Friday, July 31, 2020

Shakuntala Devi Movie Review

Shakuntala Devi Movie Review


Movie Name: Shakuntala Devi
Director: Anu Menon
Producer: Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Vikram Malhotra
Story & Screenplay: Anu Menon, Nayanika Mahtani
DOP: Keiko Nakahara
Music: Sachin-Jigar
Cast - Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh, Jisshu Sengupta, Prakash Belawadi, Sheeba Chaddha, Luca Calvani

Shakuntala Devi Movie Review: Shakuntala Devi movie is based on the biopic of the mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi. The character of Shakuntala Devi was played by the gorgeous Vidya Balan. She was having the ability from her childhood to solve any mathematical equation faster. Soon her brilliance was brought into the notice of her parents. Then her father started to take her to different mathematics shows where she used to perform and earn something. She keeps achieving newer heights and then she also earned a place in the “Guinness Book Of World Records” in 1982 edition.

She was sent to UK After she shoots the person with whom she was in a relationship as he was trying to cheat on her. There she meets an IAS officer named Paritosh Banerjee played by the charming Jisshu Sengupta. Jisshu has played the character of a loving, caring and supportive husband as well as a father so nicely. After their daughter Anu played by Sanya Malhotra came into their life, Shakuntala Devi realized she is losing her focus and she wanted to start her stage performance again. Jisshu supported and assured her of taking the full responsibility of their daughter.

The problem arises when their daughter grows up as Shakuntala Devi was unable to maintain the balance between her first love Mathematics and her daughter. Shakuntala Devi’s relationship with her daughter was never good. Anu wanted to marry Abhaya played by Amit Sadh who is having a dream run of successive webseries and films like Breathe, Brrathe 2, Yaara, Avrodh etc. He has done a fantastic job here also. When Shakuntala Devi came to know that Anu will not shift to London with her, she disagrees to her daughter’s marriage with Abhaya.

The director Anu Menon has portrayed the Mother-daughter relationship beautifully. Shakuntala Devi movie is about how Shakuntala Devi has tried to balance her life with her ambition. We have seen some emotional moments in her relationship with her Parents, husband, daughter, and son-in-law. Her speech in the climax was the most emotional part of this movie. It was a solid performance from the talented Vidya Balan who tried to give her top performance this time also and she really succeeded into it. We also should not forget the contribution of Sanya Malhotra who was quite amazing as Shakuntala Devi’s daughter’s role.

Some awesome performances from Vidya Balan, Jisshu, Sanya, Amit made this a must watch movie. Shakuntala Devi movie is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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