Shakuntala Devi (2020): Film Review
In line with the new education policy in India, here comes the bolt from the blue, a biographical movie on Shakuntala Devi, known as human computer, a genius mathematician from India without any formal education. Shakuntala Devi was born on November 4, 1929 in Bangalore. Her ability to do mathematical calculations were discovered early in life and motivated her father to do shows for money. Later she travelled all over the world to showcase her talent. She registered her name in Guinness Book of World records in 1982 when she correctly answered multiplication of two random 13 digit numbers in 28 seconds.
Taking a biographical view, the film is focused on the personal and professional life of Shakuntala Devi. Vidya Balan portrays her beautifully with emotions and drama which is part of show business. She shines in most of the scenes. It will be a treat to watch her especially by her fans.
A family movie with bits of comedy. One time watch for Vidya Balan.
Rating: 3 out of 5