Monday, April 16, 2007

Maths Ramanujan, talked in a Hollywood movie

Recently I enjoyed watching Good Will Hunting (1997), a ten year old Hollywood movie. I felt it as one of the rare kind of movie. Those who have watched it would appreciate it for various reasons. I specially liked the climax, when the hero, Will Hunting, though an extraordinarily gifted genius could have easily achieved world fame with his level of intelligence doesn't care a damn about it and instead goes after what his heart really longs for. After watching the movie my mind wandered on how many of us in real world, live a life like that, forget about being genius like him, have we seriously pondered on what we really want in life or just getting carried away in the social tides where we are put up with?

Another interesting scene in this movie worth mentioning especially relating to the title of this post! is that Indian Math genius Ramanujan props up in a discussion between Robin Willams (as Sean Maguire) and Stellan Skarsgard (as Gerald Lambeau) about the way Ramanujam was discovered by Prof. Hardy from Cambridge. Watch this scene in following video.


1 comment:

sowmya said...

"when the hero, Will Hunting, though an extraordinarily gifted genius could have easily achieved world fame with his level of intelligence doesn't care a damn about it and instead goes after what his heart really longs for. After watching the movie my mind wandered on how many of us in real world, live a life like that, forget about being genius like him, have we seriously pondered on what we really want in life or just getting carried away in the social tides where we are put up with? "

Very impressive words.Thats the way every one can live happily. Nice post :)