Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi Set to Release on July 31 on Amazon Prime: Amazon prime on Thursday announced the global premiere of the much-awaited Vidya Balan starrer ‘Shakuntala Devi’ exclusively on the online video streaming service. The announcement of the premiere of the film was done by a video showing Vidya asking the viewers to solve different challenging problems of Mathematics.
At the end of the video, the national award winner actress can be seen answering the questions as ‘31072020’ while announcing the release of the movie on July 31, 2020. The film is a biopic of Shakuntala Devi and will let you know her story and achievements, with Vidya playing the title role. Shakuntala Devi was a well-known mathematician and was also once known as human-computer due to which she made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for her mental calculations.
Shakuntala Devi Cast
Talking about the character of Shakuntala Devi, Vidya has said to the media that the character has fascinated her as one can’t think of a person who is genius in Maths and simultaneously be funny as well. She was someone who had a strong voice and embraced her individuality.
The biopic has been directed by Anu Menon and produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra (Abundantia Entertainment). The screenplay is written by Anu Menon and Nayanika Mahtani while Ishita Moitra has written the dialogues.
Apart from Vidya, the movie also stars Sanya Malhotra essaying the role of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter who shares a complicated but extraordinary relationship. The movie also sees Jisshu Sengupta and Amit Sadh in pivtol roles.
Earlier, the movie was scheduled to release on May 8, 2020, in theatres, however, the nationwide lockdown imposed by the Indian Government due to novel coronavirus outbreak has delayed its release. However, considering the prevailing situation the makers have decided to release the movie digitally across the globe.
Other OTT Releases
Apart from Shakuntala Devi, Amazon is also going to premiere several other movies including Penguin, Law, French Biryani, etc. Amazon has already premiered Gulabo Sitabo in June.
Apart from Amazon, Netflix is going to premiere "Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl", while Disney Plus Hotstar will premiere "Laxmi Bomb", "Bhuj: The Pride of India", "Sadak 2", "Dil Bechara", "The Big Bull", "Khuda Haafiz" and "Lootcase".