|Photo source: from the Instagram account of Vidya Balan|
Mumbai. In the midst of the lockdown, the makers of Vidya Balan’s film ‘Shakuntala Devi’ are also preparing for its digital premiere. The film will soon be released on the OTT platform ‘Amazon Prime’. Vidya and other people associated with the film gave information about this on social media on Friday. However, the film’s release date has not been announced yet.
Vidya wrote in her post, ‘Expressing happiness that you will soon be able to watch’ Shakuntala Devi ‘with your fans on Prime Video. We are thrilled that we will be able to entertain you even in such an unprecedented time. #WorldPremierOnPrime #ShakuntaladeviOnTime ‘
Delighted to announce that you will get to see #ShakuntalaDevi very soon on @primevideoin with all your loved ones 🙂. Thrilled that we will be able to entertain you in these unprecedented times . #WorldPremiereOnPrime #ShakuntalaDeviOnPrime @sanyamalhotra_ @senguptajisshu @theamitsadh @sonypicsprodns @abundantiaent @directormenon @ivikramix @shikhaarif.sharma
Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh will also be seen
The film is based on the life of the famous mathematician Shakuntala Devi, known as the human-computer. Apart from Vidya, Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh will also be seen in this film. While Sanya played Anupama Banerjee, the daughter of Shakuntala Devi, Amit played the role of Ajay, son-in-law of Shakuntala Devi. The shooting of the film began in London last year.
Who was Shakuntala Devi?
Shakuntala Devi was known as Maths Genius. His name was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1982 due to his tremendous grip on mathematics. He also wrote several books including Novels, books based on maths, puzzles, and astrology books. His book ‘The World of Homosexuals’ has been taken as the first study on homosexuality in India.
Father worked in the circus
Shakuntala Devi’s father worked in the circus. Teaching card tricks to the three-year-old Shakuntala, she recognized her ability to remember numbers and left the circus to start a roadshow based on Shakuntala’s talent. He used to show his ability to calculate there. Shakuntala took no formal education for this and at the age of six, she demonstrated her arithmetic abilities at the University of Mysore. All these stories will be featured in the film.
It was named ‘Human Computer’.
In 1977, Shakuntala encountered a computer ‘Univac’ at the University of Dallas. Shakuntala was to calculate and remove the 23rd root of 201 points. It took them 50 seconds to solve it. Univac took 62 seconds for this. Subsequently, Shakuntala became known worldwide as the ‘human computer’.
The film is in the hands of women
The film is directed by Anu Menon and she wrote the screenplay with Nayanika Mahtani. The film’s dialogue writer is Ishita Moitra. This film is probably the first Hindi film in which women and the main leadership are in the hands of women from the direction of writing.
There will also be a digital premiere of ‘Gulabo-Sitabo’
A day earlier, Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer film ‘Gulabo-Sitabho’ was also announced to have a digital premiere. The film will be released on June 12 on Amazon Prime.
Previously, the film’s release date was set for May 8, but it could not be released due to a lockdown due to the corona epidemic.
The film was announced in May last year. Then Vidya posted this
Sanya’s look in the film will be something like this
In the film, Sanya will be seen playing the role of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama.