FILM: Newton

Director: Amit V Masurkar.

Excerpt from Director’s Statement: ‘……As Newton tries to find order in chaos, we find underlying elements of humor and absurdity. I have structured the film around Newton’s three laws of motion — the film begins with inertia, sets into momentum in the middle act, and ends with an equal and opposite reaction’.


Drishyam Films

Country: India

Language: Hindi with subtitles

Duration: 104 mins

Date: 12 June 2018

Venue: The Alchemist

Time: 7.00 pm

Entry: FREE



As India, the world’s largest democracy, braces itself for another general election- with 9 million polling booths, more than 800 million voters, and costing nearly $5 billion. 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. The bushes teem with Communist guerrillas, who have been waging a decades old war against the state, even as the indigenous tribals live without any access to mainland amenities. 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. But, as they say in the jungle, ‘The more things change, the worse they will get’.