5 Excellent

Hritik Roshan (Aanand)

SUPER 30 is the story of a selfless man fighting for the cause of education-for-all.

Against all odds, India's renowned mathematician, Anand Kumar shapes to 'Super 30' on his own - a coaching class in Patna, designed for 30 deserving, underprivileged students who are aspiring to get admission into institutions like IIT.

Lakhs of students every year have to struggle and study hard in order to get a few thousand seats in elite educational institutes.

The problem gets compounded when students belong to low-income groups.

Anand Kumar from Bihar came as a godsend for many such aspirants. He gave free coaching to students and guaranteed them a seat in IIT.

Anand (Hrithik Roshan) literally rises to his dreams, but story doesn't touch upon the certain controversies surrounding Anand Kumar which have been reported in the media, focusing on his struggles and glory instead.

Super 30' has several heartfelt, inspiring moments.

But in the second half, the film's lengthy,, And some of the plot points come across as far-fetched and overly dramatic.

The makers claim it's based on a true story but some of the episodes of the second half seem fictional.

Hrithik Roshan pulls off a solid performance essaying Anand Kumar.

When you exaggerate the extraordinary, it looks ordinary. The narrative does have its flaws, 'Super 30' is a human drama and the story of a teacher with many challenges that life throws at him, to set an example for the world to see. Just for that it's worth a watch.