The Man Who Knew Infinity

Posted on May 14, 2016


The Man Who Knew Infinity – Brilliant but poor mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is brought to Cambridge with the help of Professor Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Hardy pushes Ramanujan to present proof of his theories and formulas rather than just knowing and feeling them intuitively. They form a deep friendship. Hardy is an atheist. Ramanujan believed all his theorems expressed a thought of God.

Back in India, Ramanujan’s mother (Arundhati Nag) believes it’s for the best if she keeps letters to his young wife, as well as correspondence from her to him, hidden so that he can do his work. Jeremy Irons is perfect and so professorial. Dev Patel continues to grow as an actor. Toby Jones is pinchable Littlewood.

This true story makes me want to learn more about Ramanujan, and use a little more of my brain. All knowledge is already in the Universe – we just have to uncover it.