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 indianexpress.com, “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.”
Read all the updates about Student of the Year 2.
Watch Tiger Shroff and Ananya Panday in Fakira
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?
Watch Tiger Shroff and Alia Bhatt's dance number from SOTY 2
'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
Planning to watch SOTY 2? Check out the trailer here
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.
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"
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 put the Day 1 collection of Student of the Year 2 at Rs 11 crore.