The first international trailer of Hollywood’s upcoming film ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is here and it looks amazing. Starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, the film has first screened last year at Toronto International Film Festival. The film won accolades for the performances.
The first trailer showcases a life of young man named Srinivasa Ramanujan who worked as a clerk in a ship in the Madras city, India. He writes a letter to a professor named G.H.Hardy at Cambridge to receive advice on his mathematical theories. Soon, the professor is impressed by the young mathematician and takes him under his wing. In the film’s new trailer, Ramanujan’s fellow classmates and teachers are not so quick to accept his unconventional methods of maths. Even the British society is not so welcoming to a brown-skinned foreigner. The professor is also testing him on whether he is a genius or a fraud.
Directed by Matthew Brown, Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry, and Toby Jones also star in the film. The movie is yet to receive an international release date but it will release on April 8, 2016 in UK.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Colonial India, 1913. Srinavasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius, who failed out of college due to his near-obsessive, solitary study of mathematics. Determined to pursue his passion despite rejection and derision from his peers, Ramanujan writes a letter to G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hardy recognises the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan’s raw talent and despite the scepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored.