Vidya Balan is playing the titular role in ‘Human Computer’ Shakuntala Devi’s biopic and the trailer of the film was unveiled today.
Vidya is her usual impressive self as the mathematician and once again amazes you with her acting chops. Though Math, which still scares many of us, forms the basic premise, the movie looks fun and at the crux of it we have Vidya struggling between motherhood and mathematics. .
The film follows Shakuntala Devi’s journey from a village to London as she dazzles and baffles people across the world with her accurate calculations and way with numbers. She then marries a man there and they have a baby.
Soon they have major trouble in their paradise and Shakuntala leaves with her daughter. However, her relationship with her daughter turns tumultuous as she grows up and she starts resenting her mom for keeping her away from her father. Shakuntala also blames her daughter for keeping her away from her beloved math. Soon a battle ensues between the two. Who wins this game of one-upmanship forms the rest of the plot.
Sanya Malhotra has played her daughter and is seen in an all new avatar. The Dangal girl is good in her role and holds her own against Vidya. Together the duo set the screens ablaze with their power-packed and natural performances. The film also stars Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles.
Directed and co-written by Anu Menon, Shakuntala Devi will premiere on Amazon Prime on July 31.
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