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Student Of The Year Review

Student Of The Year Rating: 2.75/5

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Student Of The Year(SOTY) Movie Review



Ratings:3/5  Student Of The Year Review by Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
Student of the Year (SOTY) plays out in a Gossip Girl-like universe, where feelings are surface-level and everyone’s a frenemy. Look beyond the shiny classrooms and the sun-kissed Thai beaches, the brightly lit song sequences and the repeated shirtless shots of our heroes…and there’s heart to be found, particularly in the film’s second half when Rohan and Abhi truly lean on each other. Too long by about twenty minutes, the film could’ve done with some tightening – perhaps the clunky treasure hunt sequence could go? Nitpickings aside, this is a breezy, enjoyable film by a director who knows his craft.I’m going with three out of five for Karan Johar’s Student of the Year. If fun is what you’re seeking, you won’t be disappointed.
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Ratings:4/5  Student Of The Year Review by Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
Although love stories is a beaten to death genre, STUDENT OF THE YEAR doesn't fall into the 'typical romantic fare' category either. Karan and screenplay writer Rensil D'silva pay minute attention to detailing and character development and what comes across on screen seems like an unmarked, charming and bona fide experience within the commercial parameters. On the whole, STUDENT OF THE YEAR is amongst Karan Johar's most accomplished works. The youth brigade would love it and those who have already past that age would want to revisit those days. This one's entertainment, entertainment and entertainment at its best. Clearly, KJo has a winner on hands, yet again!
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review by Madhureeta Mukherjee Site:Times Of India
It's KJo-Wala Love! Served fresh and piping hot from the Dharma college canteen of romance. The story is simple and entertains throughout, though it's not the first time this marathon of an idea has run past the screen. 'SOTY' takes you back to your books and sinks you in true-blue Bollywood syllabus, following the 'formula' - Two boys, one girl, one glorious trophy and lots of testosterone. If this one doesn't pump you up with nostalgia, it's time for you to go back to school already!. Tip Off: You may not like this movie if bubble-gum romances, picture-perfect worlds and candy-floss clouds are not your idea of a movie-going experience.
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Ratings:3/5  Student Of The Year Review by Anupama Chopra Site: HT (Star World)
Karan Johar's forte is excess. He creates fantastical worlds brimming with beautiful people and expensive things and yet anchors them in high emotion. His films work as both designer porn and soap opera.The pleasure you derive from his films is directly connected to your tolerance of candy floss. 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.Yet, Karan creates moments that are genuinely moving and humorous. His trump card is the wonderful Rishi Kapoor as the school's gay dean . If you have patience and a taste for the overblown, check them out.
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Ratings:--  Review by Komal Nahta Site:ETC

