What is it?
B-town's favourite and well-acclaimed director Karan Johar after 'My Name Is Khan' in 2009, comes back to direction with 'Student of the Year'.
A light romantic comedy, the film stars three young newcomers to the film industry Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. Interestingly King Khan Shahrukh, who has been the protagonist in most of Karan's movies, has played a big role in the direction of 'Student of the Year' along with favourite actress and buddy Kajol in special appearance. Veteran Rishi Kapoor also features in a pivotal role in this one.
The road from youth to adulthood is paved with myriad emotions and Student Of The Year celebrates this colourful coming of age. 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. Abhimanyu Singh a.k.a Abhi comes from a middle-class family and wants to achieve great heights of success and prosperity, the first step to which will be the Student of the Year trophy while Rohan Nanda a.k.a Ro, is the son of a business tycoon who grapples with a complex relationship with his father and knows that winning the Student Of the Year trophy will bag him the approval that he subconsciously craves for.
When the two protagonists with distinct backgrounds and clear goals clash with each other in the locker room, football field and the canteen, there is no question in anyone's mind that the preset equations of the St.T'scampus were about to change.
When Abhi and Rohan's rivalry takes an unexpected turn to friendship, neither pre-empts the complications that would brew. Things are further knotted up when Shanaya Singhania (Alia Bhatt), the most popular girl on the campus enters the equation.
While Shanaya and Rohan are childhood sweethearts, Abhi's attraction for his best friend's girlfriend and Shanaya'squiet reciprocation causes a rift in their friendship that would have a long lasting impact.
Looming large over the various friendships in the campus is the Student Of The year trophy and Dean YogendraVasisht's (Rishi Kapoor) emphasis on success and victory.
Towards the end of the term, the foes-turned-friends-turned foes, Abhi and Rohan, are ready for a face-off and battle lines are drawn through the length and breadth of the campus, with only one goal in everyone's eyes - Student Of The Year Trophy. As new ambitions are born and old loyalties fall by the wayside, each segment of the Student Of The Year competition manages to tear apart both, the participants and the spectators,to redefine the choices of the three protagonists.
What will Abhimanyu choose? Victory or Friendship?
What willRohan choose?Victory or Dreams?
What will Shanaya choose?Victory or Emotions?
Bannered under Johar's Dharma Productions and SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment, 'Student of the Year' hits the screens on 19 October 2012.