Half Girlfriend Movie Review:
Half Girlfriend is the latest Bollywood Film based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel of the same name which got released in 2014. The film features Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles under the direction of Mohit Suri. This is the second time, Arjun Kapoor is acting the making of Chetan Bhagat novels into movies. The first movie is two states with Alia Bhatt.
As almost all the movies based on Chetan Bhagat’s books are super hits, the expectations on this film are very high. The trailer got a positive response, and both the leads have been participating actively in the movie promotions. Here is the Half Girlfriend review:
Half Girlfriend Movie Cast & Crew
- Movie Name: Half Girlfriend
- Language: Hindi
- Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty
- Director: Mohit Suri
- Producer: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat
- Release Date: 19th May 2017
- Run Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Half Girlfriend Story Plot:
The story starts with Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor) approaches Chetan Bhagat with few journals written by his half-girlfriend who he believes is dead. The journals have the story of them where Madhav and Riya Somani who joined the college through sports quota. Their common interest in basketball draws them closer to an extent where Madhav wants to make Riya his girlfriend. However, she refuses but accepts to become his half girlfriend. When Madhav tries to get intimate with her Riya leaves him and marries her friend Rohan.
Years later Madhav finds out that Riya became a divorcee and wanted to reunite with her. The rest of the story revolves around how Madhav finds the love of his life, Riya, and how he betters the situations of schools in his village.
Half Girlfriend Review & Cast Performance:
Arjun Kapoor did his best portraying Madhav Jha. Shraddha looked stunning in the movie. As the audience might have already read the novel they watch the movie with an existing image about the character. But we can say that Arjun and Shraddha reach the expectation the audience have in their minds. Vikrant Massey and Rhea Chakraborty also did a good job. This is the third time Shraddha Kapoor is doing a movie under the direction of Mohit Suri. Rather than her other two, her acting skills are mesmerizing in this one.
Half Girlfriend Rating & Technical Aspects:
Direction by Mohit Suri has improved a lot. He develops each and every scene so well and makes the audience feel the same emotions. Production values by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Motion Pictures and NH Studios are good. Chetan Bhagat and Mohit also chipped in the investments. Dialogues by Ishita Moitra are heart-touching and inspiring. The Music composed by Mithoon, Tanisha Bagchi, Rishi Rich. Farhan Saeed, Ami Mishra, and Rahul Mishra is just average. Background score by Raju Singh suited the story flow well. Editing by Devender Murdeshwar could have been better.
Half Girlfriend Review & Rating: 3/5
- Matured Acting
- Predictable story
- Lack of pace
- Slow narration
Half Girlfriend Movie Audience Opinion, Judgement:
Half Girlfriend is a new and unique love story between a poor guy and rich girl. Though the story is already known to the novel readers, the movie could have been made much more attractive. However, the movie is just an average and different from the routine stories. The narration and execution of the plot could have been much better. The story follows each and everything from the novel.
Finally, Half Girlfriend is just an average movie according to the trade world, which would be boring for the people who have already read the Half GirlFriend book and a one time watch for the viewers who haven’t.