Rajkumar Rao starring Newton is slowing but gradually being appreciated by the audience as the film, after a successful 2-week run at the theatres, has managed to mint Rs 17.59 crore at the box office so far. Also after it was announced India’s official entry in the Foreign Language category at the Oscars, it initiated many people to go and watch the film.The film collected Rs 3.41 crore over the weekend (Saturday – 1.66 crore and Sunday – 1.75 crore) and on Monday earned 1.44 crore. On Firday the film collected 91 lakhs.

The movie Newton, which is directed by Amit V Masurkar and Manish Mundra as the producer revolves around National Award-winning actor Nutan Kumar, who plays the role of Newton, a modest and humble government employee who is dispatched on election duty in a pro-Naxal town of Chattisgarh.

The film falls under the banner of The Drishyam Films and had its world premiere in the Forum section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, and is set to be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in the International Narrative Competition section.

The film clashed at the box office along with Sanjay Dutt’s Bhoomi and Shraddha Kapoor’s Haseena Parkar. It is currently facing high competetion with Judwaa 2, starring Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez, which has minted Rs. 77.25 crore in four days.

After winning big at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, Rajkumar said, “Winning in Berlinale, in Hong Kong and then to get such an amazing response, reviews and now to be India’s official entry for Oscars… My mother is right up there and keeping a check on me. Her blessings are always going to be with me, I know.”

Coming fresh from his latest triumph from the Bollywood movie ‘Newton’, actor Rajkummar Rao said that the praise he received for his movie which is now officially India’s entry for the foreign language film category at Oscars is all because of his mother’s blessings.