Producer: Edward R. Pressman, Jim Young & Joe Thomas
Director: Mathew Brown
Star Cast: Dev Patel, Devika Bhise, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally & Enzo Cilenti
Verdict: VERY GOOD
Plot: The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self – taught Indian mathematics genius, travelled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of 5 years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant & the eccentric professor, G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematics genius to the world. This is Ramanujan’s story as seen through Hardy’s eyes.
Aces: The mesmerising performance of the lead cast namely Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons & Devika Bhise. Hats off to debutante director Mathew Brown for presenting a true picture of a mathematical genius & his mentor without getting tempted to take refuge in the commercial gimmicks.
Minuses: It is a straight narration devoid of any entertaining relief.
Last Word: The Man Who Knew Infinity based on the book of the same name by Robert Kanigal does full justice to the subject at hand. This art house movie will also be a delight for the festival circuit audiences.