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Rajkummar Rao On 6 Years Of Newton



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In  Amit Masurkar’s  Newton  which was released  on 22 September, 2017, Rajkummar Rao excels as  the punctilious electoral babu trying so hard to do the right thing he finally ends up  on the wrong end  of  the firing line. From that nervous blinking of the eye that Rao has assumed for his  character to  his simmering righteous indignation expressed in welters of idealism, the actor excels in a  role so devoid   of high points  it feels  like life.

In Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Satyakam, a film that echoes in  unexpected ways in  Rajkummar Rao’s Newton, when Dharmendra the  obstinate idealist, is asked why he stood first class second in his exams he replies, “Because the student who  stood first was  better than me.”

 Newton Kumar is exactly that idealist  from Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film grappling with the political irony of a  country where a majority is too poor  and illiterate to vote.Rajkummar’s  Newton is the guy who will shine  if not outshine the competition by the strength  of his convictions.

This was one more triumphant performance  for Rao who has  made a  habit of conferring a brilliant narrative to every character he  plays. Really, it’s  become a  force of habit for this actor.

Looking back at  Newton  Rajkummar Rao says, “When I look back at the incredible journey of Newton and see how it still resonates with audiences today, it’s a deeply humbling experience and motivates me to play more critically acclaimed roles. It reminds me that meaningful storytelling has the power to connect across time and place, and I’m incredibly proud to have been a part of it.”

In this film, Rajkummar Rao takes on the role of a government clerk named Nutan Kumar, who is determined to conduct a fair and free election. Rajkummar brought this character to life with his impeccable acting skills. His portrayal of Newton earned him widespread acclaim and several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Actor.

Following his power-packed performance in Guns and Gulaabs, Rajkummar Rao is now gearing up for a diverse output  of projects including Stree 2, Sri, and Mr. and Mrs. Mahi .

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