Hrithik Roshan plays mathematician Anand Kumar in Super 30 which hit the theatre today. The movie has created a lot of buzz before its release. The movie gives an insight into the life and struggles of Anand Kumar.
India’s renowned mathematician, Anand Kumar follows his passion and gives life to “Super 30” a coaching class in Patna which is designed for 30 deserving, underprivileged students who are aspiring to get admission into well-known institutions like IIT.
The movie which is inspired by Anand Kumar who has seen an impressive success rate for IIT admissions year after year with his batch of Super 30 kids. Anand life is full of hardships and controversies and then to he rises from it to follow his dreams. Although the story doesn’t touch certain controversies in his life and goes on glorifying his struggles.
Anand who is a son of a postman gets admission at the Cambridge University because of his brilliance in mathematics but he has to let go of the opportunity because he is unable to afford fees. The incidence hit him hard and also breaks his spirit. But soon he gets picked by Lallanji (Aditya Srivastava) to become a maths teacher for wealthy students at an IIT coaching center which is run by him. But soon, he realizes that he must use his skills to give lesser privileged and bright students a fair chance in life.
Despite facing so much opposition and obstacles one after another, he never loses sight of what he sets out to do. The film drives home the message that education is truly the privilege of those who have easy access to it but for many, it still remains a dream. The movie shows that if they are given the opportunity, they would shine equally.
The movie has certain light and moving moments like after starting his Super 30 classes, Anand has to face a real hard time with often the students barely having anything to eat but the best part is that they had a hunger for better education and life.
In the second half, the film does get lengthy and the run time begins to overweigh the narrative. There is a point where the movie gets overly dramatic with background score dominating some scenes. Some of the dialogues are really hard hitting and stands out while some of them go over the head.
Hrithik performance as Anand Kumar is brilliant with capturing utmost sincerity and determination. Leaving the physical aspect, everything about his character is convincing. Nandish Singh as his brother role is well cast and earnest. Mrunal Thakur delivers effective performance in limited screen time. Pankaj Tripathi is a star like always essaying role of an unscrupulous politician.
Overall the thing that makes it a worth watch is that it is a story of a teacher who overcomes challenges that life throws at him to set an example to the world. Though the narrative is flawed the super hit performances make it watchable.
Check out the trailer: