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Off Centre: Amit Masurkar and Mayank Tewari on 'Newton'

Sep 30, 2017 10:29 PM IST India India

The Film Federation of India has picked 'Newton' to represent India at the Oscars. The Hindi film, that has Rajkumar Rao in the lead, will compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards. Based on a day in the life of a junior government employee, who is assigned as the presiding officer of a polling booth in Naxal affected Bastar, it's a political film that is set in conflict ridden Chhattisgarh. In this episode of Off Centre, Anuradha Sengupta interviews the film's writer-director Amit Masurkar and screenplay writer Mayank Tewari.