Student of the year

Student of the year  Review
  • Film : Student of the year
  • Producer : Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar, Gauri Khan
  • Director : Karan Johar
  • Star Cast : Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Rishi Kapoor, Kayoze Irani, Sana Saeed, Ronit Roy..
  • Music Director : Vishaal- Shekhar

In Student of the Year, Karan Johar delivered, with his trademark love story style. Love stories between rich people inn a college where emotions of love and the transformations are captured admirably. The competition announced by the dean at the St Theresa's High School in Dehradun breaks all hell lose while friendships are broke, relationships are shattered. The fistfights and how the course of the story changes is clearly a plot that would interest the youth more than the family. You won't be disappointed if you don't mind a little exaggerated optimism.

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Student of the year  review


The movie is basically filmed in Dehradun, with a rich screenplay that adds to the quality of the movie. The rich kid, Rohan Nanda (Varun Dhawan) is handsome and has a spoilt girlfriend, Shanaya Singhania (Alia Bhatt) who tries to grab the attention of Rohan but in vain. Rohan is interested in Sana Sayeed. Enter Abhimanyu Sigh, the poor guy who loves Shanaya but sacrifices his love for his new made friend Rohan.

At this time a Student of the Year competition makes the students forget the bonds between them as their fistfight their way for the title. What happens next? How things change in the trio's life?

In an unexpected twist of events, Meenakshi is attracted deeply to the scent of a man, Surya (Prithviraj Sukumaran) and falls in love with the scent (or the man?) What did you expect from such a whacko family? Meenakshi is a librarian whenever she is out of her dreams of being a Bollywood celeb. Madhav a suitor falls in love with her instantly while the love of her life. Surya being a drug addict ignores her very existence in the world despite her weird ways of following him. What a jodi between a whacko daydreamer and a junkie!

Analysis :

Student of the year  review

One thing is for sure, KJo doesn't disappoint his fans. The film has the right amount of energy and emotions to make it a good film. The plot however is not intact. The climax where the explanation of the movie is provided fails to convince the audience.

The way students are shown in the movie is also not credible to the present conditions at least. There are several seen which felt connived. I for one couldn't be comfortable with the school being a wonderland for the students. Designer clothes, no age restrictions for clubbing and boozing and certain flaws are not appreciated in the movie's plot which took high school children as its main theme.

At times it resembles Kuch Kuch Hota Hai with a modern twist. The locations are exceptional with the excellent screenplay. Comedy had hit bulls eye.

Vishal Sekhar's music, especially 'Disco Deewane', 'Radha', 'Ishq Wala Love' and 'Vele' are already topping the charts. However lyricist didn't really put any efforts into songs like Ishq wala love.

Niranjan Iyengar’s dialogues are pretty good. Though the direction was flawless, the script could have been much better.

Deepa Bhatia’s editing is very slick.

Performance :

Student of the year  review

The hotshot and highly awaited debut of the Bhatt's lineage, Alia Bhatt performed well as the dramebaz kid but it was nothing novel. I was constantly reminded of Kareena Kapoor with her action. Siddharth Malhotra was the best performer, the “Student of the Year” for us. His role as the poor Abhimanyu is laudable. Varun Dhavan is pretty good too with the riches and the flirty nature.

Kajol's pleasant surprise in the cameo was most welcome, though I expected something from SRK in his own production.

Final Word: Three cheers for the three new comers to Bollywood. A good flick if you like KJo's style. Expect lots of drama, good comedy and a few nonsensical scenes. Watch-worthy in a word.


(AW- Anil)