Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday's much awaited Student of the Year 2 has finally hit the cinema screens and it has opened to a box office collection of 12 crores. It isn't the biggest opening of the year but it is a fairly decent opening for the film. The biggest opening this year was Kalank, which was also Dharma. Akshay Kumar's Kesari also had a big opening and also managed to run its course well. Kalank, however, was a massive disappointment and was critically and commercially panned by everyone.
This film however had all the elements of fluff and enjoyment which may have drawn people to the cineplexes. According to Box Office India, the film collected a decent 11.75-12 crore nett on day one. The film did average business pretty much all over with Mumbai, CP Berar and Eastern India recording the best numbers. The collections are 50% less than Tiger Shroff's last film Baaghi 2 but that is mainly due to the zone in which this film is in which caters mainly to the multiplex audience."
Karan Johar happily tweeted.
First day & they are here to stay!! #SOTY2https://t.co/CP6npheBDZhttps://t.co/Xsk1m9o6rh@iTIGERSHROFF #Tara @ananyapandayy @punitdmalhotra @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @ZeeMusicCompany @SOTYOfficial pic.twitter.com/f9EigCjj2d— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 11, 2019
But would it continue its impact? The reviews aren't great and there's also Ajay Devgn's De De Pyaar De releasing right next weekend. "There are some circuits affected due to Ramadan like UP and Nizam / Andhra, the latter could also be due to a big Telugu film releasing in Andhra which has put up pretty good numbers," says the trade site. "The first Student Of The Year film had picked up 7.50 crore nett on day one in 2012 and this film has managed a wider reach than that film as collections in hindi circuits are far more higher than a Mumbai city or Delhi city."
The film hasn't received a lot of good reviews so far but for its bubblegum content and curiosity over the newcomers Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, the numbers might continue to grow. But it would ultimately not be as successful as its predecessor because of the weak script and flimsy storyline.
It is crucial for Student of the Year 2 to do well for Dharma to recover from the losses of Kalank and to also bear the expenses of the fantasy fiction trilogy Brahmastra which is being directed by Ayan Mukerji and stars Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Ranbir Kapoor. The film was supposed to release in December 2019 but will now release in 2020. Fingers crossed for Dharma!