Newton’s Entry To Oscars 2018: Hansal Mehta, Aanand L Rai, Sing Praise For Rajkummar Rao’s Stellar Feat
The nation is currently singing glory in the name of Rajkummar Rao, whose critically acclaimed film Newton, was sent to the Oscars, being India’s official entry for the 2018 edition of the esteemed award function. The film which recently released this year, has been showcasing its humble roots in international film festivals, and has today finally released in India, the same day when the Film Federation of India deemed it worthy of the prestigious award.
Rajkummar Rao’s Newton stands out strikingly in a year that has seen a dearth of good films in India, and the likes of Hansal Mehta with his Simran adding to the pile, also congratulated Newton on this feat. Rao confirmed this news on his official Twitter handle and impressed filmmakers and more have their heads bowed at the brilliance of this small-budgeted film. Check out what they had to say here:
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) September 22, 2017
#Newton is India’s entry to the Oscars. The best choice in years by the federation.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) September 22, 2017
— AANAND L RAI (@aanandlrai) September 22, 2017
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 22, 2017
— RAJ BANSAL (@rajbansal9) September 22, 2017
Congratulations to RAJ & ANAND JI… just came to know #Newton going to Oscars
— Rohit Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) September 22, 2017
— Gautam Rode (@gautam_rode) September 22, 2017
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) September 22, 2017
— Nikhil Srivastava (@snikhil_social) September 22, 2017
Our in-house film critic Smrity Sharma too loved the film as in her 3-star movie review, she wrote, “A satire with a dash of irony and humour, Newton will make you value your right to cast vote. While some may undermine the might of a vote, there are some for whom the basic right to vote is nothing less than a privilege. Newton brings to fore this grim reality and the good, bad and ugly of the election process in the country, especially in the conflict hit areas in rural India,” adding that, “Rajkummar Rao, with his impeccable performance as Newton, whose heart is filled with hope for a better nation and who feels that doing ones job right will set everything straight, tries to address these issues.”