Super 30: Exclusive Movie Review By A Teen
Based on the inspiring real-life story of a teacher who triumphs against all odds, Super 30 has the makings of a blockbuster. But, does it do justice to the story of the central character? Find out!
By Vanshika Devuni Kalanidhi • 7 min read
Review Rating: 4.5/5 stars
In today’s world, where education is apparently the only thing that matters, does the society really focus on teachers? Or, do they cash in money without a care for the students? There might be plenty of incompetent teachers around us, but Super 30 begs to differ, and brings to us a story of a passionate teacher!
Super 30 Movie Review
Anand Kumar is a nerdy mathematician with a thirst for learning. He wants to prove to the world that anyone can succeed, no matter their social or financial status. He opts to give free tutorials to students, instead of continuing to teach at an academy. But funds run low, problems arise, and threats show themselves. Will Anand be able to continue teaching, or will he give in to capitalism? Will his students be able to crack the exam, or will they crack under its pressure?
Movie is worth a watch
This movie is worth a watch! It tackles heavy social subjects without making it hard to follow or preachy. It is packed with good comedy and filmy dialogues, as well as a reference to a legendary movie. It will make you laugh and cry in the same scene. You won’t regret buying a ticket.
This movie deserves to be the class topper of 2019. It’s woke, funny and entertaining. I like how social issues are showcased in this movie. A lot of movies try to make it too preachy, but this film portrays it in a way that is relatable to even the rich educated brats, who are the antagonists of this movie. It tells us about the caste system, rich-poor divide, and poverty with powerful dialogues, references to mythology, and motivating background music.
Seriousness and comedy in equal measure
Even though the movie deals with many heavy topics, it still manages to stay funny and engaging. Right from the get-go, the movie is packed with comedy. The style of the jokes (especially in the first half) reminded me of The Big Bang Theory, since they were funny as well as educational. All the jokes were hits; none of them were unfunny or offensive. The second half could have used a little more humour but the movie is good nonetheless.
The unique thing about this movie is that all the sub-plots are just as exciting as the main plot. The movie is thrilling and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The drama and dialogue in scenes like the exam results, and a scene with a restaurant owner, made the movie a fun watch. The stunning visuals in some scenes (like the last scene) and the chilling background themes and chants add to the drama.
Personal touch to well-written characters
The characters felt very personal. Each with their own personalities. All the characters (except maybe Anand’s brother) had well-written and flushed-out characters. The movie puts effort into the (kind of) love interest as well! I wish they had added more character to Anand’s brother, though. He deserves to be more than just a ‘helping younger brother’.
The only big problem I had with the movie were some scenes in the second half. While it would be inappropriate to jam in jokes, I felt like it could be more engaging. I don’t think this is too much of a problem, though. Just when I started to get bored, something sudden and attention-catching happened, and the following scenes were action-packed and amazing. I would tell you more, but that would spoil the movie!
This movie is worth your money. It combines so many concepts without making it messy. It has genuine jokes and serious topics. It relates to the kids (because of the exam prep and pressure) and the adults (because of the terrifying caste divide and social privileges). It is a meaningful and genuine movie, apt for all audiences.
What more could you ask for?
Takeaways from the Super 30 movie:
- The king’s heir doesn’t rule, the one who’s fit for the throne does.
- Determination can get you through any situation.
- Before inventing zero, invent one to nine, or the zero has no value. Strategise.
- Sometimes, a leap of faith is all that stands between you and success.
- You can’t get over your fears unless you face them.
Watch the Super 30 movie trailer
Super 30 Cast
Anand Kumar: Hrithik Roshan
Rajendra Kumar (Anand Kumar's father): Virendra Saxena
Ritu Rashmi: Mrunal Thakur
Devraj Jagan Safdurjang (Anand Kumar's rival): Pakaj Tripathi
Lallan Singh: Aditya Shrivastava
Raghunath: Amit Sadh
The author is a writer/blogger who blogs at www.vanshikadevuni.blogspot.com
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