Student of the Year 2 earned Rs 14.02 crore on Saturday to take its two-day total to Rs 26.08 crore. It had opened at Rs 12.06 crore. The Punit Malhotra directorial stars Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday in lead roles. It also marks Tara and Ananya’s debut in Bollywood.
The figures are decent since the film faces stiff competition from the Hollywood blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, which recently crossed the Rs 300 crore mark at the Indian box office.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted SOTY 2’s box office figures. He wrote, “#StudentOfTheYear2 witnesses growth on Day 2, but lacks the appreciation for a solid jump… Mumbai, Delhi, NCR plexes performing better… #IPL2019Final today [Sun] will hit biz, evening onwards… Fri 12.06 cr, Sat 14.02 cr. Total: ₹ 26.08 cr. India biz. #SOTY2”
Earlier, trade analyst Girish Johar had told indianexpress.com, “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.”
Student of the Year 2 has not pleased critics. 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.”
While the beginning is good enough, it might be difficult for the film to maintain momentum due to its poor reviews.
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Ananya Panday on her character in Student of the Year 2
“She is very much like how I am as a person. She’s passionate, loud and expressive. She is a fighter and doesn’t take no for an answer. She is someone young girls can look up to and relate with,” Ananya Panday said on her character in Student Of the Year 2.
Tiger Shroff on SOTY 2: It's a different world
“This is the most different film I’ve ever done till date. It’s a different world, it’s a different me. Working on this one was like being stripped off of my powers. So, if someone will punch me, I’ll bleed," Tiger Shroff told PTI in an interview about the film.
Here's a sneak-peek of how the 'Jawaani' song was recreated for SOTY 2
Student Of the Year 2 becomes the second highest opener of Tiger Shroff's career
Action star Tiger Shroff is having a great year, as far as the box office is concerned. The actor's latest movie Student Of the Year 2 has opened at Rs 12.06 crore. Despite SOTY 2's good numbers, Baaghi 2 remains Tiger's biggest opener till date with an impressive Rs 25.10 crore. Karan Johar production venture Student Of the Year 2--which features Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday in the lead--opened at Rs 12.06 crore at the box office.
Here's the romantic number from SOTY 2 featuring Tiger Shroff and Ananya Panday
SOTY 2 filmmaker Punit Malhotra on directing Will Smith
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."
Check out this peppy number from the Tiger Shroff movie
SOTY 2 mints Rs 14.02 crore on second day
"#StudentOfTheYear2 witnesses growth on Day 2, but lacks the appreciation for a solid jump... Mumbai, Delhi, NCR plexes performing better... #IPL2019Final today [Sun] will hit biz, evening onwards... Fri 12.06 cr, Sat 14.02 cr. Total: ₹ 26.08 cr. India biz. #SOTY2," tweeted Taran Adarsh.
"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 Indian Express' reviewer Shubhra Gupta's review of Student Of the Year 2.
Check out Alia Bhatt's special appearance in Student of the Year 2
Ananya Panday on working on SOTY 2
“I was extremely honest in playing this role and I hope people see that. As Shreya is very close to the person that I am, it just amplified because in a Dharma Productions film, everything is larger-than-life. I have not been trained formally in any way before," Ananya Panday said on working on the Dharma movie.
Check out the trailer of Student Of the Year 2 here!
Tiger Shroff on working on SOTY 2
“I like the fact that the film has humanised me. He’s a normal college going boy, he is not a one-man army. He’s not someone who is fighting for the nation or saving someone. He is sort of saving himself. It was refreshing,” Tiger Shroff told PTI in an interview.
Student Of the Year 2 earns Rs 12.06 crore on opening day
"#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*," trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted earlier.
Early estimates put the Day 1 collection of Student of the Year 2 at Rs 13 crore.