Newton! Directed by Amit Masurkar is a dark comedy about a rookie Government clerk, determined to conduct fair elections in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh against formidable odds.

The film released on Friday Sept 22 in theatres, after already doing the rounds of several festivals and has been sent to the Oscars as India’s official entry for the year 2018. This makes us ask at Speak out India tonight – is this the coming of age of Hindi cinema? Can we now have movies with a message that will be highlighted and also since India has not won an Oscar, will Newton break the jinx?