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Amit V Masurkar

hindi and gondi – italian and english subt.
105’, col., dcp, India, 2017

sceneggiatura/screenplay
Mayank Tewari, Amit V Masurkar

fotografia/photography
Swapnil S Sonawane

montaggio/editing
Shweta Venkat Mathew

musica/music
Naren Chandavarkar, Benedict Taylor

interpreti/cast
Anjali Patil, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav

As India, the world’s largest democracy, braces itself for another general election, Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk, finds himself entrusted with a task that appears deceptively simple: conducting elections in a remote village in the jungles of central India. Conducting ‘free and fair’ elections in a minefield like this is no child’s play, as Newton learns over the course of this eventful day. Unfazed with the cynicism and danger all around him, Newton is determined to do his duty.

Amit V Masurkar has written for sketch comedy shows and Bollywood films. His directorial debut, the uber low-budget comedy, Sulemani Keeda was an indie hit. Newton is his second film.