I hope this review encourages more people to see it thus stimulating an even wider distribution so that even more people can have the opportunity. One character is religious and the other not. Ramanujan was an exceptional man surrounded by ordinary people who did deeply care for him but hardly understood him. However, I can see much of the same culture through foreign kids at Great Valley even. Synopsis In the 1910s, Srinivasa Ramanujan is a man of boundless intelligence that even the abject poverty of his home in Madras, India, cannot crush.
It is all over the place and at the same time pointless and trite. While the setting of Ramanujan's life is certainly different than anything I've ever known. I could understand the importance of Ramanujan's work, thanks to Kanigel's explanation. Other interpretations that were very good and have to be mentioned are Jeremy Irons who played as Professor G. The book briefly talks about his theorems and papers. Like all the regular biographies, even this book takes its steps in a chronological order, starting with the birth of Ramanujan and his upbringing in the small town of Kumbhakonam i This is one of the fascinating books I've read in a long time.
This education as Lord Macaulay had famously said was good enough to generate clerks for the British Empire to administer India. On a large scope, Ramanujan's story introduces questions about how societies treat people that have a lot to contribute in a non-traditional way. Striving to uphold the religion beliefs despite the hardships of day to day life is something one would witness during those late 1880's. Still, it does its job fairly and with sincerity. In better hands - scripting, directing and casting of main character - this would have been a winner of a movie based on a real-to-life mathematical genius. Forced to leave his young wife, Janaki, behind, Ramanujan finds himself in a land where both his largely intuitive mathematical theories and his cultural values run headlong into both the stringent academic requirements of his school and mentor and the prejudiced realities of a Britain heading into World War One.
Ramanujan's life was filled with hardships and struggles and also with his poor financial conditions, he was not able to get proper guidance and motivation to fuel his mathematics interest. There is a long section of the book devoted to his mentor, Hardy, that both gives us a better picture of the overall scene but also drags on too long. He was an Indian mathematician of early 20th century. You almost feel pity for the young Ramanujan who is unable to clear his exams because he would not study other subjects due to his interest in Mathematics. Most importantly, because it brings out the human element in each and every action or decision that Ramanujan took.
And while Ramanujan did eventually find academic success in England, he encountered a huge number of other problems there. This fuels the conflict between the two, until eventually they agree to meet half-way. Hardy that his discoveries saw the light of the day. The other laureates are for Chemistry, Biology, Peace, Literature etc. Dev Patel is outstanding in the leading role, and Jeremy Irons turns in a superb performance as the colleague and mentor to Ramanujan. The two main characters will be chatting about proofing the formulas than randomly god and faith will be thrown in.
Hardy, who invites him to further develop his computations at Trinity College at Cambridge. Examined as well is Hardy and his relationship with Ramanujan. Also, interspersed with some very interesting takes on South Indian life, by an outsider. But scholars in Cambridge Hardy included adhere steadfastly to academic tradition and principle: requirement of proof. The profundity of that is realised when one feels the pain of Hardy in coming to terms with the fact that he'll never see Ramanujan again. His religious faith in his pursuit of mathematical truth is just as palpable. It is nowhere near close to flawless and it falls short of being a great film.
Without proofs his theories are considered inconceivable and Ramanujan is often dismissed as a charlatan. It is one of the best biographies I have ever read. The acting is superb with Jeremy Irons as a professor and mentor in one of his best performance ever. So beautifully directed, enthralling from the very first cut. Ramanujan would regularly telescope 12 steps of logic into two - the effect is said to be like Dr Watson in the train of some argument The tale of a relationship between a young Indian mathematics genius, Ramanujan, and his tutor at Cambridge University, G. Author has traveled to this part of the country to gather information about Ramanujan's early life, but it seems that what he was writing was more about Indian culture than about Ramanujan.
The Man Who Knew Infinity is a 2015 British biographical drama film based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. But that didn't made Ramanujan a week minded person, he got a job as a clerk in Madras port trust and in parallel worked on his mathematics discovery. They're parents deffinitely hold them to a high standard, pressuring them to do well in school and become young scholars. The book covers the period from his birth to his death and a little beyond. Had it not been for him, Ramanujan would have remained a clerk in any of the governmental departments and his discoveries would have disappeared along with him. Hardy was probably the only one who came close to appreciating him but had no experience in dealing with such a cultural disparity. Those who are doing research in that field would understand them better.
He is just playing himself in all the movies he has done - same doe-eyed expression, same hesitating mannerisms, same scuttling around, same intonation, just same himself - he does not at all inhabit this very important lead character, and his amateurism is just a constant sore annoyance throughout the movie. To call it astonishing would be to minimize his accomplishments in a severe manner. As Hardy addresses his interactions with Ramanujan akin to a romantic affair, he encapsulates their common passion for maths and their devotion to the craft. Ramanujan, definitely has that your teacher might show this movie in class vibe. But since he was not in touch with the western world and had no formal education, he was not aware of these discoveries. He possessed the rarest of the abilities - to imagine and invent mathematics, to be able to shine a light on paths that people never knew existed, and be able to enter into conclusions others would take years to p A head-first dive into one of India's most intuitive mathematicians, depicting the central theme of his life. He doesn't even suit the role.