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Vikas Bahl’s Super 30 manages to live up Hritik Roshan’s expectations

Directed by Vikas Bahl, Super 30 is a biographical film based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30.  The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur. Inspired by a genius mathematician Anand Kumar, who got his students into IIT against all odds with an astounding success rate year after year with his batch of ‘Super 30’, a coaching class in Patna, designed for 30 deserving, underprivileged students who are aspiring to get admission into coveted institutions like IIT. Co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, the soundtrack is given by Ajay-Atul. Nandish Singh earned his place as Anand’s brother. Mrunal Thakur is given limited screen time but is effective with her performance. Also, Pankaj Tripathi as the scandalous politician is brilliant and Aditya Srivastava matches the villainy of his character to the hilt. Overall, the performances elevate the film.

Son of a postman, the young Anand Kumar solves a quite difficult unsolvable maths equation getting him admission at the Cambridge University. But when he’s unable to afford the fees, it shatters his spirit & has to let go of this opportunity of a lifetime. Managing his house by selling papads now that his father is no more, all the burden has plunged over his shoulders. But that doesn’t last for too long since he gets picked by Lallanji (Aditya Srivastava) to tutor as a maths teacher for an IIT coaching center, run by him. He starts getting a load of money and his life changes with a boom. His love is back with him, buys a bike, good clothes and of course a maid to look after his house giving his mother some rest. But soon, his true calling and passion catch up with him and he realizes that he must use his skills to give the lesser privileged, but bright students a fair chance at life. Of course, along the way, he faces opposition and obstacles one after another, but never loses sight of what he sets out to do. 

And of course, Super 30 has its own moments which will touch you within. Like the scene where Anand says “Aapatti se aavishkar ka Janam hota hain”, he shows the audience how much his students are crazy for dreaming big and leaving their old life behind. 

One must say that Hrithik Roshan did pull off a solid performance portraying Anand Kumar, capturing his character’s sincerity and determination very well. While his physical appearance may not be entirely convincing, his performance makes up for it. You can feel the emotions he wants to display. Like the time when all his students cleared the entrance exam for IIT, he cries full of joy and as an audience, his emotions can be felt.

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