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Abhinay Vaddi, Suhasini Maniratnam, Kevin McGowan, Bhama, Michael Lieber
Gnana Rajasekaran
Ramesh Vinayakam


Thursday, January 1, 1970 • Tamil Comments

Biopic is a rarely touched genre in Tamil cinema ‘Ramanujan’ comes as a film on Mathematical legend Srinivasa Ramanujan who lived in Kumbakonam before Indian independence. When it comes as a brain child of Gnana Rajasekaran the director of biopic on most celebrated Tamil poet Subramania Bharathiyar and the founder of the Dravidian movement Periyar the expectations on Ramanujam are really high.

This time Gnana Rajasekaran comes with a stellar star cast. Abinay Vaddi the grandson of legendary actor couple Gemini Ganesan and Savithri is making his acting debut with this film in the lead role.  Veteran actors Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Nizhalgal Ravi act as Ramanujan’s parents and popular Kannada heroine Bhanu makes her Kollywood debut playing Ramanujan’s wife in the film. The supporting cast includes many veteran actors like Gee.Mahendra, Delhi Ganesh. Manobala, Sarathbabu. Kitty, Krishnamoorthi and Abbas. Famous English actor Kevin McGowan is acting as V.H. Hardy who recognized the inborn talent of Ramanujam and made him popular across the world.

The film has been shot in Cambridge University, London and it is the first Tamil film to be shot over there.

The film is not just going to be a journey through the history book. The director has said, “Ramaujan’s life is filled with interesting turns. He could not make a living with his skill in mathematics. The people around him did not allow him to live the life of a Genius. They forced him to live as an average man. My film explores on how the Genius won over such compulsions and proved his expertise to the world”. This assures us that the ‘Ramanuja’ will certainly offer a lot of pulsating moments.

This is the film that is being directed by Gnana Rajasekaran after a gap if seven years. But the director seems to be having a grip over the changing preferences of audience when it comes to movie watching experience. The trailers of the film promise a technically sound film in the offing with brilliant camera work and art direction. However the film will retain the retro effort too with Ramesh Vinayagam’s music taking us back to the songs and music of the black and white era.

The number of audience waiting to celebrate new attempts and offer something other than the run of the mill stuff, ‘Ramanujan’ that releases worldwide on July 11, may very well be provide the much needed respite and also food for thought for its director is the one who wants to engage and not just entertain his audience.