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'Newton' director hopes National Award win creates more space for political cinema

IANS  |  New Delhi 

"Newton" V Masurkar hopes for his movie opens up more doors for relevant political cinema in

were announced here on Friday.

Thanking the jury for awarding "Newton", Masurkar said in a statement: "I hope this award and the film's commercial success creates a bigger space for relevant political cinema.

"This wouldn't have been possible without an incredible cast, crew, and the love and support from the people of where we shot the film."

Rajkummar Rao-starrer "Newton", which tells the story of a who tries to run a free and fair election in a conflict area in central India, was also the official selection as India's entry for

Pankaj Tripathi, who played the role of a in the film, won a Special Mention at for his performance.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 14:04 IST