Teachers play a very important part in our lives. But we always forget our teachers. Time and again Bollywood has reminded us the importance of a teacher. From Jeetendra’s character in Parichay to Amitabh Bachchan’s role in Black to Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par to Rani Mukerji’s Naina in Hichki, we have had many films that showcased the importance of a teacher. And now, it’s time to witness the story of one more teacher on the big screen. I am talking about the film Super 30 which is based on the life of educationalist and mathematician Anand Kumar.
For the uninitiated, Anand Kumar is the man who teaches underprivileged kids for IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology. The movie showcases his journey from a sharp student to a papad seller to a teacher who starts earning very well to a person who decides to leave his job and starts teaching underprivileged kids for free. Kumar is surely an inspiring figure and Vikas Bahl wonderfully gets his story on the big screen.
The screenplay of the film is engaging and keeps us hooked throughout for those 154 minutes. It has scenes that will make you smile, laugh and even cry. However, we cannot ignore that Vikas has taken a few cinematic liberties here. There are scenes that would have not happened in the life of Anand Kumar, but we are shown in the film and we can see that it is dramatised for audiences to enjoy it. By the way, brushing up your maths and physics knowledge will help you enjoy the movie more. There are a couple of scenes where Hrithik asks a question to his students and even you feel like calculating and answering it. Also, the dialogues in the film are very good, especially, this one, ‘Raja ka beta raja nahi banega, raja wahi banega jo haqdar hoga’.
Super 30 is packed with some fantastic performances. Hrithik Roshan is excellent in the film. This is clearly one of the best performances of his career. Pankaj Tripathi is amazing and will make you laugh whenever he appears on the screen. Mrunal Thakur’s role in the film is quite small, but she has acted well. Amit Sadh has an extended cameo in the movie, and he impresses us a lot. Nandish Sandhu plays the role of Anand Kumar’s brother Pranav and he is damn good. The kids in the film are outstanding. The casting of the kids is perfect.
The movie has a few songs, but the one that will stay with you even after the film is over is Basanti No Dance. The song has been shot wonderfully and it is one of the highlights of the film. Even the background score is simply fantastic.
Overall, Super 30 is a well-made film with no dull moments. Hrithik Roshan and other actors shine throughout the film.
Watch the trailer here…