Student of the Year (2012)

Not Rated  |  Comedy, Romance  |  19 October 2012 (USA)
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After Dean Yoginder Vashisht has retired and has fallen gravely ill, several students from his final year at St. Theresa's College rush to his side and reminance in flashbacks the events that none of them have gotten over yet.



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Credited cast:
Abhimanyu Singh
Shanaya Singhania
Rohan Nanda
Dean Yoginder Vasisht
Ronit Roy ...
Coach Shah
Ram Kapoor ...
Ashok Nanda
Manasi Rachh ...
Shruti Pathak
Manjot Singh ...
Sana Saeed ...
Tanya Israni
Sahil Anand ...
Jeet Khurana
Kayoze Irani ...
Kaizaad 'Sudo' Sodabottleopenerwala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gautami Gadgil ...
Gayatri Nanda
Kitu Gidwani
Rohan Gokhale ...


Dean Yoginder Vashisht (Rishi Kapoor), retired, has fallen gravely ill. Several students from his final year at St. Theresa's College rush to his side. In flashbacks, they all recall the events that none of them have gotten over yet, including the dean, and how the "Student of the Year" competition shaped who they were, how they related, and what they've become. Written by L. Y. Hostrawser

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Waste of time
19 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

You work hard all week so that you can enjoy your weekend, with anticipation that a good movie will make all the hard work worthwhile. But then life produces people like 'Karan Johar' to keep reminding you that not every Friday night will be fulfilling. After watching SOTY I felt like watching a good movie (at least twice) to completely erase from my memory the 3 hrs of non-sense I had to go through.

SOTY is everything that is wrong with today's bollywood movies. After watching the way people have acted in the movie, I could bet 'Justin Bieber' could have done a better role than these newbie's :-P. SOTY tries to capture the friendship among two friends in a college who... fight over one girl, duh! There is absolutely no chemistry between the friends or the couples. The two new heroes have tried their best to make their friendship look good, but I would say their friendship is more of a sunken-ship. It never even comes close to the chemistry friends share in 'Dil chahata hai' or 'Aisha' or 'Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara'.

The new heroine is like a doll, whose face has been painted white. There's something weird about the girl's face that looks extra (Photoshop) white than it should normally be. Of all the actors, Rishi Kapoor is the only one who stands out being soundly suitable and interesting for his role.

I felt the movie lost connection with the Indian audience when they started showing foreign things in the movie, like college arranging prom nights and triathlon. Then there are scenes where people start getting emotional for things that don't concern them and not to mention the half a dozen songs squeezed into the movie, on top of that half these songs are remake of old Hindi songs. This movie lacks innovation, acting, good story or a good casting.

My suggestion: All those who plan to watch "Student of the Year"... change your plans!

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