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Half Girlfriend (2017)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | 19 May 2017 (USA)
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Madhav meets a girl named Riya and falls in love. After stuggling to convince her to be his girlfriend, she half heartedly agrees to be his "Half Girlfriend"

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Mohit Suri

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Credited cast:
Shraddha Kapoor ... Riya Somani
Vikrant Massey ... Shailesh Kumar Pandey
Arjun Kapoor ... Madhav Jha
Rhea Chakraborty ... Anshika
Greg Kriek ... U.S. Immigration Officer
Dalip Sondhi ... Mr. Somani
Anisa Butt ... Rutvi
Seema Biswas ... Madhav's Mother
Paula McGlynn ... Samantha
Adam Davenport
Shreedhar Dubey Shreedhar Dubey ... Hemant
Hugo Salazar Jr. ... Dancer / Acrobat
Aaron Latta-Morissette ... Performers' Enthusiast
Carishma Basday Carishma Basday ... rock singer
Vikas Mandaliya Vikas Mandaliya ... Rohan Chandak
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Once upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a girl from Delhi called Riya. Madhav didn't speak English well. Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn't. Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn't. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half girlfriend.

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

19 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half Girlfriend - Maybe, Baby! See more »

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Delhi, India See more »

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No Heart, All Talk!
19 May 2017 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Based on the novel of the same name written by Chetan Bhagat, 'Half Girlfriend' Directed by Mohit Suri is No Heart, All Talk! Despite sincere efforts, this romantic-drama fails to strike a chord. Reason? Poor Writing.

'Half Girlfriend' Synopsis: Madhav Jha (A Stilted Arjun Kapoor) meets a girl named Riya (The Gorgeous Shraddha Kapoor) and falls in love. After struggling to convince her to be his girlfriend, she half heartedly agrees to be his "Half Girlfriend".

'Half Girlfriend' is about a man's obsession towards a woman who keeps running away from him, due to bizarre reasons. The film is too long & stretched without much feeling. While the first-hour still has a few breezy moments between its leading-pair, the second-hour is very disappointing. Also, the sub-plot, involving Madhav's attempt to educate girls in Patna, Bihar, appears forced. The film aims to be a heart-touching romantic fare, but ends up being barely anything.

The Screenplay is poor. I haven't read the novel, but what has come up on the big-screen, is under-whelming. Mohit Suri's Direction is below average. Cinematography, Editing & Art Design, are fine. Music by Various Artists, is wonderful.

Performance-Wise: Arjun needs to loosen up. Though he makes an earnest attempt to portray Madhav & even get the Bihari dialect right, he doesn't leave much of an impression. His act feels monotonous after a point. Shraddha Kapoor is wonderful & looks stunning. Despite being given a half-baked character, she gives her best & is the sole saving grace. Of the supporting cast, Vikrant Massey is sensational as Arjun's friend & Anisa Butt leaves a mark as Vikrant's wife. Rhea Chakraborty looks lovely in a cameo.

On the whole, 'Half Girlfriend' is a letdown.


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