May 15, 2020, 01:39 PM IST
Mumbai. In the midst of the lockdown, makers of Vidya Balan's film 'Shakuntala Devi' have also prepared 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 this information on social media on Friday. However, the film's release date has not been announced at the moment.
In her post, Vidya wrote, 'Glad to announce that you will soon be able to watch' Shakuntala Devi 'with your loved ones on Prime Video. We are thrilled that we will be able to entertain you even in such an unprecedented time. #WorldPremierOnPrime #ShakuntaladeviOnPrime '
Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh will also be seen
The film is based on the life of famous mathematician Shakuntala Devi, known as Manav Computer. Apart from Vidya, Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh will also be seen in this film. While Sanya plays Anupama Banerjee, Shakuntala Devi's daughter, Amit plays Ajay, Shakuntala Devi's son-in-law. 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 Novel, Books based on Maths, Puzzle and Astrology Books. His book 'The World of Homosexuals' is taken as the first study based on homosexuality in India.
Father worked in the circus
Shakuntala Devi's father worked in the circus. While teaching cards trick to the three-year-old Shakuntala, he recognized the ability to remember her number and left the circus to start a road show on the strength of Shakuntala's talent. He used to show his calculating ability there. Shakuntala did not take any 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 shown in the film.
It was named 'Human Computer'
In 1977, Shakuntala was confronted with a computer 'Univac' at Dallas University. Shakuntala was to calculate and extract the 23rd root of a 201-digit number. It took them 50 seconds to solve it. Univac took 62 seconds for this. After this, Shakuntala came to be known as 'Human Computer' worldwide.
The film is in the hands of women
The film is directed by Anu Menon and he co-wrote the screenplay with Nayanika Mahtani. The film's dialogue writer is Ishita Moitra. Probably this film is the first Hindi film in which women from the direction of writing and the main lead are in the hands of women.
'Gulabo-sitabo' will also have digital premiere
A day before this, Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer film 'Gulabo-Sitabo' was also announced to have a digital premiere. The film will be released on June 12 on Amazon Prime.
Earlier, the film's release date was set for May 8, but it could not be released due to the lockdown caused by the corona epidemic.
The film was announced in May last year. Then Vidya posted this…
Sanya's look in the film will be like this
In the film, Sanya will be seen playing the role of Shakuntala Devi's daughter Anupama.