Vidya Balan’s Upcoming Movie ‘Shakuntala Devi’ To Be Released On This Date On Amazon Prime
Vidya Balan Starrer feature Shakuntala Devi got finally got a release date. Amazon Prime Video on Thursday announced that the film will be released on July 31. Shakuntala Devi is one of several high-profile films that will be or have already been, released on the streaming platform.
Directed by Anu Menon (Waiting, Four More Shots Please S1) and produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra (Abundantia Entertainment), the biographical drama stars National Award-winner Vidya in the lead, portraying the role of the globally renowned Indian mathematics genius, who was popularly known as the ‘human computer’. Shakuntala Devi also features Sanya Malhotra (Dangal, Badhaai Ho), who will be seen playing the role of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter with whom the genius enjoyed a complicated but extraordinary relationship, alongside Jisshu Sengupta (Mardaani 2) and Amit Sadh (Breathe, Kai Po Che) in pivotal roles. The screenplay is written by Anu Menon and Nayanika Mahtani, while the dialogues are authored by Ishita Moitra.
The announcement of the film was made in quite a quirky way! In an accompanying video, Vidya can be seen blasting complicated maths problems at the viewer, and speaking with rapid-fire speed. And while doing that she announces that the film will be released on July 31.
Recently, Disney+Hotstar announced that seven major films originally slated for a theatrical release, including Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb, Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride of India and Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2, will be headed straight to the streaming service.
Netflix, meanwhile, has announced the release of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, starring Janhvi Kapoor. We wish all the best to the entire team of Shakuntala Devi for their film.