There are a few actors who just have such a high persona in personal life that when you have them play roles of normal people, they just look so off. It just doesn’t suit them. One such actor is Hrithik Roshan who has time and again played larger than life characters and given us many memorable films. However, anytime he has played a character that is earthed, he has always received a mixed response.
Having said that, Hrithik Roshan is back on screen with Super 30 after a break of two and half years (his last film Kaabil, released in 2017 January). A biopic based on Indian mathematician Anand Kumar, Super 30 is directed by Vikas Bahl who has recently cleared off his Me Too allegation. This is also the last production of Phantom that was dissolved after the other three partners Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwane decided to side Vikas Bahl over his sexual harassment allegations.
Super 30 has seen the trouble with its release date and has been postponed numerous times and finally was preponed to release on July 12 after Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya was moved to release on July 26.
Anand Kumar is an Indian educationalist and a mathematician best known for his Super 30 programme, which he started in Patna, Bihar in 2002, and coaches underprivileged students for IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). By 2018, 422 out of the 480 had made it to the IITs and Discovery Channel showcased his work in a documentary. Kumar has spoken at MIT and Harvard about his programs for students from the underprivileged sections of Indian society.