Friday, 19 October 2012

Student Of The Year - Hindi Movie Review and Critics Ratings


Student Of The Year  - Hindi Movie Review
Average Rating: 2.7/5
(Based on web reviews)

Plot
Student of The Year is set in a school called St. Teresa’s, which is one of India’s premier academic institutions. Every year, the boys and girls of St.T’s compete with each other to win Student of the Year’s trophy. 3 competitions take place and the student with the highest score at the end of all competitions emerges as the winner. Our story begins with two boys Abhi and Rohan, who meet each ot her in St. Teresa’s in their final year. Soon their gang of their friends extends to Shanaya and her friends.

They all become thick friends and it appears that nothing can break them until things turns upside down as Abhi and Shanaya fall for each other and the Student of the Year competition begins. As friendships are tested and passions run high, Student of The Year rushes towards an exciting climax.
  
Reviews
This is the first time that Karan has stepped out of his comfort zone and worked with debut actors. Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra not only have gorgeous bodies but also have enough acting talent to make their presence felt. Going by the audience reaction, Siddharth has definitely garnered a huge female fan following in his very first film. As far as the looks are concerned, KJo had definitely prepped his cast well. Alia Bhatt might have shed the extra fat but her acting still needs a lot of work.

The supporting cast with Rishi Kapoor playing the gay dean, Ronit Roy as the coach, Ram Kapoor as the over-ambitious father and Kayoze Irani (Boman Irani) as the fat friend, do complete justice to their roles. Vishal-Shekhar's music is peppy but some of the songs could have done with better lyrics, especially, 'Ishaqwala Love'.

In 'SOTY', Karan incorporates all his KJoisms but manages to make this one an effortless watch. The film is sure to be a big hit among the young cinegoers.

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Rumanna Ahmed
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The other characters are a treat to watch. Rishi Kapoor steals the show as a happy and gay (literally) principle of St T’s. He has once again proved that he is not just a brilliant actor, but a versatile artist. Karan Johar’s direction is commendable, as always. Yet it fails to bring anything new to the movie. The entire film has K Jo’s trademarks which makes it more or less like a combination of all his previous films.

The songs are the high points of the film. Alia’s introduction with Gulabi aankhein and other songs like Yeh chaand sa roshan chehra, Radha, Disco deewane are all chart busters. Vishal-Shekhar deserve a a plaudits for these foot-tapping numbers. The choreography of each number is quite admirable. Ishq Wala Love, the romantic track has excellent music, but could’ve been better if the lyrics made any sense.
All in all, SOTY 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.

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Kanika Sikka
DNA
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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!

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Taran Adarsh
Bollywoodhungama
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The trouble with ‘Student Of The Year’ is that it doesn’t even feel as if it is trying for novelty, despite the brand-new talent it showcases. Not one of the three main leads fully breaks out of the ‘types’ they are assigned, even if you can see they have been schooled hard for their parts : the swimwear rounds are most impressive, the abs are washboard, the skin glistens, and they are all very glossy to match their environs, but the acting chops are slender. Of the three, Malhotra fares best, and Bhatt wears her clothes well, but none of them have zing.

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Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

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http://tx.liberal.ntu.edu.tw/MediaFiles/Gif-animation/Star-red.gifCast  Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Rishi Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor


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