Gemini Ganesan`s grandson to play Ramanujan in Tamil movie

Updated: Jun 11, 2013, 18:41 PM IST

New Delhi: Srinivasa Ramanujan`s extraordinary life is now the subject of a Tamil movie with Abhinay, the grandson of the legendary Gemini Ganesan, playing the mathematics genius on the silver screen.

Camphor Cinema, an independent film production company, is making the movie as their maiden film. `Ramanujan` is an Indo-British collaboration. The film is being directed by Gnana Rajasekaran who was behind films like `Mogha Mul`, `Bharati` and `Periyar`.
Apart from Abhinay, Malayali actress Bhama, Suhasini Maniratnam and British stage and screen actor, Kevin McGowan star in the movie.

Set in the early 1900`s the film revolves around the life and times of the mathematical prodigy. It is tentatively slated to release by the end of 2013 in English and Tamil.

"It has been an exciting journey forming Camphor Cinema and producing `Ramanujan`. A period film is a challenging task in itself and the fact that the film is being shot simultaneously in two languages and in two different continents," said Sushant Desai, producer of Camphor Cinema, in a statement.

Desai said the film would be true to Ramanujan`s journey from Kumbakonam to Cambridge.

The first shooting schedule which commenced on May 15th, 2013 is complete.

Co-founded by Desai, Srivatsan Nadathur, Sharanyan Nadathur and Sindhu Rajasekaran, the production company has also roped in a talented team of crew. The film will be edited by B Lenin, Cinematography is by Sunny Joseph while Ramesh Vinayagam will serve as the music director.

Ramanujan`s life-story has been gathering lot of interest recently. `Slumdog Millionaire` star Dev Patel is set to play Ramanujan in a Hollywood production. The Hollywood film is being adapted from "The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan".

`Tomorrow Never Dies` director Roger Spottiswoode was also keen on making a biopic on Ramanujan with actor Siddharth.