The genius of Anu Menon’s storytelling is that even while presenting a story about Shakuntala Devi, who was popularly known as the ‘Human Computer’, she attempts to show us the woman behind this math wizard.
“Chase your dreams. Just move ahead, and don’t look back, like Mummy always believed,” says Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama Banerji.
Shakuntala Devi’s real genius perhaps laid in the fact that her analytical mind was backed by a deep-seated humanity.
Shakuntala Devi was the potrait of an unafraid and aspirational woman. ‘She wanted to have it all’ and she didn’t understand why being a woman should limit her in anyway.
Shakuntala Devi starring Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 31.
A writer, mathematician and an advocate for the equality of genders, all bundled in one, Shakuntala Devi’s life and achievements continue to inspire millions around the world.
“Personally speaking, I don’t think any amount of time for him or for people like him in jail is enough.” – Vidya Balan
Shakuntala Devi also advocated for the rights of gay people in the country. She also authored the book – The world of homosexuals in 1977.
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