After making the critically acclaimed box office hit Barfi, director Anurag Basu is planning to make a film on the educational program that started in Patna, Bihar,India under the banner of Ramanujan School of Mathematics.
The school is established in 2002 by Anand Kumar, a mathematician. The program, called Super 30, selects 30 meritorious and talented candidates each year from economically backward sections of society and trains them for the IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for Indian Institute of Technology. Super 30 provides free food, stay and coaching for nearly a year. In the last ten years, 263 students out of 300 have been accepted into various IITs in the country.
This year, the sons of a daily wage labourer, a security guard, a grocer, a marginal farmer and a truck mechanic were among the 27 students from Super 30, who cracked IIT-JEE.
Having failed to pursue his dream of studying in Cambridge due to acute financial problems, Anand set up Super 30 to help poor students. Time Magazine has selected Super 30 in the list of Best of Asia 2010.
Anurag Basu’s film will showcase the journey of Anand Kumar and the success of Super 30. And Ranbir Kapoor plays the role of Anand Kumar.