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Super 30

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27 Reviews
22 Ratings
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Audience Rating

3 Reviews
6 Ratings

Movie Info






Anand Kumar, a Mathematics genius from a modest family in Bihar has grown up with the myth that only a King's son can become a king. He, therefore, embarks on a journey to prove that even the poor man can create some of the world's most genius minds and starts a training program named 'Super 30' to help 30 IIT aspirants crack the entrance test and make them highly successful professionals.Wikipedia

Super 30 Reviews


Super 30 comes with an important message but the overwrought treatment weighs it down ultimately.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


The Hrithik Roshan movie is way less than super...Yes, the real-life story is inspiring. But the telling of it is a drag. The film has its moments, which belong mostly to its young people: the kids are all right.

Raja Sen
Hindustan Times


Hrithik Roshan tries hard in this ordinary film about an extraordinary man...Emotional manipulation gets in the way of inspiration in Vikas Bahl’s latest film starring Hrithik Roshan as maths genius Anand Kumar.

A smashingly effective story of a determined educator and his underprivileged wards

Hrithik Roshan Fills Colours in this Underdog Story...Connecting the dots of this feel-good story and filling in the colours is actor Hrithik Roshan along with a talented ensemble of actors.

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Deccan Chronicle


'Super 30' makes you smile, it will also break your heart, it will make your spirit soar, and if you have no math inclinations, it will inspire you and make you appreciate its beauty, its usefulness and contribution to the world. And it also reminds us that without films so many inspiring stories of unsung heroes would go unnoticed.

Simplistic and lopsided, Super 30 is so satisfied by its master-to-mahatma narrative, it ends up seeing superb in so-so.

Super 30 has been shot on studio sets rather than on real locations, so do not look for the real sights and smells of Patna. That is one of the key problems with Super 30: it tells a true story but it never rings true. Nothing in the film is less convincing than the lead performance. The idea to bronze up Hrithik Roshan so that he can impersonate Anand Kumar is anything but super: it is a formula that equals zero.

There is a great film to be made on the Indian middle-class and lower middle-class obsession with an IIT education, the extent to which people will seek it, and the machinery it takes for those chosen few who do get through. “Super 30” isn’t equal to the task.

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Times Of India


While the narrative does have its flaws, 'Super 30' is a human drama and the story of a teacher who triumphs over the many challenges that life throws at him, to set an example for the world to see. Just for that it’s worth a watch.

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India Today


Despite the rousing tale and fine performances, the film is bogged down by the lengthy run-time and needless doses of drama.

Super 30 surely has the heart at its right place i.e in the head. Hrithik Roshan’s spellbinding performance maintains the Intrigue. Watch it for what it has to say, rather than what it shows.

SUPER 30 has a fine first half but goes downhill in the second hour. Yet, the impact is made due to the high emotional quotient and also thanks to Hrithik Roshan’s superlative performance. At the box office, it will require a good word of mouth to rein in the footfalls.


It’s the performances which elevate the film. The 30 students ooze sincerity and look their parts. One can empathise with their desire of spreading their wings and flying away from their hand-to-mouth lives.

Super 30 is a onetime watch. Inspirational acting by the lead cast with Hrithik Roshan showing the way is the high point of the film but the story fails to keep the audience hooked


Hrithik's uneven acting, patchy storytelling and a narrow take on caste dilute a gutsy theme

Audience Reviews for Super 30

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    300 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    'Super 30' is a pretty unrealistic account of the famous Patna-based educationist Anand Kumar. Hrithik Roshan is very powerful as the on-screen Anand, but he fails to look like him or responsibly emote him. The supporting cast too seldom cooperates. But still, I loved the way the film fashioned itself, bending the time-tested textbook formulas of filmmaking like a love story and a predictable success sequence in the climax. The film is soulful, meaty and dark enough to be a likeable, effective and buck-bangingly entertaining inspirational saga which has been thoroughly written with emotional depth by Sanjeev Dutta. Vikash Bahl's direction is full of bumps, but it doesn't let down the way 'Chillar Party' did. And yeah, the film is actually a well-made one, which also celebrates an actor who tranformed himself in a complete fashion. Also, you need to watch it because seldom are the Bollywood's underdogs people like a child working in a hotel, or a teen who is a manual scavenger. Go see them soar, although the film does only to a limited pace.

    October 23, 19
  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    258 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Hrithik Roshan shines in Super 30 despite his overtly off transformation into a mathematician from a poor family in Patna who goes on to develop an ingenious coaching program for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants who are from the most marginal walks of life in the state of Bihar and which then takes a virulent turn (on its way making you emotionally weak and maybe even cry due to the sultry supply of motivational jump scenes) into a critique of one's right to education in India and how good education is only possible for the rich, while not once attempting to focus on the basic theme of the film: teaching mathematics.

    August 12, 19
  • Hasan Hoque
    Hasan Hoque
    1 review

    Super 30 is really a super movie that very few people can realize. I have watched this movie with scrutiny. Hrithik Rowshan acted like very tremendously. Every scene is so meaningful in regards of teaching and the life of a real teacher. Albeit, the story of that movie could be more realistic in terms of not neglecting others. I really enjoyed the movie. Thank you.

    September 15, 19