Patna: Mathematician Anand Kumar's Super 30, acclaimed for helping students of deprived section to crack the prestigious IIT entrance examination, now features in a film made by famous French director Pascal Plisson.
The 90-minute film "The Big Day" is ready and its clips are already being shown to TV and YouTube. The movie is set to be released next month, a statement from Super 30 said here today.
The film comprises four special stories from across the globe. One of them is on a girl, Nidhi Jha, a student of Super 30 and now studying at ISM, Dhanbad. She cracked JEE (advance) in 2014.
Along with Nidhi, Anand Kumar and his family have been invited to attend the film release in France.
"It is a nice feeling. I remember the days when Plisson and his team shot the film in Patna. It is getting released now. I feel happy for Nidhi. She worked really hard and she is deserves all the accolades," said Kumar, who himself could not go to Cambridge University due to financial hardship, said.
Nidhi is the third daughter of poor auto-rickshaw driver in the temple city of Varanasi. Her father Sunil Kumar Jha, who was worried about the future of his daughters, could not even imagine providing them good education with his meagre earnings.
However, after her Class 12, Nidhi reached Super 30, and life changed for her. "She lived at my home, she was like a family member. She was very religious and hard working," said Kumar.
The film, he said, has shown how students from under-privileged sections overcome stiff odds at Super 30 under his guidance to make it to the IITs.
A total of 25 out of 30 students qualified in IITs from Super30 this year. In the past too many filmmakers from different countries have made films on Super 30. First it was Al Jazeera and then Discovery channel, Japanese TV, British filmmaker Chritopher Mitchell followed.