Super 30 Movie Review: Inspirational but too preachy
Super 30 is a onetime watch. Inspirational acting by the lead cast with Hrithik Roshan showing the way is the high point of the film but the story fails to keep the audience hooked
Director: Vikas Bahl
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi
Hrithik Roshan returns to the big screen in the Vikas Bahl directed film Super 30. Roshan was last seen in the 2017 hit film Kaabil with Yami Gautam and fans' expectations are rife following the return of the star after a brief hiatus, and he delivers the goods with his acting prowess. Hrithik Roshan, the main protagonist plays Anand Kumar, a brilliant mathematician from Bihar who gets an opportunity to study at the prestigious Cambridge University but fate has something else in store for him.
The film starts with Vijay Varma (Gully Boy fame) narrating Anand Kumar's story of triumph. Hrithik Roshan, aka Anand, takes 30 students from financially compromised backgrounds under his wing and trains them to prepare for IIT-JEE entrance exams. The film is an inspiring story of a teacher who fulfils the dreams of 30 students and the determination to succeed against all odds. Super 30 touches the age-old stigma of social stratification in the education system. Hrithik Roshan preaches his students that being poor cannot stop people from achieving their goals if they are motivated and determined to succeed.
The younger version of Hrithik Roshan has mannerisms of his Koi Mill Gaya character and he plays the part of a tutor to a tee — Anand Kumar, the maths genius. However, the talented Roshan's put on Bihari accent fails to impress though he plays the character to near perfection.
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This 2 hours 40 minutes film is a bit longer to digest, the editor would have done well to keep the length of the film a wee bit shorter. The film's music by Ajay-Atul is not refreshing or soothing either. The song, Jugrafiya gives you a déjà vu of Dhadak's title track. The song introduces Mrunal Thakur, who makes her Bollywood debut and the track establishes her character as Anand's love interest in the film. To her credit, Thakur, though she has little to do in the film, makes an impact. Pankaj Tripathi and CID fame Aditya Srivastava do complete justice to their roles.
Super 30 is a onetime watch for Hrithik Roshan's acting efforts but overall the Vikas Bahl film is an average affair. The story fails to keep the audience hooked for the duration of the film and there is a disconnect at moments that felt too impractical.
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