Newton in the list of winners of National Film Awards 2018

Should Rajkummar Rao also get an award at the National Film Awards 2018?

By Nikita Dutta

Apr 15, 2018  Updated On : Apr 25, 2018

The 2018 Oscar-nominated movie ‘Newton’ starring Rajkummar Rao won the honor of Best Hindi Film at the National Film Awards 2018. Pankaj Tripathi also won an award for his role in the film. The winners` list was released on 13 April 2018 at PIB Conference Room, Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi and the 65th National Film Awards will be held on 3 May 2018 in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind.The jury of the Awards was headed by director Shekhar Kapur along with screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey.

Newton is a film about a young government clerk who wants to run a free and fair election in a Maoist-controlled town, where he was sent for election duty. Director Amit Masurkar said that the film is a commercial film as the audience can connect to it. He further added that the lead should definitely get an award for his spellbinding performance. The actor has given some power-packed performance in his last movies like ‘Bareilly ki Barfi’ and ‘Trapped’. 
The person is a nice soul with a very positive mindset and they would have felt good if he would have been awarded.

Pankaj Tripathi Role in the movie:

Pankaj Tripathi played the role of a cynical Central Reserve Police Force officer, Aatma Singh. The jury was impressed by his performance and praised him. The actor was extremely delighted about his achievement in the dark comedy and said that he had no idea that he will even be in the race. He felt amazing that the whole country thought his role in the film was one of the best and to win the Special Mention Award at the highest film award i.e. National Film Awards in India is just exhilarating. He gives his credit to his director and co-actors who made it easy for him. 

Rajkummar Rao’s best movies:

Movie Name

Release Date


Box Office Collection




9 Crores

31.5 Crores





2.85 Crore




6.35 Crores

40 Crores


Bareilly Ki Barfi


20 Crores

58.75 Crores


Kai Po Che!


30 Crores

72 Crores


Newton is a power-packed movie with all the elements from a nice plot to an amazing performance by the actors. The story is intelligently depicted in the movie and is relevant. It has humor in the most unexpected places in spite showing the real and intense point of view of every character. The movie is straightforward but not so simple! 

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