Dev Patel's performance is so honest and raw in 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' that we can feel the passion that drove his character -- the great early 20th-century mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who migrated from Madras, India, to make his mark at Cambridge University.
Dev Patel admits he has no head for numbers, but that hasn't stopped him playing one of the world's great mathematical geniuses.
Starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, "The Man Who Saw Infinity" film gives mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan his rightful place in pop culture with his own "Theory of Everything" and "Imitation Game."
Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons star in tale of math genius.
The biographies of tortured geniuses are a popular film subject, with movies like “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” enjoying great notoriety and success.
Movie review of ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’: True story of self-taught mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (played by Dev Patel) leaves you wanting more. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.
“Intuition can only carry you so far.” With the patented over/underplaying only a wily veteran British actor can provide, so says Trinity College mathematician G.H. Hardy, as played by Jeremy Irons, to his East Indian protégé Srinivasa Ramanujan, played by Dev Patel, in “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”
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The Indian is a naif in the pulsing heart of British math studies - Cambridge's Trinity College, which was Isaac Newton's school and, for a time, that of Bertrand Russell (who, played by Jeremy Northam, has a small role in the story). [...] the same could be said about the unmarried Hardy's feelings for Ramanujan. The atmosphere at Trinity - the snobbery and acrid wit and jockeying for position - is nicely captured, as is Hardy's transformation to seeing Ramanujan as a suffering human being rather than merely a smart young chap who needs to be whipped into shape.