The Man who Knew Infinity

Certificate 12A

(2015) 108 mins

Director: Matt Brown
Writer: Matt Brown
Cinematography: Larry Smith
Production Design: Luciana Arrighi, Rajeevan Nambiar
Music: Coby Brown (theme music)


Colonial India, 1913.  Srinavasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught mathematical genius.  Determined to pursue his passion despite rejection and derision from his peers, Ramanujan writes a letter to G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hardy recognizes the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan’s raw talent and despite the scepticism of his colleagues, undertakes to bring him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored.  Leaving his young wife behind, Ramanujan arrives in England where his race and culture arouse prejudice and hostility.

Also starring Stephen Fry and Toby Jones, and Jeremy Northam as Bertrand Russell.



While the subject matter of mathematics, equations and proofs may seem dry and beyond comprehension, this engaging film about a man who loves numbers more than he loves people is anything but. Based on a true story, this succinctly told and overtly moving film concentrates on the relationship between a young man from Madras who equates his work with a painting whose colours you cannot see, and the Cambridge professor whose entire life is mathematics . . . If you liked A Beautiful Mind and The Imitation Game, you are guaranteed to enjoy this involving and satisfying film in which intellect and emotion form two sides of the coin.  Urban Cinefile



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