Tiger Shroff starrer Student of the Year 2 has earned Rs 38.83 crore after three days. SOTY 2 is a sequel to the 2012 Karan Johar directorial Student of the Year which launched the careers of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra.
Directed by Punit Malhotra, the movie also stars debutantes Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted Student of the Year 2’s box office figures on his Twitter account. He wrote, “#StudentOfTheYear2 saw limited growth on Day 2, while the sixth phase of polling [cinemas were shut till evening] + #IPL2019Final [evening onwards] affected its biz on Day 3… Fri 12.06 cr, Sat 14.02 cr, Sun 12.75 cr. Total: ₹ 38.83 cr. India biz. #SOTY2.”
SOTY 2 faces competition from Avengers: Endgame, which is by far the most successful Hollywood movie in India and has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark.
Student of the Year 2 has not received a positive response from critics. Most of its reviews are negative.
The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta gave it one-and-a-half star.
She concluded the review by saying, “The running time is too long for what is, essentially, yet-another-buffed-up-version of ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’ crossed with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Despite its problems, the 2012 flick had a certain goofiness to it. This class of 2019 is awash with predictable beats, which is to be expected from an underdog story, but that it is so clichéd and stilted, is disappointing: from KJo I expect much more swish and sparkle.”
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SOTY 2 is Tiger Shroff's second biggest opener in the UK
Journalist Haroon Rashid posted on Twitter, "#SOTY2 is #TigerShroff's second biggest opener in the UK. It made £102,308 and charted at number 12. #Baaghi2 made £167,625 on its opening weekend. Student of the Year in 2012 also made more money (£131,125). Ramadan, IPL final and Premier League climax wouldn't have helped."
'Ananya Panday makes a great debut'
"#SOTY2 isn’t as bad as I thought it might be considering all the reviews. I actually didn’t mind it so much at all. @iTIGERSHROFF is like a real life action man defying gravity in almost every scene. Ananya Pandey makes a great debut & will be a star in the future no doubt," journalist Haroon Rashid said via Twitter.
Ananya Panday wishes birthday boy Punit Malhotra
Ananya Panday wrote on Twitter, "Happy birthday to my youngest and bestest friend ❤️😝 You will forever be the most important person in my life and I can never thank you enough for all that you’ve done for me😇 You deserve to have the happiest birthday ever!! Love u Punit ❤️"
Manasi Joshi Roy in SOTY 2
Business on weekdays is extremely crucial for SOTY 2
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and wrote, "Tiger Shroff versus Tiger Shroff... Top 3 *opening weekend* biz...2016: #Baaghi ₹ 38.58 cr. 2018: #Baaghi2 ₹ 73.10 cr. 2019: #SOTY2 ₹ 38.83 cr #SOTY2 faces two major films on Fri - #DeDePyaarDe and #JohnWick: Chapter 3... Biz on weekdays is extremely crucial. India biz."
A raging weekend for SOTY 2
Karan Johar tweeted, "You can call it a raging weekend! #SOTY2 @iTIGERSHROFF #Tara @ananyapandayy @punitdmalhotra @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @ZeeMusicCompany @SOTYOfficial"
'Working with Alia Bhatt was an amazing experience'
"We had so much fun shooting the song. Personally, I have never done a dance number like that. Working with Alia was an amazing experience. Though she is such a big star, she was open and cooperative on set while shooting the song," Tiger Shroff had said in an earlier interview on sharing screen space with Alia Bhatt.
'I knew this was what I wanted to do'
"I was 14 or 15 and remember accompanying my parents to a screening. I wasn't allowed in because it was a 11 pm show. I begged mom to let me in and sat on the floor because there were no seats available. When I saw Alia as Shanaya, I knew this was what I wanted to do too. It was a surreal feeling," Ananya Panday told Mumbai Mirror on making her debut with SOTY 2.
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'Getting trolled since my first film released'
"I've been getting trolls and memes since my first film released. It means nothing to me. But I guess any sort of PR is good PR," said Tiger Shroff on the negative reviews of the movie while talking to PTI.
