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Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer (2020)


Coming Out at July 31, 2020 on Prime Video

Biography |

The Indian prodigy was featured in the 1995 Guinness Book of Records for Shakuntala Devi’s feat 1980 June 18th feat of demonstrating the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 x 2,465,099,745,779, picked randomly by the Computer Department of Imperial College, London. Shakuntala Devi produced the correct answer of 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730, in just 28 seconds.

Based on the life of Shakuntala Devi who is a well-known mathematical genius and calculating prodigy from India. She has been nicknamed ‘Human Computer’ because of her extraordinary talent and skill in solving complex mathematical problems without any mechanical aid.

Director: Anu Menon

Writers: Nayanika Mahtani, Anu Menon, Ishita Moitra

Stars: Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Barnaby Jago, Amit Sadh, Luca Calvani, Colin Blyth


Vidya BalanShakuntala Devi
Sanya MalhotraAnupama Banerjee
Barnaby JagoEnglish Presenter
Amit SadhAjay
Luca CalvaniJavier
Colin BlythRoyal mathematician society member
Jake FrancisAnupama’s Lawyer
Stephen SamsonMathematician
Nisha Aaliya
Prakash BelawadiShakuntala’s Father
Max DowlerBBC Host
Paul BlackwellMathematician
Ty HurleyMathematician
Claire AshtonTea Room Lady
Adi ChughKartar
Peter McPhersonLondon Presenter
Phillip RoyMr. Stevens – Shakuntala’s Lawyer
Alex BartramEdward
Nicholas BlattButler
Jon WenningtonMathematician
Jason WilsonAmerican Presenter
Saulius CajauskasMaths Professor / Spanish Embassy Man
Elle Jones
Mahesh PillaiSchool Principal
Suki ChottBook Fan
Louis MackenzieSpanish Diplomat
Taraash MehrotraEjaz
Santosh BanerjeeGordhanbhai

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