Super 30 is a biographical drama film directed by Vikas Bhal. Super 30 is based on a life of Patna based mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the famed Super 30 program for IIT aspirants in Patna. The film stars Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, and Pankaj Tripathi. The movie has got 2 out of 5 stars. Super 30 depicts the real-life story of a teacher in Bihar who coaches underprivileged children for the IIT-JEE examination. The story of Anand Kumar needs attention, but director Vikas Bhal confoundingly exaggerates it into typical filmi fare. For some reason, Kumar’s actual triumph was not enough-so the filmmakers added clichéd adversity. The odds have challenged Kumar, and Hrithik Roshan version features armed hitman, evil politician and moustached villains.
Super 30 is based on the life of Anand Kumar who is a mathematician and gives coaching to unprivileged children to pass the entrance exam of Indian Institute of Technology. In the first scene of the film, we see a patriotic WhatsApp forward. We see a young Indian scientist, Phuga Kumar, deliver a speech in Hindi to impress a foreign audience. ” That’s right, from India-a third-world country, a nation of cheap labour. But then we think: Who is the worldwide head of Pepsico? Who is running Unilever? Who is running Mastercard, Vodafone, Deutsche Bank?
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Anand Kumar is a fantastic academic talent in Patna. Kumar life can be seen through different lenses, but Bhal brings to this story, right from the start, a strange form of insecurity and one-upmanship. Anand accepted at Cambridge; his postman father tries desperately to gather the money to send him there. But this brings on a ruinous heart attack, and Anand is forced to sell papad door to door. His Cambridge acceptance letter was just a piece of paper now. When coaching institute director Lallan came to know about Anand, he recognised him as the prize-winning student he had once met and hired him to teach students preparing for IIT-JEE exams.
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After a few months, Anand opens his coaching centre, aimed to help students whose families can not afford school or coaching prepare for IIT-JEE. He enrols 30 students with house and food facility. Now there is a competition with Lallan coaching institute with a contrived twist at the end. In the climax, the students turn into mini-Rambos, using the concept of physics (a day before IIT exam), to take down Lallan’s goons. The film is all about monetising those experiences- in the grab of an ‘inspirational’ story without even attempting to understand where they come from. Kumar has achieved a lot of liking: Time magazine, Newsweek and Barrack Obama.