From 'Sir' to 'SOTY': What does it mean to be a student in Bollywood

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 'Lakeer'(2004) is more a violent love story which showed how college students are more into love and less in studies and concentrate on their career and future. Moreover, where did they find such matured college students.
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'Lakeer'(2004) is more a violent love story which showed how college students are more into love and less in studies and concentrate on their career and future. Moreover, where did they find such matured college students.

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 Pooja Bhatt and Atul Agnihotri appeared like real students in 'Sir' (1993).
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Pooja Bhatt and Atul Agnihotri appeared like real students in 'Sir' (1993).

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 College life of the 90s echoed the street-smart attitude and callous behaviour. The 90s college life was all about chasing the girl in the premises of the college, singing songs and making her fall in love indefinitely. Madhuri and Aamir's 'Dil' (1990) is a good example of this.
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College life of the 90s echoed the street-smart attitude and callous behaviour. The 90s college life was all about chasing the girl in the premises of the college, singing songs and making her fall in love indefinitely. Madhuri and Aamir's 'Dil' (1990) is a good example of this.

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 Vivek Oberoi played a university student in 'KLPD'. The average age of university students seems to go higher.
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Vivek Oberoi played a university student in 'KLPD'. The average age of university students seems to go higher.

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 Jaya Bachchan's innocent charm in 'Guddi' is still etched in the minds of many. The actress beautifully captured the innocence of a school girl who falls in love with a film actor and is unable to understand the difference between real life and reel life.
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Jaya Bachchan's innocent charm in 'Guddi' is still etched in the minds of many. The actress beautifully captured the innocence of a school girl who falls in love with a film actor and is unable to understand the difference between real life and reel life.

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 'F.A.L.T.U' of 2011 is a comedy flick which showed the strength of the new generation students that how they can make a whole university based on unique ideas.
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'F.A.L.T.U' of 2011 is a comedy flick which showed the strength of the new generation students that how they can make a whole university based on unique ideas.

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 Taking a cue from Chetan Bhagat's '5 Point Someone', Aamir's '3 Idiots' boast of an engineering college that churns out the best engineers in the country. Though, Aamir and R Madhavan look too old for their roles but then engineering was never about young guys. Were they?
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Taking a cue from Chetan Bhagat's '5 Point Someone', Aamir's '3 Idiots' boast of an engineering college that churns out the best engineers in the country. Though, Aamir and R Madhavan look too old for their roles but then engineering was never about young guys. Were they?

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 'New York' released in 2009, it showed the story of students (extra big students) whose lives were changed in the aftermath of 9/11.
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'New York' released in 2009, it showed the story of students (extra big students) whose lives were changed in the aftermath of 9/11.

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 'Dil, Dosti, etc' came most close to the portrayal of the actual life of a Delhi University college student. Amidst college elections, the film brings to light the turmoils of a college student.
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'Dil, Dosti, etc' came most close to the portrayal of the actual life of a Delhi University college student. Amidst college elections, the film brings to light the turmoils of a college student.

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 'Rang De Basanti' set an image of Delhi University students in everybody's eyes that student in today's life can do anything and can fight against politics as well if it will be needed.
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'Rang De Basanti' set an image of Delhi University students in everybody's eyes that student in today's life can do anything and can fight against politics as well if it will be needed.

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 Karan Johar's 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' brought a breath of fresh air in a college romance film. Targeting the young breed of the late 1990s, Karan served them everything on a larger scale. With actors becoming brand conscious, 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' set its own norms about the ideal college life.
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Karan Johar's 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' brought a breath of fresh air in a college romance film. Targeting the young breed of the late 1990s, Karan served them everything on a larger scale. With actors becoming brand conscious, 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' set its own norms about the ideal college life.

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 In 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na', the life of a student was just restricted to hanging out with a gang of friends and remaining ignorant to the world outside their friendship.
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In 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na', the life of a student was just restricted to hanging out with a gang of friends and remaining ignorant to the world outside their friendship.

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 'Gulaal' revolves around the life of an innocent student who gets embroiled in the college politics and how his life changes after that. Who would believe that these two played college students.
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'Gulaal' revolves around the life of an innocent student who gets embroiled in the college politics and how his life changes after that. Who would believe that these two played college students.

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 'Haasil' (2003) was more about being rowdy than being studious. Jimmy Shergill is ok but how can Irrfan be a college student?
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'Haasil' (2003) was more about being rowdy than being studious. Jimmy Shergill is ok but how can Irrfan be a college student?

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 The recent release 'Student Of The Year' showed a dream school, which each and every Indian student will wish to take admission in. You will get a chance to deal with extraordinary students and extraordinary competition in St Teresa.
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The recent release 'Student Of The Year' showed a dream school, which each and every Indian student will wish to take admission in. You will get a chance to deal with extraordinary students and extraordinary competition in St Teresa.

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 Released in 2004, 'Rok Sako To Rok Lo' featured the conflicts between two schools and the students who don't care about rules and regulations.
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Released in 2004, 'Rok Sako To Rok Lo' featured the conflicts between two schools and the students who don't care about rules and regulations.

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 'Mohabbatein' took students to the world of boarding schools where a student's life is all about finding love. With boys chasing girls at a nearby cafe, Mohabattein talked only about infatuations and love in the life of a student.
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'Mohabbatein' took students to the world of boarding schools where a student's life is all about finding love. With boys chasing girls at a nearby cafe, Mohabattein talked only about infatuations and love in the life of a student.

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 'Andaz' starring Anil Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Kader Khan released in 1994. Karishma played a girl who is madly in love with her already married teacher.
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'Andaz' starring Anil Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Kader Khan released in 1994. Karishma played a girl who is madly in love with her already married teacher.

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 Farah Khan's 'Main Hoon Na' really underestimated the intelligence of the audience by showing a 40-year-old Shah Rukh enrolling into a college to save the life of his senior's daughter.
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Farah Khan's 'Main Hoon Na' really underestimated the intelligence of the audience by showing a 40-year-old Shah Rukh enrolling into a college to save the life of his senior's daughter.

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 Bollywood stories mostly revolve around a boy falling in love with a girl from his college. But, Sunny Deol's home production 'Dillagi' had actors of the age of 30 stepping into the shoes of college kids making it all the difficult for the audience to empathise either with the story or the characters. Which college gave admission to Bobby Deol!
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Bollywood stories mostly revolve around a boy falling in love with a girl from his college. But, Sunny Deol's home production 'Dillagi' had actors of the age of 30 stepping into the shoes of college kids making it all the difficult for the audience to empathise either with the story or the characters. Which college gave admission to Bobby Deol!

  • First Published: October 20, 2012, 2:58 pm

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