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Shakuntala Devi (2020)

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Shakuntala Devi, a mathematician's journey to become 'The Human Computer' and her relationship with her daughter.

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Anu Menon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vidya Balan ... Shakuntala Devi
Sanya Malhotra ... Anupama Banerji
Jishu Sengupta ... Paritosh Banerji
Amit Sadh ... Ajay Abhaya Kumar
Luca Calvani ... Javier
Sheeba Chaddha ... Tarabai
Prakash Belawadi ... Shakuntala's Father
Ipshita Chakraborty Singh Ipshita Chakraborty Singh ... Shakuntala's Mother
Spandan Chaturvedi Spandan Chaturvedi ... 12 year old Shakuntala
Purnendu Bhattacharya ... Ajay's Father
Renuka Sharma Renuka Sharma ... Ajay's Mother
Ahan Nirban ... Srinivas
Jiya Shah Jiya Shah ... Sharada
Chahat Tewani Chahat Tewani ... 11 year old Anu
Priya Raina Priya Raina ... Radhika

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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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1: [Anu Menon - "I wanted to make a commericial movie based on Shakuntala Devi's life, my advertisement background helped me a lot"]
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31 July 2020 | by manojtipturSee all my reviews

Typical Bollywood masala movie. Overdramatic and bizzare script. Just like Bollywood ruined mission mangal they have successfully ruined the movie. At least the makers would have watched the man who knew infinity. Poor script and direction. Acting of Vidya Balan and all others except Santa Malhotra is top class.


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India

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Hindi

Release Date:

31 July 2020 (India) See more »

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