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Shakuntala Devi Movie Review: Genius Or Dull? Read On.

By Adity Bera
In Hindi/Bollywood
July 31, 2020

Shakuntala Devi Movie Review

Cast: Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Jisshu Sengupta, Amit Sadh, Sheeba Chaddha.

Director: Anu Menon.

Story: Shakuntala Devi is about the genius mathematician Shakuntala Devi’s life story.

Performances: Vidya Balan and Sanya Malhotra had the energy, maybe more than needed for this film. These two women are also let down by awful wigs and loud makeup. Vidya don’t make the usual impact she does. Other cast members sleep walk.

Director: Anu Menon did not make a biopic on Shakuntala Devi; the film is loosely based on her life. I believe makers needed to make that clear. The film shows Shakuntala Devi Bollywood style, which is far from reality! Vidya’s character keeps saying math solving by magic and this gets boring after half an hour.

Rating: 2/5

Verdict: If you have Amazon subscription you can give the film a try!


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