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Shakuntala Devi (2020)

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The extraordinary story of Shakuntala Devi, the world-renowned mathematician who lived her life on her own terms. While the film pays tribute to her genius as a mathematician, it also ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Vidya Balan ... Shakuntala Devi
Sanya Malhotra ... Anupama Banerjee
Jishu Sengupta ... Paritosh
Amit Sadh ... Ajay
Ahan Nirban ... Srinivas
Barnaby Jago Barnaby Jago ... English Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nisha Aaliya ... Bookshop Interviewer
Claire Ashton ... Tea Room Lady
Noel Athayde Noel Athayde ... Male Jazz singer
Ian Bailley Ian Bailley ... Mediator
Santosh Banerjee ... Gordhanbhai
Alex Bartram ... Edward
Prakash Belawadi ... Shakuntala's Father
Kiara Bhanushali Kiara Bhanushali ... 2 year old Anu
Raghav Binani Raghav Binani ... Arun's Friend

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The extraordinary story of Shakuntala Devi, the world-renowned mathematician who lived her life on her own terms. While the film pays tribute to her genius as a mathematician, it also humanizes her as a woman and mother, in trying to capture her indomitable spirit. Told through the lens of her relationship with her daughter Anu, the film highlights their very different struggles and aspirations.

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Shakuntala Devi (4 November 1929 to 21 April 2013) was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the Human Computer. See more »

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Pure Vidya Balan's show!
31 July 2020 | by IamhcbSee all my reviews

After a back to back disappointed Direct Digital Release from Prime Video looks like we kinda have the better one. Still, not the best!

Shakuntala Devi works only when you consider this as a pure Bollywood entertainer instead of looking it as a movie based on a real life person. The movie gets most of the things wrong, that's why the makers haven't claimed this to be a Biopic. Still, I felt they went too much with the "creative liberty"

Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi shines in a few moments but also wasn't that convincing, I'm not saying the performance was atrocious. Felt it was more of a "mothers & Daughters" conflict tale than the portrayal of a Mathematical genius.

Sachin-Jigar's music was okayish. Keiko's Cinematography and the color grading of the film was aesthetical and it went quite well with the layered narrative. The 127mins seems really long, especially after the first half of the movie. That's when the monotonous feel hits.

To sum up Shakuntala Devi is yet an another Bollywood Melodramatic Movie with the label of "Inspired by the true events." And definitely not a Re-Watchable worthy!


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