After a good start, Student Of The Year 2 has crossed the Rs 20-crore mark within two days of its release. Directed by Punit Malhotra, SOTY 2 stars Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria.
It was in 2012 that Karan Johar introduced three new faces in Bollywood – Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra – with Student Of The Year. Now seven years later, he is taking forward the franchise with Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday. If SOTY was a hit at the box office, Student Of The Year 2 is also busy casting its magic at the box office. Within two days of its release, Punit Malhotra’s directorial venture has crossed the Rs 20-crore mark.
After earning Rs 12.06 crore on its opening day, the film witnessed more growth on Saturday. In fact, Student Of The Year 2 has emerged as Tiger Shroff’s second highest opener so far. His 2018 film Baaghi 2 opened up at Rs 25.1 crore.
According to early estimates, SOTY 2 earned Rs 13.5 crore (approx) on its second day, thus taking the total to Rs 25.56 crore (approx).
With SOTY 2, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria are making their big screen debut. Ananya, who is Chunky Panday’s daughter, in an interview to IndiaToday.in opened up on nepotism. She said, “I believe that it exists, but I believe it exists in all industries and not just in our industry. I feel we both are forever living in our dads’ shadows. Wherever we go, everyone just speaks about how warm our fathers are and how nice people they are. So that’s so nice for us to hear and we are so proud of our dads. We don’t ever want to feel ashamed of who our dads are. I feel that it helps you get into those rooms, you get access to meet people and I feel what you do in those rooms solely depends on you and your talent.”
SOTY 2 might be minting moolah at the box office, but the film has failed to impress the critics.
India Today critic Samrudhi Ghosh slammed the film for being a shallow teen drama. Giving 1 out of 5, she wrote in her review, “Student Of The Year 2 is an unbelievably shallow mix of Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year and Mansoor Khan’s Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, with shaky performances and forgettable songs in an ultra-glamorous setting.
It looks like director Punit Malhotra was so overwhelmed by the staggering budget allotted to the film that he directed all his energies towards making everyone and everything look good, and completely forgot to focus on logic and continuity in the process.”