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Movie Review: Half Girlfriend - Just another bland and tasteless Bollywood flick
Storyline: Half Girlfriend is based on Chetan Bhagat's best-selling novel of the same name. Madhav Jha (Arjun), who hails from a village near Patna and is the son of the village zamindaar is waiting to be called for selection in the national basketball team. Madhav manages to get admission in DU's St Stephen's College where he meets and falls for Riya Somani, a rich but lonely girl. She soon becomes his 'Half Girlfriend' - 'friend se thoda zyada, girlfriend se kaafi kam' - a line which is needlessly repeated throughout the film.

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Vikrant Massey

Director: Mohit Suri

Genre: Romance/Drama

Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes

Rating: 2/5


The film highlights the turmoils of Madhav Jha, who hailing from a small village in Bihar is incapable of speaking proper English. But, what is mind-boggling in the film is that such a character is able to enroll himself in St Stephens, one of the elite colleges of DU, known for students having exemplary English speaking skills. But, I guess, anything is possible in Bollywood.

Well, as for acting, both the lead actors have given below par performances with absolute lack of intensity that was required. While Arjun sleep-walks through his role, Shraddha maintains a single 'rich people have domestic problems' expression right throughout the film. The scenes are incoherent with the characters forgetting what they had done in the last scene. To sum it all up, Half Girlfriend is disappointing. Honestly, Half Girlfriend does not even deserve half a review.

Director Mohit Suri tries hard to salvage something substantial out of a half-baked script, but fails miserably. Albeit, the film's music does deserve a mention. The sequence of Riya Somani venturing out in the rain with eyes half-shut has been repeated so frequently that the audience feels bored after a point. In fact, there are so many halves stacked-in that it would be futile to expect a complete film. After all, even the girlfriend is only half.

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