Story lacks depth, characters lack dimensions, director lacks imagination!
Half Girlfriend is a bad film, with nothing but an uncalled-for overdose of senti-ness. Mohit Suri is not learning and his commercial motives have outdone his ability to make decent films like Awarapan. Needless melodrama, pretentious �pagalpan� of the lover, absurd settings and some really sloppy writing doesn�t leave scope for anything which could have engaged the audience to the story.(more)
Source: Divay Agarwal, MovieCrow
Watch It Only If You Enjoy Sleeping In Air Conditioned Movie Theatres
A little bit of sensibility is expected from an author be it a book or a movie script. Only those who have lost someone close to cancer, know the pain. I am not divulging who said this to whom here as I would be giving away the entire story then. The half-baked story lacks depth and so do the lead characters, with whom the viewer will really not be able to relate.(more)
Source: Ahana Bhattacharya, Koimoi
We half liked Half Girlfriend
Under Mohit Suri�s baton, and staying faithful to Chetan Bhagat�s source material from his novel of the same name, the two give us some laugh-out loud, felt moments, but which ultimately get stymied by too much sufi-fuelled song, and some mis-steps. I half liked Half-Girlfriend.(more)
Source: Shubhra Gupta , Indian Express
The first half breezes through, but post interval proceedings hang; in tandem with the hangdog expression worn by the hero. Arjun is sincere, but seems too urban for an ideal `Bihari� fit. And Shraddha, who looks her loveliest here, lacks gravitas.(more)
Source: Meena Iyer, Times Of India
Half Girlfriend is a full-fledged fiasco!
Based on a novel by Chetan Bhagat, Half Girlfriend pitches Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor) as a humanitarian endeavouring to set up toilets in his mom's school and promote girls education, an undertaking he conveniently forgets in his preoccupation to find a girl in NYC's live singing bars on the basis of what caught her fancy as a 12 year old. Bhagat's books owe much of their cinematic success to the brilliance of filmmakers like Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots) and Abhishek Kapoor (Kai Po Che!) for creating something credible out of unwieldy inspiration.(more)
Source: Sukanya Verma, Rediff.com
Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor�s film isn�t a page-turner
Mohit Suri knows how to throw melodious music to hook audiences and he does that to stretch a thin plot for almost two-and-a-half hours. Suri isn�t the only one guilty here. Even if you ignore Shraddha Kapoor�s �rich people have severe domestic issues� expressions, you can�t do the same with Arjun Kapoor, who seems to be sleep-walking through the film.(more)
Source: Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
Arjun, Shraddha, Chetan Bhagat. Enough said.
Director Mohit Suri tries hard to save this half-baked story with many wistful songs and rain numbers... the latter would need an entire page to itself. Riya Somani's obsession with walking out in the rain, eyes half-open, is used so many times and in so many places that you want to shift to the Atacama once you're done with the film.(more)
Source: Ananya Bhattacharya , India Today
Arjun, Shraddha in a half-baked and a quarter palatable film
Those who have read Half Girlfriend say this is quite a faithful adaptation, and perhaps even better than Chetan Bhagat�s novel. I shudder to think how laborious the book must have been given the paper-thin story.(more)
Source: Udita Jhunjhunwala, Firstpost.com
Story Lacks Depth, Characters Lack Dimensions, Director Lacks Imagination!
The half-baked story lacks depth, characters lack dimensions, director lacks imagination. Even the timing and the quantity of the songs disrupt the flow of the already disrupted film! However, if you look at songs individually, you have to commend Jeet Ganguly and Arijit Singh for the beautiful music and singing.(more)
Source: Divay Agarwal, MovieCrow