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8/16/2020Films like ‘Shakuntala Devi’ delve into the personal lives of women scientists. But where’s the science? - The Hinduhttps://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/films-like-shakuntala-devi-delve-into-the-personal-lives-of-women-scientists-but-wheres-the-science/article323…1/5AUGUST 14, 2020 15:25 ISTUPDATED: AUGUST 16, 2020 13:25 ISTNandita JayarajMAGAZINE | MOVIESFilms like ‘Shakuntala Devi’ delve into the personal livesof women scientists. But where’s the science?In these movies, the role of science or maths in the lives of the protagonists is sosupercial that I feel cheatedWhen the BBC interviewed ISRO scientist B.P. Dakshayani in 2018, they titled the feature‘How to cook curry and get a spacecraft into Mars orbit’. The article told us all about her earlylife and her domestic routines — a sweet piece that gained instant popularity. The 2019Hindi film Mission Mangal also spent a lot of reel time giving us generous peeks into therocket scientist protagonists’ personal lives: ...