Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer

critic Reviews

, 88% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mike McCahillGuardian
    What results is a biopic with genuine character.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Namrata JoshiNewsClick
    This intriguing film, with its mix of the real and surreal, takes mothers beyond patriarchal frames of reference and gives them liberty to embrace their frailties and dark sides without a care or concern.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Musanna AhmedFilm Inquiry
    All-in-all, Shakuntala Devi is very much the epitome of a decent Bollywood biopic. Dramatic moments are inflated and comedic moments are designed to be commercially viable to the masses.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Sucharita TyagiFilm Companion
    How long are Vidya Balan Movies going to just rely on being "Vidya Balan Movies?"
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Saibal ChatterjeeNDTV
    A warm, whippy dramatization of the life of an extraordinary woman whose head for numbers is the stuff of legend, Shakuntala Devi is consistently entertaining and emotionally engaging...
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Shubhra GuptaThe Indian Express
    Sengupta works well with Balan, and Malhotra and Sadh, as the modern couple, feel right. The film, which stays determinedly cheerful even in the grey hues of London, slides into flatness here and there...
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Poulomi DasArré
    These are emotionally intelligent threads for a film to cover, but Shakuntala Devi's on-the-nose filmmaking dumbs them down to an extent that the plot loses its sheen.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Stutee GhoshThe Quint
    A woman living a life unapologetically and portrayed without judgement. That is the film's biggest strength.
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