The Man Who Knew Infinity

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“The Man Who Knew Infinity”, is the movie based on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan. He was an Indian mathematician and despite having no formal training in mathematics he made extraordinary contributions to number theory, mathematical analysis, and infinite series.

The movie depicts the hardships and sacrifices made by Ramanujan in order to share his knowledge with the world. The movie also throws some light on the strange relationship which grew stronger over time with G. H. Hardy, an English mathematician who discovered Ramanujan from oblivion. His contributions to mathematics were nothing less than miracles and yes it would be hard for you to digest if you are an atheist like Hardy.

An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God.
Srinivasa Ramanujan

Every positive integer is one of Ramanujan’s personal friends.
John Littlewood, a fellow mathematician at Trinity College

G.H. Hardy: How do you know that theorem?
Srinivasa Ramanujan: It came to me.

You wanted to know how I get my ideas. God speaks to me.
Srinivasa Ramanujan to G.H Hardy

Overall, it was a great movie. If you like miracle stories you would enjoy this movie for sure. Yes, the ending is not good but that’s what happened in the reality and it would surely make you sad in the end.

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