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A Decent Dopamine Inducer for the Millennials & Teenagers…..

  • Shashank Shekhar

    Shashank Shekhar (5,254 DM Points)

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    2.5
    Desimartini | Updated - August 27, 2019 9:30 PM IST
    3.1DM (7948 ratings)

    Verdict - You will surely like the movie if you watch it with minimal expectations considering the acting potential of the lead starcast..............

    Half GirlfriendWatch trailerRelease date : May 19, 2017

    Half Girlfriend had already been thrashed by several critics before its release that it would not be a good choice and would be a rip off of the books by same name written by Chetan Bhagat. This was due to the reason that neither the book nor the movie had the potential to be liked by the mature section of audiences. But, as long as the book and the movie are being liked by the youngsters and the concept is raking in profits at the box-office, nobody cares. Basically the movie is a romantic movie that tries to extend its branches towards socio-political aspects and to be frank and fair, it imparts a dose of entertainment and dopamine to the love-struck youngsters and resonates with the heart-broken. Although the acting is at best average, the movie mainly works because of its melodious songs and the timing of the film’s release.

    The concept of the film and the story possess a strong ability to connect with the young urban metropolitan generation and this is one of the main reasons why the movie worked at the box-office despite having several loopholes. Mohit Suri is a director who is known for his ability of beautifully adapting Korean & foreign films into stylish Bollywood movies like Awarapan, Kalyug, Ek Villain, and Raaz 2 to name a few. But this time the director ventures outside his comfort zone as he dives in the zone of romance which is quite contrasting as compared to his earlier works which were mostly thrillers. Now, since the director is smart enough to catch the pulse of the audience by choosing authentic yet relatable subjects, it was quite clear that the romantic moments, the one-sided love, the fantasies of the uber rich, the dark side of obsession, and the youthful love, will be accepted by the multiplex audience. But, the problem is that despite the first half being a joyful & engaging ride as the plot revolves around the college life, the second half is a bit of a let-down as it seems a bit far-fetched, stretched and a tad too much melodramatic for the audiences to digest.

    Overall, the movie is a one-time watch, but due to its logic-defying second half, the movie was rightfully pinned down brutally by the critics. But, as long as the theatres are full and the makers are minting money, who cares whether its casting of the male lead is a misfit or whether Vikrant Massey was the real hero of the movie.

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