India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election. With more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. Newton is an idealistic young office clerk volunteering to be a poll worker. He’s keen to put his energy to good use and help his country. When he is presented with an opportunity to head up a dangerous polling station in the deepest jungle, which has been besieged by communist troops for decades, Newton eagerly jumps at the opportunity to prove his mettle. He is a small cog in the giant wheel of nation-keeping, whose dedication to the job is both funny, in the truest way, and exemplary.
This modern parable about politics and democracy raises universal questions while focusing on a very local story.