Adi and Tara move to Mumbai to pursue their dreams. A chance meeting sparks off a heady, no strings attached romance until their careers pull them apart. Will ambition prevail over matters of the heart?
Aditya Roy Kapoor,
Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi and Vaidehi Trivedi from Kota belong to small towns but have diametrically opposite opinions on everything. This leads to a clash of ideologies, despite both of them recognizing the goodness in each other.
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.
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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