Actress Vidya Balan’s new film Shakuntala Devi is about a woman who is widely revered as a human computer for her innate ability to make incredibly complex calculations within seconds. is set to go for the digital releases for global audiences. It was earlier planned for theatrical release. The trailer of the film was launched on July 15. The film also stars Sanya Malhotra as Shakuntala’s daughter, Anupama along with Amit Sadh and JIsshu Sengupta in pivotal roles.
Vidya said,’ Stepping into the world of Shakuntala Devi was as intimidating as it was exhilarating. Her story is inspirational and makes you see how, if we believe in ourselves, the world is our oyster. A direct release on the streaming platform will bring Shakuntala Devi one step closer to audiences across the globe, where they can watch the movie at their convenience.
The film was written by Any Menon and Nayanika Mhatani. Menon said that her thought behind making this film was that she was fascinated by Shakunatal Devi and felt hers is an incredible story that resonates with today’s world. She added,’ While most of us will be familiar with her natural ability for math, the film also explores the lesser known personal story of Shakuntala Devi — a brilliant but vulnerable woman and mother who lived life ahead of her times and on her own terms. I am certain the global audiences will enjoy the film as much as we enjoyed creating it for them.’
Shakuntala Devi will be released on Amazon Prime Video on July 31.