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Vidya Balan Starrer ‘Shakuntala Devi’ To Premiere On Amazon Prime Video On July 31

In May, Amazon Prime Video announced the direct premiere of seven films on the OTT platform skipping a theatrical release. Among the list of pan-Indian films was Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala DeviWhile the release date of the same had not been announced back then, the streamer has now confirmed that the film will be available on the platform from July 31.

Read: From ‘Shakuntala Devi’ To ‘Sufiyum Sujathayum’, A List Of Indian Films That Will Have Their World Premiere On Amazon Prime Soon

Helmed by Anu Menon and jointly bankrolled by Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Entertainment and Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Shakuntala Devi is the biopic of the late mathematician of the same name.

The film also stars Sanya Malhotra, who plays Vidya’s character’s daughter, and Jisshu Sengupta, who plays the husband, along with Amit Sadh in an important role. The screenplay is written by Anu Menon and Nayanika Mahtani, while the dialogues are penned by Ishita Moitra.

The mathematical wizard or ‘human computer’, who was known for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations died in 2013, at the age of 83, due to respiratory and cardiac problems. She was also an astrologer, cookbook author, and novelist. She demonstrated her mathematical ideas around the world, at colleges, in theaters, on radio, and on television.

The film which was earlier set to hit theatres on May 8, 2020, will now stream on Amazon Prime.

Shakuntala Devi is the last of the seven films whose release dates have been announced. The rest of the films, Jyothika starrer Ponmagal Vandhal, Keerthy Suresh starrer Penguin, and Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Gulabo Sitabo, have already released and are available for streaming now, while Jayasurya‘s Sufiyum Sujathayum premiers today, July 3, Ragini Chandran starrer Law on July 17, and Danish Sait starrer French Biryani premiers on July 24, 2020.



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