Raj Kummar Rao and Anjali Patil- starrer political satire Newton, which had its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (also called Berlinale), has won the International Federation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) award in its Forum segment.
Rao shared the news on Twitter by congratulating the entire team of the Amit Masurkar directed movie. “So happy to share Newton has won the Art Cinema Award for the Forum section at Berlinale. Congratulations team,” he wrote.
The movie, which was also stars Pankaj Tripathi, revolves around the story of a rookie clerk on election duty in a Conflict- ridden jungle of Central India, who tries his best to conduct free & fair voting.
Newton director Amit Masurkar, who rose to fans directing the 2014 film Sulemani Keeda earlier said that he believed only Rao could have done justice to the character.
“ I thought of Raj Kummar because the character was somebody, for which I needed a person, who could pull of a huge range. Plus I needed an actor of his age. The amount of energy he could send the role I couldn’t think of anybody else.” said Masurkar.
” Raj is extremely dedicated guy. He is with you one hundred percent. And, I would love to work with him in more films,” he added.
Amit had also confirmed that the movie will release in mid-2017.
Some 43 films were screened in the Forum segment at the festival, which concludes on Sunday.
Actress Huma Qureshi’s Hollywood debut “The Viceroy’s House” also had its world premiere at the 2017 Berlinale. Rao tweeted his best wishes for Qureshi as well.
Checkout The “Newton” Poster Below: