Hrithik Roshan made his debut in ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar hai’ more than 19 years ago in the year 2000. He took the industry and the nation by storm in what will be remembered as the biggest debut for an actor in the history of Indian cinema. With Kaho naa Pyaar hai, Hrithik became the new hit tub of the nation and Ameesha was the new sensation in B town. The rest they say is history. The film made him an overnight superstar of Bollywood. It was a romantic film story of a young girl who meets the doppelganger of her deceased boyfriend and has a chance to find the people who murdered him. The film was directed by Rakesh Roshan.
He followed it up with Fiza and Mission Kashmir which was all downhill since then. But the superstar made a strong comeback with Koi Mil Gaya in 2003. Since then he hasn’t looked back. After 2.5 years, with the much-awaited film super 30, finally hit the theaters and received mix response. Hrithik has given a wonderful performance in the film.
Super 30 success
Super 30, Hrithik Roshan’s superhit, is a biopic based on the life of Patna based mathematician Anand Kumar who runs an educational institute called super 30 for talented but underprivileged children to prepare them for Indian Institute of Technology’s entrance exam. Hrithik plays the role of Anand Kumar and Mrunal Thakur plays his love interest. Critics aren’t too impressed with his portrayal of Anand Kumar. Critic Samrudhi Ghosh said that though a lot of efforts have been made to give the actor a matching complexion, nothing could be done with his green eyes. She also comments that the director has added up unnecessary drama. While the film pictures that Anand Kumar has no sources left to fund his free coaching institute, in reality, he runs an alternate coaching class to collect money. The first half of the film is similar to Wikipedia where Anand Kumar’s detailed information is provided but due to frequent fluctuations, the emotions are unable to sustain.
Super 30, Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film crossed 100 crores within 10 days. Expressing his happiness, Hrithik Roshan said, “it is similar to how I felt when my first film Kaho Naa Pyaar hai had released”. He added that the box office collection is an important part of the success of the film as it indicates that the audience has been able to connect themselves with the work.
Anand Kumar himself said that the film was dedicated to all those teachers who put effort into the bright future of their students and the movie will inspire every child belonging to a poor household to study because “everything is possible with hard work”.
Sushil Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, announced that no tax will be levied on the movie in Bihar. The screening of the film was attended by the Deputy Chief Minister with Anand Kumar. Thanking them Hrithik Roshan tweeted “this is amazing Anand Sir thank you CM @NitishKumarji and Deputy CM @SushilKumarji for this.”Anand Kumar himself thanked the ministers on Twitter.
The film opened up at 11.83 crores and ended up with a collection of 20.74 crores by the first Sunday of its release. On being questioned about why Anand Kumar chose Hrithik Roshan to play his part in Super 30, he said “his willingness to do the film was commendable”.