Rajkummar Rao is turning out to one of the most exciting stars in Bollywood right now. He was always the darling of the critics right from his debut movie, Love Sex Aur Dhoka , and he continues to impress us with his effortless performances and his dedication to his craft. And now he is also enjoying the claps of the masses as seen during many portions of his last release, Bareilly Ki Barfi. The National award winning actor was the pick for all top praises for his performance as the bullied salesman in the movie. And Newton, his upcoming flick, also looks equally interesting like his last movie, though it falls under a different genre – social drama – going by the recently uploaded trailer.
While the posters gave a quite whimsical take on the movie, the trailer is giving us quite a different impression of Newton. Rajkummar Rao plays Newton, and no, he is not a scientist. As he later reveals in the trailer, his name was actually Nutan Sharma before he himself changed it to Newton. He plays an honest man in the movie, who is actually proud of his honesty. He rejects a girl’s proposal because she is underage. Later we see him going into the hinterlands of India, where he and his election team have to educate the people about voting and their rights. There he realises that for these people, elections make no damn sense, while for the rest feel it’s a joke. Within two minutes, the trailer drew a stark depiction.
Newton also has a wonderful supporting cast in Anjali Patil, Sanjay Mishra and Pankaj Tripathi, all terrific actors. Newton is directed by Amit V Masurkar. The movie is scheduled to release on September 22.