Newton 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
South Australian Premiere
Electoral rumble in the jungle.
From the world’s largest democracy comes a rib-tickling comedy about the voting process. Newton is a conscientious public servant. His task is to ensure free and fair voting in a jungle village during India’s general election. But what chance does he stand when faced with rebel guerillas, corrupt officials and an apathetic electorate? This nimble and intelligent farce recalls George Bernard Shaw’s famous observation that “Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”
Winner, CICAE Award, Best Film (Forum section), Berlin Film Festival
Director Amit Masurkar | Screenwriter Amit Masurkar, Mayank Tewari | Producer Manish Mundra | Composer Naren Chandavarkar, Benedict Taylor | Cinematographer Swapnil S. Sonawane | Editor Shweta Venkat Mathew | Cast Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav
Mumbai-based Amit V Masurkar has written for sketch comedy shows and Bollywood films. His directorial debut, the uber low-budget comedy, Sulemani Keeda (89 min, 2014, India-USA) was an indie sleeper hit. Newton is his second film.