Half Girlfriend: Movie Review
One minute silence for all those people who have read the novel of the same name by Chetan Bhagat and kudos to the diehard Chetan Bhagat fans (no offense) 😛
The disgustingly confused storyline, lack of character depth, stereotyping the states in India; well, what more can you expect from a film that is based on a Chetan Bhagat novel? There’s absolutely no chemistry between the Bihar boy Madhav (Arjun Kapoor) and Delhi girl Riya (Shraddha Kapoor) and there’s too much of the half girlfriend hype all throughout the film.
Half Girlfriend – Dost Se Zyada Girlfriend Se Kam (can you imagine the impact of this line) is what you will hear every now and then during the entire two and a half hour duration. Hailing from Bihar, Madhav obviously cannot speak ENGLISH (you see, OBVIOUSLY). On his first day at the Delhi University, he falls head over heels for Riya and grabs her attention by teaching her basic Basketball tricks.
SHE BECOMES HER HALF GIRLFRIEND and by then you will wish you had left the film half way. Madhav follows her from Delhi to New York and yes, his English speaking problem still persists. I have had enough now!
Rajeev Masand aptly said, “Half Girlfriend” is a misfire of epic proportions. Blame it on the book, or the script that it spawned, but this movie is excruciating to endure. I’m going with one out of five. It’s the cinematic equivalent of an ulcer.”
Bollywood Hungama gave the film 2 stars out of 5 stating, “HALF GIRLFRIEND comes across as an overtly dramatic piece of cinematic work that fails to create the desired impact. At the box office, it will struggle to survive post the opening weekend.”
Taran Adarsh tweeted, “OneWordReview… #HalfGirlfriend: Unimpressive. A few emotional moments + Arjun-Shraddha stand out. Expected so much more from Mohit Suri.”
If you still plan to watch the film, watch the trailer before risking two and a half hours of your precious life: