After Gulabo itabo starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan starrer hakuntala Devi will have its world premiere on Amazon Prime Video. The film is a biopic on late mathematical wizard hakuntala Devi is as also known as the “human computer”.
On May 15, Vidya Balan announced on Twitter, “Delighted to announce that you will get to see #hakuntalaDevi very soon on @PrimeVideo with all your loved ones. Thrilled that we will be able to entertain you in these unprecedented times. #WorldPremiereOnPrime #hakuntalaDeviOnPrime.”
Delighted to announce that you will get to see #hakuntalaDevi very soon on @PrimeVideo with all your loved ones. Thrilled that we will be able to entertain you in these unprecedented times. #WorldPremiereOnPrime #hakuntalaDeviOnPrime@sonypicsprodns @Abundantia_Ent pic.twitter.com/HHkhmq6FNx
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) May 15, 2020
Featuring the National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan, the film is based on the life of hakuntala Devi, nicknamed the “human computer”, for her innate ability to make incredibly complex calculations within seconds. The film also stars anya Malhotra, who will be seen playing the role of hakuntala Devi’s daughter with whom the genius enjoyed a complicated but extraordinary relationship, alongside Amit adh and Jisshu engupta in pivotal roles.
In a statement, Menon said, “hakuntala Devi’s passion for maths and her determination to spread its joy to the world was unparalleled. he lived ahead of her times and on her own terms – and as we all strive to change the narrative of the female protagonist on screen, her story is one that calls out to be told! And there’s no one better than Vidya Balan to capture hakuntala’s wit and wisdom! I’m so excited that the film will have its world premier on Amazon Prime Video and everyone will get to experience hakuntala’s incredible journey and Vidya’s magical portrayal of her soon!”
Written and directed by Anu Menon, hakuntala Devi has been produced by ony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra. The screenplay is written by Anu Menon and Nayanika Mahtani, while the dialogues are penned by Ishita Moitra.