Sanjay Mishra’s character perfectly explains Rajkummar Rao’s Newton, formerly known as Nutan Kumar: “Your problem is the arrogance around your sincerity. You want people to thank you for doing your own duty.”
Newton is sent into the forests of Chhattisgarh, amidst a Maoist insurgency, to ensure that an election takes place. There he runs into Pankaj Tripathi’s paramilitary officer, who pegs Newton as the kind of guy who neither was the batsman or the bowler when he plays cricket, but the umpire. Amit Masurkar’s acclaimed satire will be released on September 22.