Shakuntala Devi


Shakuntala Devi is a Hindi language biopic directed and written by Anu Menon. It is produced by Sony Pictures Networks India and Vikram Malhotra. The movie streamed on 31st July 2020 on Amazon Prime Video. The story is based on Shakuntala Devi who holds a world record and her name is entered in Guinness Book of World Records. She is known as “the Human Computer” because of her ability to solve complex mathematical problems in a matter of seconds. The story is written with the help of Anupama Banerji, the real life daughter of Shakuntala Devi. The story revolves around the little known story of Shakuntala Devi who tries to balance her personal life and her life as a celebrity.  The story begins with Shakuntala’s daughter narrating the story in flashback where Shakuntala who belonged to a poor family. She has received many awards in mathematical complex problem solving. Shakuntala was a bright student and she had a clear vision of what she wanted in her life. From a very early age she started earning for her family by conducting math shows in her village. As the story progresses she went to the US for mathematical shows and even competed with the computers, eventually getting the title of “the Human Computer”. Meanwhile she met Paritosh Banerjee, a businessman from Calcutta and got married to him. And from thereon the story takes a shift where Shakuntala was in a tussle between her responsibility as a mother and her ambition. The movie is a complete entertainer with the power packed performances and is worth watching family drama.

Featuring: Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi, Jisshu Senguptaas Paritosh Banerji, Sanya Malhotra as Anupama Banerji, Amit Sadh as Ajay Abhaya Kumar, Prakash Belawadi as Bishaw Mitra Mani, Sheeba Chaddha as Tarabai, and more.

 

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