Shakuntala Devi starring Vidya Balan will now be releasing on Amazon prime video on 31st July. The movie also stars Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh and Jishu Sengupta.
Shakuntala Devi adds to the list of films that will be releasing on OTT platform due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. The movie is written by Anu Menon, Nayanika Mahtani, Ishita Moitra and Directed the Anu Menon. Vidya Balan starrer is produced by Sony Pictures Network India.
The biographical movie stars Vidya Balan in lead playing the role of human computer “Shakuntala Devi”. Shakuntala Devi is an Indian writer and mental calculated who has her name registered in 1982 edition of The Guinness Book Of Record” for calculating 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 this number within second.
The film was scheduled to release on 8th May 2020 but seeing the ongoing situation the producers have decided to release the film on OTT platforms. After Akshay Kumar’s Laxmi Bomb, Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride Of India, Alia Bhatt starrer Sadak 2 and Abhishek Bachchan Bigg Bull, Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi has also joined the list.
Although the Film Exhibitors are facing hard times and have requested the producers to hold their film until everything returns back to normal, but the producers are no longer able to hold their films. With no clarity yet about when life will get back to normal, the producers are now looking for survival.
The movie will depict the journey of Shakuntala Devi and the hardships she faced during her life. The actress will mark her return with this movie. Vidya Balan’s last release Mission Mangal went onto become one of the biggest hit of 2019 thereby earning more than 200 Cr Worldwide. However high expectations are riding on Vidya’s shoulder with this film.