Super 30 Review: When you exaggerate the extraordinary, it looks ordinary
It’s not at all easy to get your act together in a movie such as this. Full credit to Hrithik Roshan for not losing his head for a single scene. He performs each scene as his first & excels in them with ease. Yes, the dialect fluctuates from being a caricature to actually nailing it. He has mastered the look and the walk, which helps him to express with perfection.
Nandish Singh as Hrithik’s brother delivers a confident performance. His smart and sensible screen presence aids the leads to do their job.
Pankaj Tripathi is exceptional in his role. Though the screen time is less, he had made this role memorable. Watch out for an outstanding scene between him and Aditya Shrivastava (CID Fame). Aditya aptly supports the story with his performance. He doesn’t go over-the-top stereotypically and fits in the cast well.
All of the kids know what are they doing. They’re guided well with the dialogue delivery and screen presence.
Vijay Varma excels in a cameo, holds to the emotional quotient of his character.
Female lead Mrunal Thakur looks beautiful! Her chemistry with Hrithik Roshan is the base of a love story which should’ve been explored a little more than it was.
At 2 hours and 42 minutes, Super 30 is too long. Hrithik's love story with Mrunal is force fit, which has no significance to the film and seems to have been kept just to meet the commercial prospects of the movie.
Certain parts of Super 30 seem very far-fetched. Director Vikas Bahl unnecessarily amps up the drama, and there is even a sequence where the Super 30 students fend off a gang of professional assassins trying to attack Anand at a hospital.
It is a challenge to make films on people whose lives have unfolded before us, in our lifetime. Taking creative licenses to build a compelling narrative can compromise the believability and originality of the story.
Ajay-Atul does well with the background score, that’s probably one of the best takeaways from the film. Songs, though situational, had more potential to uplift the narrative. Niyam Ho remains the best of all, it's placement also a lot to do with it being so good. Cinematography is good.
Hrithik Roshan shines in this ordinary script. Though Super 30 has a heart in the right place and great performances, the lengthy run-time and overdose of drama drag it down to a normal film.