We listened to Shradhha Kapoor crooning, ‘Stay a little longer with me, baby…” throughout the film and took it as a hint to watch the whole film because she was pleading so much!
So, most of you would have watched the trailer of ‘Half Girlfriend’ because obviously, PROMOTIONS! When a movie is about to release, these stars are just all over the place. Be it, social media or the news headlines. You can love them or hate them, but you just can’t ignore them!
Mohit Suri (along with the other cast and crew) tried really hard to make people go and watch this film; one example is saying at an event that it was the first film to be shot in UN, that too for free! But, will it be beneficial? Well, only the numbers will speak, starting today!
Sorry for getting distracted a little bit, we were talking about the trailer and as you might have watched in that, Arjun Kapoor a.k.a Madhav Jha is a Bihari boy and the prince of a small village in Patna and he wants admission in one of the top colleges in Delhi to study sociology there. Surprisingly, he gets in. And, as we all know that he has shorthand in English but somehow manages to understand everything!
On the other hand, Shraddha Kapoor a.k.a Riya Somani is a posh-bred girl (as you can judge by her extremely-amazing outfits) who is obsessed with fist-bumping (Whyy??) and belongs from a super-messed up family background. And she has to face a traumatic situation everyday but finds her escape in music.
But, Madhav and Riya bond over basketball and instantly become friends. Then, they both start hanging out a lot and develop feelings for each other. *Ugghhh! Cliché * Anyway, she invites him on her birthday which is a high-end champagne brunch party at her mansion where Madhav feels really out of place. He then asks her the famous question of all times, “where are we exactly?”And she tells him, “Main tumhare safar me tumhara pura sath to nahi de sakti, but I can be your Half Girlfriend…” Okayyy then!
So, Madhav is really happy after listening to this but then his friend, Shailesh (Vikrant Massey) manipulates him that if Madhav wants to find out that she loves him or not he should establish physical relation with her.
Anyway, Madhav gets a chance to bring Riya to his room and he forces her to make-out with him. But, when she refuses and tries to get out of his grip; he accidentally hits her and says, “rehti hai to reh warna kat le”. A heartbroken Riya then ignores Madhav in college for a few days and after a while decides to get married and move away with her husband, she also hands Madhav her wedding card at their secret hangout place. But will Riya ever come back in Madhav’s life? That’s what Half Girlfriend is all about.
After a lot of scrutiny we decided to not to put the blame on Mohit Suri because he really tried to save this film. But, it was Chetan Bhagat or the production house’s fault that they decided to invest money and make a movie on this *Coughs*Shitty!*Coughs* book! FUN or FACT: we really think that most of the amount would have been spent on Shraddha’s outfits. So, you might have guessed that this movie is no good. We’ll seriously blame the script and story of this confused yet, predictable love story that it made our watch harder till the end.
Like Mohit, Arjun Kapoor tried hard too, alas, his expressionless face was the reason for the miserable failure. Shraddha Kapoor did nothing good apart from looking good. But, one scene where she explains herself to Arjun as to why she keeps running away from her feelings was touching, So, half a star; only for that scene!!!!
Vikrant Massey was an overbearing friend who just tried to show-off his Bihari accent in all his scenes, somehow or the other. That’s it.
Well, we atleast expected that technically this movie will be worth a watch and TBH, it didn’t do any wonders. Let us break it down to you step by step. Screenplay by Chetan Bhagat and Mohit Suri was really loose and it made this film a total drab. Cinematographer Vishnu Roy did nothing more than putting a lot of 360 degree shots which really made us feel sick at times by making our heads spin.
Oh and the VFX! God… that bad VFX. The only part which was actually hilarious in the film was the VFX of Bill Gates’ face on a foreigner which made us laugh whenever he was there in the shot. It was so bad that it was actually good. *Sarcasm Overload*
*Yawn* Music of this film served like a lullaby because it was so boring that keeping our eyes open till the end was really hard. *Yawn*
iKarmik says, if you’ve seen the trailer or even if not; trust us, you’ve already seen this film. So, no point in wasting in money to actually go and watch it because you already know the climax! Overall, we gave one “Full” star for Mohit Suri’s efforts, Shraddha’s eye-pleasing outfits and her one scene. All combined. You got the hint right? Half Girlfriend is a FULL MISS.