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Release Date 19 October, 2012
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Budget ₹40 crores
Box Office India ₹62 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹96 crores
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The Dean of St. Teresa College wants his students to focus on success. While they compete for the coveted title of Student of the Year, they also compete for each other’s love–especially Rohan and Abhi, who strike up a friendship just in time to both fall for Shanaya.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹7.52 crores
First Weekend₹25.60 crores
First Week₹43.07 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹62 crores
Worldwide Gross₹96 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹97.96 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹151.68 (
) crores

Movie Reception

SOTY opened well in the multiplexes and earned a little lower in the single screens. The movie received excellent reviews from the critics and also gained a positive word of mouth from the audience. It opened well and showed a good jump in its collection. SOTY held well on the weekdays as well and it crossed Rs. 40 crores mark in its first week.

Not only the film performed well in the domestic market but also it grossed an excellent amount in the overseas. Due to its stronghold in the domestic as well as the overseas market, SOTY took its worldwide earning over Rs. 90 crores. Student of the Year gave a much-needed boost to the film career of three debut actors namely, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawan.

Full Cast & Characters

Sidharth MalhotraAbhimanyu "Abhi" Singh
Varun DhawanRohan "Ro" Nanda
Alia BhattShanaya Singhania
Sana SaeedTanya Israni
Rishi KapoorDean Yogendra Vashishth
Sahil AnandJeet Khurana
Manasi RachhShruti Pathak
Kayoze IraniKaizad "Sudo" Sodabottleopenerwala
Manjot SinghDimpy
Ronit RoyCoach Shah
Ram KapoorAshok Nanda
Gautami KapoorGayatri Nanda
Farida JalalAbhimanyu's Grandmother
Akshay AnandAbhimanyu's Uncle
Manini MishraAbhimanyu's Aunt
Prachi ShahCoach Shah's Wife
Boman IraniHarikishan Sanan
Farah KhanGuest appearance in "disco song"
KajolGuest appearance in "disco song"

Fun Facts & Triva

  • All the actors in the movie, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt & Siddharth Malhotra made their debut in Bollywood with this film.
  • Earlier, Varun & Siddharth has worked with Karan Johar but as an assistant director for the film, My Name Is Khan.
  • Sana Saeed made her comeback in the Bollywood. She was the child actor in the blockbuster, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
  • Karan Johar first approached Gulshan Grover's son, Sanjay Grover to make his debut in the Bollywood.
  • Boman Irani shared the screen with his son, Kayoze Irani. Also, this was Kayoze's first film.
  • This was the first film of Karan Johar in which he didn't direct SRK.
  • Ram Kapoor & Gautami Kapoor portrayed the role of a couple. They are a real-life couple as well.
  • Like many of Karan Johar's film, Kajol made her appearance in this film too.

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