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'Newton' wins Best Hindi Film at 65th National Awards

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Masurkar's "Newton" won the Best Hindi honour and actor Pankaj Tripathi, who was part of it, won a Special for his performance at the 65th National Awards here on Friday.

Produced by and starring Rajkummar Rao, the revolves around a young government clerk, who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town. It portrays how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation.

The film was shot in the interiors of

Pankaj played Aatma Singh, a cynical officer, in the critically acclaimed film. It was selected as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for 2018, but didn't make it to the final shortlist.

and filmmaker praised Pankaj's "good" performance.

He said Pankaj's performance was largely ignored by the press. Kapur felt the main character would not have been as strong without the supporting role.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 12:44 IST
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