The announcement came out today when the film is releasing across India.
The film produced by Manish Mundra and directed by Amit V Masurkar stars Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi and Anjali Patil
Manish Mundra, founder of Drishyam Films and producer of Newton says, “This is the most incredible news of our lives – all of our hard work and faith is finally paying off. Newton is a very important film and we cannot thank the Film Federation of India jury enough for recognizing and appreciating our efforts. There is truly no greater honor than representing our country at the global stage.”
He adds, “And for the news to be announced on the day of Newton’s theatrical release across India -the stars are truly aligning for us. The critics have spoken, and now we cannot wait for our Indian audiences to go watch the film in theaters.”
The director Amit V Masurkar says, “It’s a great honor for us to represent India at the Oscars. We hope this film will bring attention to the need to strengthen democracy in our country. The film is in theaters at the moment and this announcement will help us reach out to a larger audience.”