|Student of the year|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Karan Johar|
|Produced by||Hiroo Yash Johar
Red Chillies Entertainment
|Distributed by||Dharma Productions|
|Running time||146 minutes |
|Box office||7.43 crore (US$1.4 million)
(1st Day domestic nett)
STORY PlotIt is the story of Abhimanyu Singh (Sidharth Malhotra) and Rohan Nanda (Varun Dhawan) who traverse the path of competition, envy, triumph, failure, manipulation and heartbreak in their mini-universe of St. Teresa's High School, Dehradun. Abhimanyu Singh a.k.a Abhi comes from a middle-class family and wants to achieve great heights of success and prosperity, the first step to which will be the Student of the Year trophy while Rohan Nanda a.k.a Ro, is the son of a business tycoon who grapples with a complex relationship with his father and knows that winning the Student Of the Year trophy will bag him the approval that he subconsciously craves for. When the two protagonists with distinct backgrounds and clear goals clash with each other in the locker room, football field and the canteen, there is no question in anyone's mind that the preset equations of the St. Teresa's campus were about to change.
When Abhi and Rohan's rivalry takes an unexpected turn to friendship, neither pre-empts the complications that would brew. Things are further knotted up when Shanaya Singhania (Alia Bhatt), the most popular girl on the campus enters the equation. While Shanaya and Rohan are childhood sweethearts, Abhi's attraction for his best friend's girlfriend and Shanaya's quiet reciprocation causes a rift in their friendship that would have a long lasting impact. Looming large over the various friendships in the campus is the Student Of The year trophy and Dean Yogendra Vasisht's (Rishi Kapoor) emphasis on success and victory. Towards the end of the term, the foes-turned-friends-turned foes, Abhi and Rohan, are ready for a face-off and battle lines are drawn through the length and breadth of the campus, with only one goal in everyone's eyes - Student Of The Year Trophy. As new ambitions are born and old loyalties fall by the wayside, each segment of the Student Of The Year competition manages to tear apart both, the participants and the spectators, to redefine the choices of the three protagonists.
It begins with Soto getting a call from Dimpy about their Deans ill health, and he wishes to see them for his last breathe. Soto calls Jeet, Tanya and Shruti. Together they go to see the Dean. the coach Shah Informs them that they were the last batch before his retirement so he wants to meet them. The friends recite about their past lives, their time at the St. Teresa's High School, Dehradun. Rohan Nanda, a rockstar in progress, in the younger son of India's richest tycoon Ahsok Nanda, who he hates. He is in a relationship for the past 4 years with the hottest girl in the school, Shanaya singhania. Rohan is always flirty with Tanya Asrani. Their Dean is Yoginder Vashist, a gay who loves the coach Shah. Rohan is spoilled guy with riches. Enters Abhimanyu Singh, a small Pind's hunk, who is a heartthrob. Rivallry sparks in between Abhi and Rohan. Abhi pushes Rohan on the Football Field and Rohan retaliates by tricking him into giving his urine sample to the coach as Gangajal. They ultimately become best of buddies, through a football match in which Abhi assist rohan to score the winning goal to defeat St Lawrence the 1st time in 25 years. Mr. Nanda praises Abhi and insults Rohan.
They are then invited to Rohan's brothers marraige, there Rohan ignores Shanaya, and she hatches a plan with Abhi to make Rohan jealous. Eventually Abhi Falls in love with Shanaya. Rohan gets jealous and Abhi informs him of the plan. rohan tries to get closer to Shanaya and Abhi ignores them. At the school Dean Vashist opens the Student of the Year contest. The Students study hard to pass the 1st test the IQ test. Jeet passes with flying colors by the help of Saraswati Devi.the last 16 students are given clues to find and Abhi's team wins it. Rohan Comes to Abhi's house for dinner but Abhi's Dadi gets ill and has to be rushed to the hospital. Shanaya visits them everyday. Dadi passes away and Shanaya falls in love with Abhi.
