Directed by: Anu Menon
Starring: Vidya Balan, Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh, Spandan Chaturvedi
Genre: Biography, Drama
Release Date: 12 June 2020
Original Network: Amazon Prime Video
Based on the life of Shakuntala Devi who is a well-known mathematical genius and calculating progidy from India. She has been nicknamed ‘Human Computer’ because of her extraordinary talent and skill in solving complex mathematical problems without any mechanical aid.
Shakuntala Devi is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical film directed and written by Anu Menon and produced by Sony Pictures Networks India and Vikram Malhotra under his banner Abundantia Entertainment. The film stars Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi, who was also known as the “human computer” along with Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh.
Principal photography began on 16 September 2019 and was wrapped up on 20 November 2019. The film was scheduled to be theatrically released in India on 8 May 2020, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film will not be released theatrically and will stream worldwide on Prime Video.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film will not be released theatrically and will stream worldwide on Prime Video. Vidya Balan expressed her delight on social media platforms regarding the release of the movie on the OTT platforms. Also on the same day multiplex chains issued official statements expressing disappointment over the issue of movies releasing through digital networks.
Shakuntala Devi Movie: Trailer