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Student of the Year (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 October 2012 (USA)
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Several alumni reminisce about their final year at St. Theresa's College and the events that shaped their lives.

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Karan Johar

Writers:

Renzil D'Silva (screenplay), Niranjan Iyengar (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alia Bhatt ... Shanaya Singhania
Sidharth Malhotra ... Abhimanyu Singh
Varun Dhawan ... Rohan Nanda
Rishi Kapoor ... Dean Yoginder Vasisht
Sana Saeed ... Tanya Israni
Sahil Anand Sahil Anand ... Jeet Khurana
Manasi Rachh ... Shruti Pathak
Manjot Singh ... Dimpy
Ronit Roy ... Coach Shah
Ram Kapoor ... Ashok Nanda
Kayoze Irani Kayoze Irani ... Kaizaad 'Sudo' Sodabottleopenerwala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdul Quadir Amin ... Friend
Akshay Anand
Gautami Gadgil Gautami Gadgil ... Gayatri Nanda
Kitu Gidwani
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Storyline

Dean Yoginder Vashisht (Rishi Kapoor), retired, has fallen gravely ill. Several students from his final year at St. Theresa's College rush to his side. In flashbacks, they all recall the events that none of them have gotten over yet, including the dean, and how the "Student of the Year" competition shaped who they were, how they related, and what they've become. Written by L. Y. Hostrawser

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

19 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estudante do Ano See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$326,508, 21 October 2012

Gross USA:

$326,508
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Karan Johar wanted to launch Sanjay Grover (Gulshan Grover's son) in the film. He declined the offer. See more »

Goofs

In the final race between Abhimanyu and Rohan, when they both take their marks, Abhimanyu goes down on his left leg, the camera pans out and Abhimanyu is on his right leg. Camera cuts back to a close-up and he is on his left leg again. See more »

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Abhimanyu Singh: Sir, the thing that you ask for has to be returned... I want to earn it.
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The perfect crappy movie of the year.
1 November 2012 | by nithinrajagopalSee all my reviews

Most of the Indian movies demand the intelligence of a brick from the viewer. Karan Johar's SOTY not only lowers that standard further, but it erodes whatever brain cells you might make the mistake of carrying inside the cinema. It took all of yesterday and a couple of pegs of cheap whiskey to erase my memory of this movie and writing this review today is not helping the cause. But I feel warning others of this movie equivalent of a horrible experiment is my primary task for the day.

There are some facts about KJo and his movies (this one in particular) that one needs to be wary of,

1. Karan Johar can direct anything that doesn't move, with brilliance - for instance the faces of actors in this movie, a goal post etc. He usually creates the illusion of movement by blowing air through a fan on the faces while making a bunch of women blare 'aaa-aaa-aaa-aaa' in the background.

2. I am not a feminist but SOTY is about as demeaning to the fairer sex (teenage girls especially) as a movie can be, without stooping to Talibanic standards of whipping them in an open field. Teenage girls are either slutty or moronic or scheming or just plain stupid. While talking about the female lead in the movie, one of the guys mentioned her name dropping of major fashion houses as a charming quality. Really?

3. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar was a movie that conveyed that truth, honesty and sincerity will get you there. This movie on the other hand seems to convey that whatever is wrong with today's young is right.

4. Karan Johar stereotypes, typifies, mocks and ridicules gay people in movies that he produces or directs. In his movies, a gay being is just a humorous character in someone else's life.

There is more i can rant and rave about, but if you are looking for a good time, nice entertainment, something about nothing that doesn't erode your grey matter, stay at home and watch Seinfeld instead.


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