Half Girlfriend Movie Review: Does It Do Justice To The Novel ?

Half Girlfriend has hit the theaters this Friday. The movie has released post the huge success of Baahubali 2. Is it worth a watch? CRB Tech reviews would like to review the movie for you.

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In view of a novel by Chetan Bhagat, Half Girlfriend depicts Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor) as a compassionate trying to set up toilets in his mother’s school and promote girl education, an endeavor he helpfully overlooks in his distraction to discover a girl in NYC’s live performing bars on the premise of what got her favor as a 12 year old.

Bhagat’s books owes quite a bit of their big screen accomplishment to the splendor of movie makers like Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots) and Abhishek Kapoor (Kai Po Che) for making something wonderful out of unwieldy motivation.

Yet, in unexpected hands, the ordinary expectedness of his written work stands out like a sore thumb. Half Girlfriend some what seems to fall in this particular category.

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Arjun Kapoor does sincere and flippant really well however in Half Girlfriend his suddenness is confined inside a determined objective and a highlight that isn’t his regular one. The uneasiness appears.

Then, Shraddha Kapoor mistakes Riya for a pretty zombie and vacantly peruses out her lines. It’s such a staggeringly kind of an empty performance; an existence measure standee could have done the trick.

Talking about which, the most over the top moment in Half Girlfriend lands in the, er, type of Bill Gates. To witness the humanitarian Microsoft chief’s head superimposed on a body double, hearing out Madhav’s request for money, is funny and dreadful without a moment’s delay.


Frequently amid his speech Madhav anxiously stops nearly as though to check Gates’ head is still set up.

A lot of exertion has gone into making the basketball sequences appear real. In the event that lone some of that had gone into enhancing the dialogue, particularly the amazingly cumbersome English lines, and Arjun Kapoor’s Bihari accent.

Mohit Suri keeps the story ticking along at a consistent pace, however shockingly for a Suri film, the music is a let down. The outfits boisterously declare “well off, urban” versus “commonplace, simple”.


The individuals who have read Half Girlfriend say this is a loyal adaptation, and maybe surprisingly better than Chetan Bhagat’s novel. One shudder to think how laborious the book more likely than not must have been given the thin line story.

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