Shakuntala Devi (2020) [Hindi ](2020)

Shakuntala Devi (2020) [Hindi] (2020)

Film Name Shakuntala Devi (2020)
Genre Biographical
Director Anu Menon
Producer(s) Vikram Malhotra
Music Director Tanishk Bagchi , Sachin Jigar , Arijit Singh
Lead Cast See Full Cast
Release Date 31 July 2020 (India)
Movie Budget 25 Cr. (Estimated)
Box Office Collection 35 Cr. Approximately (Worldwide)
Rating IMDB: 6.3    Bollywood Product: 6   

Shakuntala Devi (2020) [Film] Synopsis

Shakuntala Devi (2020) is a Bollywood Biographical movie released on 31 July 2020 on Amazon Prime (OTT Platform). The movie was originally made for theaterical release but the corona epidemics vanished all plans of the makers of Shakuntala Devi.

Since cinema halls are still closed and there there is no fix date for their reopening the makers decided to release the movie on OTT Plotform Amazon Prime on July 31 2020.

Anu Menon has directed Shakuntala Devi (2020) and would be the first Big Budget movie of the director. Successful Producer Vimram Malhotra has produced the movie.

Vikram Malhotra earlier produced some successful movie like LSD (2010), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011), Kahaani (2012), OMG (2012), Son of Sardar (2012), Special 26 (2013), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Queen (2013), Baby (2015) and Airlift (2016) etc. 

Shakuntala Devi Star Cast

Vidya Balan is playing the lead role in the movie and portraying Shakuntala Devi the greatest matehmatician.

Sanya Malhotra and Barnaby Jago are playing key roles in the movie.

Shakuntala Devi Movie Plot

Shakuntala Devi (Vidya Balan) born on 4 November 1929 in Bengaluru, India. She decides in the early age that she would become “Bada Aadmi” instead of “Badi Aurat”. 

Shakuntala’s father (Prakash Belavadi) recognizes her excellence in mathematical calculations with any formal education in this regard. He moved to London with her daughter. Thereafter, Shakuntala never stops and create history in the field of mathematical calculation. Her superiority compelled people calling her a Human Computer. 

The film “Shakuntala Devi” depicts two parallel portions of the life of Shakuntala. First her extraordinary calculation ability as such she calculates numbers like a computer does. The second part of the story tells her emotional contradiction with her daughter Anupama (Sanya Malhotra) who remains disgruntled with her mother’s living style and the way she treats her. Anupama even files a court case against her mother. 

Shakuntala Devi Movie Review

Perhaps this is the first time in the bollywood history when a Biopic is made on a person of brilliancy or comparatively less popular with those on which renowned filmmakers have already created Biographies. However, the film Shakuntala Devi begins with the disclaimer that the movie is only inspired by the life of Shakuntala Devi and does not claim to a Biopic.

The entire story revolves around the centre character Shakuntala Devi (Vidya Balan). The other two important characters are Anupama (Sanya Malhotra) who portrays character of her daughter who is not satisfied with her mother. Amit Sadh portrays Ajay, husband of Anupama. 

After Super 30 this is another one that admires one more magical mathematician from India. Shakuntala Devi was so fast in calculation that people all over the world call her “Human Computer”. Shakuntala Devi also named in the Guinness Book of world record for her unmatched calculation work in the world.

The movie depicts it with ease that even great personalities have their own failure. Shakuntala Devi becomes immensely famous in her field but he fails in her personal life in front of her own daughter. She even lost Loksabha Election against Indira Gandhi, the then head of Congress.

She always says she will never lose. This could be sign of overconfidence that should be avoided even by great personalities. 

The film is an entertainment package for entire family. It is not just a Biopic instead it is a complete package for movie lovers who love to watch a Drama Movie with additional does of entertainment.

The first half of the movie is fast and depicts the early life of Shakuntla from her childhood to her adolescence and then becoming young and married. Jishu Sengupa plays her husband with ease. Vidya 

Shakuntala Devi (2020) Film Rating

IMDB provides a high rating of 6.4 out of 10 based on ratings given by 751 people until now. Bollywood Product rates the movie 6 out of 10 due to its less interesting and slow 2nd half.

Full Cast and Crew of Shakuntala Devi (2020)

Full Cast:

To be Updated Soon.

Other Cast(s):

Vidya Balan
Sanya Malhotra
Jisshu Sengupta
Amit Sadh
Stephen Samson
Colin Blyth
Nisha Aaliya
Jake Francis
Ty Hurley
Max Dowler
Adi Chugh
Suki Chott
Louis Mackenzie
Saulius Cajauskas
Nicholas Blatt

Full Crew:


Anu Menon


Vikram Malhotra


Music Director(s)
Tanishk Bagchi
Sachin Jigar
Arijit Singh

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