Ahead of the release of the film Super 30, Indian Maths wizard and founder of Super 30, Anand Kumar who is currently in the UK, said that education was the only way world’s biggest problems could be successfully addressed to make the world a better and happier place.
Speaking at the UK-Asia Summit organized at Cambridge University, where Anand once dreamt of studying but could not make it due to poverty, he said it was an overwhelming occasion because it brought back his old memories as a young student aspiring to be there.
“Today, if I am here, it is only because of education. The upcoming film ‘Super 30’ also talks about the power of education to usher in a silent revolution and bring about generational changes. It is the best bet to beat poverty and help build an egalitarian society by giving the deserving their due and rewarding merit. I confident the film will become an inspiration for many from the underprivileged sections of the society,” he added.
Talking further about the issues covered by the film he said that the film was not just a biopic of a simple man, but it approached a larger issue. “In the end, the difference between the privileged and underprivileged is only of opportunity. If all get equal opportunity to quality education, India will move ahead faster,” he said, citing the examples of his students from modest background who’re currently working in US firms.
Anand said that the Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan had shown remarkable character playing his role as a teacher. “A lot of hard work has gone into the film. Director Vikas Bahl took care of the minutest of details to capture the essence, visiting remote villages to talk to the family members of the students to get a feel of the real-life situation. He also visited Patna several times with his team”