Rajkummar Rao's award-winning Newton to release on 18 August


Jun,13 2017 17:00 55 IST

Mumbai: Award-winning film Newton, starring the "unstoppable" Rajkummar Rao, is set to hit the screens on 18 August.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta tweeted on Tuesday: "And the highly acclaimed Newton releases on August 18. With another stellar act by the unstoppable Rajkummar Rao."

Mehta also posted the film's poster, in which Rajkummar, shielded by a helmet and a military vest, is seen running with an Electronic Voting Machine. The poster's caption reads "Seedha Aadmi Ulti Duniya".

Mehta, who has worked with Rajkummar Rao on films like Shahid and Aligarh, clarified that he is just "an admirer and well wisher" of Newton, directed by Amit Masurkar.

The film is produced by Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films, the company best known for backing critically-acclaimed projects such as Masaan and Umrika.

Newton won the Art Cinema Award for the Forum section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere.

It revolves around a clerk placed on election duty in a conflict-ridden area of Chhattisgarh.