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Rajkummar Rao Wins Best Actor Award for Newton at APSA

Newton has secured two wins at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane.


  • Rajkummar Rao won the best actor award and Mayank Tewari and Amit V. Masurkar claimed the best screenplay honour.
  • Nata Murvandizem, the star of Scary Mother (Sashishi Deda), won the best actress award.
  • Manipuri movie Lady of the Lake won a special mention.
  • Newton is India’s official entry for the foreign language film category at the Oscar Award 2018.
  • It is produced by Drishyam Films and directed by Masurkar.
  • The movie revolves around a young government clerk who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town and how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation.
  • Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country has won the best feature honor at the event.

Other Awardees


  • Scary Mother and Dede: Cultural Diversity Award
  • The Seen and The Unseen:  Best Youth feature Film Award 
  • Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming:  Best Animated Feature Honor
  • Andrey Zvyagintsev: Best Director for Loveless
  • Pyotr Duhovskoy and Timofey Lobov: Best Cinematography for The Bottomless Bag 
  • Syria’s Last Men in Aleppo: The best documentary 

Rajkummar Rao Wins Best Actor Award for Newton at APSA Rajkummar Rao Wins Best Actor Award for Newton at APSA Reviewed by insiya yadav on November 24, 2017 Rating: 5

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