Student Of The Year
Karan Johar combination with Shahrukh Khan always spell magic but this time the ace filmmaker did not cast his best friend and superstar Shahrukh Khan and made film with three newcomers Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. The film is set in the college campus and it is not new for Karan Johar as he has made film in the past with college campus at the backdrop. The story falls in the line of ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaan Na’ and ‘3 Idiots’.
‘Student Of The Year’ is a well promoted film and Karan with his troupe went all around to promote his film. Three new faces have been introduced and it was a toss as how the viewers would accept the debutantes and the movie. Usually, the theme of college campus, studies, young romance, canteen pass time always appeal the cine-goers on condition that the story is told in an interesting way.
Karan Johar’s has his own signature style and his films are always waited with bated breathe. The story has been shown at the flashback and it fluctuates between now and then.
The story rides high on emotions. With college at the backdrop, it narrates journey from young to adulthood. It is the story of Abhimanyu Singh (Siddharth Malhotra), Rohan Nanda (Varun Dhawan) and Shanaya Singhania (Alia Bhatt). In the mini world of St Teresa's High School, Dehradun, two competitors compete, envy each other. They fight over triumph, experience failure, manipulation and heart-break.
All the students who not met one another for almost a decade happen to meet when they received a phone call from a friend informing them that their dean (Rishi Kapoor) is seriously ill. 25 years ago, the dean had initiated a Student of the Year Trophy where they all had to compete through four stages - An IQ test, Treasure Hunt, Dance and Triathlon. At each level, students are eliminated and at the end one won.
Knowing that their dean is sick, all rushed to the hospital and from there the story of the batch at Teresa's High School, Dehradun unfolds.
Speaking about the performances, all the three debutantes performed really well. Siddharth Malhotra showed confidence in his performance. Varun Dhawan starts off badly but with every scene, he performed better and better and fared well at the end. Alia Bhatt looked lovely and gorgeous and emotes really well.
Speaking about the music of the movie, the music is peppy and youngsters danced to the tune of disco deewane. 'Radha', 'Ishq Wala Love' and 'Vele' songs are already in the chartbuster list.
In the nutshell, ‘Student Of The Year’ has a youth feeling. It has a feel good effect but intensity is missing which not acceptable for Karan’s film.