Synopsis/Plot : Shakuntala Devi, a mathematician's journey to become "The Human Computer" and her relationship with her daughter.
Vidya Balan delivers big in this predominantly engaging film on the legendary mathematician!
Some of the mention worthy scenes would include the first time that Shakuntala got the title of "The Human Computer" by beating an actual computer device while solving a sum. Other scenes that impress are the conversations between Shakuntala and her daughter, the flashback portions that track Shakun...(more)
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Loud, mawkish and joyful
The Vidya Balan-starrer opts for a visual tone that matches the high octane personality of the late mathematician, but becomes an over-the-top cliche (more)
Source: Kennith Rozario, The Hindu
A Vidya Balan show
Vidya Balan owns the material that she is given, course-correcting every time she tends to slip into being mannered. The supporting cast is fine. (more)
Source: Subhra Gupta, Indian Express
Vidya Balan looks the part in a problematic but significant bio
Shakuntala Devi the film, however, relies on detailed conversations Menon had with the subject's daughter. As with most Hindi films drawn from real life these days, the opening disclaimer states that it is "inspired by true events but does not claim to be a documentary/biography on any character dep...(more)
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The Numbers Add Up Nicely With A Feisty Vidya Balan
A warm, whippy dramatization of the life of an extraordinary woman whose head for numbers is the stuff of legend, Shakuntala Devi is consistently entertaining and emotionally engaging, a triumph for both director Anu Menon and lead actress Vidya Balan. (more)
Source: Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV Movies
Soak yourself in the fascinating life and times of Shakuntala Devi!
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.(more)
Source: Sreeparna Sengupta, Times Of India