We’ve all heard about India’s mathematics wizard, Shakuntala Devi, but how many of us know of her tumultuous life? Directer Anu Menon’s movie based on this genius is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, where you’ll not only peak into her life and debunk complicated equations, but also traverse across various landscapes virtually! By Bayar Jain
A biographical comedy based on the mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi (played by Vidya Balan), this latest digitally released movie on Amazon Prime Video traces the life of the globally known ‘human-computer.’ On one end, the movie aims to pay tribute to the extraordinary woman, on the other, it humanises her in a manner often sidelined. Irrespective, a journey across various landscapes is guaranteed!
1. Mumbai, India
A large share of the movie has been shot in Mumbai, where Devi can be seen dishing out numbers and detangling complicated equations at the drop of the hat. Consider heading to Mumbai’s St Xavier’s College or Sophia College for Women—both prominent location sets in this movie—if you want to get a whiff of her genius. Another destination you can expect to see in the movie is the iconic Marine Drive, and houses of the city’s Mysore colony.