Oscar Nominated 'Newton' In Trouble: CRPF Officer Files Complaint Against Producers

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| April 29 , 2018 , 12:20 IST

The critically acclaimed film 'Newton' which became India's official entry to Oscars last year has landed in fresh trouble for presenting CRPF in the bad light. A Central Reserve Police Force sub-Inspector Tamal Sanyal has filed the criminal complaint and civil defamation case against the film makers.

The complainant is seeking an unconditional public apology and compensation from the film's producer Manish Mundra and Drishyam Films' CEO Shiladitya Bora. He has further demanded the deletion of certain scenes filmed on makers' false and baseless imputations about CRPF.

Delhi court will hear the case on July 19, 2018, for pre-summoning evidence of the complainant. Bora has alleged the makers with the sole mala fide intention to injure and harm the image of a prime central paramilitary force of the country and demanded a re-release of the film.

Another complaint against the film was filed by the 'National Coordination Committee', an umbrella organisation of multiple organizations of retired paramilitary personnel and officers for impleading in the case. In February, another CRPF sub-inspector Tamal Sanyal had filed a complaint against Newton.

Helmed by Amit V Masurkar, Newton is a dark comedy starring Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav. It revolves around a rookie but idealistic election officer as he struggles to hold corruption-free elections in a Chhattisgarh village despite the threat of Naxalite violence.

The film released on September 2017 and garnered praises from both the domestic and international audience. Actors were hailed for their stellar performances at Award ceremonies including National Film Awards, Filmfare and Star Screen awards.