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Actor Vidya Balan as Human Computer Shakuntala Devi , Trailer Released Today

Shakuntala Devi release on Amazon

Shakuntala Devi trailer has Vidya Balan essaying the role of the woman known as the “human computer” with wit and charm. It was released today at 4 pm and got huge love from the audience. Within this small short of time, more than 85k people visit the trailer. The film, releasing on Amazon Prime, also features Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta.

The trailer opens with a quirky Vidya Balan’s charms with her funny side as she introduces the viewers to her best friend ‘math’. She says it has no rules, only magic. It then goes on to show a glimpse of her journey from being a child to becoming a maths genius and creating a Guinness world record. A child who expresses her wish to go to school and her father replies, “What will the school teach you, instead, you will end up teaching the school.”

The trailer goes on to show Shakuntala flying to London where she proves her computational prowess and gets her name registered in the book of Guinness World Records. It also throws light on her personal life as she struggles between math and bringing up her daughter, played by Sanya Malhotra. The bittersweet relationship of the mother-daughter duo hints at the tonnes of drama that the film promises. And even Vidya confirms at the end of the trailer, “We Indians are like that only. Drama or nothing.”

Vidya Balan sharing the new poster of the film, she wrote, “Only 12 x 3 x 10 minutes to go for the trailer! Meet #ShakuntalaDeviOnPrime July 31, on @PrimeVideoIN.” The answer to the equation is 360 that confirms that the trailer will be out at 4 pm. The poster shows Vidya’s character’s journey over the years – as she is seen with her bag and baggage and two plaits, a modern woman dressed in western clothes and a spectacled sari-clad woman a few decades later.

In an earlier statement, Vidya Balan spoke about the famed mathematician and said, “She was truly someone who embraced her individuality, had a strong feminist voice and braved many a naysayer to reach the pinnacle of success. But what truly fascinates me is that you wouldn’t normally associate a fun person with Math…and she completely turns that perception on its head.”

Directed by Anu Menon of “Four More Shots Please” fame and produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra (Abundantia Entertainment), the film will release on Amazon Prime Video on July 31.