Super 30 Review

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Super30 is the first Hrithik Roshan movie to release in two years. It is Anand Kumar’s biopic. Is it worth a watch? Read our review to find out!

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Pankaj Tripathi, Nandish Singh, Mrunal Thakur
Directed By: Vikas Bahl
Produced By: Phantom Films, HRX Films, Nadiadwala & Grandson
Furation: 2hrs 36 mins
Genre: Drama

Summary

The story starts off with Anand Kumar(Hrithik Roshan) being awarded the gold medal for the Ramanujam Maths competition. Anand Kumar is born into a lower income family. His father is a postman & mother is a house wife. He has been dating Ritu(Mrunal Thakur). Anand gets humiliated & thrown out of a library. He then solves a difficult maths puzzle which not only leads to his name getting published in a foreign journal, he also gets admitted into Cambridge. But due to financial issues, he is unable to go to the renowned university. Circumstances then lead to him selling papad at railway stations, bus stops etc.

One fine day, he is spotted by Lallan Singh(Aditya Srivastava) – the proprietor of Excellence Academy. Lallan Singh is shrewd enough to capitalize on Anand’s mathematics knowledge & offers him a job as a ITT-JEE teacher. Anand soon becomes the brand ambassador of Excellence Academy. Students start getting charged a premium due to Anand’s popularity. Anand is able to lead a better lifestyle due to his success. But a few instances make him give up his comforts & find his true calling – coach poor meritorious students to get into IIT.

Anand faces many obstacles along the way. Lallan Singh & education minister – Devraj Jagan(Pankaj Tripathi) leave no stone unturned to ensure that Anand fails. Who will prevail eventually? Do all the 30 students manage to crack the IIT entrance exams? Are the poor students able to match up to the affluent kids? You will have to watch the movie to find out!

Strengths

The story of Anand Kumar – the poor son of a postman father, who trained several poor students for free & helped them crack the IIT entrance exams is well known. Nepotism, dynasty politics are topics which resonate strongly with a large part of the country’s population. This gives a strong foundation to the movie. We couldn’t help but notice the irony that Anand Kumar role is played by Hrithik Roshan – a product of nepotism himself. But thankfully, Hrithik does complete justice to his role. You will learn to ignore his bronzed skin & fake accent a few minutes into the movie. Aditya Srivastava who plays Lallan Singh is very good in his role. Pankaj Tripathi who plays the ignorant, greedy education minister Devraj is brilliant. Sadly Pankaj Tripathi is seen only in a few scenes.

The movie is an out & out Hrithik vehicle. Thankfully unlike Mohenjo Daro, he doesn’t let us down. The Niyam Ho & Basanti songs are good. The cinematography is decent.

Weakness

The script of the movie & the direction is found to be lacking in parts. the dialogues are not as impactful as they should have been. The script could have been tighter. Apart from Hrithik & Aditya’s character’s the rest of the characters don’t leave much of an impact. Be it Anand’s GF, his brother, his 30 students, none of them have much of a role.

The music too was ordinary. It definitely won’t be remembered for long.

Verdict

Super 30 is a good movie, which is definitely worth a watch. But it is definitely not a great movie. It has miles behind the goose bumps inducing Dangal or even Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, both of which are biopics. What could have been a great movie is reduced to being a good movie, owing to its average direction & screenplay. But do go watch it Hrithik’s sincere performance & the feel good factor that the movie offers.

Our Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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