Rajkummar Rao’s ‘Newton’ to Compete at the Tribeca Film Fest

Amit Masurkar-directed black comedy didn’t make it to the final round at the Academy Awards.

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 19 April to 30 April.

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.