It is believed that films or cinema is the depiction of our society and culture as a whole. It’s an art of storytelling and moving the audience to live that story for a few hours. Super 30 released this Friday similarly talks about the education problem in the lower middle class and extremely poor section of the society.
Hrithik Roshan starrer this drama genre film comes along with a social message as well. It also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Tripathi. Directed by Vikas Bahl, Hrithik Roshan is coming back after 2 years, since his last movie Kaabil.
The movie is based on the real-life of mathematician and educationist Anand Kumar from Bihar. Let’s review this movie section wise:
Super 30 Movie Review
For any film, the story is the most basic pillar. If it’s strongly written and formulated film is bound to perform well. But Super 30’s story does come with some major loopholes and irrelevant angles. Instead of focusing solely on the education of underprivileged kids, the story takes some unnecessary turns and actually bores the audience.
Anand Kumar, an IIT tuition teacher, played by Hrithik Roshan is accused of sexual harassment case which ruins his career. And thus, he starts teaching underprivileged kids for competition exams like IIT.
How he starts modifying the lives of those kids who were clueless before he came along. The movie sometimes appears far from reality despite being based on a real-life story. The romantic angle between Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur forcefully shoved in the movie also was not really needed if we see this practice. That’s all the film has to offer in respect to the storyline.
The Acting Aspect
When the trailer came out, everyone understood that Hrithik Roshan was not a suitable match for this role. Although his acting was quite good in the film and did perform well, this character was just not for him. For turning into a Bihari, over brown makeup did not go with Hrithik’s personality at all and his accent was not on point as well. Moreover, his hazel eyes that were left as it is, didn’t do justice to the character.
The supporting cast has not done that bad. In fact, they are pretty decent. Mrunal Thakur in the role of Anand’s girlfriend has done a good job even though her role is very short. Multiple children taken as Anand’s students are decent too and can do better if the roles had more depth.
Pankaj Tripathi as a corrupt politician did his job pretty well and was actually hilarious to watch. Aditya Srivastava in the role of Anand’s rival performs nicely and delivers a steady performance.
Direction & Soundtrack
When the script fails, it’s the director who actually fails. The loopholes and problem of the script depict the lousy direction by Vikas Bahl. Although the screenplay is bearable, the flow of the story could have been better. In fact, the flaw in direction began when Hrithik Roshan was chosen for this role.
Soundtracks of this movie are complete life savior and actually do justice with the tone of the movie. The music is composed by Ajay – Atul. ‘Basanti No Dance’ and ‘Question mark’ are actually good choices instead of putting a mandatory old Bollywood song remake or unnecessary cliche dance number. ‘Jugraafiya’ is a delight to listen with its meaningful lyrics and tone.
Overall, this movie is a one time watch only for Hrithik Roshan’s acting, ‘the underdog are powerful’ message and maybe for the music album. But if you were expecting some brilliant performance out of this movie, your heart will be broken because it will not be as revolutionary as 3 idiots or PK. The film is not a mass entertainer like Hrithik’s previous films with action and dancing numbers but actually tried to deliver a certain message.