Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Amit Masurkar thrilled at Newton's Oscar selection

Amit Masurkar thrilled at Newton's Oscar selection

When NDTV approached the director of the movie, Amit Masurkar, regarding the resemblance in plot with the Iranian movie, he said that he was aware of the Iranian movie having a similar kind of plot.

Yesterday, the entire nation was elated at the news of Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton's entry to the Oscars 2018.

Rajkummar Rao in a still from Newton. From lobbying for your film through local interview in the states and constantly trying to attract attention of the jury towards one's film, there is apparently a lot more going on behind the scenes.

'It is huge. I am really happy.

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"Newton" has been chosen as India's official selection for Oscars 2018. "I hope we make the country proud". And Newton has now made that dream come true.

Bollywood film fraternity wished Rajkummar Rao for this awesome news. He added, "For now, the fact that "Newton" has been selected as India's official entry is in itself a big deal for me". Their effort is to move them as far as possible and make films on vivid issues Newton 1st day collection is not so high. On top of that you get this news that your film is the official entry to Oscars. Similarly, in "Newton", Rajkummar, who plays the role of an election officer, goes to a Naxal-controlled area in Chhattisgarh and requests people in the area to vote.

Only three Indian films - "Mother India" (1957), "Salaam Bombay!' (1988) and 'Lagaan" (2001) - have been nominated for Best Foreign Language film.

Here is the list of India's last ten Oscar submissions - "Eklavya: The Royal Guard" (2007), "Taare Zameen Par" (2008), "Harishchandra's Factory" (2009), "Peepli Live" (2010), "Abu, Son of Adam" (2011), "Barfi!' (2012), "The Good Road" (2013), "Liar's Dice" (2014), "Court" (2015) and 'Interrogation" (2016).

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