Half Girlfriend (2017) Movie Review

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Half Girlfriend (2017) Movie Review 1

Producer:  Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat

Director: Mohit Suri

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Vikrant Massey, Rhea Chakraborty, Seema Vishwas

Story: Chetan Bhagat

Music: Rishi Rich, Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, Ami Mishra, Rahul Mishra, Farhan Saeed

Genre: Love Story

Rating: (2.5/5)

Story

Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor) is a vernacular boy from Bihar. He studies in the St. Stevens College in Delhi. He meets Riya Somani (Shraddha Kapoor), who talks fluent English and comes from a rich family. Both become friends.  Madhav loves her, but Riya doesn’t want to take their relationship further. So, she asks Madhav to accept her as his ‘Half Girlfriend.’  Then there come some twists and turns in their half love story.  It will be interesting to watch those twists in ‘Half Girlfriend’ on the silver screen.

Plus Points:

The movie is filled with emotions.  Mohit Suri has presented the story with a lot of moments.  The first half is engaging.

Dialogues are impressive in such scenes. Arjun-Shraddha’s chemistry is watchable.  The music is soulful and has already ranked top in the Chartbuster.  Lyrics are meaningful.

Arjun Kapoor looks convincing as a Vernacular Bihari boy. But he misses his performance in such scenes. On the other hand, Shraddha Kapoor is good in her performance, especially in emotional scenes.  Vikrant Massey is commendable as Arjun’s friend. Seema Vishwas looks like a typical Bollywood mother in the movie.

The Cinematography is ok.

Minus Points:

The movie revolves around the concept called as ‘Half Girlfriend.’ However, the script doesn’t explain this concept well throughout the movie.

The script is weaker and confusing.  It doesn’t make any sense.  The tracks such as Madhav’s wandering in New York, He suddenly becomes alcoholic there, Bill Gate scene, and the India Gate scene, look unconvincing.

The director loses grip in the second half. The second half is clichéd, forced and dragged. Last 15 minutes before the climax, are very slow.

The director repeats the story two months back, then brings it in the present, and then takes two years back

In the second half, we can’t connect with main characters’’ emotions.

Though Shraddha Kapoor has done the compelling performance in the movie, she is playing the same character which she has played before.

Both, Arjun and Shraddha, give best to their characters, but the script can’t help them.

The editing is average.

Is this movie worth a watch?

If you want to watch a typical Bollywood love story, go for it. But if you want to know the meaning of ‘Half Girlfriend’, just avoid it!

Critic’s rating

50%

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