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It has always been the sciences and the Mathematics field which have discriminated against women one way or another. Often citing reasons that women are not intelligent enough. And, they lack the sharpness of the brain. Many more false claims have been made.
But, here is one such strong woman, Shakuntala Devi. Popularly called The Human Computer.
She was a mathematical genius. She even has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Her achievements are uncountable. And, totally trailblazing.
Life Story of the Mathematical genius
Shakuntala Devi was born in Bengaluru to a Kannada family. Her father worked in a circus. When she was of a tender age, her father recognised her talent. And, took her on road shows to showcase her skill to the world. People were stupefied by her skills. She gained popularity and the money she earned was contributed towards the family.
In the year 1950, Shakuntala Devi along with her father set out on a journey for Europe. There she showcased her talent. And, gained the admiration of people. It was after twenty seven years that she competed with a UNIVAC computer . She was supposed to find the 23rd root of a 201 digit number. And, guess what , she outsmarted the computer and gave the answer in 50 seconds which was faster than the machine by 12 seconds. Her Guinness book of world record is a result of her multiplying two randomly selected 13 digit numbers . And just within 28 seconds.
She was also an astrologer. She also wrote a ‘ pioneering ‘ book The World of Honosexuality. The first book on Homosexuality published in India in 1977. Shakuntala Devi was way ahead of her times because she wanted ‘complete acceptance ‘ and not ‘tolerance and sympathy’ for the Homosexuals. A woman with a broad mind and a multi faceted personality.
Release date of the movie
A movie has been made on this inspiring lady. Vidya Balan plays the Prodigy. It is written and directed by Anu Menon . And, the producers are Sony Pictures Networks India and Vikram Malhotra. The release date is 31st July, 2020. It would be streaming on Amazon Prime videos.
The talented cast
Vidya Balan, versatile actor plays Shakuntala Devi. Prakash Belawadi as Shakuntala’s father. Jisshu Sengupata plays the role of Paritosh Banerji , her husband. Anupama Banerji, Shakuntala’s daughter, is played by Sanya Malhotra. Amit Sadh plays Anupama’s husband. This is a versatile cast which is supremely talented.
The amazing trailer is out. We can see Vidya giving the best performance. Sanya too shines as the daughter of the prodigy. You can watch the trailer at the beginning of this content, we have provided it for you. Stay tuned with us to know more about the inspiring movie.