Chetan Bhagat is back! This time the film is based on his book titled “Half Girlfriend”.
The film adaptations of his books have done pretty well.
3 idiots was an astounding success and had the big wigs backing it up. The film is universally loved despite being preachy.
Kai Po Che, based on the 3 mistakes of my life, had a new spin to the friendship genre. The tight screenplay and brilliant performances made it a must watch.
2 States was a splendid rom com, with all the right ingredients for an entertaining film.
The only time Chetan Bhagat faltered was with his first film One night @ call centre.
The trailer of Half Girlfriend which stars Arjun Kapoor & Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles, released 3 days back.
This time Chetan Bhagat wears the producers hat, along with Balaji Motion Pictures.
The film is being directed by Mohit Suri, who’s now best known for his love stories. Yet, his best and his most underrated film is Awarapan, which unfortunately hasn’t been seen by a large section of the audience.
His last two outings, personally, have not been good films per se.
Ek Villain best known for its chart busting music was a complete disappointment.
Hamari Adhuri Kahani with great actors & technicians, was simply tied down by it’s overlong and highly disengaging screenplay with a treatment which was a major throwback to the 90’s.
Whereas, Aashqui 2 , had an interesting plot with never to be seen chemistry by its lead actors. It touched all the right notes, and was a blockbuster.
Half Girlfriend has an unusual collaboration of people who are completely from different schools of thought. Chetan Bhagat known for his easy to read books, which have stories perfectly written for the celluloid, is very light and mushy. His movies have been more towards the sunny side of life. Whereas, Mohit Suri is completely opposite. His movies portray the dark and grin side of life.
The trailer of Half Girlfriend seems to have a combination of both the worlds. But somehow, it doesn’t seem as exciting.
This film is an example of interesting collaborations made by filmmakers & production houses. Times are changing, and collaborations are important. Taking risks are necessary. Merging thoughts and blending creativity is needed.
But will this film hit a six? That the audiences will decide when the film hits the screens. But be geared up for exciting collaborations which are going to take place in Bollywood in the coming future.