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Newton (2017)

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As India, the world's largest democracy, braces itself for another general election- with 9 million polling booths, more than 800 million voters, and costing nearly $5 billion -- Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk finds himself entrusted with a task that appears deceptively simple: conducting elections in a remote village in the jungles of central India. The bushes teem with Communist guerrillas, who have been waging a decades old war against the state, even as the indigenous tribals live without any access to mainland amenities. Conducting 'free and fair' elections in a minefield like this is no child's play, as Newton learns over the course of this eventful day. Unfazed with the cynicism and danger all around him, Newton is determined to do his duty. But, as they say in the jungle, 'The more things change, the worse they will get'.

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Easy to watch, easy to enjoy and easy to leave with one's preconceptions wholly unchallenged.

November 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Both exasperating and endearing in the title role, Rao again shows he is a chameleon actor whose gift for poker-faced comedy revs up the figure of a rigid young civil servant.

November 15, 2017 | Full Review…

It is clear that Masurkar is the real deal.

November 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Funny, relevant and deeply gratifying, Newton is a veritable modern classic.

October 26, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Newton is one of the finest political satires we have seen in the last couple of years.

September 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For those of us who are election junkies, Newton is a welcome peek into the fascinating world of an Indian general election and the processes and ideologies that govern it. But even if you don't care about elections, Newton works on so many other levels.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

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