It all started with the three new faces- Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Sidharth Malhotra as debutants in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year in 2012. Karan Johar’s college romance always works like magic among the audience, especially the teens. Karan Johar is back again with a sequel to Student of the Year which has stars like Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey, and Tara Sutaria. After 7 years, Student of the Year 2 came on screen on Friday.
The opening day of Student of the Year 2 had earned of total 12.06 crore. Student of the Year was directed by Karan Johar and the sequel is helmed by Punit Malhotra. The second day of the film made a collection of about Rs 14.02 crores approx. So the total amount of the first two days of the film was around Rs. 26.08 crores. The film received mixed reviews from the audience. Some liked the performance and the chemistry in between Tiger, Tara, and Ananya where there were some who thought it to be an exact clone to the first part.
But the movie eventually geared up its amount into making a grand total of about 38.08-40.08 crores after the third day at the Box Office Collection. It was surprising enough that the film has got such collection despite the IPL 2019 Finale and Lok Sabha Elections. It is a great sign indeed that the movie maintained its position without seeing any drop in the collection. We all know the wonders created by the batch of 2012 but the batch of 2019 has won hearts of many too. The film was appreciated by many and the new faces were also liked by all specially Ananya Pandey. Ananya who is Chunkey Pandey’s daughter had really hit the cord in her first stroke to the movie industry. The latest star kid on the block had fans even before her first film. The sequel SOTY2 has indeed got the right noise and the reason specially goes to the fact that everyone’s eyes were set on Ananya Pandey. Nevertheless, the film still faces competition from Avengers: Endgame as it entered in the third week and it continues to create quite some box office collection. The film has not yet got any kind of positive reviews from the film critics. Every critic reviews seem negative. Shubhra Gupta who is the film critic of The Indian Express had given the film a one and a half star. She wrote a review on the sequel by saying, “The running time is too long for what is, essentially, yet-another-buffed-up-version of ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’ crossed with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Despite its problems, the 2012 flick had certain goofiness to it. This class of 2019 is awash with predictable beats, which is to be expected from an underdog story, but that is so clichéd and stilted, is disappointing: from KJo I expect much more swish and sparkle.”