Actress Vidya Balan is set to come up with her next movie Shakuntala Devi in which she will play the role of the Indian genius mathematician popularly known as the ‘Human Machine.’ Today was released the film’s trailer directed by Anu Menon.
Shakuntala Devi Story
Shakuntala Devi was born in 1929 to Kanadiga parents. Her ability to solve complex mathematical problems surprised her family and relatives from an early age. This was more surprising because he did not receive any formal schooling. She demonstrated her remarkable brain skills at public events with the help and encouragement of her father, who was a circus performer.
Soon the craze of his show increased as people could not believe his huge hold on the huge numbers. This earned him enough money to contribute to the family. Devi was quite popular after she set out for a tour of Europe in 1950.
Seven years later, a singular computer competed with a UNIVAC computer to find the 23rd root of 201 points. He completed his calculations in 50 seconds which was 12 seconds faster than a computer.
The Miracle Woman also holds a Guinness Book World Record for correctly multiplying two randomly chosen 13-digit numbers within 28 seconds.
But she was not limited to the world of mathematics. He explored in Hindu astrology and wrote puzzle books. One of his most notable adventures is writing f The World of Homosexuality, the first study on homosexuality in India, published in 1977.
Shakuntala Devi Trailer
The trailer of Shakuntala Devi Released on 15 July 2020, The trailer showcases Shakuntala Devi’s childhood, her trip to the UK, her love life and her relationship with her daughter. Vidya Balan is perfectly suited to the talent of mathematics. Though the film from the title looks to be a serious biopic drama, it puts its heart in the right place with comedy elements and fun dialogues. The film feels like a complete family entertainer.
Shakuntala Devi Cast and Crew
Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi
- Jisshu Sengupta as Paritosh Banerji, Shakuntala’s husband
- Sanya Malhotra as Anupama Banerji, Shakuntala’s daughter
- Amit Sadh as Ajay, Anupama’s husband
- Prakash Belawadi as Shakuntala’s father
Shakuntala Devi Release Date
Shakuntala Devi is releasing directly on OTT. It will premiere on July 31, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video.