In mathematical circles there are few people as respected as Srinavasa Ramanujan, a man who managed to make major strides in the field, despite the fact the he was almost completely self-taught and developed his skills in isolation. It’s almost surprising a major biopic about him has never been made before, but now one is on its way.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Colonial India, 1913. Srinavasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius, who failed out of college due to his near-obsessive, solitary study of mathematics. Determined to pursue his passion despite rejection and derision from his peers, Ramanujan writes a letter to G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hardy recognises the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan’s raw talent and despite the scepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored.’
The film will arrive in cinemas in April. Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more…]