Student Of The Year 2 Movie Review: Worst Film Of The Year
Student Of The Year turned out to be a huge blockbuster when it released in 2012 despite having a hackneyed story as people still loved watching glossy cinema. However, times have changed now and it’s about time Karan Johar and the likes realize that people just won’t lap up any substandard thing that they serve.KJo’s latest production venture Student Of The Year 2 released on Friday and the film is as banal and unrealistic as most of his movies. The story revolves around Rohan Sachdeva (Tiger Shroff), the star student of Pishorimal College, whose girlfriend Mia enrolls in Dehradun’s prestigious St. Teresa’s College.Rohan, who hails from a middle class family also takes admission in St. Teresa’s on sports scholarship, to be with his lady love. On the very first day of college, he takes panga with the college brat, Shreya and comes in her hit-list.Shreya’s brother Manav is the defending champion of the Student of The Year trophy and wants to hit a hat-trick by winning it again. However, he sees a tough competition in Rohan. Rohan and Manav get into fisticuffs and Rohan is asked to leave the college.Rohan then returns to Pishorimal and vows to win the Dignity Cup and also the Student Of The Year Trophy to get even with Manav. No points for guessing who lifts the trophy towards the end. This movie is Karan’s feeble attempt at making Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’s modern version but alas, he failed miserably.The plot is wafer thin, but has been coated with lots of gloss. The story is not only bad, it’s also regressive. Only a boy can become Student Of the Year as the competition has no category for female students.
The girls of this college only want to dance wearing their itsy-bitsy clothes. If that was all they were supposed to do, we wish Karan had bothered to sign up good dancers as Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey are only doing exercise in the name of dancing.The film is very unrealistic and pretentious. Karan is a Bollywood filmmaker however, we don’t whom was he trying to target with his frivolous movie. His films are not at all relatable and I think that’s the reason why he’s been delivering one flop after the other.
Tiger Shroff is playing Rohan and this movie is a one man show. Tiger is very endearing and therefore, you like seeing him on screen however, it’s too annoying to see him perform stunts in every scene. He doesn’t look like a college student but he has acted well. Sadly, we can’t say the same about his leading ladies.Both, Tara and Ananaya have to work a lot on their acting skills but Tara has fared better than Ananya in this movie. Ananya perpetually has one expression throughout the movie and she doesn’t even fit the role that she is playing as she is too cute to be mean.
Aditya Seal is outstanding as Manav and I would definitely want to see him in more films. Tiger's Pishorimal friends bring in some much-needed comic relief and the entire squad has performed well. Samir Soni has nothing to do in the movie and why was Gul Panag’s character even there, it’s beyond my comprehension. Manoj Pahwa is good as Manav’s coach.I didn’t like the trailer at all so I had gone to see this film with zero expectations but it turned out to be a little better than what i had expected as there was that fun element courtesy the Pishorimal gang.Other than that there’s nothing much to rave about in this movie. Tiger only does somersaults, Ananya keeps throwing a tantrum and Tara, well, she keeps moving from Rohan to Manav like a shuttle cock. Nobody knows why she returns to Rohan and gives up on her ambitions. This is a clear case of very lazy writing.The makers thought that a good looking film would cover up for a bad story but they have forgotten that content is the king now. The story is predictable and hackneyed and the screenplay too is bad.Cinematography is good, music is average and only Rohan’s friends have good dialogues. The writing is bad and the direction is poor. This film is strictly for Tiger Shroff fans.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0BrbxmBiSA