STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2-Yet another drama

Student of the Year a film just like IOS updates to the apple users because they don’t prefer the updated version and the company releases the updates, yet no one asks them for it.


About Movie: The first Student of the Year which was directed by Karan Johar in 2012, was pointless but harmless. Set in a highly luxurious Dehradun school named St Teresa the movie was about an annual school program highly competitive and with a title desired by every student to win. This Title turned best friends into rivals and eventually broke up the relationships.

         In Student of the Year 2, the competition has gone inter-school, the primary sport played is kabaddi, and the Dignity Cup is awarded to the winner. Like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, the major rivalry is amongst students from an excellent school, and kids from the local medium school. The characters, however, are known ‘types’ that you can get to know from dozens of films. There is the rich bully son of the school trustee (Aditya Seal), the hardworking, not from a wealthy family kid on a sports scholarship (Tiger Shroff), the pretty girl puzzled over matters of the heart (Tara Sutaria), and the famous campus brat (Ananya Panday).  Aditya and Tiger, neither of them look like they belong on campus, and both of whom seem too old to fit into student uniform.

  Strong points: What powered that this new story was filled with a sense of fun, some memorable tunes, and the sense of inquisitiveness around the potential of the three newcomers in the movie who were launched.

But let’s not get into originality or detail. Movies like Student of the Year and Student of the Year 2 makes you think why you went or attended such a boring college or school. In a dance competition in St Teresa, they invite fancy judges like Farah Khan and music composers Vishal and Shekhar. Will Smith makes a guest appearance too. At the college we went to, we were lucky to get a reasonably  Motivational Speaker who lived in the next vicinity.

    Review: Student of the Year 2 is both guessable and far from the authenticity. But that’s not even the considerable mistake with the film. Unlike the last movie this one isn’t grounded in emotion, so it’s hard to be invested in the characters that they appear like they’ve stepped directly from the pages of a fashion magazine. The girls did not have a hair out of place, or a chipped nail in view, but also Aditya Seal has perfectly blow-dried hair that never gets spoiled even after an extremely energetic game of kabaddi.

Acting: The acting (you may call it that ways) is fundamental. Ananya Panday as the campus has some spunk, but the other two newcomers have all the range and the expressions of your favourite emoticons. The film’s unique point or strength is Tiger Shroff, who kicks, leaps, twirls, twists, and pirouettes in the film’s dance and sports and fight sequences. The camera loves him, and it worships his abs each time he loses his shirt – which he does a lot of time in this film. Tiger works very hard to lift Student of the Year 2 off the page, but he’s lost against an average screenplay that seems determined to pull it down.

There is no spoiler to reveal that the film ends with the Hook-Up song that’s filmed on Tiger and Alia Bhatt. A movie that only roars because it has Tiger’s super moves and those abs in it.

Author: Geetanjali

Creativity is my core skill, be that vision to see the world or to work towards something aesthetically, creativity exists in everything. I am an academician by profession and the creative person at heart. I am a poet and got my poems published by Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi inKavya Lehri and Kavyanjali. A writer who loves writing and has written for numerous magazines and newspapers. A Blogger who runs her own blog. An artist who works towards improving her skills every now and then. A traveller who knows learning is much more outside the classroom. As a leaner is never satisfied with his/ her work, I believe to utilize the gift of human birth to the fullest and enjoy the journey than attaining the destination.

Leave a Reply