Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment's combined production The Student of the Year (SOTY) will be releasing on 19th October, 2012. The movie marks the debut of Varun Dhawan (son of David Dhawan), Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt (daughter of Mahesh Bhatt).
Directed by Karan Johar, SOTY is a coming-of-age story that tracks the myriad emotions one goes through while on way from youth to adulthood. It is the story of Abhimanyu Singh (Sidharth Malhotra) and Rohan Nanda (Varun Dhawan), who traverse the path of competition, envy, triumph, failure, manipulation and heartbreak in their mini-universe of St Teresa's High School, Dehradun. Things turn cruel, when Shanaya (Alia Bhatt) comes in between the two. Next what happens? How things change in the trio's life?
With a youthful setting, the film's soundtrack by duo Vishal-Shekhar, who has doled out seven tracks, gels well with the theme. Songs like 'Disco Deewane', 'Radha', 'Ishq Wala Love' and 'Vele' are already topping the chart.
SOTY is all set to recreate KJo's magic of his debut film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The film marks Johar's first directorial venture without Shahrukh Khan in the lead role.