Movie on Ramanujam

Srinivasa RamanujamDev Benegal and Stephen Fry are collaborating on a movie based on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujam. Read their press release.

The Indian president is among many who are contributing to this project. The movie was officially launched with his presence in the ceremony.

Also check out Dev Benegal’s blog.


IBN has more details on their site.

Benegal said that a “major American or British star” will play the cricket-loving Hardy and added that he and Fry would be looking for a “terrific Indian actor” to play Ramanujan.

“It won’t be (Bollywood stars like) Aamir Khan or Shah Rukh Khan surely. I am sure we will find the right actor,” he said.

The multi-million dollar film will be shot in Erode (where Ramanujan was born) and Kumbakonam (where he grew up) in Tamil Nadu, and in Cambridge where he spent five years.

So it remains to be seen who would play Ramanujam.

Update 2:

BBC report