Hrithik Roshan starrer Bollywood release ‘Super 30’: Movie Review
The film is based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30. The mathematician follows his true calling and gives shape to ‘Super 30’ – a coaching class in Patna, designed for 30 deserving, underprivileged students who are aspiring to get admission into coveted institutions like IIT
After watching ‘Super 30’, the first thing that comes to mind is Hrithik Roshan is outstanding.
The Vikash Bahl directorial that hit the theatres today is all about mathematician Anand Kumar’s motivating journey in a fictional account.
Son of a postman, a young Anand (Hrithik Roshan) clinches an admission at the Cambridge University owing to his brilliance in mathematics. But when he has to lose this opportunity solely because he is unable to afford the fees, life hits him hard and breaks his spirit.
However, there was another opportunity waiting for him. He gets picked by Lallanji (Aditya Srivastava) to become a mathematics teacher for wealthy students at an IIT coaching center, run by him. But soon, his true calling and passion catch up with him and he realizes that he must use his skills to give lesser privileged, bright students a fair chance at life. Of course, for this, he faces hurdles one after another but continues to listen to his heart.
There are many moments in the movie that will move you – after starting his Super 30 classes, Anand has to literally scrape through – with often the students barely having anything to eat. But their real hunger is for better education and a better life.
‘Super 30’ has several heartfelt and inspiring moments that touch a chord. When Anand says at one point, “Aapatti se aavishkar ka janm hota hain”, you do believe him. One certainly go for it especially after having seen how driven his batch of students are, leaving behind their impoverished lives and literally daring to dream big.
Hrithik Roshan pulls off a solid performance essaying Anand Kumar, capturing his character’s sincerity and determination very well. His performance is of course laudable.
Nandish Singh is earnest and well-cast as Anand’s brother. Mrunal Thakur is effective in her limited screen time. Pankaj Tripathi as the corrupt politician is brilliant. Besides, Aditya Srivastava matches the villainy of his character well. Overall, the performances make it a must-see film.
The cinematography (Anay Goswami) of the film stands out and some of the dialogues are worthy enough to keep in mind.
One may find a few drawbacks in ‘Super 30’ but it certainly is an inspiring film thanks to its plot and presentation. This is the story of a teacher who triumphs over the many challenges that life throws at him, to set an example for the world to see. And this special factor especially makes the movie worth watching.