• Newton is relevant and timely without being boring or inaccessible. You could say it lays on its message too thick in the end, or that the pace occasionally slips. But these are minor nigglings that never dent the impact of its thrust. I’m going with four out of five. It’s easily one of, if not the best Hindi film you’ll see this year. Make sure you make the time for it.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    It’s rare that an Indian film uses dark comedy to make its points so effectively. ‘Newton’ could also, just as easily, have been called A Day In The Life Of The World’s Largest, Most Complex Democracy. Or, The Great Indian Electoral Circus. Rajkummar Rao is enjoying a purple patch.

  • Amit Masurkar’s Newton is a dry and intriguing look at an India we don’t usually see – and shows us how hard it is to take elections seriously.

  • Newton is a winner and celebration in more ways than one. The dark comedy asks questions that Bollywood usually shies away from, it takes to its own stride the social-political scenario and holds a mirror to the times we live in. The slow pace, in fact, only adds to the charm of the film.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    Newton is one of the finest political satires we have seen in the last couple of years. It refrains from taking sides and offers a humorous take on state versus the Maoists bloody battle. It raises questions on the importance of the electoral system we are so proud of. It takes us much beyond what we see. The team of Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghuvir Yadav and Anjali Patil has come up with a top-notch performance. It’s a world waiting to be explored, so better do it now.

  • Rohit Bhatnagar
    Rohit Bhatnagar
    Deccan Chronicle


    You might leave the theatres enlightened but the only thing you’ll take away home is Rajkummar Rao’s finesse.

  • While filled with startling insights and questions, and buoyed by terrific performances throughout, Newton suffers from a lack of end-to-end clarity. It is a near-great film, but one that for some reason doesn’t express itself fully…

  • Nothing in “Newton” is said obviously. Metaphors abound, and it is up to the audience to draw their own conclusions. But one thing is clear – Masurkar and Tewari make no bones about whose side they are on, even though the film pretends to be neutral.

  • Neil Soans
    Neil Soans
    Times Of India


    ‘Newton’ has dared to take on an issue that our vast majority turns a blind eye to, and slaps us out of our blissful ignorance. Amidst laughing, it’ll leave you thinking, which – and we need to be reminded of this – is what good cinema should do. Both your funny bone and your grey cells will thank you for watching it.

  • Harshada Rege
    Harshada Rege
    DNA India


    Masurkar makes humour his weapon of choice and sets up a satire that leaves you entertained, but also brings to fore some uncomfortable questions. He also manages to stay neutral and doesn’t pass a judgement on any of the sides.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Newton makes you want to be a more diligent Indian. It’s a film that tells you that cynicism won’t take us anywhere. It’s a film that makes you want to not give up on incredible India. And it brings all these feelings by keeping you invested in the outcome of the election.

  • I’m watching this movie again, just to show my support for such films, and witness the magical duo of Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi once again. You’ll not get an item song, seeti-maar dialogues or hero beating ten goons kind of situations in this film, but what will you get – is a pure & innocent film trying to explain something.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    NEWTON is a stark, dark, witty and symbolic gem presenting the mockery of democracy observed in certain parts of India. Powered by unbeatable performances and constantly amusing humour. NEWTON is a cinematic action on screen that deserves favorable reaction from the concerning and thinking audience. A must for those who yearn for quality and art in cinema.

  • Does it hold you right till the very end, gently nudging you to think about ‘the greatest internal security threat to our country?’ Hell, yeah. That way, Newton packs a full-ton, and deserves full marks!

  • The cleverness of Masurkar’s film is that it is designed to appeal to audiences beyond the already converted and beyond the artistically inclined fest circuit.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    A stickler for rules, Newton Kumar’ stubbornness and reality clash beautifully in this wonderfully written film.

  • Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Bollywood Life


    Newton is one of the best-made satires in Bollywood, especially since it is a genre that is nearly dying in Indian cinema. It shows us a stark portrayal of democracy. Though it is not exactly mainstream in its sensibilities, there are enough moments to laugh with the characters, and sometimes at our own selves. Brilliantly enacted, well-written and smartly directed, Newton is a must-watch if you have a craving for good cinema.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    Amit Masurkar’s film—arguably the best Hindi feature of 2017—shines a light on cracks in the system…can say with confidence that Newton thrilled me like no other Hindi film this year.

  • IANS


    Newton shakes us up in ways that are not visible to the naked eye.

  • I feel the need to visit this film again and have my kids watch it too – because this is a once in the blue moon film, the details of which, cannot be digested in one viewing.

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    Newton offers an interesting take on the contrasting ideas of idealism and pragmatism. Also, it is one of the better films revolving around the issue of Naxalism in India.

  • Amit V. Masurkar discovers a sensitive topic and makes the modern people familiar about the unheard political problems, raising doubts and questions in everyone’s mind through this unusual topic. 

  • Nothing Happened, then Interval Came, then Nothing Happened, and the Film Ended!