Students Of The Year pass with distinction!

By Hindustan Times

It might not have starred big, established names, but Karan Johar's Student Of The Year (SOTY) has received a great response, proving that the filmmaker rarely puts a foot wrong. The film, starring newcomers Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra, has been declared a hit by the men doing the maths.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, "The collections have been excellent - R30 crore in its first weekend and R5 crore on Monday, which is fabulous. And with Dussehra today and Eid on Friday, the numbers are only going to rise."

Analyst Komal Nahta says, "SOTY is doing very well. It had a good start and has held on even on weekdays. The business will shoot up this weekend."

Film exhibitor-cum-distributor Akshaye Rathi agrees, adding that that after a long time, a fresh, youthful film has hit theatres. He says, "