At school Abhi distances himself from everybody. Shanaya comes to visit him And they Kiss, but Rohan sees it. The best friends fight and turn into rival again. rohan leaves his home and Dean declares the Dancing Competitions. Shanaya goes with Jeet, whom Shruti wanted, Tanya goes with Rohan and Abhi takes Shruti. There is rivalry in between Shanaya and Shruti, Rohan and Jeet, Jeet and shruti. at the competition last 8 are selected. The Last Event Deciding the Trophy is Triathalon, Shruti takes the lead in swimming, but falls back in cycling by Jeet. Rohan Takes lead, while Abhi chases behind. Eventually Abhi Gives way for Rohan to win. Rohan wins But refuses to take the Trophy. Sodo, who was drunk, insults Dean for breaking their friendships. 10 years later, Rohan is a successful Rockstar, While Abhimanyu is an investment banker and married to Shanaya. The foes meet and fight again and Abhi tells that Rohan never loved Shanaya then why he showed so much rage. Rohan tells him that Abhi purposely lost the Competition. Abhi tells that Rohan's father was happy when Abhi was winning so he purposely lost to humialate him. They reconcile and meet The Dean who passes away.
- Siddharth Malhotra as Abhimanyu Singh
- Varun Dhawan as Rohan Nanda
- Alia Bhatt as Shanaya Singhania / Mrs. Shanaya Abhimanyu Singh
- Rishi Kapoor as Yoginder Vasisht
- Ronit Roy as Coach Shah
- Ram Kapoor as Ashok Nanda
- Gautami Kapoor as Mrs. Nanda, Rohan's mother
- Sana Saeed as Tanya Asrani
- Farida Jalal as Abhimanyu's grandmother
- Sushma Seth as Yoginder's mother
- Sahil Anand as Rohan's friend Jeet
- Prachi Shah as Coach Shah's wife
- Manjot Singh as Dimpy
- Manini Mishra as Abhimanyu's aunt
- Kayoze Irani as Soto
- Boman Irani in a guest appearance
- Kajol in a guest appearance
- Farah Khan in a guest appearance
- Vaibhavi Merchant in a guest appearance
DevelopmentOn 5 January 2011, Karan Johar uploaded the first look poster of the new film on the micro blogging website, Twitter. The film marks the debuts of Alia Bhatt, the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, the son of director David Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, Boman Irani's son Kayoze Irani and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai fame Sana Saeed (role of "Anjali" as the daughter of Shah Rukh Khan & Rani Mukerji in the film).
Malhotra and Dhawan had previously worked as assistant directors under Johar during the making of the 2010 film, My Name is Khan.. Rishi Kapoor is going to play a gay dean in the film.
Karan Johar later tweeted saying that the film will be released on 19 October 2012.
FilmingOn 16 August 2011, director Karan Johar took the Mahurat shot, and famous Mumbai socialite Parmeshwar Godrej rolled the cameras. Some parts of the movie were shot in Dehradun (Forest Research Institute, Dehradun). Shooting was also going in Kasiga school whose name was changed to St. Teresa. Rob Miller of ReelSports, who had previously worked with SRK on Chak De India, was hired to direct the sports action in the film.
|Student of the Year|
|Soundtrack album by Vishal-Shekhar|
|Released||31 August 2012|
|1.||"Ratta Maar"||Anvita Dutt Guptan||Vishal Dadlani, Shefali Alvares||3:30|
|2.||"Radha"||Sayeed Quadri||Shreya Ghoshal, Udit Narayan, Vishal Dadlani||5:41|
|3.||"Ishq Wala Love"||Anvita Dutt Guptan||Shekhar Ravjiani, Salim Merchant, Neeti Mohan||4:18|
|4.||"The Disco Song"||Anvita Dutt Guptan||Benny Dayal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Nazia Hassan||5:42|
|5.||"Kukkad"||Javed Akhtar||Shahid Mallya||4:22|
|6.||"Vele"||Anvita Dutt||Shekhar Ravjiani, Vishal Dadlani||3:50|
|7.||"Mashup Of The Year"||Various||Various Artists, DJ Kiran Kamath||3:01|
 Critical ReceptionThe music album of Student of the Year received positive critical response.
Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama gave the album 4/5 stars, saying that "Student Of The Year is a winner all the way with Vishal Shekhar (yet again) justifying their stance of doing a few films but lending quality sound to it. They create the kind of score which totally compliments the mood of the campus setting without straying even once." IANS of CNN-IBN gave the album 4/5 stars, concluding that "The soundtrack of Student Of The Year is a good mix with very minor flaws that can surely be ignored to enjoy the music that perfectly describes the mood of the movie." Satyajit of Yahoo! gave the album 3.5/5 stars, stating that "Student Of The Year is complete youthful musical entertainment, an album that brings all the positive elements of a typical Karan Johar entertainer. Vishal Shekhar delivers a potential winner this time."
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|The Times of India|
|The First Post|