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All Fluff, No Soul!

  • Inspector VIjay

    Inspector VIjay

    Desimartini | Updated - July 09, 2014 5:04 PM IST
    3.9DM (24474 ratings)
    Student Of The YearWatch trailerRelease date : October 19, 2012

    Its been a while since I went into a film that stood for the typical NRI audience & had all the elements that go into making a candyfloss, high-school musical. With Karan Johar directing, one defintely expects a lot from the venture. Does it deliver?

    Boring, directionless & lacking soul, this ones a drab fair thats just dazzles visually.

    While going for the movie, I kept in mind that Im not going to look for an original script or masterclass cinema, but I still wanted to be moved. If a Kjo film cant touch a chord then it is going terribly wrong.

    3 students. 2 jocks, 1 hottie (or so to say). A dating B. B likes C. C also likes B. You know the drill.

    Throw in unbelievable production values, 2 starkids, some fantastic songs and you get SOTY.

    Credit where its due:

    Vishal & Shekhar great music.

    Varun Dhawan pitches in with an exciting debut.

    Visually, the film is impeccable.

    Alia Bhatt makes one of the most uneventful debuts in recent times. Siddharth is decent.

    All in all, this is a musical meant for teen girls who want to see the ripped debutants & not those looking for any sort of emotional connect.

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