Karan Johar‘s forte is excess. He creates fantastical worlds brimming with beautiful people and expensive things and yet anchors them in high emotion. At its centre, Student of the Year has a fun and engaging ‘bromance’ between two high school boys who come from opposite sides of the tracks.
Rohan Nanda, played by Varun Dhawan, is a rich brat, while Abhimanyu Singh, played by Sidharth Malhotra, is a middle-class scholarship student. Like Rahul and Anjali in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the story of Rohan and Abhi’s friendship and falling out is a school legend. But too often, this relationship is swallowed up by the overwhelming gloss, perfect styling and set-piece songs. The entire narrative hinges on a school competition that is so amazing and directed well.
The music of the movie got a tremendous response; with Vishal Shekhar on board and songs like Disco Dewanay, the movie is making a hit too with its music. With tremendous response, the movie is a must watch chick flick.