Finally! The much-awaited trailer of Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi has been released. Vidya Balan aces the role of the woman known as the human-computer with humour, wit and charm.
The trailer gives glimpses of Shakuntala Devi’s journey from being a child prodigy to gaining global recognition as the ‘human computer’ and getting her name into the Guinness Book of World Records. The last part of the trailer shows her personal life in which she struggles to balance parenting and her love for math. The trailer shows glimpses of the bitter-sweet relationship between Shakuntala Devi and her daughter, essayed by Sanya Malhotra.
Shakuntala Devi, the mathematical wizard, or ‘human-computer’ a moniker she earned, was known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations. Shakuntala’s genius was first discovered at the age of 5 when she solved a math problem for 18-year-old students. Though she never received any formal education, her talent for numbers also earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.
The film has been directed by Anu Menon and produced by Vikram Malhotra, under the banner of Abundantia.
The film will be releasing on Amazon Prime on July 31.