movie says, “This is the most incredible news of our lives – all of our hard work and faith is finally paying off. Newton is a very important film and we cannot thank the Film Federation of India jury enough for recognising and appreciating our efforts. There is truly no greater honour than representing our country on the global stage.”
He adds, “And for the news to be announced on the day of Newton’s theatrical release across India – the stars are truly aligning for us. The critics have spoken, and now we cannot wait for our Indian audiences to go watch the film in theatres.”
Masurkar says, “It’s a great honour for us to represent India at the Oscars. We hope this film will bring attention to the need to strengthen democracy in our country. The film is in theatres at the moment and this announcement will help us reach out to a larger audience.”