The Shakuntala Devi trailer starring Vidya Balan is another feather in Balan’s hat

After every single Vidya Balan film, I wait for her next. That I’m an admirer of her talent is no news, to me, or to someone who has been a regular on our website. But how her craft amazes me uniquely every single time is something I haven’t been able to understand. Anu Menon’s Shakuntala Devi on Prime is no different.

The Shakuntala Devi trailer starring Vidya Balan is another feather in Balan's hat (1)
Vidya Balan and Sanya Malhotra in Shakuntala Devi; Source: Amazon Prime Video

The Shakuntala Devi trailer, and we know what the film is about – a Mathematician, labeled as a Human-Computer. She is a woman, and of course, there are many limitations, we as a society, associate with women. But she is not going to let anything – marriage, her daughter, family, society – come in the way of her love for Mathematics. At one point in the film, Shakuntala Devi even goes on to say, “I was correct, the computer was wrong.” That was Devi’s true genius, and this film will be Vidya Balan’s.

As always, it looks like this film is going to be Balan’s best, and it probably is. Over the years, Balan has proved that she is one actor who always manages to shatter the glass ceiling, which has been created by no one but her. As Balan’s daughter, Sanya Malhotra seems promising too. With the few films she’s done, Malhotra has told us that she is a force of an artist, and here too, nothing seems to have changed.

The trailer is not yet out for mass viewing, but you can watch it if you solve an equation, and if you can’t drop us a message, we’ll help you out. Here’s the equation:

Or, let us just simplify it for you. Watch the trailer here:

Also starring Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh among others, Shakuntala Devi will release on Amazon Prime on July 31st, and will clash with Rasika Dugal and Kunal Kemmu’s Lootcase, releasing on Disney+ Hotstar.

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