Camphor Cinema, an independent film production company introduced their first film Ramanujan, an Indo- British collaboration. Set in the early 1900’s the film revolves around the life and times of the Mathematical prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan. The film is tentatively slated to release by the end of 2013 in English and Tamil.
Extensively researched by the screenwriter and director, Gnana Rajasekaran, the film aims to establish the authentic life story and achievements of Ramanujan. It is being produced simultaneously in both languages. The first shooting schedule which commenced on May 15, 2013 is complete.
The film stars Abhinay, the grandson of South actor Gemini Ganesan, donning the role of Ramanujan, Malayali actress Bhama, Suhasini Maniratnam wife of the renowned director Mani Ratnam and the established British stage and screen actor, Kevin McGowan. It also features Indian actors Abbas, Nizhalgal Ravi, Delhi Ganesh, YG Mahendran and Sarath Babu and British actors Michael Lieber and Richard Walsh playing vital roles.
With Ramanujan, Camphor Cinema aims to acquaint the national and international audience with the struggles of an Indian mathematical genius, his perseverance that would serve as a source of inspiration to the younger generation. The production company is co-founded by four young entrepreneurs: Srivatsan Nadathur, Sushant Desai, Sharanyan Nadathur and Sindhu Rajasekaran. The company aspires to produce films that appeal to the audience across international borders.