Movie review: Half Girlfriend, the youthful University romance
By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 19, May 2017, 12:24 pm IST | UPDATED: 19, May 2017, 13:27 pm IST
Most of the films based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestsellers have been box office hits except Hello, which was inspired from One Night At The Call Center.
The makers of Half Girlfriend, Bhagat is also one of them, have left no stone unturned to promote their film, and now they will be hoping for a good show. But it might be a tough task as actors don’t seem completely soaked in their characters.
Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor) is a Bihari lad who gets admission in Delhi University’s prestigious St. Stephen’s College through sports quota. There he meets Riya Somani (Shraddha Kapoor), a rich Delhi girl, and immediately falls for her.
From here onwards, Half Girlfriend becomes a story of lust, love and separation with two leads crossing paths quite often.
Half Girlfriend seems to be one of those films which tries to encash the youthful University romance..Interestingly, it works..
Director Mohit Suri has tried to remain true to the book but plots appear thin and don’t hold much weight.
Arjun Kapoor’s accent is problematic, but that’s not the only issue with the film. Narrative technique used in the film makes it even more discreet.
Secondary characters and songs help the story march forward, but will that be enough for a 130-minute film?