Shakuntala Devi Movie Review and Rating
Shakuntala Devi Release Date?
July 31, 2020 to Amazon Prime
Shakuntala Devi Cast
Shakuntala Devi Director
Ratings: 2.5/5 Site: Koimoi
All said and done, though Shakuntala Devi has Vidya Balan’s performance as a big positive, it also comes with many glitches. If you don’t watch this as a biopic, there’s a better chance you won’t nitpick as many things as I did.
Ratings: 3.5/5 Site: Times Of India
But ultimately ‘Shakuntala Devi’ is a joy to watch simply to soak in the fascinating life and times of the maths whiz – a human computer faster than an actual computer, the free-spirit, who was all that and so much more! Vidya Kasam, don’t give this one a miss.
Ratings: 3/5 Site: NDTV
Vidya Balan, playing Shakuntala Devi from the age of 25 to 70, misses nary a trick. With subtle shifts in diction, body language and gestural feints, she fleshes out a strong, feisty woman both endearing and awe-inspiring.Shakuntala Devi is an unmissable film and not just for the joy of watching Vidya Balan having a ball with numbers.
Ratings: 3/5 Site: Indian Express
Balan owns the material that she is given, course-correcting every time she tends to slip into being mannered. The supporting cast is fine. Sengupta works well with Balan, and Malhotra and Sadh, as the modern couple, feel right. The film, which stays determinedly cheerful even in the grey hues of London, slides into flatness here and there. The lines are perky but sometimes startlingly contemporary (did anyone say, for example, ‘let’s take this to the next level’, back in the 50s?). But then we slide right back: this is truly a Vidya Balan show, and she carries it off, with a glint in the eye, and a lilt in the step.
Ratings: 2.5/5 Site: News18
What the film leaves you with are some meaningful questions. About career, parenting, ambition, and why we judge women more harshly than men when it comes to their outlook on these matters. Vidya Balan embodies her tireless spirit in a robust performance that is the best thing in this otherwise inconsistent film.The conflict between Shakuntala and her daughter is resolved most simplistically…which is not to say it isn’t a real conflict. But a film about a woman who possessed so much flair could’ve done with some flair in its telling.