Hrithik Roshan wishes Tiger Shroff success
Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan took to Twitter to wish goodluck to the team of Student Of the Year 2. He wrote, "My dear @iTIGERSHROFF , when I see you work , it makes me work harder . I love you and I wish u the best! Good luck team #StudentOfTheYear."
SOTY 2 mints Rs 12.75 crore on third day
"#StudentOfTheYear2 has a decent weekend, but when compared to Tiger Shroff’s earlier releases, the numbers should’ve been higher than #Baaghi  at least... #SOTY2 has an important task ahead: It needs to maintain the pace on weekdays. #StudentOfTheYear2 saw limited growth on Day 2, while the sixth phase of polling [cinemas were shut till evening] + #IPL2019Final [evening onwards] affected its biz on Day 3... Fri 12.06 cr, Sat 14.02 cr, Sun 12.75 cr. Total: ₹ 38.83 cr. India biz. #SOTY2," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the latest box office figures of the movie.
'India’s answer to the summertime flick is here!'
Karan Tacker tweeted, "India’s answer to the summertime flick is here! Baller time watching this one! Congratulations @punitdmalhotra @ManishMalhotra @karanjohar @DharmaMovies @apoorvamehta18 @iTIGERSHROFF @ananyapandayy ♥️ @tarasutariaa"
PHOTOS: Punit Malhotra's birthday bash
Student of the Year 2 actors Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday celebrated director Punit Malhotra's birthday at Bastian. (Express Photo: APH Images)
It's SOTY 2 filmmaker Punit Malhotra's birthday!
Dharma CEO and producer Apoorva Mehta took to Twitter to wish Punit Malhotra a happy birthday. He wrote, "To the man with a heart of gold and the determination of steel...to the director who makes Dharma 2.0 tick and the torch bearer of the #SOTY franchise. Happy birthday @punitdmalhotra!"
Listen to Student of the Year 2 songs
Tough road ahead for SOTY 2
With the release of Bollywood romantic comedy De De Pyaar De and Hollywood actioner John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum next Friday, Karan Johar production Student of the Year 2 has only one week to recover costs.
Student of the Year 2: Audience review
The new students jumping higher, says Karan Johar
Student of the Year 2 producer Karan Johar shared on Twitter, "The new students jumping higher!🏆 #SOTY2 @iTIGERSHROFF #Tara @ananyapandayy @punitdmalhotra @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @ZeeMusicCompany @SOTYOfficial"
SOTY 2 won't survive on weekdays?
Film trade analyst Sumit kadel posted on Twitter, "Looks like #SOTY2 wont survive on weekdays, film has registered minimal growth on Sat & Sun. ₹38-40 cr weekend on cards, in best case scenario i am expecting ₹ 75-80 cr Lifetime Collection. Providing its budget & distribution price film needs to collect ₹ 90 cr for HIT verdict"
Punit Malhotra is happy with the response to SOTY 2
"Everybody has their point of view, which is justified. But for us, it is the audiences' reaction that matters the most. I'm happy it's working with the target audience and we made the film for them, so I'm really happy about it," Student of the Year 2 director Punit Malhotra told Firstpost.
Tiger Shroff on negative critical reception
In an interview with Firstpost, Tiger Shroff said, "We are just trying to express that it's a commercial fun film. 'Just come and have fun,' that's really our message. It is not something like rocket science cinema. No hard feelings...everybody has their own take so it's fine."
IPL final to affect SOTY 2?
Film trade analysts suggest the Indian Premier League 2019 final and Lok Sabha elections will affect Student of the Year 2's collection on Sunday.
Bad reviews don't bother Tara Sutaria
"I am not feeling disappointed, but I am feeling really happy that it has been accepted so well. I think what we envisioned for the film, according to that, we feel lucky and thankful that it has opened so well at the box office. The entire team of SOTY 2 is very happy and I would like to make an appeal to the audience that keep giving us the love that you have been giving us," Tara Sutaria told IANS.
Early estimates put the Day 3 collection of Student of the Year 2 at Rs 12 crore.