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Newton poster: Rajkummar Rao is the straight man in a topsy turvy world

Amit Masurkar's critically-acclaimed film is slated for an 18 August release.

Shriram Iyengar

Amit Masurkar's Newton is generating more curiousity with every passing week. The film premiered in the Forum section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and is now ready for its India release. The makers of the film have already launched new posters today.

The first poster features a nervous Rajkummar Rao running for his life, with the EVM machine in tow. The actor plays an election officer charged with the responsibility of conducting a smooth election in a Maoist controlled area. Masurkar's film deals with the politically charged topic with a dark humour that has brought it quite the critical acclaim.

The sight of Rao, dressed incongruously in office attire and a combat helmet, adds to the hilarity of the poster. The tagline, Seedha Aadmi Ulti Duniya (honest man, crooked world) refers to the convoluted political atmosphere into which Rao's character is thrown in.

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The film also stars Anjali Patil, Raghuvir Yadav, Sanjay Mishra and Pankaj Tripathi. Newton is produced by Drishyam Films and is set to release theatrically on 18 August.

Filmmaker Amit Masurkar spoke to Meenakshi Shedde, South Asia consultant to the Berlin Film Festival and a correspondent for, before the premiere of Newton at Berlin.

Watch the complete interaction here: