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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 29 April 2016 (USA)
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Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

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Narasimha
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Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$80,325 (USA) (29 April 2016)

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$1,627,021 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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In the film Good Will Hunting when Stellan Skarsgård is trying to convince Robin Williams to take on Matt Damon he compares him to Srinivasa Ramanujan as an example of his extraordinary ability. See more »

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Ramanujan did not grow up in Madras. He grew up in Sarangapani Street, Kumbakonam - a town that is 150 miles south of Madras. He moved to Madras as an adult. See more »

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G.H. Hardy: From an Indian clerk ill-educated in Madras. I would very highly value any advice you give me. Yours truly, S. Ramanujan.
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Featured in The Saturday Show: Episode #1.24 (2016) See more »

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Finite and Formulaic
12 April 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's amazing how much like mathematics this film is. It is strikingly formulaic and everything in it obeys strict laws and forms tight patterns. Ramanujan may have reached for the sky without due process but this film certainly doesn't. Still, his story is a great one and elements of a very human struggle remain. It's the usual stuff in terms of plot, characterization and emotional manipulation but one would be a hard nut indeed if one wasn't touched by it at all. Of the two main parts, though, it is Jeremy Irons' Professor Hardy (who fought against the paradoxically quite brainless prejudices of The University of Cambridge) who comes across most strongly. One warms, too, to Toby Jones' Littlewood


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