PLOT : A small town boy Rohan Sehgal, madly in love with his childhood sweetheart Mridula, follows her to city’s top college. But this new term brings friends, foes and cut-throat competition along with heartbreak. Will he bounce back and beat the odds to become the Student of the Year?
MOVIE REVIEW : Student Of The Year 2, a sequel to 2012 film of the same name but not so entertaining as its prequel was. It is yet another launchpad for more newcomers in Bollywood, introduces Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. The movie is big disappointment for the audience who look for a story, romance, comedy and logic. The teen school drama film promises all the glitters and glosses with romance in the trailer but failed to impresses as a whole film with an engaging script.
Director Punit Malhotra couldn’t deliver a riveting high-school drama film, there’s no chemistry between the lead actors, no emotion, no plot and character development. First half is spent in setting the pace of the film for the inter-school competition, the editing could have been crisper here. Second half is quite entertaining in bits and pieces, especially the Kabaddi matches in the climax.
Tiger Shroff will disappoint his fans here, no doubt he is perfect in action but he has not done justice to his character when it comes to emotions. His back-flips, scissor-kicks and dance moves also can’t save this film. Debutantes Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria look pretty & stunning but unable to show any acting skills because of the poorly written character for them. Ananya’s screen presence is impressive but her performance is average. Aditya Seal as a rich spoil brat was quite convincing but again due to weak writing, he got a limited scope of performing.
Abhishek Bajaj, Samir Soni, Manoj Pahawa, Gul Panag and all the other supporting casts are completely wasted. Harsh Beniwal become the first Youtuber to make it big in Bollywood, his character deserved more punchlines, more screen time. There was far more scope for comedy as he already well known for his comic timing.
The movie also have some worst guest appearances ever seen, Hollywood superstar Will Smith dances for a few seconds on stage in Jawaani Hai Deewani song and Aila Bhatt in Hook up song. Music is below average with no decent track except Jawaani Hai Deewani which is not an original composition anyway.
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 1.8 out of 5