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Matthew Brown’s The Man Who Knew Infinity set to release on 29th April, 2016

Siddharth Dhongle | April, 18 2016

The biographical drama film that depicts Srinivasa Ramanujan’s life is based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel


The Man Who Knew Infinity written and directed by Matthew Brown is based on the book by Robert Kanigel. The story revolves around ace mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan’s life and the struggles he had to face to prove his merit.

Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. Living in India with no access to the larger mathematical community, which was centered in Europe at the time, Ramanujan developed his own mathematical research in isolation. As a result, he rediscovered known theorems in addition to producing new work. Ramanujan was said to be a natural genius by the English mathematician G. H. Hardy, in the same league as mathematicians such as Euler and Gauss.

The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913,

Srinivasa Ramanujan played by Dev Patel, a self-taught Indian mathematics genius traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he forged a bond with his mentor, the eccentric professor GH Hardy played by Jeremy Irons, and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars svelte looking Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones.

The film introduces Devika Bhise, who is essaying the role of Ramanujan's wife Janaki. A trained classical dancer, Devika did a lot of research to get into the skin of her character and she also spoke to author Robert Kanigel, who had met the real-life Janaki later in her life, to understand the nuances of her character.

The supporting and eminent star cast include, Kevin R. McNally, Jeremy Northam, Arundhati Nag, Dhritiman Chaterji, Anthony Calf, Richard Johnson, Padraic Delaney, Shazad Latif, Raghuvir Joshi, Roger Narayan.

The film will release in English and Tamil on 29th April, 2016.

About The Man Who Knew Infinity:

An Edward R. Pressman/Animus Films production in association with Cayenne Pepper Productions, The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons,  Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones and Arundhati Nag, has been written and directed by Matthew Brown and is slated to release on April 29, 2016.

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