Come witness the fun side of Mathematics with Shakuntala Devi on Sony MAX on 27th December at 12PM”
Maths, a subject known to scare away the smartest, was just a piece of cake to Shakuntala Devi, the ‘Human Computer’. This December, Sony MAX brings to you the highly anticipated World Television Premiere of the Vidya Balan starrer biographical drama Shakuntala Devi. Also starring Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh, the movie is an ode to the legendary Shakuntala Devi, for whose mind, the lengthiest of calculations took the shortest amount of time.
Directed by Anu Menon, the film ferries us into the life of Shakuntala Devi – who was not only a world-renowned Math genius but also a woman ahead of her times. A woman who lived life on her own terms, and did so unapologetically. The movie is a biopic on the life of Shakuntala Devi as the Math wizard and as a mother. The film is a glowing tribute to her brilliance, vulnerabilities as well as flaws.
Throughout the film, Vidya as Shakuntala Devi takes us on an astonishing journey of how the character not only beat perceptions about how a woman should behave in society but also beat the computer once while solving a complicated math question. The movie packs a mix of witty, funny, intelligent and emotional dialogues, something that makes the entire experience of watching this movie extremely pleasurable for audiences of all ages.
The graceful and charming Vidya Balan takes centre stage in the film as Shakuntala Devi and is fittingly supported by the dashing Amit Sadh, effortless performer Jisshu Sengupta and the powerhouse of talent, Sanya Malhotra who essays the role of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter.
Actress Vidya Balan who plays the titular role of Shakuntala Devi said,
“I am really excited to watch the World Television Premiere of Shakuntala Devi on Sony MAX. The movie, as well as the character, is especially close to my heart, and I am glad that the movie’s telecast on national television will help it undoubtedly in reaching a much wider audience. Through this movie, we are bringing to fans the story of a personality who was not only a genius in her field but an interesting and eccentric personality as well. Playing Shakuntala Devi meant I had to showcase her witty side as well as her genius side, a winning combination that made her so appealing to everyone who had the good fortune of knowing her.”