Half Girlfriend Movie Review: Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor's Film Is A Total Dud

Posted By Admin    May 20, 2017   

Rating:1/5 Star[One Star]

Star Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty, Vikrant Massey, Seema Biswas

Director:Mohit Suri

Budget: Rs 48 Crore


Half Girlfriend is unfit for human eyes and not worth your valuable weekend time.

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Story Plot

Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor), a rural boy from Bihar, who can't speak well in English, luckily gets admission in St. Stephens through sports qouta.

Riya Somani (Shraddha Kapoor), a rich girl who also studies in St. Stephens. Soon, Madhav befriends Riya and conronts his feelings for her, but Riya declines the proposal of being his girlfriend but decides to be his half-girlfriend. Shailesh (Vikrant Massey) advices Madhav to keep a physical relationship with Riya. Madhav tries to keep a physical relationship with her but is being rejected by Riya as it offended her. Thus, Riya starts ignoring Madhav.

A year later, Riya marries her childhood friend Rohan and settles in London, where Rohan has a big business. On the other hand, Madhav tries to help girls get admission in his mother's school but is unable due to the college's poor toilet facilities for girls. Madhav contacts the MLA to raise funds, but is rejected. However Madhav gets to know that Bill Gates is visiting schools in Bihar and will help them to raise funds. Problem arises as Madhav is appointed to give a speech to Bill Gates in English. Meanwhile, Riya comes to Bihar and meets Madhav. Riya tells Madhav that she is a divorcee and assures him to prepare a speech for Bill Gates. Madhav gives a good speech, in which Bill Gates decides to help them. After the speech Madhav realizes that Riya is suffering from Blood cancer and is now moving to New York City.

When Madhav attempts to track her down in New York, he finds that she has cut all ties in India and has disappeared. Shailesh, Madhav's college friend with whom Madhav stays tells him to forget Riya. After six months, During Christmas Madhav finds Riya at a jazz event and the two reconcile. The film ends with Madhav and Riya successfully running the school, and have a daughter.

Half Girlfriend: Star Performance

The only performance that’s worth mentioning is that of Vikrant Massey. He’s probably the only actor who justifies his character of Madhav’s saviour roommate. Also, his Bihari accent, even if not perfect, is a relief from Arjun’s constant forced blabbering.

Shraddha Kapoor is okay and can do a lot more than just thigh show for sure. She has the potential of doing better.

Rhea Chakraborty does a good job in her cameo.

Half Girlfriend: Script Analysis

Madhav, a brawny, basketball-playing Bihari lad, seeks an admission to study sociology in a premium Delhi collegeThe committee conducting his alumni interview, in an accent that's so wannabe British, call attention to his lumbering English speaking skills. But this ineptitude serves as a bait to be friend the campus Barbie, Riya Somani (Shraddha Kapoor). .

Riya, the proverbial poor little rich girl, arrives in a chauffer-driven luxury car, sports trendy fish braids to play basketball, carries her text books in Bottega Veneta totes and breaks into a slo-mo spin to revel in the joy of unexpected downpour He falls in love, at first sight, with next-to-no attention from Riya. He tells her a few basketball moves with which she nails the trials and fist-bumps follow. Madhav and Riya bond over basketball, bad English and worse chemistry. Madhav's roommate Shailesh (Vikrant Massey in an earnest supporting role) is not very happy with this 'Riya naam ki sonchidaiya' who is making him dance to her tunes. One fine day, Shailesh decides to ask Madhav to test Riya on whether she loves him or not. 'Test?'

Riya, willing to play ball with Madhav and go to movies with Madhav and to make out with Madhav, comes from a troubled family. This we know from a scene where she walks into her gigantic house, witnesses her father physically and verbally abusing her mother, and goes to her room, where she picks up a guitar and starts singing. Her dream, you see, is to perform in a New York bar.

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