Student of the Year 2 box office collection Day 1: Tiger Shroff movie earns Rs 12.06 crore

Student of the Year 2 box office collection Day 1: Tiger Shroff movie earns Rs 12.06 crore

Student of the Year 2 box office collection Day 1: The Dharma Productions film earns earns Rs 12.06 crore on opening day. Starring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday, the film is directed by Punit Malhotra.

Student of the Year 2 box office collection Day 1
Student of the Year 2 box office collection Day 1: Can Tiger Shroff halt the Avengers Endgame juggernaut?

Student of the Year 2 is a sequel to 2012’s Student of the Year and features a new cast led by Tiger Shroff. Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday debut in Bollywood with this Karan Johar production venture. The movie, directed by Punit Malhotra, released on Friday.

There is a decent buzz surrounding the movie, but it releases when Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is still the king of Indian (and elsewhere) box office. It would be interesting to see if it can take on the Marvel movie and come out on top.

Trade analyst Girish Johar told, “Avengers Endgame is done by now. It has already clocked huge numbers and has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark. I am not saying it will go away completely. It will have its market share but the audience is geared up for SOTY 2,” Johar suggested. Predicting the day one collection of SOTY 2, he added, “I peg it somewhere around Rs 12-13 crore. If the film is good, it can go up to Rs 15 crore and if the reviews and audience reaction is average, then it might get restricted to Rs 10 crore. If it is well made, it is poised to have a good run at the box office.”

Johar added, “Coming after the successful film Student Of The Year, wherein Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan were launched, the buzz around SOTY 2 is pretty much good. I think youth will definitely go to watch this movie. The trailer is peppy, youthful and energetic. Songs are good and are buzzing well. It is coming after two weeks of Avengers which has also slowed down a little at the ticket counters. So it is all good for SOTY 2.”


However, one thing that is not in favour of SOTY2 is its critical reviews. They are not flattering to say the least.

The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta gave it one-and-a-half star and wrote, “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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Our verdict

When you have Tiger Shroff as your primary eye-ball gatherer, the script has to be bent to his strengths, and as Rohan Sachdev the-underdog-with-big-dreams who enters the hallowed portals of St Teresa’s, he’s given every opportunity to ripple his admirable musculature, and show off his dancing prowess. But what can even the most agile workhorse, even if he has a limited emoting repertoire, do, if the set-pieces are so done-to-death?

Read the full review here

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'The film is outstanding'

Actor Manjot shared on Twitter, "Saw #StudentOfTheYear2 last night!! And I must say the film is outstanding!! Brilliant direction by @punitdmalhotra and everyone has done a fabulous job! specially @Official_Ananya you were the best!! Yo gonnna go long way gurl!! God bless"

SOTY 2 is Tiger Shroff's second biggest opener

Taran Adarsh shared on Twitter, "Tiger Shroff versus Tiger Shroff... *Day 1* biz...
2018: #Baaghi2 ₹ 25.10 cr
2019: #SOTY2 ₹ 12.06 cr
2016: #Baaghi ₹ 11.94 cr
2016: #AFlyingJatt ₹ 7.10 cr [Thu]
2017: #MunnaMichael ₹ 6.65 cr
2014: #Heropanti ₹ 6.63 cr
India biz."

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Student of the Year 2 becomes the fifth highest opener of 2019

Taran Adarsh shared on Twitter, "Top *Day 1* biz - 2019...
1. #Kalank ₹ 21.60 cr [Wed]
2. #Kesari ₹ 21.06 cr [Thu]
3. #GullyBoy ₹ 19.40 cr [Thu]
4. #TotalDhamaal ₹ 16.50 cr
5. #SOTY2 ₹ 12.06 cr
Note: HINDI films. ₹ 10 cr+ openers included in the list.
India biz."

Student of the year 2 earns Rs 12.06 crore

Taran Adarsh shared on Twitter, "#StudentOfTheYear2 puts up a fairly good total on Day 1... Biz slowed down towards evening shows... Sat and Sun crucial... Substantial growth - especially at plexes - is essential for a healthy total... Fri ₹ 12.06 cr. India biz. #SOTY2 is Tiger’s second highest opener *so far*."

Huma Qureshi enjoyed SOTY 2

Huma shared on Twitter, "So #SOTY2 has been seen and enjoyed .. and @iTIGERSHROFF drooled over 🤪 @Official_Ananya is a firecracker @tarasutariaa gorgeous and @AdityaSeal_ so so good !! Congratulations my friend @punitdmalhotra ❤️@karanjohar @DharmaMovies"

Shanaya Kapoor gets emotional on BFF Ananya Panday's debut film

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Looking forward to watch Student Of The Year 2

"All reviews of #SOTY2 speak grandly about @ananyapandayy and it just brings a grand smile on my face. I am her fan since I watched her first on #KWK looking forward to watching the film. Kudos @ananyapandayy and good luck for all your further endeavours ❤️" actor Kubbra Sait tweeted. 

Kartik Aaryan congratulates Ananya Panday

Congratulating Ananya Panday for getting all the praises for SOTY 2,  Kartik Aaryan wrote on Instagram, "Arey arey itni saari taareefein !!! 👀 📱 Congratulations on your big day 🤟🏻Keep brightening up the big screen with your bright smile n cuteness @ananyapanday #SOTY2 🤗 🤗 " 

Hrithik Roshan wishes luck to SOTY 2 team

Hrithik Roshan tweeted, "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." 

Off to a mediocre start

Film trade analyst Girish Johar shared the early box office report of Student of The Year 2. He tweeted, "Roughly 30% start in early shows for #StudentOfTheYear2 across 3100 aprox screens!"

Early estimates

Early estimates put the Day 1 collection of Student of the Year 2 at Rs 11 crore.

Will Smith makes a cameo appearance in Punit Malhotra directorial Student of the Year 2, starring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey in the lead roles.

Talking about Will’s cameo in SOTY 2, Punit said, “I never imagined that I would direct Will Smith. If one day, someone tells you that you are going to wake up and direct Will Smith, I would say, ‘kya bol rahe ho yaar?’ Because how is that even possible? It was fun to direct Will Smith. He came here to do his Bucket List show actually, but it was very gracious of him to do a bit for us. I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it. When we were shooting, I said, ‘stop stop stop’ and ran up to him. There was this tall guy looking at me, and I was telling him what to do.”

He continued, “After the shot happened, Tiger walked up to me and said, ‘You know what you just did, right?’. I said, ‘What?’ and he is like ‘You just told Will Smith what to do!’ It was quite funny. Because he (Will Smith) was like ‘How do I behave?’ And I told him, ‘Just be a star, act like a star!’ After this, Tiger has been pulling my leg that I told Will Smith to behave like a star. It was quite crazy.”