Student of the year (SOTY) is one of the hit creations by Karan Johar released in 2012. After seven years, the sequel SOTY 2 staring Tiger Shroff (Jackie Shroff’s Son) and debutants Ananya Pandey(Chunkey Pandey's daughter) and Tara Sutaria hit the movie theatres on 10th May. The film had a good opening at the box office despite being panned by critics.
On 10th may, Friday (Opening day) SOTY 2 earned Rs 12.06 crore, and the film witnessed a slight growth on following day i.e on Saturday and earned Rs 14.02 crore on its second day. The film is expected to have made Rs 12.75 crore on Sunday, bringing the total collection to Rs 38. 83 crore on the 3rd day.
This is the second highest opening movie of Tiger Shroff. Before this, his 2018 film Baaghi 2 opened at Rs 25.1 crore.
The film faced tough competition from Avengers: Endgame, which is by far the most successful Hollywood movie in India and has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark.
Student of the Year 2 has not received a positive response from critics. Most of its reviews are negative.
Shubhra Gupta- The Indian Express’ film critic gave it one-and-a-half star concluding the review by saying, “The running time is too long for what is, essentially, yet-another-buffed-up-version of late 90’s movie ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’ crossed with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.
The 2012 class had certain goofiness to it but this class of 2019 is awash with predictable beats, which is to be expected from an underdog story, but it is actually quite stilted which is so disappointing from KJo I expect much more swish and sparkle.”
India Today critic Samrudhi Ghosh has also slammed the film for being a shallow teen drama. Giving only one out of five 5, she further added 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 was so overwhelmed by the staggering budget allotted to the film.
It looks like director Punit Malhotra forgot to focus on logic and continuity in the process and he directed all his energies towards making everyone and everything look good, and completely’’.
The movie revolves around the complicated lives of the students of the prestigious Saint Teresa's College including Rohan (Tiger Shroff), Shreya (Ananya Panday) and Mia (Tara Sutaria).
#StudentOfTheYear2 saw limited growth on Day 2, while the sixth phase of polling [cinemas were shut till evening] + #IPL2019Final [evening onwards] affected its biz on Day 3... Fri 12.06 cr, Sat 14.02 cr, Sun 12.75 cr. Total: ? 38.83 cr. India biz. #SOTY2