(Contributed) The screening of Super 30 takes place Fri. Sept. 20 at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge.

Indian teachers that inspired Super 30 movie talk about hope

Movie is based on international best-selling book by B.C. doctor

The Maple Ridge screening of Super 30, based on a book written by Maple Ridge author Dr. Biju Mathew, takes place on Friday.

The book, titled Super 30: Changing the World 30 Students at a Time, is about a mathematician and teacher named Anand Kumar, in Bihar, one of the poorest states in northeastern India.

Super 30 is so named because the program prepares 30 students every year for the India Institutes of Technology, which has one of the toughest entry exams in the world.

RELATED: Inspiring book by Maple Ridge author, now a movie

Dr. Mathew is expecting more than 400 people at the screening Friday evening at the ACT Arts Centre.

Super 30 is already in 71 countries including Canada. Anand Kumar will be at the screening in Maple Ridge and will be joined onstage along with his brother Pranav and Dr. Mathew for a live interview with Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News publisher Lisa Craik ahead of the show.

“The movie is all about hard work, drive, motivation,” said Dr. Mathew. “How people achieve their goals and how some persons, when they are motivated, can make a change in people’s lives,” he said.

RELATED: Ridge doctor’s book a best seller

Super 30 stars one of India’s hottest actors, Hrithik Roshan, who plays the role of Kumar.

“It was done very well. Hrithik Roshan did a fabulous job. Obviously they can’t cover the whole story, the whole biography, but they have taken important aspects of the book and then made a beautiful movie,” said Dr. Mathew, who had only one request for the film team.

“I told them to make it as real as possible and not to make it a typical Bollywood movie,” he said. “I’m very excited for our people here. I think lots of students are also coming,” noted Mathew, adding that he hopes people are inspired by the fact that even a writer from Maple Ridge can make a global impact.

The screening of Super 30 is a fundraiser benefiting the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council through The ACT Arts Centre in support of education programs and opportunities for youth in the community. Opening reception takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Fri. Sept. 20 at the ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Pl. in Maple Ridge. The onstage interview starts at 7:15 p.m. with the screening at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre.

Tickets are $50 with a tax-deductible portion and are available for purchase until 11 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 19.


 

cflanagan@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Reward for info on trapped raccoon rises to $6,000

Activists have donated to try to find whoever laid a trap in Delta

VIDEO: Surprise birthday party for Langley senior, 99

Some friends turned out to serenade Marie Rideout from the front lawn of her long-term care home

Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension faces potential delays due to COVID-19

Pandemic ‘adversely’ impacting TransLink’s finances; ‘much work’ required to approve next investment plan

Langley City’s Community Day will go virtual

Details are being worked out next week as to what efforts will replace the June 20 festival

ON COOKING: Chef goes a little over the top integrating bacon

His unexpected jam recipe is garnering attention in kitchens and at fair alike

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping the Langley Advance Times to continue its mission to provide trusted local news

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

B.C. woman launches First Nations search, rescue and patrol program

Linda Peters envisions trained searchers ready to go at moment’s notice in each B.C. First Nation

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Man who bound, murdered Vancouver Island teen still a risk to public: parole board

Kimberly Proctor’s killer is still ‘mismanaging emotions,’ has had ‘temper tantrums’

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen tripping elderly woman in Burnaby

The elderly woman was walking near the SkyTrain station when she was randomly tripped

Chilliwack teachers, assistants concerned with lack of PPE guidelines ahead of school reopening

As schools get ready to open, many worry measures won’t be enough to protect students from COVID-19

Most Read