A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Directed by Garth Davis, the film stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman & Rooney Mara. Released in 2016, it was nominated for a host of awards & won two BAFTAs. The film is based upon the autobiography written by Saroo Brierley.
The self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel), after growing up poor in MadrasIndia, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I. Leaving behind his young bride, Ramanujan’s ability to produce theories seemingly instinctively was put under scrutiny by Professor GH Hardy (Irons), who without seeing the proof distrusted the young prodigy. Despite a frosty start, the two eventually form a friendship that allowed them to push the academic boundaries and create work that fundamentally changed the world’s understanding of the concept of infinity.