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2 States movie launched in style

Lakshya Productions in association with People Media Factory today launched their Telugu film 2 States. It is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's bestseller '2 States', the film stars Adivi Sesh and debutante Shivani Rajasekhar in lead roles.

The first clap was done by SS Rajamouli and K Raghavendra Rao directed the first shot. Senior actor Krishnam Raju switched on the camera. Vv Vinayak was there to bless his disciple, director Venkat Kuncham.

Music is by Anup Rubens, the cinematography is by Shaneil Deo and stunts are by Ravi Varma.

Dr Rajasekhar’s daughter Shivani to debut with Telugu remake of ‘2 States’

TollywoodShivani is an accomplished Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer, and is well-versed in keyboard, veena and guitar.Digital NativeDigital NativeBollywood movie 2 States was one of the biggest hits of 2014. This film is all set to be remade in Telugu and will have Adivi Sesh stepping into the shoes of Arjun Kapoor in the male lead role. Shivani has been signed on to essay Alia Bhatt’s role in the remake. To be directed by Venkat Reddy, who will be making his debut, and produced by Mlv Satyanarayana under the Lakshya Productions banner, the film will go on the floors in March. Incidentally, the director is an erstwhile associate of ace director Vv Vinayak and has worked with him on several blockbusters. It may be mentioned here that Naga Chaitanya and Samantha were initially in talks to play the lead pair in the remake, but the talks were not fruitful, and Adivi Sesh and Shivani have now bagged the roles. Shivani, daughter of star couple Dr Rajasekhar and Jeevitha, will be making her debut in Tollywood with this flick. The debutant is an accomplished dancer proficient in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi and is well-versed in keyboard, veena and guitar, say sources. Earlier, speculations were rife that she was the frontrunner to play the female lead in director Prabhu Solomon’s Kumki 2. The Bollywood movie 2 States, which was directed by Abhishek Varman, was based on a novel of the same name by Chetan Bhagat. The romantic drama released to positive reviews in 2014 and made good collections at the box office. Sources say that the lead stars have signed on the dotted line and the filmmakers are in the process of roping in the supporting cast and the rest of the crew. Adivi Sesh, a noted director and actor, made his debut in 2010 with Karma: Do You Believe? and has films like Baahubali: The Beginning, Dongaata, Kshanam, Oopiri / Thozha to his credit till date. Content provided by Digital Native.
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Box Office: Half Girlfriend falls short of the 100 crore mark at the worldwide box office

Box Office: Half Girlfriend falls short of the 100 crore mark at the worldwide box office
The Mohit Suri directed film Half Girlfriend which is an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name released on 19th May 2017. Starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles the film which garnered less than appreciative reviews from critics opened on a good note. In fact, the film has performed rather well over its opening weekend in both theRead More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend collects 1.35 cr in Week 3; total collections at Rs. 60.06 cr

Box Office: Half Girlfriend collects 1.35 cr in Week 3; total collections at Rs. 60.06 cr
The Arjun Kapoor- Shraddha Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend that was directed by Mohit Suri released three weeks ago alongside the Irrfan KhanSaba Qamar starrer Hindi Medium. The film which was based on the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name opened on a good note at the box office and fast took theRead More

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Revealed: Here’s how the Bill Gates from Half Girlfriend actually looks like!

Revealed: Here’s how the Bill Gates from Half Girlfriend actually looks like!
A couple of weeks ago, we saw the Arjun KapoorShraddha Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend hit screens. Directed by Mohit Suri the film which was an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name, opened to a good response at the box office. But we are not talking about the film’s business,Read More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend claims no. 6 position; Hindi Medium ranked 7 in the list of highest grossers of 2017

Box Office: Half Girlfriend claims no. 6 position; Hindi Medium ranked 7 in the list of highest grossers of 2017
Just over a week ago we saw the release of the film Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium. While the first that was directed by Mohit Suri starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor was an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel Half Girlfriend, the second, Hindi Medium featured Irrfan Khan and the Pakistani artist Saba QamarRead More

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Box Office: Hindi Medium collects 12.14 cr on second weekend; beats Half Girlfriend by nearly two times

Box Office: Hindi Medium collects 12.14 cr on second weekend; beats Half Girlfriend by nearly two times
Week before last we saw the release of two starkly different films with Hindi Medium and Half Girlfriend hitting screes. While the first feature Irrfan Khan and Pakistani actress Saba Qamar the latter which was an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel Half Girlfriend directed by Mohit Suri starred Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. ThoughRead More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend nearing the 100 crore mark at the worldwide box office

Box Office: Half Girlfriend nearing the 100 crore mark at the worldwide box office
The Mohit Suri directed film Half Girlfriend which is an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name released on 19th May 2017. Starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles the film which garnered less than appreciative reviews from critics opened on a good note. In fact, the film has performed rather well over its opening weekend in bothRead More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend becomes Balaji Motion Pictures 3rd Highest opening week grosser

Box Office: Half Girlfriend becomes Balaji Motion Pictures 3rd Highest opening week grosser
The Arjun KapoorShraddha Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend that was directed by Mohit Suri released a week back. After opening on a good note the film which is an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name has been enjoying a good run at the box office. In this special report weRead More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend becomes Shraddha Kapoor’s 4th highest opening week grosser

