GREAT KNOWLEDGE COMES FROM THE HUMBLEST OF ORIGINS.
After writing to famous mathematician G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons) in 1913 and sending him advanced formulas, the young Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), who’s grown up in India without an education, is brought to Trinity College and urged to prove his work. This biography of the tragically short life of a brilliant mathematician who carried the burden of having to show the hostile white academia that a person of color could be just as bright, may not reach the dramatic heights of A Beautiful Mind (2001). But its low-key style and slow pace is boosted by good performances, including Irons as a man who has chosen Cambridge over love.
2016-Britain. 108 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Matt Brown. Book: Robert Kanigel. Cast: Dev Patel (Srinivasa Ramanujan), Jeremy Irons (G.H. Hardy), Devika Bhise (Janaki), Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam.