Super 30 Movie Review: Super Inspiring
After immensely enjoying Kota Factory, I was eagerly looking forward to Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30, which is based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar, who trains 30 underprivileged but brilliant students for the JEE exam under his Super 30 program.
Why Anand quits his lucrative job to teach these poor kids, how does he find them, what struggles do they face and finally, do they achieve their goal or not forms the rest of the plot.
Hrithik Roshan is playing Anand Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi, who is a mirror image, of the real Anand Kumar is playing a supporting role. How did this happen? Well, our guess is as good as yours.
Anyway, Hrithik has given a fantabulous performance and is earnest as Kumar but yes, he could have worked a little more on his accent. In some of the scenes, Hrithik has displayed his emotions so beautifully that it immediately strikes a chord with the audiences.
Pankaj Tripathi is amazing as always however, he has been wasted much like Aditya Srivastava, who is playing Hrithik’s nemesis. Mrunal Thakur is good as Hrithik’s love interest but her character too is half-baked.
Nandish Sandhu has played Hrithik’s brother and their bromance is cute more so, as they are actually looking like brothers. Amit Sadh is a good actor but the script limits him. Virendra Saxena has played Hrithik’s father and he is brilliant in his role.
Now, let us talk about the Super 30. The actors who have played Hrithik’s students are perfect in their roles and for this the casting director needs to be applauded. You can actually feel their disappointment, doubts and low self-confidence. I wish the makers had focused more on their backgrounds and struggles.
The first half is good however, the film becomes more of a science fiction in the second half. Taking the audiences for granted in the name of cinematic liberty isn’t really advisable.
The second half has been dragged and thus, it fails to engage you. However, the film has its heart at the right place and it’s always heartening to see underdogs turn into champions. This film makes you laugh and cry in equal doses and it’s quite inspiring as well.
The film has been fictionalized and many major characters are missing from the story especially IPS officer Abhayanand, who had started the Super 30 program along with Anand Kumar.
Vikas Bahl’s direction is strictly okay and the screenplay is loose. I feel that the story would have been much more impactful if they would have stuck to the facts. Songs are forgettable but the cinematography is good.
Caution: If you are expecting a biopic or a true story, you’d be disappointed.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpvEWVVnICE