So, we are starting a new series of movie reviews every week and starting the series with the movie Super 30!
First and foremost, the premise of the movie might not make many people excited because it is not your usual subject but the life/biopic of a mathematician. However, do not be fooled as your opinion will change after watching the movie, and you will understand what miracles true dedication and determination can bear fruit to.
Anand Kumar (Hrithik Roshan), son of a postman in Bihar, is known for his excellent and almost prodigal knowledge of mathematics. With dreams of pursuing a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, Anand sends the University a solution to a mathematical problem that was thought to be almost unsolvable. Impressed by his ability, Anand finally gets invited to be a part of his dream institute.
However, a shortage of funds and no help from the local ministry puts a stop to his dream of pursuing a Ph.D. Things turn worse for him when his highly supportive father passes away, and responsibility of the whole family comes on his head.
Shattered and with no hope from life, Anand starts selling papad across the streets of the city to earn bread and butter for his mother and younger brother. However, his fate changes one day when an influential man Lallan Singh (Aditya Shrivastava), who knows Anand’s ability, offers him to join his coaching institute as a teacher.
Using Anand’s expertise and local leader’s (Pankaj Tripathi ) influence, Lallan starts earning in crores by assuring IIT entrance for the kids belonging from well-to-do families. With the inflow of money, Anand also gets lulled into a state of contentment as the poverty-stricken family of Anand gets better days and to top that all his girlfriend’s (Mrunal Thakur) rich father also agrees to their relationship.
But with the passage of time, as he slowly becomes a part of the “education mafia”, he awakens from his money-fuddled euphoria and reestablishes his belief that – everyone has the right to education. He then leaves everything behind, and starts his own free coaching institute exclusively for kids who cannot afford education.
Then comes Anand’s biggest challenge as he faces hurdles not only pertaining to financial dearth, but also life threatening attacks from his rivals. How and in what circumstances, the teacher takes his students to their destination is what this journey of the mathematician tells us.
Hrithik is simply extra-ordinary throughout the entire film. Every expression – from being elated on getting invited to Cambridge University to facing severe hopelessness, Hrithik showcases all the emotions brilliantly. The transition from being childish college kid to becoming an inspiring teacher, he does full justice with the character. This movie comes after a long break from him and he, not only does full justice to the character but also brings about his own flair of acting. Anyone complaining of his accent is simply unfound of because we did not find any flaw and his makeup was also on-point which adds additional value. He receives full marks from us.
The kids who play Anand’s students also add power to the plot with their expressions. Aditya Shrivastava and Pankaj Tripathi as antagonists are brilliant actors in their own right and portray the perfect antagonists.
Other supporting cast including Mrunal Thakur, Virendra Saxena, Nandish Singh among others also did a good job.
Super 30 is a captivating watch with some fine performances and an engaging storyline. It never turns a dull moment, keeps you engaged all the way, and truly makes you emotional and inspired.
The movie has a strong message and exposes the dark reality of the vicious circle of business surrounding education. There are not many songs to distract you from the plot. Special mention to the background score which is phenomenal is phenomenal. The Screenplay was at par!
The movie has very few impactful dialogues that will remain with you as a memorable or inspirational quote. A few of the sequences may appear little too unrealistic, but that is a debatable thing.
The “unstoppable now” song should have been included in the movie to make it more dramatic.
The 2nd half of the film could feel a little bit stretched but you won’t be bored
Overall, Super 30 is a well-made entertaining and inspiring film. Hrithik delivers one of his best performances, and the story is highly engaging. This one deserves to be watched.
Super 30 has managed to grow steadily on platforms such as IMDB, Rotten tomatoes as well as Facebook. The opening weekend BO collections has also been excellent for the film. If you haven’t watched it already, go watch it now.
Our Rating – 4/5