Plot : Anand Kumar, a mathematics enthusiast from a very humble background, goes all out of his way to provide free IIT-JEE coaching to 30 under-privileged kids.
I’ve always considered that the hero of a film shouldn’t be invincible. He needs to have his own set of flaws. In some sense, he also needs to be vulnerable. And as the film progresses the hero needs to have an introspection, he needs to know where he went wrong and how he can correct it. Hrithik’s character, Anand Kumar, is flawed and vulnerable which is what makes Super 30 and Anand Kumar’s journey of self-realization thoroughly enjoyable and at times quite touchy.
The beauty of the movie is in its screenplay which keeps you gripped to the drama in the first half and does satisfyingly well in the second half. While I had my apprehensions as to how Hrithik would pull of the bihari accent. But I would say that with the likes of Pankaj Tripathi and Aditya Srivastava alongside, Hrithik did a decent job.
What Hrithik lacked in his accent, he fills it up with the intensity on his face.
There is always that junoon visible on his face. He is determined, confident… and nothing, literally nothing, can stop him from achieving what he wants. He struggles, he loses people close to him, he fights back with expecting nothing in return except the success of the poor kids.
Special credit to Pankaj Tripathi, who is carrying his outstanding form from Mirzapur straight to Super 30. He is unexpectedly funny and wicked throughout the film. Also the 30 kids have actually played their parts very sensibly. Yes, towards the climax the movie becomes a bit too far-fetched but then sometimes they can afford a bit of creative liberty.
Though the film could have been about 20 minutes shorter and should have closed a few open ends, it comes over it with the strong emotional connect Hrithik is able to make.
Watch out for : Hrithik’s no make-up curly hair look, Pankaj Tripathi’s dry humour, the dialogues which seem pretty flat initially but are actually deep, the scene with Hrithik driving his father’s bicycle and his expressions when he wins the scholarship to Cambridge.
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