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Shakuntala Devi

2020 - HINDI - MOVIE

BiographyDrama

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  • Jini Score
    42%
  • Critics Score
    65%
  • Rating
    6.1/10
  • Jini Score
    42%
  • Critics Score
    65%
  • Rating
    6.1/10
fascinatingunconventionalpalatablepositivearresting
An inspiring biographical film Shakuntala Devi is based on the life of Shakuntala Devi, a mathematical genius. The film stars Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi, in the lead role with Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra, and Amit Sadh in supporting roles. The Principal photography which began on 16 September 2019 and was completed on 20 November 2019 and it was directed by Anu Menon. The film was produced by Sony Pictures Networks India and Vikram Malhotra under his banner Abundantia Entertainment and was distributed by Prime Video. Interestingly the age difference between Vidya Balan and Sana Malhotra is only 13 but still in the movie Vidya has played the role of a mother for Sanya. The lyrics were written by Vayu and Priya Saraiya and the music was composed by Sachin–Jigar duo. The background score was given by Karan Kulkarni. Adept cinematography by Keiko Nakahara and clear cut editing by Antara Lahiri makes it a watchable movie. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this movie which was scheduled to release in theatres is being released on Prime Video on 31 July 2020.

Shakuntala Devi Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 5.0/5

100%

Positive Review Rating : 43%

43%
  • Film Ibeat

    Menon explores the messy mother daughter equation in a heartfelt way. ( Read More )
  • Scroll

    'The characters dont age convincingly enough, and their wigs can sometimes be distracting.' ( Read More )
  • Tumblr

    'This personal viewpoint allows Shakuntala Devi to transcend the reverential gaze.' ( Read More )
  • Ib Times

    Tushar Thakur @Tushar Thakur @TheAmitSadh Brillant performance in #ShakuntalaDevi and one of the finest movie made by @anumenon1805 . ( Read More )
  • Indian Express

    This is truly a Vidya Balan show, and she carries it off, with a glint in the eye, and a lilt in the step. ( Read More )
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