On the whole, Student Of The Year is a supremely entertaining and enjoyable fare which will do hit business all over. Not just in the multiplex­es but also in the single-screen cinemas, it will strike a chord in the audience’s hearts. It will be adored by the youth (which has ensured the lovely initial) and loved by the families which will start patronising the film soon. It will give the industry three new stars who will shine brightly for years to come!
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Ratings:3/5  Review by Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Treatment is Karan Johar's forte and it is what makes his first film with rank newcomers, despite the absence of a logical plot, so fresh and zany. It could all fall flat and look very silly but KJo's gift for timing scenes maintains a finger-snapping pace to pass off flippant as fun. Often it is this hold on the viewer through constant influx of escapism and pomp with magnificently choreographed songs, razzle dazzle of colours/style/design, appropriate dosage of humour and ritzy production values that distracts one from Student of the Year's brash celebration of superficiality and obvious lack of depth.
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Ratings:2.5/5  Review by Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
Karan Johar’s latest film is zestful and frothy enough to appeal to an audience that does not seek much more than some harmless fun from two-and-a-half hours in a darkened hall.It offers nothing new or inspired and yet, for those that delight in fluff, it might even feel like a breezy entertainer. Student Of The Year is an updated rehash of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,. It definitely isn’t the film of the year. But if you like your entertainment to be served up with glitzy but pulpy garnishing, pirouette your way to the nearest screen by all means. If you don’t, go for it only if your life depends on it.
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Ratings:2/5  Review by Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
The trouble with ‘Student Of The Year’ is that it doesn’t even feel as if it is trying for novelty, despite the brand-new talent it showcases. Not one of the three main leads fully breaks out of the ‘types’ they are assigned.Clearly `KKHH’ is the clear and present template, even if the triangle is inverted. You can also see bits of ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ and ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ and ‘Dil Chahta Hai’. Not even the songs, so much a Johar strength, are distinctive. If this is 'Ishq wala love’, I ask, where is the 'film waali film', the 'KJo waali’ film? This is all show, so very little tell.
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Ratings:2.5/5  Review by Kanika Sikka Site:DNA
A Harry Potter locale, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na-style storytelling, the melodious styling of High School Musical, inspiration from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar and the typical Johar drama, that's Student of the Year. Despite being an uncanny mix of all these characterstics, K Jo manages to hold your attention throughout the film.All in all, SOTY is not something you would want to miss if the surreal setting with bubble gum romance is your calling. The performances make this film a great watch. It’s a treat for all K Jo fans and if you didn’t really enjoy Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, K3G and other such films by the director, you can easily skip this one.
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Ratings:2/5  Review by Ananya Bhattacharya Site:Zee news
Take a cauldron. Mix in ‘Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire’ in generous doses, the essence of ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, few minutes of some other films-set-in-school, and add a dash of ‘3 Idiots’ for flavour. What you have is Karan Johar’s latest offering, ‘Student Of The Year’. The director’s latest offering justifies, to the last bit, the adage - ‘all that glitters is not gold’.To sum it up, watch ‘Student Of The Year’ for the debutantes. They have really pulled off a tough task of playing praiseworthy roles in a film which suffers from the lack-of-a-story syndrome.
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Ratings:2/5  Review by Martin D Souza Site:Glamsham
SOTY is full-on candy floss - 90 per cent gloss and 10 per cent content.I don't know why, but I get this strange feeling that the director was not fully involved or attached to SOTY. The mark of intensity that one has seen in his past films is missing. It's like a grand wedding reception with a poor food spread.Nevertheless, it will go well with the younger audience who he has catered to.
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Ratings:3/5  Review by Rubina Khan Site:FirstPost
Karan has given Bollywood three brand new stars with this film, minted in his very own Dharma Productions. But as a filmmaker, Student Of The Year is not his finest work. Sure, it’s got all the elements of finesse and expansive production values that his films are known for, but he has also been very pivotal in directing and producing films with engaging stories. On the creative front, SOTY does not raise the bar. He’s definitely not the director of the year as far as Student Of The Year is concerned.
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Ratings:2.5/5  Review by Roshini Devi Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: The performances; the direction; the humour.What’s Bad: The unbelievable portrayal of students; the hamming; the ridiculous explanations in the climax.Loo break: None. Watch or Not?: If you’re a fan of Karan Johar’s fare, you’ll definitely enjoy all the dance-drama. Otherwise it’s just like a re-hashed version of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.Student Of The Year has some really earnest performances and entertaining comedy scenes. Other than that it’s a staple Karan Johar affair: ridiculous in parts and dramatic in others.
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  1. @Taran (not a)Adarsh, and clearly u got money on hands, yet again!

    A bonafied corrupt reviewer, thats my review of u, Mr. Adarsh.

    May turn out to be gud movie, but u definately are bribed!

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    1. you r right man......taran aadarsh is an idiot.

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  2. democracy k ma ki.. jaiOctober 18, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    sale taran aadarsh.. pure year me bus tum karan johar aur yashraj banner se launch hone wale new cumers ki movie ko 4 star dete ho. aur yahi movie koi new producer banaye to 10-15 weak points nikal dete ho.. tum reviewer nahi but reviwers k brand k liye shame ho.. u r da one who brings bad name to critics n da profession u leech.

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  3. Asshole Taran, again 4 stars (movie may be good, I simply cant trust this guy. His 4 stars => 2.5/3 stars of Masand)!!! Aao dekha na tao, posted review already; paisa leke review likhne wale. You think you will do the endorsement of the movies of certain producers (who pays u for good reviews) like this... Shame on you man...

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  4. If Taran Adarsh had K=jo's cock any deeper down his throat, it'll come out of hiss asshole.

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    1. Hahahaha!!! Awesome reply!!!!

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  5. Sure shot hit...
    even if some reviews are negative it wont suffer because it has blockbuter written all over it

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  6. Taran Adarsh is a total garbage

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  7. thats such a nice movie dude

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  8. Dosto...kisi ne movie dekhi ho to Review do...kyun in Befkoof critic k uper discussion karte ho

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  9. hey bhagwaan!!! was this a movie... kids behaving like adults and adults like g@ys. I wasted my money. If you dnt have a girl friend who forces you to go with... dnt even think of going for this movie

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  10. Student Of The Year Movie will be a huge success!
    Love the songs so much...Alia Bhatt rocks <3

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  11. Just watched this movie super flop.... Taran got paid as usual don't waste your time on this crap will give it 1.5/5 stars

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  12. Thanks for genuine review's guys....i hate this taran fellow, waiting for rajeev sir's review

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    1. Your Rajeev "SIR" gave 4 stars to Makhee. He has lost his at least credibility in my eyes. So even After Masand's review, I would like to think and take more reviews..

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  13. Taran ki to adat ho chuki hai rishwat lene ki.jo genuinely good films hain(read mausam),uski taran hansh udata hai kunki pankaj kapoor rishwat ni deta aur johar rishwat deta hai...

