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Movie Review: Shakuntala Devi

July 31st, 2020 | by vBollywood Author

Movie: Shakuntala Devi
Cast: Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Jisshu Sengupta, Amit Sadh, Sheeba Chaddha, Prakash Belawadi
Writer: Screenplay by Anu Menon, Nayanika Mahtani
Director: Anu Menon
Our rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and half stars)
Official trailer:

Shakuntala Devi stars ever-vivacious actress Vidya Balan is an inspiring story. The film has idea of ‘let’s solve Math questions’ which is very repetitive. Audience will see Vidya solving maths sums. This biopic can see Vidya Balan nailing yet another performance on digital screens for all!

Super lady Shakuntala Devi (Vidya Balan) has this supernatural power to do mental Math faster than a computer. She is brilliant with numbers since her childhood. With some personal internal issues with her mother, Shakuntala wants to travel around the world and can’t stand to stick in a place.

Shakuntala gets busy doing Math shows all around the world, people are attracted to her sharp brainy skills. Goes through falling in love and has an abrupt heartbreak and yet another relationship. She faces the issues along with wearing the superheroes cape and is what the rest of story is about. This ‘biopic’ from Bollywood has Shakuntala Devi who has her father in a circus, and he was a trapeze artist. She learned her Math tricks by memorising numbers at the cards magic shows in those circuses. Shakuntala’s daughter went into a court battle with her secretary over obtaining her mother’s property worth 50 crores. With some sub-plots, they had a chance to show the shade of homosexuality in the 1970s.

The role is tailor-made role for Vidya Balan and she could pull-off well. Sanya Malhotra gives her trademarked performance standing tall with Vidya Balan. Jisshu Sengupta has a short role, his character as Shakuntala Devi’s homosexual husband restricts him. Amit Sadh is paired opposite Sanya Malhotra.

Shakuntala Devi has Vidya Balan’s performance in this biopic.

Shakuntala Devi releases on 31st July, 2020.

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