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 (Siddharth
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. Cupid
strikes both, when the most happening girl in the campus Shanaya
Singhania (Alia Bhatt) enters. Next what happens? How things change
in the trio's life?
The movie is set in the picturesque locales of Dehradun that
gives you a fresh and breezy feel. Student Of The Year is
not a typical love story, as predicted by many. The film
interestingly and innovatively defines the birth of new ambitions
and old loyalties falling by the wayside. Each segment of
Student Of The Year competition manages to tear apart both
the participants and the spectators to redefine the choices of the
Amongst the trio, Siddharth Malhotra stands out at his best. Sid
does a commendable job as Abhimanyu. This Punjabi munda deserves a
hats off. Varun Dhawan too is quite convincing in the film. He
suits well in his richy-rich, flirtatious character of Rohan.
Finally, enters the 'dramebaaz', hotshot babe Alia Bhatt aka
Shanaya, who couldn't think anything better than brands and
designer clothes. Alia's character in the film reminds us of
K3G's Poo (Kareena Kapoor).
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.
Student of the Year is a youthful and interesting movie
that deserves a thumps up. Three cheers for this.