News Karnataka
Wednesday, November 29 2023
And The Oscar Goes To

A Beautiful Mind: Shedding light on fine line

a beautiful mind
Photo Credit :

A Beautiful Mind (2001) is a film based on the true story of schizophrenic Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. played by Russell Crowe. The film is adapted from Sylvia Nasar’s biographical work ‘A Beautiful Mind.’

The story, brilliantly acted by Russell Crowe, covers many key moments in Nash’s life, including all of the difficulties he and his wife Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) endured.
a beautiful mind 1
This film begins with a timeline when Nash enrolls in a graduate school at Princeton to study Mathematics. John is portrayed as a socially awkward person. However, he makes friends with his roommate Charles Herman (Paul Bettany) in school. The bond between the two makes the narrative interesting as John fails to do so with others.

He is invited to work at MIT after an incident at a pub that inspires him to develop his Nash Equilibrium. The world of the viewers crumbles when we realise halfway through that his roommate, his roommate’s niece, and several other personalities we have already met are just fragments of his imagination. However, Nash’s life continues when he marries Alicia, one of his MIT graduate students.

a beautiful mind 2

John is eventually admitted to the hospital, where he fights his condition and tries to mend the shattered pieces of his life with the help of medication. Delusions, limited speaking, and numerous cognitive symptoms such as poor executive functioning are rightly used in the film, which are the typical signs of schizophrenia.

Director Ron Howard and his brilliant cast have created a masterpiece with A Beautiful Mind. In the film, Howard is able to go into Nash’s head and takes the audience on a wonderful journey that illustrates the fine line between genius and madness.

Russell Crowe delivers a jaw-dropping acting performance in this film. He brilliantly portrays Nash as a young adult at Princeton all the way to the accomplished but devastated Nobel Laureate.

a beautiful mind 3

As Alicia, Jennifer Connelly gives the performance of her career. The second half of the film is dedicated to her as she evolves from a minor figure in Nash’s life to the only person who can save him.

A Beautiful Mind is an emotional rollercoaster film that everyone should see at least once because it is a gem. The film is well deserved to win the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2002. Other Academy Award bagged by the film include the Best Actress in support by Jennifer Connelly, Best Director and Best Writing.

Image source: Facebook

Share this:

Watch the movie on

Reshma B.

Reshma Babu, a young Postgraduate in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore University, utilises her considerable learned journalistic knowledge and inherent story writing and sub-editing abilities to add value to the company’s media brands and the editorial team. All dimensions of human interaction are her prime focus.

Read More Articles
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Editor's Pick

Find the best odds at 10Cric and IPL Betting 2023! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp