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Vidya Balan-starrer 'Shakuntala Devi' will release on July 31

Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment, the biopic on Shakuntala Devi will release on July 31, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video.

Vidya Balan-starrer 'Shakuntala Devi' will release on July 31
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On July 14, Amazon Prime Video revealed the motion poster of the much-awaited biographical drama Shakuntala Devi. With countless achievements and a never-before-seen journey of the charming mathematician, Vidya Balan will be seen in and as Shakuntala Devi, in the upcoming biopic of the math wizard

Shakuntala Devi – or the ‘Human-Computer' as she was called – was not only a world-renowned math genius but also a woman ahead of her times. She lived life on her own terms and did so unapologetically. But, our film is not just about Shakuntala Devi, the math wizard, it is also about Shakuntala - the woman and mother, with all her brilliance, vulnerabilities and flaws.

The trailer for the much-awaited new film was released on July 15, 2020. Shakuntala Devi has been directed by Anu Menon, who has been a part of projects like Waiting, Four More Shots Please S1 and others. The film also stars Jisshu Sengupta in a pivotal role.

Sharing her excitement, Vidya Balan, who plays Shakuntala Devi, said, “Stepping into the world of Shakuntala Devi was as intimidating as it was exhilarating. Her story is inspirational and makes you see how if we believe in ourselves, the world is our oyster. A direct release on Prime Video will bring Shakuntala Devi one step closer to audiences across the globe where they can watch the movie at their convenience.”

Director Anu Menon added, “I’ve always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and felt hers is an incredible story that resonates with today’s world. While most of us will be familiar with her natural ability for math, the film also explores the lesser-known personal story of Shakuntala Devi – a brilliant but vulnerable woman and mother who lived life ahead of her times and on her own terms. I am certain the global audiences will enjoy the film as much as we enjoyed creating it for them.”

Talking about the same, Vikram Malhotra, Producer and CEO - Abundantia Entertainment Pvt Ltd, said, "Following the success of our Amazon Original Series – Breathe, we are excited to bring Prime Video viewers the extraordinary and inspiring story of Shakuntala Devi. This is a story of triumph against all odds, of family, of relationships and above all the story of an Indian woman who held her own against the world. I am confident that this incredible story has the power to cut across geographic boundaries when it reaches audiences across 200 countries and territories.”

Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Films India added, “At Sony Pictures we believe in telling stories that inspire and entertain people. Shakuntala Devi is one such film that echoes our values and will resonate with audiences across the world. We are happy that millions of subscribers of Amazon Prime Video will be able to witness the glory of this super-genius on 31st July.”

The film is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment and will release on July 31, 2020.

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