Half Girlfriend Movie Review: Seven Reasons To Watch This Movie With Your ''Full Girlfriend''

An ode to unrequited love!


Half Girlfriend is a romantic drama film directed by Mohit Suri who has earlier made films like Awarapan (2007), Raaz - The Mystery Continues (2009), and Aashiqui 2 (2013). Half Girlfriend is based on Chetan Bhagat’s 2014 novel of the same name which presents the story of a Bihari boy named Madhav who falls in love with a Delhi girl named Rhea. The roles are essayed by Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, respectively. There is practically nothing common between Madhav and Rhea except for their love for basketball. And so it is the game of basketball that brings them close. While it is a love at first sight for Madhav, for Rhea it’s little more than a good friend. Or maybe she is too frightened to make a commitment. But Madhav wants more out of the relationship and so he tries to cajole Rhea to give their relationship a formal name. After much contemplation, Rhea declares that at best she can be his “half girlfriend” -- “A little more than a friend but much less than a girlfriend,” explains Madhav’s friend Shailesh. What ensues is a journey of self-realization for both Madhav and Rhea with destiny playing its own games.

Half Girlfriend can best be described as an ode to unrequited love. It is certainly not a perfect film by any means but director Mohit Suri tries his best to treat the subject matter at hand. He succeeds in making Chetan Bhagat’s story his own by delivering a film that makes Aashiqui 2 pale in comparison. Half Girlfriend is a film that's strictly meant for the hopeless romantic in you. 

So, without much ado, let's discuss a few reasons that may convince you to watch the film: