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Rated PG-13 · 108 minutes · 2016

Biography, Drama, Historical Drama
Dev Patel has cornered the British market on Indian leading-man roles, but he brings so little to this biopic about mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who took Cambridge by storm during the World War I years, that Jeremy Irons easily steals the movie as Ramanujan's gruff but affectionate English mentor, G.H. Hardy. Adapting a book by Robert Kanigel, writer-director Matt Brown details the racial antagonism Ramanujan encountered on campus, and there's a weak romantic subplot involving the wife he left behind in Madras. But mainly this trades in the sort of nerd sanctification familiar from The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and other math-whiz dramas.
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Director: Matthew Brown
Producer: Edward Pressman, Jim Young, Joe Thomas, Matthew Brown, Sofia Sondervan, Jon Katz, Masaaki Tanaka, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross
Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise, Kevin McNally, Jeremy Northam, Anthony Calf, Arundathi Nag, Richard Johnson, Raghuvir Joshi, Dhritiman Chaterji, Padraic Delaney, Roger Narayan, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones

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