Finally, the wait for the trailer of the movie based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel, Half Girlfriend is over. The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. The tagline of the film is ‘dost se zyada, girlfriend se kam’ and narrowly reflects on commitment-phobic young mindset of today’s time.
Arjun essays the role of Madhav Jha, a young lad from Bihar while Shraddha is rich Delhi girl Ria Somani, who loves basketball and music. The film, which is directed by Mohit Suri (of Aashiqui 2 fame), portrays their complex love story that takes them from Delhi to Patna and then London.
Shraddha’s character is shown half-heartedly in the trailer, but Arjun surprises with his adaptive Bihari accent and decent acting skills.
The locales are beautifully captured as are the lead characters’ emotions. It was reported that Suri has changed the track of Ria’s tragic back story for the film.
However, how much would that justify the title, only the film can tell.
Arijit Singh’s magical voice melts in your ears like honey and makes you believe in the charisma of love.
Bhagat’s bestseller tackles strong issues alongside a complicated love story. He has unapologetically claimed to always write his novels for the masses of India, whom he calls the “non-English types”. A look at the trailer makes us believe in his words yet again.
Half Girlfriend explored the conditional side of love story and I can’t wait to watch how the book unfolds on screen.
Half Girlfriend releases in cinemas on 19th of May 2017.