• Shalini Langer
    Shalini Langer
    Indian Express


    Well, as anyone who has sat down with a set of seemily incomprehensible numbers and watched them fall into place will know, it is not unlike a spiritual feeling.
    Ultimately, you could say the film is bigger than the sum of its parts. Should Ramanujan agree.

  • Suraj Prasad
    Suraj Prasad
    Deccan Chronicle


    The Man Who Knew Infinity has played the tropes well and comes very close to how the life and times would have actually been, more importantly, it sparked an interest in the person and his work; work that shaped our understanding of the modern world in numerous ways.

  • Story wise, the makers have done a fine job to keep it to the point. Thanks to Matt Brown for making a film on this mathematician genius who certainly deserves to known in his own country.

  • The period detailing – be it a rustic locale or sophisticated surroundings – is quite superb. Brown also tries to give the story an emotional touch, to good effect. And in fact, it is this which makes this film both enjoyable and gripping.

  • …is worth watching as it makes an earnest attempt in enlightening viewers about a great mind who left an incredible mark in the field of Mathematics. Though there are some great performances and sequences, the shortcomings make it just a one-time watch.

  • …the film’s main strength lies in Jeremy Irons’ performance. It’s one that holds the film together and raises its worth in the eyes of the discerning. While the story is about an extra-ordinary individual it plays out as something a little too cerebral and boring to reach out to a wider audience.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Here is a rare film that allows us a lucid glimpse into the anguished heart of  ​a ​soul that couldn’t fathom the depth of its own brilliance. Almost a century after Ramanujan’s death this film unravels the mystique of the unschooled maestro who didn’t know why numbers meant so much to him.

  • The Man Who Knew Infinity plays it very safe by reducing Ramanujan’s life into a well-established sellable movie formula.

    But it’s a wonderful change from the fare we’ve getting recently.