Biju Mathew, a Canadian author who penned the book, Super 30, on mathematician Anand Kumar, feels the eponymous film starring Hrithik Roshan, will be gripping. Mathew, along with Kumar, watched shots of the film with director Vikas Bahl last week.
Sharing his feedback, Mathew said in a statement: “It is a story of Anand’s struggle and how he came forward to help others through his teaching. The film will be gripping and the lead role played by Hrithik is outstanding.” The shooting of the film has been underway since one year, with scenes shot in Rajasthan and Varanasi, among other parts of India. The film traces Kumar’s journey from a modest background marked by struggle and disappointment, to fame, due to the pioneering initiative, Super 30.
Kumar teaches 30 meritorious and talented candidates each year from economically backward sections for the entrance examination for the Indian Institute of Technology.
Mathew said the film has shaped up well. “It is basically a story of Anand Kumar’s journey since childhood, when he lost his brother, and later, his father. The death of a bread-earner can derail any family, and the same happened with him. But he did not give up and started eking out a living by giving private tuition, which later culminated into Super 30.”