Is India's Oscar entry 'Newton' copied from a foreign film?

23 September, 2017, 16:05 | Author: Benny Bass
  • Rajkummar Rao in Newton

"It feels awesome and brilliant that a film like "Newton", which is unique and special for all of us, and which we have made with so much honesty and purity, without keeping any of those commercial thing in mind about what works and what sells, gets this".

The film is said to be a crisp and enthralling description of Pakistan's rural life. "We're hoping the film gets an audience".

Newton has been chosen as the official entry for Academy Awards 2018 under the category of foreign language film. Then on the day of the release, we get to hear the film is going as our entry into the Oscars. Newton's writer-director Amit Masurkar tried to say something new and his film script was the biggest star. "I have the most matter-of-fact parents and girlfriend". On top of that you get this news that your film is the official entry to Oscars. "Whether we make it to the shortlist or win or not are thoughts that are far away from my head right now". "I think people should watch the film to compare and find out if my film is copied from that one ('Secret Ballot')", Masurkar said.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's sumptuous feast Devdas was no doubt spectacular, but Mani Ratnam's heart wrenching drama Kannathil Muthamittal starring R Madhavan and Simran would have had a better chance because of its subject, themes and performances. "They will do the needful".

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