Biopic of Indian ‘human computer’ starts streaming on Amazon Prime


The biopic of the famed ‘human computer’ Shakuntala Devi is now streaming on Amazon Prime and some viewers have given lead actress Vidya Balan the thumbs up.

Balan, according to some fans, shined through in the film which looks at the life of the Indian math wizard.

Shakuntala Devi, who died in 2013 at the age of 83, earned her place in the Guinness Book of World Records for her mathematics ability.

To achieve her spot in the 1982 book, she multiplied two 13 digit numbers, randomly picked by a computer, in front of an audience of 1,000 persons.

She took 28 seconds, including the time to recite the 26-digit answer.

The biopic is now available on Amazon Prime.