Newton

Synopsis: 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'.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Amit Masurkar
Production: Drishyam Films
  6 wins & 17 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
90%
Year:
2017
106 min
128 Views


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Long Live Mangal Netam!

I am not here to seek votes

Don't vote for me

I want development for you all

My dream is to see every child

with a laptop in their right hand

And a cell-phone in their left

But they stand like thorns

in my path

I won't allow it as long as I live

The Commies quote parables,

and I perform miracles

If they shoot arrows,

I fire cannons

Long Live Mangal Netam!

We'll have dinner together

Don't worry. We're nearly there

Sir!

Turn the car around!

Get down!

The third incident in two weeks

The Maoists have struck again

The government has promised

stern action

Additional reinforcements

will be deployed

Oh no!

The power has gone again

Nutan

- I'm checking

- Son, go and see

The others have power

- I'll check the fuse

- Is it just us?

Must have tripped

Chanchal has left. His workshop

is so successful

He has opened a showroom too

His wife works with him

- The fuse gone again?

- Yes

Everyone is getting married

but our son

You seem to know everything

I worry about my son

- Is the power back?

- Yes, son

- Attending tomorrow's workshop?

- Yes

The Indian election...

The elections will cost

five billion dollars

814 million voters

9 million polling booths

We break our own records

with every new election

We've proved it

Although some rogues get elected

to parliament...

...we will not allow gangster tactics

in the elections

How?

Because we, the election volunteers,

will not let it happen

Very well

That's if we aren't bumped off

Who said that?

Stand up! You won't be punished

It's natural to be afraid after

what happened yesterday

Only human nature

The Maoists have made it clear

they'll boycott the elections

There is only one weapon

to stop them and that is...

...our voting machine

Remember we have only

one aim...

...to hold free and fair elections

What if the Maoists attack our

polling booth? What do we do?

Don't play the hero.

Do as they ask

They want the voting machine,

hand it over

We'll cancel the votes and

re-election will be organized

Anyone else?

And if they attack on re-election

day?

Then we'll have another

re-election

What if they attack on the

"re-re" election day?

What's your name?

Newton

Newton?

"Apple" Newton?

Newton, what comes after two?

- Three

- After three?

- Four

- After four?

Good boy, sit down

You explained things so well, sir

My respects to you, sir

Never mind

Sir, you made light of

my simple doubt

My answer only matched

your question

- Sir, I genuinely wanted...

- Of course, sit down

Newton

Tell me who named you?

Was your father a physics teacher?

Your mother's whim?

- Who named you?

- I named myself

Meaning?

But why?

My parents named me Nutan (new)

Kumar. Made the school kids laugh

Just like you

Nutan Kumar!

So what did you do?

On the class 10 form, I changed "Nu"

to "New," and "tan" to "ton"

Changed "Nu" to "New" and "tan"

to "ton"

You gave yourself a big name

to live up to

Like you're blowing your

own trumpet

- Testing me again?

- Who am I to test anyone?

Tell me

Do you know how Newton

changed the world?

Gravity. Optics

For years you've lived as Newton...

...but forgotten the essential

He leveled all differences.

Ask me how

How?

Before Newton, people thought

there were different laws...

...for heaven and earth

For church and temple

Different laws for kings

and commoners like us

But at a single stroke,

Newton proved us wrong

Nature treats everyone equally

Tycoon Ambani and a tea-seller

jump off a cliff simultaneously

They'll land together

at the same time

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