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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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Vidya Balan ... Shakuntala Devi
Sanya Malhotra ... Anupama Banerji
Jisshu Sengupta ... Paritosh Banerji (as Jishu Sengupta)
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
Mark Davis ... Steven
Renuka Sharma Renuka Sharma ... Ajay's Mother
Ahan Nirban ... Srinivas
Jiya Shah Jiya Shah ... Sharada
Chahat Tewani Chahat Tewani ... 11 year old Anu

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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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Prakash Belwadi who plays Vidya Balan's father in the film had said Kannada industry should have made a film on Shakuntala Devi. 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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Dirty Picture 2.0
2 August 2020 | by UnfilmySee all my reviews

Bad mothers. Worse daughters. Occasional south Indian accents. Unnecessary songs. It's not a movie about mathematics. It's a movie about dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship. Vidya Balan acts like a demented person, always giggling and snorting under uncomfortable or embarrassing circumstances. Sanya Malhotra keeps complaining about everything and is quite annoying. She is mad at her mother for being a psychotic obsessive person. Amit Sadh is exceptional once again. Everyone else is forgettable.

P.S. Mathematics is a lot more than multiplications.


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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

31 July 2020 (India) See more »

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