Newton: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap Speaks Up For Rajkummar Rao's Film

"'Newton' is as much a copy of "Secret Ballot" as The Avengers is of Watan Ke Rakhwale", Kashyap tweeted.

Kashyap also took a dig at those claiming the movie was inspired by Babak Payami's 2001 directorial venture.

"Newton" had a world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it even bagged the Art Cinema Award in the Forum Segment.

Newton revolves around a government clerk who is determined to make fair elections happen in his home state Chhattisgarh.

Interestingly, Newton had managed to reserve only about 500 screens across the country owing to the clash with the high-profile movies.

Newton became first film to receive grant of one crore from the India, talking about Government support, Rajkummar said, "It's really good thing that we are getting support from Indian government as well". After the film's release, there were few fingers pointed toward the film being a remake of an Iranian movie, called Secret Ballot.

Directed by Amit V Masurkar, the film opened today to critical acclaim particularly of the performance of Rakumar and co-star Pankaj Tripathi. Manish Mundra, the producer of the movie, was equally elated about the news of the film entering the Oscar as their hard work is finally yielding results.

The film, which might have started slow at the box office, has been able to show incredible growth on day two of its release. He said, "I remember after I wrote the script just before I was going to shoot, a friend told me about Secret Ballot".

Anjali plays the character of a local election officer in the film. "India biz", noted movie critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted. The Rajkummar Rao starrer has left all competition behind and brought in Rs. 2.52 crore at the Box Office.

Mumbai: Rajkummar Rao has said he will seek the advice of Bollywood's Mr.


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