When you discover the name Chetan Bhagat coming in the begin credits, you definitely recognize what you have agreed to accept! By the by for the individuals who haven’t perused the novel, here’s the manner by which the plot disentangles… Half Girlfriend opens with a heart-broken Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor) who discovers that Riya Somani (Shraddha Kapoor) has abandoned him. The film then rewinds back to the time when they initially met at St. Stephen’s school in Delhi. Madhav is a Hindi talking kid from Patna who has secured a seat in the school under games portion.
Then again, Riya is an elegant city-reared young lady who has a fondness for ‘downpours’. It’s all consuming, instant adoration for Madhav on the b-ball court. His companions alert him that “bawaal” Riya is out of his alliance. Yet, Madhav has his mother’s recommendation to figure upon-‘haaro tangle … haar ko harao’. Really soon, Madhav and Riya turn out to be great companions as they both offer a typical intrigue ball. A normal romantic tale of a poor-fellow begins to look all starry eyed at a-stinky-rich-young lady is simply concocting. Be that as it may, hello, there’s a catch! Riya has set the tenets straight. ‘Principle tumhari sweetheart nahin.
However, I can be your half sweetheart’, she tells Madhav and poor people fellow is excessively amazed, making it impossible to respond. While they are attempting to fit into this new relationship, one day our Romeo, incited by his companions to test Riya’s “adoration” tries to get tricky feely with her in his room. At the point when Riya tries to reproach his advances, he tosses in a crassy line, ‘Deti hai toh de varna kat le’ and practically winds up phyically attacking her. Time to separate! Riya chooses to settle down with her adolescence mate Rohan.
Madhav then is left with a broken heart. Enter a noteworthy life move. Madhav, as yet experiencing throbs of partition, returns back to the place where he grew up Dumraon. He chooses to give his life to beneficial purposes, such as enhancing the town school, and taking up English lessons so he can get a give from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In any case, hello what’s a romantic tale without a contort! Enter Riya Somani who is presently a divorced person. Will old sentiments be revived or will she be Madhav’s ‘Half Girlfriend’ until the end of time?
Arjun Kapoor is miscast as Madhav Jha. His battle to get the Bihari highlight right is very apparent all through the film. Excepting a scene or two, he neglects to make a check. Shraddha Kapoor does what she as a rule does in every one of her movies. She shudders her eyelashes, strums a guitar and professes to lip-match up an awful English melody that is more similar to a clamor. Vikrant Massey begins off on a promising note just to be saddled around an inadequately portrayed part. One ponders what’s an ability like Seema Biswas doing in the film? Rhea Chakraborthy is squandered in her cameo part.
Decision: Director Mohit Suri appears to have taken the “half” in the film’s title a bit too truly when it came to wide screen. Average exhibitions and languid pace play a noteworthy spoilsport here. The film has a few occasions where Riya (Shraddha) is seen murmuring ‘Remain A Little Longer’. Think about whether that was implied for the fretful parcel of us who were sitting tight for the end credits to roll soon!