Half Girlfriend

Director: Mohit Suri
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Half Girlfriend - Preview

HalfGirlfriend #Preview Trailer makes it look like yet-another, yet-another. Only hope is a dark climax. http://wogma.com/1265b #Bollywood

Buzz Post: Second film in a day with “Hindi-English” language divide as a central theme? A bit much, no? That too in yet another, “I will do whatever it takes to get the girl I got mad at!” plot. Is there anything left to find out in the film? Other than maybe, whether or not it has a dark climax.

I haven't read the book and the trailer doesn't make me want to do even a quick run-through. The last Chetan Bhagat book I read felt like a screenplay anyway. So wouldn't make too much of a difference. Let's hope there is some zing other than a modern-sounding title.

Half Girlfriend releases on 19th May, 2017. I am away for a bit and will not be able to review Hindi Medium soon. Hopefully, I will catch and review it as soon as I am back.

Music Reviews:
Bollywood Hungama – "3.5/5"
Bollywood Life – "3/5"
koimoi - "3/5"
Milliblog - "Half of the 6 composers impressively woo this girlfriend."
Music Aloud – "2.5/5"
scroll.in - "The tunes are excellently mixed with electronic beats and an addictive groove that will make any dance floor busy, girlfriend or no girlfriend."
Times of India - "The BGM is subtle, with just the guitar and flute arrangements making an impression. "

- meeta, a part of the audience

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Fan

Every time a film is translated into a film, the question and the comparison lingers - which was better?

Personally for me, every time that I have watched a film adaptation of a book I have always been left a bit disappointed. So far I have always found the book to be more interesting than the film. And the trend (for me) continues with the Half Girlfriend.

In fact, the book Half Girlfriend, is a much much better read than the film. The film adaptation, even though almost honest to the book all throughout, looks like a Half-hearted and lazy attempt. No character succeeds in bringing in the right emotions. The couple and their heart-breaks have no influence on the watcher, it is a very distant feeling - the chemistry and bonding was missing. The characters in fact are not even properly developed. It all gives the impression of a mish-mash kind of attempt to serve up a half-baked dish to the audience.

The only silver lining are the songs that linger in the mind even after leaving the theatre.

I guess one can fairly give this one a miss.

Fan

** every time a BOOK is translated into a film **

sorry for the typo in the original post.

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