Vidya Balan impresses as math genius in 'Shakuntala Devi' trailer

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Mumbai : The trailer of Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi is out. The film is a biography of the mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi, who is popularly known as ‘human computer’ for her incredible skill with numbers.

Vidya Balan portrays Shakuntala Devi superbly with witticism in her dialogues. From going to London to pursue her ambition to finally marrying the man of her dreams, everything looks like a cakewalk for Shakuntala Devi until she becomes a mother.

Shakuntala Devi, known as the "human computer," is named in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records for 13-digit multiplication in 28 seconds.

The movie also talks about Shakuntala Devi's turbulent relationship with her daughter Anupama, played by actress Sanya Malhotra. 

Shakuntala Devi was a respected mathematician and the author of several books on the subject. 

Written and directed by Anu Menon, Shakuntala Devi was slated for May 2020 release. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the filmmakers opted for a digital release.

Shakuntala Devi will now release on Amazon Prime Video on July 31. Shakuntala Devi also features Jisshu Sengupta as Shakuntala Devi's husband and Amit Sadh has been cast opposite Sanya Malhotra.