Half Girlfriend Movie
Half Girlfriend isn’t the first movie inspired by a novel but it has become special as it is based on the novel of the same name authored by Chetan Bhagat. First it was 3 Idiots and they 2 States; Chetan Bhagat pen has always struck gold at the box office for Bollywood.
Another important factor in the movie is actor himself. Arjun Kapoor is the male protagonist and his selection is made for his superb acting in past movies and not because his family background. Director Mohit Suri met Arjun Kapoor while working on Half Girlfriend script and he tried to pre-judge the actor for the role. At that time, Arjun wasn’t aware that he’s being screened for an upcoming movie.
Arjuc Kapoor was also present in 2 States that was also based on the novel of the same name by Chetan Bhagat. Could there be a connection between Arjun’s role in 2 States and in Half Girlfriend? This question lies unanswered but Mohit Suri said in a media interview that Arjun is just perfect for the role of MadhavJha of Half Girlfriend.
He said that Arjun’s struggle for life matches with the struggle of MadhavJha. Obese Arjun really worked hard to shed weight and become slim. Now he is fit and the credit goes to his hard work and not to his family background. Here Mohit Suri spilled some beans of the story. He hinted that MadhavJha belongs to middle class and he meets his half-girlfriend during his struggle.
MadhavJha is a Bihari boy with simple living and high thinking. He arrives in Delhi in search of a better future and meets Riya Somani played by Shraddha Kapoor. Riya belongs to a high society where Madhav is unacceptable. It is an emotional story of love and friendship. On the release of trailer, Arjun said that the movie has nothing to do with the kind of love portrayed in other movies. Here it is eternal friendship.
Half Girlfriend First Look & Poster
The colorful poster of Half Girlfriend has the protagonists. Arjun and Shraddha are standing back-to-back holding each-others hands. And it is raining heavily. It is night as the background is dark blue and bright lights are coming from an edifice in the backdrop. Arjun has grown beard for the role of a village boy and Shraddha really looks a girl from high society. Name of the movie is written on bottom and also there is slogan “dost se jyaada girlfriend se kam”.
Why watch the movie?
It won’t be wrong to say watching the movie will be reading Chetan Bhagat. It is his story and if you haven’t read the bestselling novel Half Girlfriend then you should see the movie.
Hindi हाफ गर्लफ्रेंड
Directed – Mohit Suri
Produced – Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat
Starring Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty
Music – Songs: Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, Rishi Rich, Farhan Saeed, Ami Mishra, Rahul Mishra
Release date – 19 May 2017