Filmmaker Aanand L Rai has joined hands with producer Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films to present Rajkummar Rao starrer “Newton”.

Directed by Amit Masurkar, the black comedy also features Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra, Raghubir Yadav and Anjali Patil.

“As a producer it has been my constant endeavour to reach more and more people with meaningful, thought-provoking yet entertaining films that will strike a chord with new age audiences. 'Newton' as a film not only moved me but also had me laughing throughout.

“It's an important film and I hope it reaches the audiences and they enjoy it,” Rai said in a statement here.

Mundra, who has produced films like “Ankhon Dekhi” and “Masaan”, is happy to collaborate with Rai's Colour Yellow Productions.

“With his invaluable support, the film will surely reach a much larger Indian audience. We are also looking forward to working together on many more content-driven films.”

The world premiere of “Newton” was held at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the International Federation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) award in its Forum segment.

The film is scheduled to release on August 18.