Revue of THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY
Release Date: April 8, 2015
Directed By: Mathew Brown
Set in the early 1900s, Dev Patel is Ramanujan a gifted mathematician who even without any real formal training is determined to take on the world of pure mathematics.
I am not sure why I missed this movie when it was released about a year ago. It is really strange how such a good movie went under the radar. However, when I researched on it, I saw that it was a movie made with a modest budget which probably accounts for the muted marketing.
Truly, I am not a fan of biopics because movies for me serve as a medium of escape and the more abstract it is, the better for me but this one was a terrific movie. Furthermore, mathematics isn’t my favorite subject, so when I saw a movie where someone was excelling at it, it intrigues me.
Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) did a magnificent job in his role interpretation of the gifted mathematician fighting battles against racism and the system and even his family all in his efforts to reach his dream. Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones also sprinkled the movie with some real star power.
One thing I took away from this movie is that talent is not enough. Also, I saw that being a maverick has its draw backs because the system will always push against you and so you need wisdom to navigate the system if you really want to reach the pinnacle of your chosen path and realize your dreams.
I bumped into this DVD over the weekend and I certainly enjoyed the movie and earns a 6.5/10 rating on my awesome-o-metre. I encourage you to look out for it; you won’t regret it.
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