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STORY AND STARCAST OFStudent of the year

STORY AND STARCAST OFStudent of the year
Student of the year

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Karan Johar
Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar
Gauri Khan
Starring Siddharth Malhotra
Varun Dhawan
Alia Bhatt
Music by Vishal-Shekhar
Cinematography Ayananka Bose
Studio Dharma Productions
Red Chillies Entertainment
Distributed by Dharma Productions
Release date(s)
  • 19 October 2012 (2012-10-19)
Running time 146 minutes [1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office INR7.43 crore (US$1.4 million)
(1st Day domestic nett)[2]
Student of the Year is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Karan Johar and produced by Hiroo Yash Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions and Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment.[3] The movie features newcomers Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in the lead roles with Rishi Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor, Sana Saeed, Farida Jalal, Sushma Seth, Sahil Anand, Prachi Shah, Manjot Singh and Manini Mishra in supporting roles. The movie also features Boman Irani, Kajol and Farah Khan in guest appearances. The film was released on 19 October 2012 in over 1400 screens across the country and garnered positive to mixed reviews from critics.[4][5]




It 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.




On 5 January 2011, Karan Johar uploaded the first look poster of the new film on the micro blogging website, Twitter.[6] 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.[7]. Rishi Kapoor is going to play a gay dean in the film.[8]
Karan Johar later tweeted saying that the film will be released on 19 October 2012.[9]


On 16 August 2011, director Karan Johar took the Mahurat shot, and famous Mumbai socialite Parmeshwar Godrej rolled the cameras.[10] Some parts of the movie were shot in Dehradun (Forest Research Institute, Dehradun).[11] 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
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Sony Music
Producer Karan Johar
Vishal-Shekhar chronology
Student Of The Year
Happy New Year
The soundtrack for the film is composed by Vishal-Shekhar with the lyrics penned by Anvita Dutt Guptan.
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
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

[edit] Critical Reception

The 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."[12] 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."[13] 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."[14]

[edit] Release

[edit] Critical reception

[hide] Professional reviews
Review scores
Source Rating
Bollywood Hungama 4/5 stars
The Times of India 3.5/5 stars
CNN-IBN 3/5 stars
Rediff 3/5 stars
Hindustan Times 3/5 stars
The First Post 3/5 stars
NDTV 2.5/5 stars
DNA India 2.5/5 stars
Zee News 2/5 stars
Upon release,Student Of The Year received positive to mixed reviews from critics.[5] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 4/5 stars, saying that "Student Of The Year is a love story that traverses the trodden path. But KJo is an artisan with intellect and taste and he ensures that the script is spruced up and modernized with such elan that it doesn't offend the spectator's wisdom or intelligence. The accomplished director takes on familiar material and gives it an entirely new twirl. This is escapist cinema at its best! On the whole, Student Of The Year is amongst Karan Johar's most accomplished works. The youth brigade would love it and those who have already past that age would want to revisit those days. This one's entertainment, entertainment and entertainment at its best. Clearly, KJo has a winner on hands, yet again!"[15] Madhureeta Mukherjee of The Times of India gave the film 3.5/5 stars, stating that "Student Of The Year takes you back to your books and sinks you in true-blue Bollywood syllabus, following the 'formula' - Two boys, one girl, one glorious trophy and lots of testosterone. It is larger-than-life, colorful, lavish, beautifully shot and directed. With medleys, dance, drama and everything good-looking (from cast to couches, dorms to discos)."[16] Rajeev Masand of IBNLive gave it 3 out of 5 stars and wrote, "Nitpickings aside, this is a breezy, enjoyable film by a director who knows his craft." He remarked, "If fun is what you’re seeking, you won't be disappointed."[17] Giving the film 3 out of 5 stars, Anupama Chopra of Hindustan Times wrote, "Karan Johar's forte is excess. He creates fantastical worlds brimming with beautiful people and expensive things and yet anchors them in high emotion. His films work as both designer porn and soap opera." She also praised the performance of the cast in the film.[18] Sukanya Verma of Rediff gave the film 3/5 stars, commenting that "Student Of The Year is no Kuch Kuch Hota Hai but Karan Johar makes it look good."[19] Rubina A Khan of The First Post gave the film 3/5 stars, stating that "Student Of The Year is not KJo's finest work. Sure, it’s got all the elements of finesse and expansive production values that his films are known for, but he has also been very pivotal in directing and producing films with engaging stories in the past."[20] Kanika Sikka of DNA India gave the film 2.5/5 stars, concluding that "Student Of The Year is not something you would want to miss if the surreal setting with bubble gum romance is your calling. The performances make this film a great watch."[21] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV gave the film 2.5/5 stars, commenting that "Student Of The Year definitely isn't the film of the year. But if you like your entertainment to be served up with glitzy but pulpy garnishing, pirouette your way to the nearest screen by all means."[22] Ananya Bhattacharya of Zee News gave the film 2/5 stars, saying that "Student Of The Year is worth a watch only for the debutantes. They have really pulled off a tough task of playing praiseworthy roles in a film which suffers from the lack-of-a-story syndrome."[23]

Box Office

Student of the Year had a good opening at multiplexes while little lower at single screens due to limited release where it had collected INR7.43 crore (US$1.4 million) on its opening day.[4] [2]

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