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The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity - Credit: Archant

Matt Brown directs, writes and co-produces this biographical drama based on the story of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel.

Dev Patel stars as Ramanujan, an aspiring academic mathematician from a poor family in Madras, India. He applies to study at Cambridge University during World War One and is accepted. Srinivasa is soon shown to be a prodigal genius and is taken under the wing of Professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), but he still faces challenges at Cambridge in the form of racism and prejudice.