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  14. Its wonderful Movie by wonderful director , with amazing cast. People will not like this movie because they want movie like heroine where no story only showoff body.
    SOTY is wonderful movie, and it has all quality to impact and make a big place on viewers mind. It has everything , and its reminds our college days , masti, romance , comedy, love , fight. flirting , everything.
    I think people will get everything whatevr they expect. Amazing and mind blowing movie. Hatts off Student Of The Year Team. All characters gave there full effort aqnd its prove also. There is no reason to dislike this movie. I love it. and hope it will reach high like 3 idiot.

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    1. BTW who liked heroine ??...SOTY seems to be All mix fruit juice of 3 idiots,kuch kuch etc...nowadays people like movies which are unique on their own approach...KJO could have done lot better, than showing old kuch kuch in 2012 style...

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  15. Pls critcs upload correct review otherwise you will lose all yuor respect for the future career and also may lost your career.

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  16. Tabhi heroine pit gayi

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  17. Ritesh.
    Abhinav srivastav logon ko etana tharki mat samajh.agar film ki script achhi hai to film pakka superhit hogi jaise dirty picture.log movie ki script ko sabse pehli importance dete hai(except khan movies) tabhi aj heroine superflop ho gayi aur dirty picture superhit.college ki yaad 'jaane tu'aur 'ishq vishq' superb tarike se dilati hai na ki 'soty' jo esa lagta hai mars ki public ke liye bani ho

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  18. varun dhawan was awesome... rest people were good too but varun dhawan proved he is versatile... even if he is laid in the background sometimes... he kicks it with awesome acting n make people in the foreground look waste... he is the best... varun dhawan rocks

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  19. Student Of The Year is all fluff sans much stuff. Watch it if you are a big fan of frothy, glossy romance. For the ones looking for realistic meaningful cinema, this isn't the film for you.

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  20. Guys dont believe all this shit....

    Movie is good... not superb but still good
    U will njoy as it brings back all your old memories..
    We should definitely watch this movies as it takes back to our childhood days..
    Gud luck

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  21. Name of the movie itself says it's soty(sleepy) movie!!!!!

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  22. I planned to watch it this evening, but after taran adarsh's rating, I am thinking again on my plan....

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  23. Trailer told the suck ness of that crap..... go for Chittagong if found anyware

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  24. Trailer told the suck ness of that crap..... go for Chittagong if found anyware

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  25. thanks taran for your review. Now i will definitively not go for this movie.

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  26. watchd da movie today. let me tell u movie is ok ok to gud.. but definately not bad. so if u hav free time,gud company and enuf muny.... u wont b wastening ur muny but yet u wont b geting anyting close even to kkhh or k3g. its just a ok ok timepass.
    saying dat i vl say varun dhawan is impressive wid both looks n acting,other guy wasnt so gud either ways, the heroine ms. bhatt dosnt get moch role to prove anyting. u pick up any youth based TV show 4m channel V and script it a bit better and blend it with karan johar larger dan life colourful canvas.. full of lights and brights, colors and style and it becums SOTY.
    as ever in karans movies the school is too big n stlish to b real.. gals in even shorter dresses, students wid six pack abs, a gay dean, ferraris and a club type cafeteria... i wonder y de need so much show off to show style in movies dat de steal the innocence n charm of real school campus and students. the school aura is dat of a club i say.. typicaly karan johar film.

    the chemistry bitween gal with either of two guys is missing.. the love triange is weakly written n u do not understand hw da gal falls in luv with other guy in just 2 scenes wid him.. very weak chemistry. talking about chemistry, its a gud show bitween both the guys as frends and enemies.. varun gets additional points for not leting his character look negative or irritating.. the other guy might irritate u abit in sum scenes.

    songs r gus and full of bling n colors.. full points for dat. movie looks larger dan life on the screen and dat wat meks the movie worth a watch.. story is just ok ok.. story starts at a slow pace and bores a little till it reaches SOTY competition after intermission.. suming it all unlike a typical karan johar's movie dis movie fails to mek u laugh or mek u cry. still go for it as its a well directed movie and treat to ur eyes n ears.. i give 3/5.. not too bad.. not too gud.. just worth a watch widout regrets.

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    1. thax batman, i buy wat u said. :)

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  27. Thanks Mr Batman for a genuine, transperant and straight frm the heart review!

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  28. Gyan.......
    Guyzz....
    just chillax itz season time.just go and enjoy the movie.critics will find flaws even in heaven.Defination of critics means persons who make opinion about something but in real sense they aim only to criticize.dis one better than jaane tu jaane na where imran was sleepy throughout the movie as in all of his movies.here all trio impresses...yes movie is glossy but don't forget wat happened to tasteless my name is khan.we should salute kjo as I think it is the first time public has gone to theateres by name of director which hollywood is doing with a lot of success for n number of years

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  29. Thanx gyan for giving lotz of filmy gyan thanx very much

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  30. Guyz friday collections of soty is 12.5 crores which is even better than barfi,singham.hurray movie is expected to enter into 100 crore club soon.kudos to kjo.

