Super 30 Movie Review: Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 is now in theatres. The film has Hrithik Roshan in a new a look as he gets under the skin of Bihar based Maths genius Anand Kumar. Hrithik has also attempted to pull off the Bihar accent with this role. It has been a while since fans have seen Hrithik Roshan on-screen and hence Super 30 has been a much-awaited film. Super 30 inspired by real-life teacher Anand Kumar, shows Hrithik Roshan teach underprivileged children Maths in a unique way to crack the IIT entrance exams. . Vikas Bahl Attends Super 30 Screening with Hrithik Roshan Post Getting a Clean Chit in Sexual Harassment Allegation.
The film also boasts of a supporting cast including actors such as Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi, Nandish Sandhu etc. After a special screening of the film was held by makers for the film fraternity, the celebrity reactions for the film were highly positive. Bollywood celebs such as Yami Gautam, Farah Khan, Aayush Sharma were all praises for it and mainly Hrithik Roshan's performance. Super 30 Movie Review: Hrithik Roshan Is Sincere but Unconvincing in This Formulaic Take On Maths Genius Anand Kumar’s Life.
The critics reviews for the film are also out and there has been a mixed response for the film. While the inspiring story of the film has been lauded by the media, there are also views expressed by film critics who felt that Hrithik may not have been a perfect fit for this role despite his efforts. Check out the critics reviews here.
NDTV: According to NDTV review, the film does not do much justice to Anand Kumar's story. They wrote, " Super 30 is overly simplistic and excessively fanciful when it is not downright vapid. It fails to draw the audience into the world of the characters that it champions because it merely skims the surface of a massive mound of tangled issues. Hrithik Roshan is nearly as horribly miscast as Anand Kumar as Priyanka Chopra was as Mary Kom. Not that the lead actor does not give the role his all. His enthusiasm never flags. However, his darkened skin tone and off-the-mark Bihari accent, which fluctuates wildly, get in the way of lending authenticity to the portrayal."
The Hindu: Speaking about Hrithik Roshan's performance in the film, The Hindu wrote, "Everything feels rehearsed and consciously righteous. Roshan, in particular, seems to be working too hard at evoking earnestness, ending up being more himself than the character. Lack of spontaneity means a disconnect than empathy for both him and his team of 30. The only one who seems to be improvising is Pankaj Tripathi as the education minister of Bihar but it’s sad to see him getting patronised increasingly as a comedian by the audience than one of India’s finest character actors that he is."
Firstpost: On the film's direction, Firstpost commented saying, "Once the script and direction of Super 30 begin to wander all over the place, there is no turning back. For a start, no one on the team seems to have stopped to ask how Anand intended to sustain Super 30 after exhausting his savings. The real Anand Kumar runs a parallel coaching centre from which he earns high fees that he then pumps into his classes for the poor, but there is no mention of it here nor of any other source of income, perhaps because that coaching centre has been a subject of some controversy. The director's lax grip on the reins screams out most in the scene featuring the children singing the song 'Basanti No Dance' that was clearly designed to be moving but is curiously emotionally cold."
Times Of India: TOI reviewed the film saying, "'Super 30' has several heartfelt, inspiring moments that touch a chord. When Anand says at one point, “Aapatti se aavishkar ka janm hota hain”, you do believe him, especially after having seen how driven his batch of students are, leaving behind their impoverished lives and literally daring to dream big. "
Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 is currently in theatres. The film is the only Bollywood release this week and given that Hrithik has returned to the silver screen after a while, we are expecting the film to perform well at the box office.