Half Girlfriend (2017)

Drama, Romance | 135 Min

Movie Info

  • Director: Mohit Suri
  • Actors: Arjun Kapoor Shraddha Kapoor
  • Screenplay: Tushar Hiranandani, Ishita Moitra
  • Release date: 19 May 2017
  • Language: Hindi
  • Production company: ALT Entertainment
  • Distributed by: Balaji Motion Pictures, NH Studioz

Movie Story

Once upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a girl from Delhi called Riya. Madhav didn’t speak English well. Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn’t. Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn’t. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half girlfriend.

Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor) is complexed because he can’t speak correct English. His widowed mother (Seema Biswas) runs a school in a small town near Patna. Madhav is keen to do a lot for educating the children of his town and he, therefore, seeks admission in a coveted English school in the city. Despite his weak English, he gets admission on the strength of his performance in sports. In college, he meets Riya Somani (Shraddha Kapoor) with whom he instantly falls in love.

Riya speaks fluent English but this is only one big difference between Madhav and her. She is also very rich whereas Madhav is not rich. Yet, their love for sports draws them close to one another. Even Riya likes Madhav, mainly for his simplicity.

Madhav’s friends in the college hostel keep admiring his luck for having such a rich girlfriend but his roommate, Sailesh (Vikrant Massey), warns him about the class differences bet ween the two of them. Why, Riya herself has told Madhav that she would be his half girlfriend – more than a friend but less than a girlfriend. But Madhav is too smitten by her to consider this as a deterrent. Then, one day, Sailesh tells Madhav to decide for himself whether this relationship would go any further, by inviting Riya to his room. Riya, broadminded as she is, sees no harm in spending some time alone, behind closed doors, in Madhav’s hostel room but she doesn’t like the advances he makes towards her in his room. That spells the end of Madhav’s relationship with Riya who walks out, completely dejected. Madhav tries to apologise but Riya is in no mood to forgive him.

Soon thereafter, Riya drops out of college because her marriage is fixed with an equally rich NRI boy, Rohan (Vikas Mandalya). Ready to forget the unfortunate incident between her and Madhav, Riya even invites him for her wedding.

Riya gets married and settles down in Paris. Two years pass. Madhav, now in his home town with his mother, is busy with his school.

Quite by chance, Madhav meets Riya after two years in Patna where he has come to seek a grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for his school.

Madhav and Riya start meeting again and their friendship grows. For Madhav, her return means the return of his lady love. But Madhav’s mother sees red in the relationship that’s re-developing.

The first half is entertaining and quite light-hearted. There is a dash of emotions too in the pre-interval portion when Madhav justifies why he had touched the feet of Riya’s mother only. The second half has a lot of drama and melodrama, almost equally engaging and engrossing. All in all, it’s a movie worth watching once. Don’t get your hopes up though. A commercial movie, it is aimed to connect with the youth of the country, based on its theme and the message it’s trying to convey.

Directed by Mohit Suri
Produced by Shobha Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor
Mohit Suri
Chetan Bhagat
Written by Ishita Moitra Udhwani
Screenplay by Tushar Hiranandani

Arjun Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor
Rhea Chakraborty

Music by Mithoon
Tanishk Bagchi
Rishi Rich
Farhan Saeed
Ami Mishra
Rahul Mishra
Cinematography Vishnu Rao
Edited by Devendra Murdeshwar
Production company
 ALT Entertainment
Distributed by Balaji Motion Pictures
NH Studioz
Release dates

 19 May 2017

Country India
Language Hindi



No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s) Length
1BaarishArafat Mehmood, Tanishk BagchiTanishk BagchiAsh King, Shashaa Tirupati4:36
2Phir Bhi Tumko ChaahungaManoj MuntashirMithoonArijit Singh, Shashaa Tirupati5:52
3Thodi Der
Rakesh Kumar (Kumaar)K K PalFarhan Saeed Butt (Farhan) and Shreya Ghoshal4:56
4Lost Without You
Anushka Shahaney and Kunaal Vermaa DJ PhukanAmi Mishra and Anushka Shahaney5:36
5Mere Dil Mein
Ishita Moitra Udhwani, R. Rekhi, Veronica Mehta, Yash Anand, Yash NarvekarRishi RichVeronica Mehta3:08
6Tu Hi Hai
Laado SuwalkaRahul MishraRahul Mishra5:22
7Stay a Little Longer
Anushka Shahaney and Ishita Moitra UdhwaniAbhijit Vaghani and Anushka ShahaneyAnushka Shahaney5:02


Trailers & Videos


Half Girlfriend Official Trailer | Arjun Kapoor | Shraddha Kapoor

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