Half Girlfriend Movie Review & Half Girlfriend Rating (3.5/5) – Lovable Love Story of Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor


Half Girlfriend Movie Review: The most awaited Bollywood release of young actors Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Half Girlfriend’,  finally releasing on Friday, May 19th. As we all know that, Half Girlfriend is a romantic drama based on the novel of the same name written by Chetan Bhagat. Half Girlfriend novel, set in rural Bihar, New Delhi, Patna, and New York, is the story of a Bihari boy in quest of winning over the girl he loves.

It is not the first time that films are based on Chetan Bhagat‘s books. Earlier, Super hit films like 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che! and  2 States are based on Chetan Bhagat’s books only. Now, Everyone are waiting to see their favourite novel on big screens.

The film is directed by Mohit Suri and produced under the banner Balaji Motion Pictures and ALT Entertainment. The film also stars Rhea Chakraborty, Seema Biswas and Vikrant Massey. The film songs are composed by Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, Rishi Rich, Farhan Saeed, Ami Mishra and Rahul Mishra, while BGM by Raju Singh. Already songs got a superb response from music lovers and trending on the internet.

Half Girlfriend Movie Review & Story Plot

Half Girlfriend Movie Cast & Crew

Movie Name: Half Girlfriend
Language: Hindi
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty
Director: Mohit Suri
Producer: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat
Release Date: 19th May 2017
Run Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Story Plot: Half Girlfriend is the love story of a Bihari boy and a high society girl. Based on the backdrop of how English defines a class system, it talks about Madhav, who wants to get into a relationship with the urban and English speaking Riya Somani. On the outside, the two of them have nothing in common, but love blossoms in the most unexpected way when Madhav starts to woo Riya. But, Riya is not interested in commitment. Hence, she becomes his half girlfriend!

The film got the pre-release hype with a trailer which showcases the lead cast Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor will be seen in the roles of Madhav Jha and Riya Somani respectively. And The trailer will give glimpse Madhav Jha( Arjun Kapoor) unconditional love with Riya Somani(Shraddha) and problems in their relationship.

The story unwantedly brings in twist and turns, even as you eagerly wait for it to end. I can remember at least one place where I heaved a sigh of relief assuming the movie was finally over, only for it to go on for another half hour. This was the general feeling of the audience watching the morning show. Mohit Suri’s films are known for good music and thankfully the songs appear as a breather in this painful storytelling.

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Review: Arjun Kapoor has done something which the other characters couldn’t do. He involved in the character and make us believe that he is Madhav and he is the guy who concentrates more on sports than his studies. The chemistry between Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor is sizzling and makes us think that those are Madhav and Riya but not Arjun and Shraddha.

Half Girlfriend Movie Rating- Live Audience Response

Half Girlfriend Movie Rating : 3.5/5

Half Girlfriend Movie Plus & Minus Points :


  • Arjun Kapoor’s attitude and slang & Shraddha Kapoor’s Innocence.
  • A Scene where Arjun forces Shraddha is terrific.
  • First Half makes us strongly hold the grip on story.


  • Second half is a little less cohesive than the first half.
  • Overwhelming scenes makes us feel a little less comfortable in the movie.

Half Girlfriend Movie Verdict : A better half is Arjun Kapoor and Girl Friend will be Shraddha Kapoor whose Chemistry narrates the movie.

Live Audience Response 

Soni Razdan‏ @Soni_Razdan: Arjun Kapoor will melt your heart with his simple desi boy charm and @ShraddhaKapoor is super as the fragile Riya in #halfgirlfriend

Pooja Bhatt‏ @PoojaB1972: And he has done it AGAIN! @mohit11481 hits the ball out of the park with #halfgirlfriend &a this time with much simplicity & ease! So proud!

Alaina‏ @alaina_varun: Dubai is totally in love with #halfgirlfriend 4/5 Stars . “Best Romantic film of the year” @ShraddhaKapoor @arjunk26 SL HAPPPYY

Mahesh Bhatt‏ @MaheshNBhatt: Heart talk : The beauty of Half Girlfriend is its simplicity. Luv u Mohit u make our family so proud.Congrats Chetan!

emraan hashmi‏ @emraanhashmi: Kudos 2 the team of half girlfriend 4 making such an emotional and entertaining film!! @shraddhakapoor @mohit11481 @arjunk26 @chetan_bhagat

Box Office Collection Prediction: Half Girlfriend reported decent advance opening so far and positively expected to receive overall 30-35% of occupancy on 2500 screens across the country. With this trend, it can easily take the opening of 8-10 crores and will rise further if viewers react in its favour.

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