Ramanujan (2014)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 50 mins

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‘Ramanujan’ tells the human story of an Indian mathematician who languished in the grip of a disdainful society and a scornful academia. It means to demonstrate the genius that enabled him to overcome the poverty of his material circumstances and the indifference of his peers to emerge and be recognized as a great savant by the world. The adverse social conditions in South India at the time saw Ramanujan’s mathematical capabilities dismissed by traditional fellow Indians, pushing him to take up employment as a clerk and subsist on meager wages. It was an Englishman, Professor G. H. Hardy, who recognized Ramanujan’s genius while the Indian academia shunned him. Professor Hardy took the native clerk to Cambridge, where he facilitated Ramanujan’s research in mathematics. In England, Ramanujan’s quintessential contribution to mathematics got him elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Cast: Abhinay Vaddi, Kevin McGowan, Suhasini Maniratnam

Crew: Gnana Rajasekaran (Director), Sunny Joseph (Director of Photography), Ramesh Vinayagam (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, History

Release Dates: 11 Jul 2014 (India)

Tamil Name: ராமானுஜன்

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Did you know? While filming in the fields of Kumbakonam, each time the crew prepared for the shoot and the cast rehearsed their lines, they would have clear skies, but the moment director Gnana Rajasekaran said "action", it would start raining heavily. This happened five times in a row! Finally, the cast and crew managed to get the scene shot perfectly after a long long wait! Read More
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as Srinivasa Ramanujan
as Prof Hardy
as Komalatammal
as Janaki
as Ms Bourne
Supporting Actor
as Soilder
as Train Inspector
as Chatterjee
as WW1 Soldier
as Professor / Cricketer
as Prof. Krishna Shastri
as Krishnan
as Krishna Rao
as WW1 soldier
as Littlewood
as Doctor Charles Budd
as Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
as The Hindu’s Kasturi Iyengar
as Srinivasan Iyengar
as Tuberculosis Doctor
as Professor
as Prof. Singaravelu Mudaliar
as Seshu Iyer
as Wicket Keeper
as Sir Francis Spring
as Student
as Diwan Bahadur Ramachandra Rao I. C. S
as Anandhu
as Professor Polya
as Emberumal Chettiar
as Sathiyapriya Rayar
as Narayana Iyer

Direction

First Assistant Director

Writers

Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Sound

Sound Designer

Art

Art Director

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Editor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Auro-3D
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: DiVO
34:36
01 
04:32
Music Director: Aliyaa Ajmani
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Karthik Suresh, Vani Jayaram
02 
04:57
Music Director: Aliyaa Ajmani
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Aliyaa Ajmani
03 
03:38
Music Director: Aliyaa Ajmani
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: P Unnikrishnan
04 
04:57
Music Director: Aliyaa Ajmani
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
05 
03:00
06 
03:15
07 
06:57
08 
03:15
Trivia:
The teaser for this film was unveiled on Srinivasa Ramanujan's death anniversary.

While the cast and crew were filming in mathematician Ramanujan's house to maintain the authentic look & feel of the film, they noticed that various students still flock his house to receive blessings from his statue before writing their maths exams, even today.

While filming in the fields of Kumbakonam, each time the crew prepared for the shoot and the cast rehearsed their lines, they would have clear skies, but the moment director Gnana Rajasekaran said "action", it would start raining heavily. This happened five times in a row! Finally, the cast and crew managed to get the scene shot perfectly after a long long wait!

Director Gnana Rajasekaran was contemplating casting Tamil actors R. Madhavan and Prasanna for the role of Ramanujan, however Rajasekaran chose Telugu actor Abhinay Vaddi instead, since he felt that his piercing eyes and nose resembled those of the actual mathematician.

Director Gnana Rajasekaran had conducted several workshops for the cast of the movie before the actual shooting began in order to help them get into the skin of the character.

The British actors in the movie knew their Tamil so fluently that they surprisingly got it bang on in their very first take, however while filming the English scenes, the actors had to do a couple of re-takes to get their lines right.

Ramanujan is the first film to have been given permission to be filmed in the famous Sarangapani temple in Kumbakonam. No other film, Tamil or any other language, has been given this privilege before.