That was huge. It collected 2.52 crores on its 2nd day. However, the film has gotten a clearance now and that too from the producer of the same film.
"Newton" director Amit.V. Masurkar has already given his take on the controversy, saying: "The story was born from my heart". The film now stands at the grand total of 8.21 crores at the box office. If the opening weekend collections are any indication, Rajkummar Rao's satire seems to be the audience's pick among the three Bollywood releases.
"Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Sunday: "'Newton' shows remarkable 162.5 per cent growth on Saturday. The news of Film Federation of India choosing Newton as India's official entry in foreign language category for the 90th Academy Awards boosted the second day business of the film.
While some feel Aamir Khan's Dangal or SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali would have been a better choice, many have also compared it to being allegedly inspired from Iranian film, Secret Ballot. Marco Muller, the film's producer has said that "Newton" is not at all plagiarized.
"Newton" has been chosen as India's official selection for Oscars 2018. It focuses on the life of a ballot officer who visits a barren and desolate place to plead with voters to cast their votes and take part in the elections. Newton was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
"Newton", which stars National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, revolves around a government employee who struggles to supervise voting in a forest area of Chhattisgarh, controlled by Maoists.
On Monday night, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, in a Facebook post, shared Muller's opinion after watching "Newton".
Gangs of Wasseypur director wrote on Twitter, "Newton is as much a copy of Secret Ballot as The Avengers is of Watan Ke Rakhwale". Tell us in commnets below. What's your reaction to the movie?