Karan Johar’s Student of the Year 2, directed by Punit Malhotra, starring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey opened to very lukewarm response from the critics. The reviews have ranged from average to bad. However, there is some good news for Dharma Productions. Despite being roasted by majority of the reviewers, Student of The Year 2 has managed to put up a decent total at the box-office on the basis of its weekend numbers.
India Today reports that a bad response from critics hasn't deterred the college rom-com from earning big bucks at the ticket windows. Within two days of its release, SOTY 2 has already crossed the Rs 20-crore mark. It made Rs 12.06 crore on its opening day and Rs 14.02 crore on Saturday. However, according to a report in Boxofficeindia.com, the film’s collections were affected on Sunday due to elections in Delhi and the IPL finals. It collected in the INR 12.25-12.50 crore nett range on Sunday. Until then the film was doing decent business and good Sunday collections would have helped but it had a below average weekend due to the afore-mentioned reasons.
However, at least one of the team members have spoken about the mixed mixed reports and bad reviews that the film has received – newcomer Tara Sutaria. As per India TV, actress Tara Sutaria is not disappointed with the reviews that her maiden film has received from the critics and audience. Asked if she was disappointed, Tara told the media: "I am not feeling disappointed, but I am feeling really happy that it has been accepted so well. I think what we envisioned for the film, according to that, we feel lucky and thankful that it has opened so well at the box office. The entire team of SOTY 2 is very happy and I would like to make an appeal to the audience that keep giving us the love that you have been giving us."
Student of the Year 2 is an important film for Dharma productions given that its last release Kalank was a major flop at the box-office.