Shakuntala Devi

In Theatres 08-05-2020

After the promising role of Tara Shinde in “Mission Mangal”, Vidya Balan will be seen on the screens again in yet another interesting role in the upcoming movie “Shakuntala Devi”. Sony Pictures Network Productions (SPN Productions) or the conglomerate of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and Abundantia Entertainment announced that the movie is a biographical film based on the life of iconic “Human Computer” Shakuntala Devi. Her sheer genius in calculating skills even earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. Vidya Balan will play the titular role in the movie and there could not be a more apt choice. Sanya Malhotra, Jisshu Sengupta and Amit Sadh are other lead actors in the movie. The film is ready to hit the screens on 8 May, 2020.

The movie revolves around the prodigal lifestyle and great qualities that Shakuntala Devi had manifested right from her childhood. Vidya Balan in fact took the teaser to her social media platform to pay tribute to the great genius. The teaser of the film shows us how unlike other children who usually start their mathematical journey from basic tables, Shakuntala Devi began with complex mathematical problems.

This biographical film is written by Anu Menon, Nayankika Mahtani, Ishita Moitra and is directed by Menon. The music of this film has been composed by Sachin – Jigar and Tanishk Bagchi. Sudeep Chatterjee has played an important role behind the cinematography. This is the second movie of Jisshu-Vidya duo and the director thinks that he found the right person to play the role of Paritosh Banerjee. It is now a matter of time to see whether Vidya Balan’s faux bob hairdo and her acting do justice to Shakuntala Devi’s life or not. Sanya Malhotra is also excited about her role as Anupama Banerjee in the film. Vidya Balan says that the film is a tribute to the exceptionally brilliant mathematician on her 90th birth anniversary.

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  • Hindi
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