There’s nothing that I love more than an underdog story. It gives hope that someone who always believed themselves to be ordinary can shine and be stunning. This is exactly what happens to Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar, played by Dev Patel, in The Man Who Knew Infinity. This real life story recounts how a young man who grew up in Madras, India, became a pioneer in mathematical theories at a time where the world was changing dramatically. It’s a story of endurance that could teach us a couple lesson about life.
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1. Never stop dreaming.
Where would you be if you didn’t reach out for more? If you didn’t see a brighter, bigger world ready to be conquered and explored? The impossible can be overcome, the world our oyster, if we keep on dreaming. You never know what you might accomplish when you do.
2. Incredible things can come from the smallest beginnings.
It doesn’t matter where you come from, greatness comes in all shapes and sizes. There is no ‘designated’ origin story. And if it did that would be boring. Everyone loves an underdog who works a little harder and shows the world how unique, hard working, and unbelievable they are.
3. Love is enduring.
Those who have stuck by you from the beginning don’t just disappear when you move off to a new world or opportunity. They loved you before and they will love you after. It’s a marvelous thing how not even distance can stop love.
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The Man Who Knew Infinity hits theaters April 29, 2016.