Box Office: Half Girlfriend becomes Shraddha Kapoor’s 4th highest opening week grosser
Half Girlfriend starring Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor and directed by Mohit Suri hit screens a week ago. The film which is an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel opened on a good note with the audience in most cities developing a rapport with Arjun Kapoor character. In this box office report we take aRead More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend becomes Arjun Kapoor 3rd highest opening week grosser

Box Office: Half Girlfriend becomes Arjun Kapoor 3rd highest opening week grosser
The Mohit Suri directed film Half Girlfriend that was an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name released a week ago. Starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles the film took off to a good start at the box office. In this box office analysis we take a lookRead More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend grosses 60 crores at the worldwide box office

Box Office: Half Girlfriend grosses 60 crores at the worldwide box office
The Mohit Suri directed film Half Girlfriend which is an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name released last week on Friday. Starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles the film which garnered less than appreciative reviews from critics opened on a good note. In fact, the film has performedRead More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend collects 488k Usd; Hindi Medium 235k Usd at the U.A.E/G.C.C box office on opening weekend

Box Office: Half Girlfriend collects 488k Usd; Hindi Medium 235k Usd at the U.A.E/G.C.C box office on opening weekend
The Arjun KapoorShraddha Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend directed by Mohit Suri released last week on Friday. But in the U.A.E/G.C.C market the film which is an adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name released a day earlier. Similarly the Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium that also stars Pakistani actress SabaRead More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend become Arjun Kapoor’s 3rd highest opening day grosser

Box Office: Half Girlfriend become Arjun Kapoor’s 3rd highest opening day grosser
The Mohit Suri directed film Half Girlfriend that is as adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel by the same name released yesterday. After garnering rather mixed reviews the film starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, that released across 2500 screens managed to open on a decent note. In this box office report we take a lookRead More

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Box Office: Half Girlfriend becomes Balaji Motion Pictures second highest opening day grosser

Box Office: Half Girlfriend becomes Balaji Motion Pictures second highest opening day grosser
The Arjun KapoorShraddha Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend directed by Mohit Suri released yesterday. The film which is based on the Chetan Bhagat novel by the same name has been jointly produced by the author and Bajlaji Motion Pictures. In this box office report we take a look at the opening day collections ofRead More

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Box Office: Worldwide collections and day wise breakup of Half Girlfriend

Box Office: Worldwide collections and day wise breakup of Half Girlfriend
The Mohit Suri directed film Half Girlfriend, starring Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Rhea Chakraborty, released yesterday. The film, which happens to be a film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel by the same name, opened on decent note at the box office. In this special report, we take a look at the worldwide collections ofRead More

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Half Girlfriend Is A Non-Seasonal Valentine’s Day Tearjerker By Subhash K Jha movie review

Starring Arjun Kapoor & Shraddha Kapoor

Directed by Mohit Suri

You can accuse Chetan Bhagat’s novels of being lots things from silly to shallow. But you can never fault them for their entertainment value.

Director Mohit Suri known to make cinema on compulsive love (Aashiqui 2, Ek Adhuri Kahaani) takes the theme of self-annihilation in a romantic association to the extreme, bringing out his hero, a Bihari non-English medium type in Delhi who falls for a girl much higher than her heels and his social status, as a love-struck wimp obsessed with his object of adoration to the point of complete self-ruination.

This was how Chetan Bhagat meant his novel to be. The man-woman equation was seen in the light of status and social standing and then judged within the parameters of a heart-to-heart connection. Director Suri amplifies the theme of love between unequals. The complications are frail and far-fetched.
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Half Girlfriend Movie Review

What is it about?

The movie is inspired by Chetan Bhagat's novel 'Half Girlfriend.' In the movie, Arjun Kapoor is named Madhav Jha and is from a royal family of a small village in Bihar who travels to Delhi to pursue his higher education. Madhav meets Riya (Shraddha Kapoor ) in his college. Riya comes from an upper-class family who is very modern and broad minded. Madhav falls in love with Riya while, Riya declines to be his girlfriend and says she can only be his half girlfriend and what happens next? Does Madhav get Riya in his life? All...

Half Girlfriend Movie Review

What is it about?

The movie is inspired by Chetan Bhagat's novel 'Half Girlfriend.' In the movie, Arjun Kapoor is named Madhav Jha and is from a royal family of a small village in Bihar who travels to Delhi to pursue his higher education. Madhav meets Riya (Shraddha Kapoor ) in his college. Riya comes from an upper-class family who is very modern and broad minded. Madhav falls in love with Riya while, Riya declines to be his girlfriend and says she can only be his half girlfriend and what happens next? Does Madhav get Riya in his life? All...
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Omg! Did the makers of Meri Pyaari Bindu just take a dig at Chetan Bhagat?

Omg! Did the makers of Meri Pyaari Bindu just take a dig at Chetan Bhagat?
Last week saw the release of the Ayushmann Khurrana-Parineeti Chopra starrer Meri Pyaari Bindu, wherein Ayushmann Khurrana played the role of a fictional writer Abhimanyu Roy aka Bubla and Parineeti Chopra was seen in the role of an aspiring pop star Bindu Shankarnarayanan. Speaking about the film, the flawless onscreen chemistry between Ayushmann Khurrana andRead More

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