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Movie Review: Student Of The Year 2

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Producer- Karan Johar

Director- Punit Malhotra

Star Cast- Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday, Tara Sutaria, Aditya Seal, Sameer Soni, Gul Panag

Genre- Social

Rating- **

Insipid Old Wine in New Bottle!

Jyothi Venkatesh

The film is about a simple small town boy Rohan Sehgal (Tiger Shroff), who is madly in love with his childhood sweetheart Mridula a.k.a Mia (Tara Sutaria), and even follows her, to the city’s top college. His new term brings friends, foes and cut-throat competition along with heartbreak. The film takes two hours and 40 minutes to unfold all about whether or not he will bounce back and beat the odds to become the Student of The Year.

The school shown here, Saint Teresa, like the ‘Gurukul’ of Mohabbatein (2000), brims with realism: the principal (Samir Soni) screams at the top of his voice as if he is a RJ every morning  on the microphone and is a laughing stock; the students are well attired in micro-minis and flamboyant designer jackets, all set to do a ramp walk any minute; and there’s an inordinate emphasis on everything except studies: dancing, running, singing, jumping, flirting, punching and fighting tooth and nail with the college’s Romeo Manav (Aditya Seal). The almost 30 year-old Tiger Shroff plays a 16-year-old school boy, who is sandwiched in love with two beautiful girls Ananya Panday and Tara Sutara and unable to find who is his true love is.

Tiger Shroff pretty much carries the film on his well-toned shoulders, and his sweet boy charm works for the part, with the director setting out to showcase his strengths with skill and attention, whereas Ananya Panday comes like a whiff of fragrance, with her performance literally growing in on you with her convincing back story that works in her favor and I should say that her character gets a definite edge and curve.

On the other hand, Tara Sutaria is just about average as she is aided and abetted wrongly by a faulty screenplay and she comes out as a bimbette oscillating for affection between the protagonist as well as the antagonist.  Gul Panag, otherwise a good actress has been reduced to a caricature in a role that is not defined at all. I just cannot fathom why on earth did Manasi Joshi and Manoj Pahwa agree to do bit roles in the film.

To sum up, all that I can say frankly is that the film does make you nostalgic about Mansoor Khan’s 1992 hit Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, though this one is a modern-day snazzier version, which is insipid old wine in new bottle. Instead of watching it, see the video of Student of The Year

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