However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. Subscription. Shakuntala Devi is perhaps the most famous Indian about whom most Indians know so little. Wipeout contestant passes away after completing obstacle course on game show, Soorarai Pottru, The Motorcycle Diaries, and a response to the truth-versus-fiction issue in biopics, Durgamati trailer: Bhumi Pednekar's prisoner turns into a ghost in horror film presented by Akshay Kumar. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. The director injects that same cheer into the narrative with an intentionally farcical, comical tone while showing the heroine in her uncharacteristic, house-bound avatar at one point, thus effectively underlining the ridiculousness of tying a person down to play roles they are not made for. Instead what it gives us is a problematic passage that is awkward to the point of being bizarre and even offensive. Wrapped in the blanket of drama and overt feminism, this biopic is about a genius Indian Mathematician trying to strike a balance between her responsibility as a mother and her personal growth as a celebrity. Review of Shakuntala Devi When the trailer of Shakuntala Devi dropped, there was this criticism for making it way too cheerful with songs and dance. Home Reviews Shakuntala Devi Movie Review: A Perfect Family Entertainer July 30, 2020 Shakuntala Devi Movie Review: Amazon Prime Video original Vidya Balan stater Shakuntala Devi The Human-Computer is finally streaming on Amazon Prime Video India and here we are going to review the movie, we would also tall about the parent’s guide, rating, and many other things. Shakuntala Devi movie review 2020. Printable version | Nov 30, 2020 4:41:30 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/reviews/shakuntala-devi-movie-review-loud-mawkish-and-joyful/article32233408.ece, ‘Shakuntala Devi’ movie review: Loud, mawkish and joyful, Subscribe to our First Day First Show newsletter, Watch | Cyclone Nivar: scenes from across Tamil Nadu, ‘Driven, witty and with the biggest laugh’: Why Vidya Balan is perfect for the role of Shakuntala Devi, Maradona’s doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter: Report, Returning the spotlight to Srinagar’s built heritage, Yours in exasperation for the final time: Farewell from Mr. Mathrubootham, Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85, Coronavirus | How China is controlling COVID-19, Data | Farmers, new agriculture laws and government procurement, New species of gecko found in the Eastern Ghats, Sip whole leaf: Assam tea gets a new form, Soon in Chennai: a new lake with island parks and a mountainous Miyawaki forest, 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks | Key accused Tahawwur Rana wanted a ‘medal’ for ‘top class’ contribution, Mann ki Baat | Agriculture reforms have given farmers new opportunities, says PM. This contradiction is a captivating approach, but there’s a thin line between paying homage to the vibrancy of a personality and being an over-the-top cliché. All that matters in a biopic is whether the spirit of the subject is captured. If Shakuntala Devi remains significant despite this, it is because it is so unusual for a Hindi film to question prevalent notions that all women are naturally inclined to subsume themselves in maternity. Shakuntala Devi review – spirited biopic of a mathematical genius 3 / 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars. Firstpost - All Rights Reserved. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. She tilts her head back and unleashes a full-throated guffaw; hers is a belly laugh and it’s often heard in the 2-hour-10-minute biopic.