Release Date: 12th July, 2019
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Nandish Sandhu, Virendra Saxena
Writer/Director: Vikas Bahl
Plot: A biographical drama based on Indian mathematician Anand Kumar and his innovative educational programme Super 30. It features Hrithik Roshan in a titular role.
Super 30 Star Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Aditya Srivastava, Amit Sadh, Pankaj Tripathi, Nandish Singh
Director: Vikas Bahl
Produced By: Phantom Films, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment
Box Office Expectations: Hrithik Roshan returns to the silver screen after more than 2 years. There are bound to be large expectations from his film. But Super 30 is not the film where you look for a great opening and record-breaking lifetime numbers.
So just a double-digit start and good enough word of mouth to make it a profitable enough venture for all producers, distributors and exhibitors is what the trade is expecting from the film. HR’s star power and Anand Kumar’s inspiring tale are of course the strongest factors for the bet here.
Box Office Impact: Anand Kumar’s story of making 30 underprivileged and poor children clearing the IIT-JEE entrance exam is exciting from the word to go. But the film is more than that.
What you saw in the trailer was a trailer for a reason and what you will see now on the silver screen is a film for a reason.
As the first half of the film ends and it’s the interval, you realise that so much has happened already apart from what you came to saw. But there’s something that keeps you hooked and that’s what the victory of film. It has so much more to offer along with what it promised in the trailer.
Anand Kumar as a brilliant mathematician, making it to Cambridge University but failing to cross the financial boundaries, turning a papad-wala, being the star face of “Excellence Coaching Classes” but eventually realising his actual aim and fighting all the odds with utmost passion and dedication of making it true.
It’s the story of Anand Kumar and the performance of Hrithik Roshan for which you should watch the film. The story is one of the best underdog stories ever but the way Hrithik has lived the character of Anand is sheer brilliance.
A handsome hunk like Hrithik Roshan who is lovingly known as Greek God by his fans has adapted the body language of Anand so well that it’s just unbelievable. His critics and trolls, all must go and watch Super 30 because his performance will seal your lips forever.
Apart from him, Pankaj Tripathi is natural as ever. It’s a treat to watch him on screen always and he mesmerises you with his performance in Super 30 yet again.
Mrunal Thakur looks beautiful and has some really lovely moments. Aditya Srivastava is impressive and his scenes with Pankaj Tripathi are magically entertaining. Others lend good support.
Vikas Bahl has given an able treatment to the film and it will go in his one of the best works.
Although, the morning show didn’t really have enough people watching the film but those who watched really enjoyed it.
Box Office Prospects: After Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Singh, it’s Hrithik Roshan in Super 30 who is going to make the audience crazy. The mass appeal of the film is of course far lesser than Kabir Singh but it has good chances of touching the 100 crores mark.
The film has been released in 3000-3500 screens and got 25-30% average occupancies in morning shows. Going by the initial, and the competition from The Lion King, Judgementall Hai Kya, Arjun Patiala in upcoming weeks, I expect the film to do business somewhere in 95-105 crores range.
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Super 30 Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and half stars)
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
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.
Super 30 Movie Review: Star Performance
It’s not at all easy to get your act together in a movie such as this. Full marks to Hrithik Roshan for not losing his head for a single scene. He performs each scene as his first & excels in them. Yes, the dialect fluctuates from being a caricature to actually nailing it. He has mastered the look and the walk, which helps him to express with perfection. Nandish Singh as Hrithik’s brother delivers a confident performance. His smart and sensible screen presence aids the leads to do their job.
Pankaj Tripathi owns every scene he is in. Not a big role, but a memorable one. Watch out for an outstanding scene between him and Aditya Shrivastava (CID Fame). Aditya aptly supports the story with his performance. He doesn’t go over-the-top stereotypically and fits in the cast well. All of the kids know what are they doing. They’re guided well with the dialogue delivery and screen presence.
Vijay Varma shines in a cameo, holds to the emotional quotient of his character. Mrunal Thakur looks beautiful! Her chemistry with HR is the base of a love story which should’ve been explored a little more than it was.