Trailer, About, About Half Girlfriend, Cast & Crew, Critic Review
Half Girlfriend is an Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name written by Chetan Bhagat. The film is directed by Mohit Suri and stars Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. The film also places Vikrant Massey and Rhea Chakraborty in pivotal roles. It performed moderately well at the box office despite receiving mixed to negative feedback from critics.
Principal photography commenced in June 2016 and filming locations include Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, Dumraon, Varanasi, New York City and Cape Town. The film was released worldwide on 19 May 2017.
About Half Girlfriend:
Riya suggests a compromise to Madhav when she agrees to be his “half girlfriend.”
- Genre: Romance, Drama
- Original Language: Hindi
- Director: Mohit Suri
- Producer: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat
- Writer: Tushar Hiranandani
- Release Date (Streaming): Dec 2, 2017
- Runtime: 2h 16m
- Production Co: ALT Entertainment, Balaji Motion Pictures
Cast & Crew:
- Riya Somani
- Madhav Jha
- Shailesh Kumar Pandey
- Mr. Somani
- (as Shreedhar Dubey)
- Madhav’s Mother
- UN delegate
Half Girlfriend is strictly for fans of the book or the two leads, because at best it’s quarter tolerable.
December 16, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Udita Jhunjhunwala Firstpost
In the second act, which is doused in melodrama and swelling “gaana,” I was left with that looming question: is half better than none?
December 16, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express
… none of this really matters when their director has forever been trying to establish a Guinness record for the world’s longest music video.
February 5, 2019 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…
Rahul Desai Film Companion
Watch this film if you are in the mood for a romance punctuated by a generous dose of drama, tears and heartache.
August 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Manjusha Radhakrishnan Gulf News (UAE)
n inept hands, the commonplace conventionality of Bhagat’s writing sticks out like a sore thumb.
December 16, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Sukanya Verma Rediff.com
Mohit Suri’s adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s book is replete with a series of utterly illogical events.
December 16, 2017 | Full Review…
Kennith Rosario The Hindu
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