THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY REVIEWED
“The Man Who Knew Infinity” is a rather deep biopic about Srinivasa Ramanujan. Professor G.H. Hardy’s tutelage of the young math prodigy is well known among scholars. But, this story has rarely gotten any major media attention. While it’s amazing that such a well-made film got a major release, I don’t expect a wide audience to really enjoy it. Sure, mathematics featured heavy in the background, but this is a highbrow Period Drama.
While not playing quite like a Merchant Ivory movie, the film aspires to that greatness. I just wish that Dev Patel got way more room to develop his math genius. Jeremy Iron is the focal point and guides most of the film. Iron is an amazing actor, but this feels like it was supposed to be Patel’s chance to shine. I’d recommend a rental or purchase to the curious.
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 8/23/16
The Plot Thus Far
The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.