Rajkummar Rao and the entire team of Newton were elated since the film was selected as India's official entry to the Academy Awards 2018 this year. With the Oscar buzz and rave reviews from critics and audience, the film got a boost at the box office and earned around Rs 8.21 crore in just 4 days. However, amid all the good news came reports of plagiarism. Newton was said to be inspired by the Iranian film Secret Ballot. However, director and writer of Newton, Amit Masurkar, and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap took to Twitter to brush off the baseless comparison. ‘Newton’ may not be a copy of ‘Secret Ballot’, but it is hard to miss the resemblance between the poster of the Rajkummar Rao-starrer and the poster of Satyajit Ray's Bengali film, Ganashatru.