Shakuntala Devi a film by Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is one of the finest actresses of the Bollywood film industry, she usually owns the character and brings the exoticness in the film.

Shakuntala Devi is a Hindi biographical film based on the life of Shakuntala Devi which was directed by the director Anu Menon.

Moreover, This film has big personalities like Starring Vidya Balan, Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra, and Amit Sadh.

This movie has been released on 31 July 2020 and available to stream this weekend on prime videos.

Allover, This movie receives an average rating of 3 stars and 6.3 on IMDb.


This movie is based on the extraordinary life of the lady Shakuntala Devi who has accomplished entry in the gunnies world record book. 

She has a big name in the mathematical world as she is the only one to solve the equation in just seconds.

Moreover, She is also called as the human-computer by her friends and in her circle. This story is based on her day to day personal life.

Although, This film starts with a unique disclaimer that this story is based on true events and tries to compare it with a documentary of any characters shown in the film.

The course of biographical films in Bollywood, they have to present this movie in that way.

Story behind production

This film story was detailed by the Anupama Banerji, mother of real maths genius Shakuntala Devi.

Although this movie is too expressive as Shakuntala Devi has been played by the Vidya Balan.

All over the movie, Vidya Balan filled the role with super confidence and too much conviction that result out to be a strong independent woman that usually kept out by the Bollywood.

Although, The story of the film begins with the little girl who solves the cube roots of the difficult numerical words and was extraordinary since her childhood.

Maths prodigy which was done by her father as a child in her by taking her into different maths shown back to back.

She was very much clear about her future that one day she will become a BDA aadmi, not a big aurat. this dream is not allowed to see by the little girls in the 1930s.

Moreover, We see her calculating and solving the questions with too many digits if you watch this scene you will get a shock.

This movie is very fine with supporting characters as they are also good in their roles and dialogue delivery with the timings.


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