- Anurag Kashyap spoke in defence of Newton
- He wrote: "Newton is an award winner from Berlin Fest"
- Newton will represent India at the Oscars
Take a look at Anurag Kashyap's tweets here:
"Newton" is as much a copy of "Secret Ballot" as The Avengers is of Watan Ke Rakhwale— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 24, 2017
Newton is an award winner from Berlin Fest and I can promise you those curators watch more films in a year than rest of us do in a lifetime.— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 24, 2017
Expressing his happiness, Anurag Kashyap tweeted and wrote: "That day when you wake up to the news that a deserving film makes a deserving box office . Newton shines. Super happy."
That day when you wake up to the news that a deserving film makes a deserving box office .. Newton Shines .. super happy..— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 24, 2017
Newton director Amit V Masurkar also said, "The story was born from my heart. I had no idea about Secret Ballot.
Newton is getting a great response at the box office. Apart from the news that the film will represent India at the Oscars, the movie has registered 'remarkable growth,' tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
#Newton shows REMARKABLE 162.5% GROWTH on Sat... Fri 96 lakhs, Sat 2.52 cr. Total: 3.48 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 24, 2017
Newton, which stars Rajkummar Rao, revolves around a government employee who struggles to supervise voting in a forest area of Chhattisgarh, controlled by Maoists.
Newton, produced by Manish Mundra, had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it even won an award.
At the Oscars, Newton will compete against Angelina Jolie's Cambodian film First They Killed My Father, Pakistani film Saawan, Sweden's The Square, Germany's In the Fade and Chile's A Fantastic Woman in the Best Film in Foreign Language category.