Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Student of the Year aka Fillum of the Year

*spoilers ahead*

This is your Mohabbatein meets Jo-Jeeta-Wohi-Sikandar meets Harry-Potter-and-the-Goblet-of-Fire movie. It's a totally fun movie with a couple of short heavy scenes which make you shed a tear or two if you're the senti kind who gets affected by filmy drama. But all in all, a very very fun movie!! This is the kind of movies I like for I get to put my dimaag away and enjoy the craziness and fun. KJo really knows how to spend money and give the audience what they want.

My most favorite thing about the movie was the music and songs. OH MY GOD!! Vishal Shekhar truly rock!! Absolutely loved that KJo decided to incorporate those oldies in the film like gulaabi aakhen, papa kehte hai, taareef karoon kya us ki, and disco deewaane. I'm completely hooked to the music and my most favorite parts being the dubstep and that music that plays from 1:16 to 1:30 in this clip: http://youtu.be/Y3wvsGYju60.

Completely loved the friendship that the characters shared and the HUGS!! Totally loved how they all, even the boys, give each other hugs without hesitations. I think Rishi Kapoor's character might have had something to do with it. Oh and also the fact that it's directed by KJo. *wink wink*

Hilarious were the parts where after every scene involving a kind-hearted conversation, Abhimanyu asked Rohan "ab tu kiss to nahin karega na?" and the shuddh-Hindi words conversation that involved "vaksh sthal" and "nitamb" and then the teacher going "aap dono mahashay khade ho jaaiye". Rest of the shuddh Hindi wasn't too tasteful, but I guess how the dialog writer said, he had a hard time choosing words that teenagers would use. Glad he kept it to minimal and some gestures only.

Other than that, it was nice to see the romance and fights and usual KJo-melodrama that goes with his films and the flying-in-chopper (here private-plane) and the grandeur and colorful costumes were nice and predictable. Glad they kept the rona-dhona to minimal. I can't wait to watch the film again!

Oh and last but not least, the similarities to begin with (I am sure there are more):

Ideas from Mohabbatein - big expensive school in a gorgeous location in India. Lots of friends but three main ones. Strict khadoos teacher/professor. Big group (prom) dance where boys and girls fall in love with each other.

Ideas from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar - bicycle race, rigorous practice for the BIG race, and not just that bicycle race in the hills and contestants kick each other off the road to win, girl 1 loves boy 1, boy 1 is confused and thinks he loves girl 2, boys with sidekicks drive fancy cars, main actors are two boys and a girl.

Ideas from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - the (award) cup, tournament involving multiple kinds of races/competitions, swim down to the bottom of the water entity (lake/pool) to find the clue, one clue leads to another clue in the tournament, climbing/flying around the college/school campus roof during the clue finding, four teams/participants in the tournament.