Shakuntala Devi on Prime Video is the next Bollywood movie that is coming straight to digital, as movie theaters remain shut in COVID-19 lockdown. The trailer is out and we are looking to forward to seeing Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Jisshu Sengupta, and Amit Sadh on screen in this lighthearted biopic that aims to tell the story of Indian maths genius Shakuntala Devi. Shakuntala Devi premieres on Prime Video on July 31, and we have watched the trailer. Here are some reasons why you should be excited.
Vidya Balan's X factor
It's Vidya Balan's first Bollywood movie in a long time. And if her past track record that includes Kahaani, Mission Mangal, and Tumhari Sulu, is something to go by, expect Balan to showcase her X factor yet again and entertain all of us with this upcoming biopic.
Shakuntala Devi was one of the top maths genuises the world has ever seen. Her story wasn't really told until now. This mainstream Hindi film will do justice to the talent that the world was amazed by for many decades.
Based on a strong female character in India's history, Shakuntala Devi is an out-and-out woman-centric movie that will show how a woman struggled and made her way through a patriarchal society in the 1900s.
An unusual story
Shakuntala Devi on Prime Video is not your usual biopic. If the trailer is anything to go by, this movie will defy mainstream discourse and show a person challenging status quo and succeeding in doing it. Definitely a must watch if you are into that kind of content.
The trailer suggests Shakuntala Devi had a really unusual relationship with her husband and her daughter. While she was the mathematics genius for the world, her family was weirded out by her out-of-the-box ideas.