Hrithik Roshan’s spellbinding performance maintains the Intrigue.
Star Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Virendra Saxena, Nandish Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Shrivastava, Vijay Varma
Director: Vikas Bahl
What’s Good:Just doesn’t depend on the ‘intent’, finds it sweet little ways to keep the entertainment intact, it’s a blockbuster show as far as all the performances are concerned with HR leading the pack, Ajay-Atul’s ‘what a wow’ background score
What’s Bad: This kind of subject doesn’t need 154 minutes to establish its point, few pop-emo sequences could’ve been easily avoided
Loo Break: It’s a long film, yes but it’s not as boring to demand a break in between. Interval is the perfect choice for this!
Watch or Not?: I’m someone who craves for real stories to be told if it’s the same case with you then definitely go for it!
We are welcomed by a slickly styled Fugga (Vijay Varma), who’s delivering a speech regarding Anand Kumar (Hrithik Roshan). Into a flashback scene, the story rewinds to 1996 where it all started. Anand, a brilliant student, gets declined from a college library just because he wasn’t a student. This hurts and inspires him at the same time, which leads to getting him selected for Cambridge.
Life had other plans for Anand, as, after suffering a personal tragedy he’s left with not many options. A local coaching owner picks him up and offers a job as a teacher. But, even that wasn’t he wanted so he moves towards his aim creating some good and many bad friends. He leads a group of 30 students, educating them for free to prepare for IIT’s entrance exam. How he dodges the obstacles and reach till the finish line is what the story is all about.
Super 30 Movie Review: Script Analysis
Penning a biopic for a not-so-renowned personality is always a tricky zone to step in. There are a lot of scenes which forces you to think whether they happened for real – some make sense, some don’t. Special mention for Ajay-Atul’s inclusion of ‘desi’ opera during the heavy-on-heart scenes. The BGM just multiplies the effect in the emotional scenes, which worked very well for me.
Not one, but Hrithik Roshan nails two ‘Pursuit Of Happyness’ moments in the film. The major fault of the script is to follow a similar format of biopics done before. You’ll be reminded of PadMan at some places, Sui Dhaaga at certain. Apart from these issues, the movie has a lot to offer and HR makes sure it’s delivered with sublimity. Few gimmicks here and there put a brake on the continuous connect. A. Sreekar Prasad’s editing surely needed some cutting, as it’s too long at 154 minutes.