Bollywood has invested heavily in biopics this decade and following this trend is the Hrithik Roshan film Super 30. It tells the real-life story of mathematician Anand Kumar from Bihar, known for his free coaching program called Super 30—A free-of-cost training program that aims at taking the poor-yet-talented students into the cutthroat competition of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), with an eye on securing admission to the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology). The program has seen 422 students out of 480 succeed in this quest since 2002, garnering attention even from the international media.
Set in the 1990s, the film sees the journey of Anand Kumar (Hrithik Roshan) from his younger days as a math genius to a full-fledged tutor who is the talk of Patna town. Born into a middle class family—his father was a clerk at the postal department—nothing came easy for Anand, but he was determined to excel in studies, defying all odds. With his father’s unconditional backing and his brother’s assurance, he dared to dream, only for his ambitions to hit a road block. What happens thereafter, and his subsequent journey towards the globally acclaimed program will leave you engrossed.
After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, Hrithik is back on screen and he puts in an affable performance as the inspirational teacher. Generally known for his dapper looks, this is a role that demands him to be stripped of the style quotient and glamour. The make-up team has done their bit to present Hrithik as the struggling Bihari genius with a unique approach to teaching students as his Greek God-like facial features present a challenge to make him look craggy and rough. Nevertheless, the final output is decent and Hrithik manages to pull off efficiently.