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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 29 April 2016 (USA)
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The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

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Matt Brown (as Matthew Brown)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... G.H. Hardy
Dev Patel ... S. Ramanujan
Malcolm Sinclair ... Professor Cartwright
Raghuvir Joshi Raghuvir Joshi ... Narasimha
Dhritiman Chatterjee ... Narayana Iyer (as Dhritiman Chaterji)
Stephen Fry ... Sir Francis Spring
Arundathi Nag Arundathi Nag ... Komalatammal
Devika Bhise ... Janaki
Pádraic Delaney ... Beglan
Toby Jones ... John Edensor Littlewood
Jeremy Northam ... Bertrand Russell
San Shella ... Dr. Muthu
Richard Cunningham ... Hobson
Thomas Bewley Thomas Bewley ... Baker
Anthony Calf ... Robert Alfred Herman
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Storyline

In the 1910s, Srinivasa Ramanujan is a man of boundless intelligence that even the abject poverty of his home in Madras, India, cannot crush. Eventually, his stellar intelligence in mathematics and his boundless confidence in both attract the attention of the noted British mathematics professor, G.H. Hardy, who invites him to further develop his computations at Trinity College at Cambridge. Forced to leave his young wife, Janaki, behind, Ramanujan finds himself in a land where both his largely intuitive mathematical theories and his cultural values run headlong into both the stringent academic requirements of his school and mentor and the prejudiced realities of a Britain heading into World War One. Facing this with a family back home determined to keep him from his wife and his own declining health, Ramanujan joins with Hardy in a mutual struggle that would define Ramanujan as one of India's greatest modern scholars who broke more than one barrier in his worlds. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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An equation has no meaning to me unless it expresses a thought of god.". See more »

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Biography | Drama

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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Tamil | Sanskrit

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Knew Infinity See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,325, 1 May 2016

Gross USA:

$3,866,794

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,252,684
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2.39 : 1
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Throughout his life, Ramanujan was plagued by health problems. His health worsened in England. A 1994 analysis of Ramanujan's medical records and symptoms by Dr. D. A. B. Young concluded that it was much more likely he had hepatic amoebiasis, an illness then widespread in Madras, rather than tuberculosis. He had two episodes of dysentery before he left India. When not properly treated, dysentery can lie dormant for years and lead to hepatic amoebiasis. Amoebiasis was a treatable and often curable disease at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Hardy is reaching for Ramanujan's letter, the newspaper on his lap has the top half of the first page facing up, but in the next shot of Hardy holding the envelope, the bottom half of the first page is facing up. See more »

Quotes

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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Card before the title: "Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty." - Bertrand Russell See more »

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3 March 2016 | by thebenj-99456See all my reviews

Just saw "The Man Who Knew Infinity" at The Sun Valley Film Festival. So happy to see quality films make their US premiere in Sun Valley. Kudos to the non profit group. Must see movie with outstanding story, production and casting led by J. Irons. Independent films like these deserve to be seen & noticed. Opens NY/LA late April. Superb direction from Matt Brown with incredible sets and locations, especially location at Trinity College. Thought about the diversity issue facing the Academy and after seeing this movie, realized it was an issue for a brilliant mind like the lead against the English back in the day. The effort it took to make this film on a tight budget with incredible locations is a credit to the entire crew!


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