- Newton has made a total of Rs 10.73 crore so far
- The film had opened across 430 screens on Friday
- Rajkummar Rao features as a government clerk in the film
#Newton is ROCK-STEADY... Fri 96 lakhs, Sat 2.52 cr, Sun 3.42 cr, Mon 1.31 cr, Tue 1.34 cr, Wed 1.18 cr. Total: 10.73 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 28, 2017
Newton has also been selected as India's official entry for the Oscars.The film narrates the story of a rookie government clerk, who is sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in Chhattisgarh.
Rajkummar Rao shared his experience of being part of Newton and told NDTV: "I genuinely liked the script. It spoke about something relevant, and something that is a new world for me. And Newton as a character was somebody so idealistic, with so much honestly and sincerity that I could relate to his passion. All he wanted to do was change a few things in his own world."
In his blog on Newton for NDTV, film critic Raja Sen wrote: "Newton, too, is set up by his silences. It is hard for a director and an actor to make a strongly credible character out of an observer who does not always express himself entirely, and Newton is a protagonist who spends an awful long time being quiet."
Bhoomi has so far earned Rs 8.46 crore at the box office while Haseena Parkar has only made a total of Rs 5.47 crore.