Shakuntala Devi Biopic Starring Vidya Balan To Be On Amazon Prime

Ankita Chetana |May 16, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, the upcoming Shakuntala Devi's biopic featuring Vidya Balan will be seen on Amazon Prime Video.

On Friday, Amazon Prime Video released an announcement about the launching of the much-anticipated biopic Shakuntala Devi. However, this streaming service hasn't announced the release date of the movie.

Shakuntala Devi On Amazon Prime
"Shakuntala Devi" has been announced to be released on Amazon Prime Video

Vidya Balan who won the National Film Award will essay the lead role as Shakuntala Devi who is called the 'human computer'. She owns a specialty in calculating speedily when giving the results within seconds.

Apart from Vidya, the movie also features Sanya Malhotra as Shakuntala's daughter in the film, Jisshu Sengupta, and Amit Sadh in titular roles. The National Award-winner tweeted:

"Delighted to announce that you will get to see #ShakuntalaDevi very soon on @PrimeVideo with all your loved ones. Thrilled that we will be able to entertain you in these unprecedented times. #WorldPremiereOnPrime #ShakuntalaDeviOnPrime."

Vidya Balan As Shakuntala Devi
Actress Vidya is seen to portray 'human-computer' mathematician Shakuntala Devi in the film

Anu Menon's directorial film has been on production under Vikram Malhotra and Sony Pictures Networks Productions. Anu cooperated with Nayanika Mahtani to write the screenplay, on the other hand, Ishita Moitra wrote the dialogues.

In a statement by Director of the Indian Amazon Prime Video Vijay Subramaniam shared:

"At Prime Video we believe in listening to what our consumers want and working backwards from there. This belief is the genesis of our latest offering. Over the last 2 years, Prime Video has become the destination of choice for our customers to watch new releases, across the languages, within weeks of their theatrical release. Now we’re taking this one step further, with seven of India’s most-anticipated films premiering exclusively on Prime Video, bringing the cinematic experience to their doorstep."

Amidst the nationwide lockdown, many theater chains have been unsatisfied with films directing to streaming platforms and skipping their releases at the theaters.

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