Half Girlfriend

3.8 10

a film by Mohit Suri

19 May 2017
135 Minutes
TagLine: Based on (another) Chetan Bhagat novel, the film details the love story between a poor Bihari boy and a rich Delhi girl
Verdict: Lukewarm response from critics due to the cliched funny first half and melodramatic second half - one for romcom fans only
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Half Girlfriend

a film by Mohit Suri

TagLine: Based on (another) Chetan Bhagat novel, the film details the love story between a poor Bihari boy and a rich Delhi girl
3.810

Verdict: Lukewarm response from critics due to the cliched funny first half and melodramatic second half - one for romcom fans only
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19 May 2017
135 Minutes

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Summary

Once upon a time, there was a poor Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a rich girl from Delhi called Riya. Madhav didn’t speak English well. Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn’t. Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn’t. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half girlfriend.

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Critic Reviews

Average critics rating

3.8
Shubhra_Gupta
Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express 5

I enjoyed the first half. Suri knows how to create drama, and sweeps us up in places, enough for us to ignore the constructed-ness of the characters and the plot. In the second, which is doused in melodrama and swelling `gaana’, I was left with that looming question: is half better than none?

sarita_tanwar
Sarita Tanwar
Mid day 2

Neither a compelling tearjerker nor an epic contemporary romance, Half Girlfriend is definitely not the film to celebrate modern love.

meena_iyer
Meena Iyer
TOI, TNN 6

The first half breezes through, but post interval proceedings hang; in tandem with the hangdog expression worn by the hero. Arjun is sincere, but seems too urban for an ideal `Bihari’ fit. And Shraddha, who looks her loveliest here, lacks gravitas.

Rohit-Vats
Rohit Vats
Film Critic 4

Half Girlfriend is confused, forced and takes the audience for granted. In one word: disappointing.

rajeev-masand
Rajeev Masand
CNN-IBN 2

Mohit Suri, who knows how to whip up drama and create moments, is woefully off his game here. “Half Girlfriend” is a misfire of epic proportions. Blame it on the book, or the script that it spawned, but this movie is excruciating to endure. It’s the cinematic equivalent of an ulcer.