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The film starts with Anupama Banerji (Sanya Malhotra), wearing a flawless white shirt and hair tied in a bun, outfitting to record a criminal body of evidence against her mom, the ‘incomparable’ Shakuntala Devi (Vidya Balan). In a montage-of-sorts, we are acquainted with a youthful Shakuntala Devi (Araina Nand) settling complex conditions for a square of Mysore pak.
At the point when her dad (Prakash Belawade) understands that his little girl isn’t ‘a normal young lady yet a virtuoso’, he begins taking her out to do Maths shows. Indeed, even at a youthful age, Shakuntala is a wild women’s activist who tries to turn into a ‘badi aurat’ throughout everyday life. Simultaneously, she grows up to disdain both her folks, particularly her mom for being resigned to her better half. In the following part, a sari-clad Shakuntala Devi with two dangling creases returns back to her first love-maths in London, when her affection intrigue attempts to trick her. There, she finds a Spanish man named Jamier who gives her a makeover and shows her English. Our ‘Rani Hindustani’ before long discovers acclaim as the ‘human PC’, and in the end advances into the Guinness Book of World Records for her astounding math abilities.
In any case, ouch, hearts are broken once again when Jamier chooses to return back to Spain. While separating, when he discloses to Shakuntala that she needn’t bother with him any longer, the woman shoots back, “For what reason do men consistently need ladies to require them?” With numbers as her steady friend, Shakuntala proceeds with her excursion. She at last discovers her ‘Dushyant’ as an IAS official named Paritosh (Jishhu Sengupta) and weds him. Be that as it may, soon, Shakuntala Devi ends up battling to find some kind of harmony among maths and parenthood. This time, will the calculating virtuoso prevail with regards to tackling the condition of life?
Since Shakuntala Devi’s life as a commended mathematician in front of an audience, is out there in open area, chief Anu Menon decides to concentrate her focal point on Devi’s imperfect associations with her friends and family. The principal half of the film is blustery, while feelings run half in the last bit. Menon investigates the chaotic mother-girl condition in a sincere manner. Discussing the hiccups, the composing wobbles at a couple of spots. Likewise, the non-straight account is a major mood killer, before you get gradually acclimated with it.
Vidya Balan pulls off a charging go about as Shakuntala Devi. One can see that the on-screen character let loose of time while playing a lady who lived and adored proudly, and that smoothness interprets on the screen too. Vidya is a flat out crackler each time she slips into the clever side of Shakuntala Devi. Correspondingly, she likewise moves you to tears in the passionate scenes. Sanya Malhotra is convincing, and her science with Vidya makes for an intriguing watch. The little youngster depicts her character’s misery and powerlessness successfully. Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta play their parts with earnestness.
Shakuntala Devi is a film which moves you to grasp your defects and praise them. It likewise causes you to understand that there’s significantly more to a lady than being only a mother. Investigate; a ‘virtuoso’ too!