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    1. Good joke, hehehee

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    2. wait for two weeks it wil go down.

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  31. Karan johar’s STUDENT OF THE YEAR is sure an ‘out of this world’ creation of one man’s [Kjo, who else?] obsession & fixation about the world he wants to see, the world he has been in. So, you don’t repel when you see students posing in as poster-boys & pin-up girls, teachers [though they were hardly there] acting either very strict or very silly, locations looking like grand movie sets and no one even cares if it is supposed to be a middle class house or a hostel-room…

    But these are always expected when you are in Karan johar’s ‘more stylish-less real’ world, so what’s the big letdown that can wash down your pleasure? Well, it is the content; mostly borrowed or inspired. Narrative style from ‘jaane tu ya jaane na’, sports competition flavour from ‘jo jeeta wohi sikandar’, story getting unfold like ‘3 idiots’ and rest is only to showcase the promises, made by new talents. They are confident. They are comfortable. And to some extent, they are the only reason but I’ll wait for their next to say it aloud that they are also competent to set screen on fire.

    I have also my grudge against the filmmaker for showing middle-class people as opportunists who befriends with rich for their own good. If I oblige myself to recall anything more from the film besides Varun Dhawan dancing on Shammi Kapoor’s ‘yeh chaand sa roshan chehra’…it will be some genuinely enjoyable moments with the inimitable Rishi Kapoor. He plays the dean of the institution, a gay who falls for the sports coach Ronit Roy but with what poise-what dignity! You will love him in his own recreation of ‘dafli wale, dafli baja’.

    At the end, it is a forgettable attempt that raises questions on the filmmaker’s sense & sensibility. Youth may get carried away from the sparkling visuals and the style quotient but if you are looking for something more, don’t do this ‘big wala mistake’…it’s for your eyes, not for your hearts!! [2/5]

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    1. Thanks Gaurav this was the exact review I was looking for.... Kjo has never been in real world hence he can never make a real movie ....his movies work only because he gives the audience wat they fantasize about

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    2. glad you liked my review. many thanks :)

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    3. Good one gaurav..your review is far better thn these stupid critics..i vl watch delhi safari ths weekend..vl post my review for the same..
      Cheers!!

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    4. 'big wala mistake’… lol, ya the movie is terrible .. too many songs to disconnect u from worthless story..

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    5. best review amongst all...kudos to u man...!!

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    6. thank u so much guys... :)means a lot!!

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  32. fuk all movie.no story.at lst krn johrs othr movies had some borin stry.this one has no stry at al.bakvas.taran adrsh d worst reviewr.evn a die hrd krn johar fan wont giv this more than 1 star.time waste paisa waste

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  33. hey people according to me the movie was prety ok....u can afford upto rs.150 but not more than that.it was quite pleasing to see the newcomers after a looooong time and ofcous ALIA was simply lukng stunning...:P story line was ok-ok...and atlast i vl say the current youth must watch this flick..u vl not find it boring in any possibility...:)

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  34. If Barfi can go to oscars why can't soty be a superhit...

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  35. I liked varun only. He pulls off his role very well. Though his role is grey at times but his charm and acting skills never let u hate him

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  36. Guyz why filmmakers like karan johar and yash chopra don't make films taking chartered accountant topic.I think this topic can solve the problem of weak scripts as four year course of CA has everything from drama,emotions,comedy except actions which these filmakers don't give too much importance.

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  37. Listened to yash chopra's death,i thinks in the world of so many negativities around yash ji made us think,live positive.A big loss to not only film industry but to whole globe.

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  38. I saw the movie yesterday. Very good performances by all the 3 new comers. Hats off! As of the script i concerned it is week. However, I must disagree with Masand (I love his reviews ) on the time...i 'did not feel' personally that the movie was a bit too long.
    I felt the movie time was precise. Even to an extent that it may have been a bit longer but more with a purpose.

    A good try. Definite 3/5 . A DEFINITE NO to 4/5

    Go for it!

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  39. I watched the movie.. it was ok movie... You can enjoy lappy also... Just want to ask a questions... IS it compulsory to use gay angle in Gay directors movie ???????......... Ashish

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  40. i have never seen or heard about a father who wants to see his son loose !!! hats off to kjo for making such shit where a girl leaves her good decent , hansome and rich boyfriend in just two meeting with a new boy !!! shame shame !!! k jo u stop making flims and keep judgeing india got talent !!!

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  41. I watched the film yesterday, a typical Karan Johar film.. Nice performances by all actors including new comers. Watch it once just for fun.,but don't expect more or something new from it.. .

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