Hrithik Roshan starring Super 30 is actually inspired from mathematician Anand Kumar‘s life and it is a book penned by Canadian author Biju Mathew. Biju recently said that he feels this eponymous film will be gripping. Mathew, along with Anand Kumar watched shots of the film with director Vikas Bahl earlier this 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 on for the last one year, with scenes shot in Rajasthan and Varanasi among other parts of India. The film traces Anand’s journey from a modest background marked by struggle and disappointment to fame due to the pioneering initiative of Super 30. 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 coaching and then Super 30,” he added.

Written and directed by Vikas Behl, Super 30 is a biopic on mathematician Anand Kumar, a math genius. Anand, who came from a less privileged background later gained fame by mentoring candidates from economically backward sections for the Indian Institute of Technology entrance examination. As reported, Twenty-six out of 30 students from Bihar’s ‘Super 30’ academy cracked IIT-JEE (Advanced) this year. Talking about his students, Anand earlier told a leading daily that, “It is immensely satisfying to see students from the remotest corners, where winds of development have not reached yet and life continues to be a struggle, competing with the best and the privileged lot”. Backed by Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films the film will hit theatres on January 25, 2019.

(With inputs from IANS)