After a long time Bollywood has something really good to offer, Super 30. Watching Hrithik Roshan play a de-glamorous character after 11 years would definitely make you believe that the guy still has many things to offer. The last time he was seeing doing such a piece was in Guzaarish. Today, where established superstars of his generation are refraining themselves from experimentation, Hrithik took a chance, which could have been a make or break call for him, and yes, he definitely made it.
The film is an underdog story which shows the journey of Anand Kumar from being an 18 year old boy selling papads to taking a path breaking step of starting the best academic institute of India or probably Asia, as per Times magazine 2010. Here, I must mention that Hrithik Roshan as the 18 year old young boy is incredible. The way he has portrayed young Anand Kumar is something to look out for. It really makes you want more of Hrithik the actor, than Hrithik the Greek God.
Unlike many other biopics, recently made in India, this film actually shows the journey of the central character in details, the obstacles he faced and his ways to tackle them.
The film takes you on an emotional journey of ups and downs and you might feel that you could have sat through the 170 minutes of the film at a stretch and there was no need of an interval, since it breaks the tempo of the film.
Vikas Bahl has done a good job as director. However, there was an unnecessary love angle, (which can be excused since its Bollywood) and some unrealistic climax scenes which could have been omitted or shown in a different way since it's a biopic and not just another Hindi movie.
Pankaj Tripathi, like always, doesn't fail to surprise, and despite of his limited screen time makes a mark on the film with his excellent comic timing and unpredictable reactions.
Udit Narayan singing for Hrithik, may take you on a nostalgia trip with ‘Jugrafiya’.
Special mention for the way 'Basanti no dance' is placed in the movie.
Summing up, if you are a Hrithik Roshan fan, me being one, there is something really good for you in there.