'Newton' in competition section of Tribeca film fest

Indo Asian News Service

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao and Anjali Patel-starrer political comedy "Newton", which had its world premiere at 67th Berlin International Film Festival, has been selected in the world competition section of the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival.

The fest will take place from April 19 to April 30.

"Extremely happy to share that 'Newton' is in the world competition section of Tribeca. Can't wait to be there. Congrats team," Rajkummar tweeted on Friday.

Reacting to Rajkummar's tweet, filmmaker Hansal Mehta wrote on his Twitter page: "Amazing to see 'Newton' go places in the festival circuit. Now in world competition at Tribeca. Congrats."

According to Tribeca's official website, a total of 98 films will be screened at the fest this year across various categories.

Directed by Amit Masurkar, "Newton" revolves around a clerk placed on election duty in a conflict-ridden area of Chhattisgarh.

The film is produced by Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films, company best known for bankrolling critically-acclaimed projects such as "Masaan", "Ankhon Dekhi" and "Umrika".

At Berlinale, last month, "Newton" pocketed the Art Cinema award in the Forum segment.

--IANS

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