Director: Amit V Masurkar
Cast: Rajkummar Rao as Nutan a.k.a Newton Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi as Assistant Commandant Aatma Singh, and Anjali Patil as Malko Netam
A rookie government clerk, Newton Kumar, on reserve is sent for election duty in a Nicolette-Maoist insurgency Naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungle of Central India. Newton tries to conduct a free and fair voting despite the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels and apathy of war-torn security forces. Newton is left disappointed when no one turns up for voting. Later, when a foreign reporter turns up, security forces force the villagers to cast their votes. When one of the voters turns up he becomes bewildered with the voting machine and its operation.
Newton realises that the villagers have no knowledge of voting and election. Some of the villagers thought they would earn money from this, some thought it is a toy with various symbols. They started voting for their favourite symbol on the machine despite knowing the fact that they voted for politicians. Newton tries to educate the villagers but all his efforts are in vain and the foreign reported gets a good news about Indian democracy. How Newton manages to overcome all this despite the odds stacked upon him is the rest of the story.
Newton gained commercial success and was highly appreciated by the critics. Rajkummar Rao, as always gave a strong performance proving his mettle as an actor. Newton was made on a budget of 9 crores and collected 31.65 crores at the box office. The movie won many accolades at different international film festivals and won Best Feature Film (Hindi) at National Film Award.