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TRADE REPORT: Karan Johar's Student of the Year opens well

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, October 20, 2012
First Published: 13:22 IST(20/10/2012) | Last Updated: 13:40 IST(20/10/2012)

Karan Johar is back with a bang. Student of the Year has not only got positive reviews, it is also doing good business in domestic as well as overseas market.

The film is doing especially well in multiplexes. It has garnered Rs. 9.25 cr on its opening day.

However, the movie is doing average business in single screen theatres.

"The collections are considerably good for a movie with only newbies. Single Screens and non-urban areas, however, struck to a pretty average box office collection," says trade website Koimoi.com.

No wonder that the film has picked up in overseas market as well. "#SOTY - Friday: USA $ 110,000 ... UAE Thu AED 350,000, Fri AED 550,000. Fantastic growth in business," tweeted Adarsh.

"#SOTY - Friday: UK £ 28,392 [21 screens yet to report]... Australia A$ 17,644... New Zealand NZ$ 6,146," adds Adarsh.

The movie seems to have good prospects at the BO. "There is no doubt that the collections of SOTY will remain steady throughout the weekend with a probability that Sunday will see a good jump," according to Koimoi.com.

A still from Student of the Year


CRITICS' TAKE

KJo's Student Of The Year predictable, but entertaining
Karan Johar’s direction is very good but flounders with the script. Alia is effortless and a natural in her performance. Both Sidharth and Varun are talented, confident and hardly look like first-time actors, say critics. READ REVIEWS

HT's review: Student of the Year

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. ANUPAMA CHOPRA'S TAKE

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