New Delhi, April 28: A Delhi court on Saturday admitted the complaint filed by a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sub-inspector against the producers of a critically-acclaimed Bollywood movie ‘Newton’. The CRPF official filed the complaint for “depicting CRPF in poor light”.
On February 6, 2018, another CRPF sub-inspector Tamal Sanyal had filed a criminal complaint and civil defamation case against Manish Mundra, producer of Newton and Shiladitya Bora, the CEO of production company Drishyam Films. He demanded a public apology from the producers. The National Coordination Committee that represents the country’s retired paramilitary officers, also filed a plea against the movie- Newton and wrote to the Election Commission regarding the same.
In his complaint, Sanyal sought for deletion of scenes from the movie and thereby, its re-release. He alleged that were false attributions made by the makers of Newton which would harm the image of country’s paramilitary force.
Newton is a 2017 Indian dark comedy directed by Amit Masurkar starring Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav. The movie is about an election officer named Newton Kumar (Rajkumar Rao), who belongs to Dalit community and is trying to conduct a free and fair voting process in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh. Newton got India’s first official entry to the Oscars. The actor, Rajkummar Rao also won the Asia Pacific Screen award for his role in the movie.