Star Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones and Devika Bhise
Director: Matthew Brown
Producer: Edward R. Pressman, Jim Young, Joe Thomas and Mark Montgomery
Claps For: Performances, Direction, Screenplay and Background Score
Slaps For: Nothing
What’s New: Keeping it simple for the Mathematics-haters (like me)!
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan gets in touch with G.H. Hardy from Trinity College, England and gets an opportunity to get his works published. Upon his arrival to England, he is faced with the challenge to prove that his theories are right and worth all the recognition.
Performances: Dev Patel is endearing as Srinivasa Ramanujan. While he carries a troubled-expression every time he is surrounded by new people and challenges, it is a delight to watch him go from all-excited to nervous, keeping a control over his emotions in a foreign land following his one and only passion.
While Jeremy Irons had nothing much to do in his last release ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, he completely owns this one. His humorous, cold and tobacco puffing portrayal of Ramanujan’s friend G.H. Hardy manages to outshine Patel’s and come out as a more believable character.
Devika Bhise makes a confident debut.
Direction: Director Matthew Brown adopts a different style of storytelling to tell the story of a Mathematics genius. Neither does he make the formulas appear complicated nor does he focus more on surprising the audience and the characters within the movie with Ramanujan’s numbers. He rather keeps it very simple and filled with the right emotions without going overboard.
Ramanujan’s life in India is has been presented briskly but in a wonderful way. The rest of the movie is about his stay in England and his struggles to get his works published.
The background score is a pleasant one.
Verdict: We give the movie CLAPS for telling the story of the Indian mathematician and being an engaging one!