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Student of the Year

October 19, 2012
2hr 26min

Student of the Year Movie Details:

Movie NameStudent of the Year
Country India
Language Hindi
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
Release Date19 October 2012
Running Time2hr 26min
CastSidharth Malhotra
Varun Dhawan
Alia Bhatt
Directed by Karan Johar
Written byRensil D’Silva
Niranjan Iyengar
Story byKaran Johar
Produced byHiroo Yash Johar
Gauri Khan
Narrated bySahil Anand
Manasi Rachh
Sana Saeed
Kayoze Irani
Manjot Singh
Cinematography by Ayananka Bose
Edited by Deepa Bhatia
Music bySongs:
Production CompanyDharma Productions
Red Chillies Entertainment
Distributor AA Films (India)
Eros International (Overseas)
Budget₹59 crore
Box Office Collection₹97-109 crore

Student of the Year Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Sidharth Malhotra as Abhimanyu “Abhi” Singh, Shanaya’s husband
  • Varun Dhawan as Rohan “Ro” Nanda: Jeet’s best friend, Shanaya’s ex-boyfriend, and Tanya’s flirt
  • Alia Bhatt as Shanaya Abhimanyu Singh (née: Singhania), Abhi’s wife, Ro’s ex-girlfriend, and Shruti’s best friend
  • Rishi Kapoor as Yogendra “Yogi” Vashisht, Dean of Saint Teresa
  • Ronit Roy as Coach Karan Shah, Sports teacher of Saint Teresa
  • Ram Kapoor as Ashok Nanda, Gayatri’s husband, Rohan’s father
  • Sana Saeed as Tanya Israni, Rohan’s one-sided love-interest
  • Sahil Anand as Jeet Khurana, Ro’s best friend and sidekick
  • Manasi Rachh as Shruti Pathak, Shanaya’s best friend
  • Kayoze Irani as Kaizad “Sudo” Sodabottleopenerwala, Shanaya, Abhi, Rohan, Tanya, Jeet, and Shruti’s friend
  • Manjot Singh as Dimple “Dimpy” Singh
  • Gautami Kapoor as Gayatri Nanda, Ashok’s wife, Rohan’s mother
  • Farida Jalal as Sadhna Singh, Abhi’s grandmother
  • Akshay Anand as Dharamraj Singh, Abhi’s uncle
  • Manini Mishra as Geeta Singh, Abhi’s aunt
  • Prachi Shah as Ruchi Shah, Karan’s wife
  • Nandini Sen as Kamini Singhania, Shanaya’s mother
  • Boman Irani as Harikishan Sanon, Dean of Saint Lawrence
  • Sushma Seth as Archana Vashisht, Yogi’s mother
  • Farah Khan as Judge in “The Disco Song”
  • Vaibhavi Merchant as Judge in “The Disco Song”
  • Kajol in “The Disco Song”


Dean Yoginder Vashisht (Rishi Kapoor), retired, has fallen gravely ill. Several students from his final year at St. Theresa’s College rush to his side. In flashbacks, they all recall the events that none of them have gotten over yet, including the dean, and how the “Student of the Year” competition shaped who they were, how they related, and what they’ve become.

About Student of the Year Movie:

  • Student of the Year is a Hindi romantic comedy film directed by Karan Johar and produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment.
  • The film features newcomers Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles alongside Rishi Kapoor, Sana Saeed, Ronit Roy, Sahil Anand, Ram Kapoor, and Farida Jalal in supporting roles. The film was promoted with the tag-line “The Competition Of Life”.
  • On 5 January 2011, both Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan uploaded the film’s first poster on Twitter.
  • The film marks the debuts of former model Sidharth Malhotra along with Alia Bhatt, daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, son of director David Dhawan, Kayoze Irani, son of Boman Irani, and as an adult, Sana Saeed, who portrayed Khan’s screen daughter, in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Johar’s debut in Hindi cinema.
  • Malhotra and Dhawan had previously worked as assistant directors under Johar during the making of My Name Is Khan (2010).
  • The first official trailer was released on 2 August 2012. Johar later tweeted that the film will be released on 19 October 2012.
  • Most parts of the film were shot in Kashmir and Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. The external view of the school is that of the Kasiga School, Dehradun. The hospital scenes were filmed outside The Lalit, Grand Palace, Srinagar. Parts of the film were also shot in Thailand. Rob Miller, who had previously worked with Shah Rukh Khan on Chak De! India (2007), was hired to direct the sports sequences.
  • The film was released on 19 October 2012 across India and emerged as a commercial success. It received mixed reviews from critics, with praise directed towards the performances and the film’s music, but was criticized for its story and screenplay.
  • At the 58th Filmfare Awards, Student of the Year received 4 nominations including Best Male Debut (Malhotra and Dhawan) and Best Female Debut (Bhatt), and won the R. D. Burman Award for New Music Talent (Neeti Mohan for “Ishq Wala Love”).
  • A standalone sequel titled Student of the Year 2, directed by Punit Malhotra, was released on 10 May 2019, starring Tiger Shroff alongside debutantes Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey. Although speculations were rife about the three leads from the original returning for a special appearance, only Bhatt made the cut in a song opposite Shroff.

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