The much-hyped adaptation of another Chetan Bhagat bestseller, ‘Half-Girlfriend’ is all set to hit screens on May 19, 2017. Helmed by Aashiqui 2 director Mohit Suri, the film promises to be an emotional roller coaster! The film follows the story of a youth from Bihar, played by Arjun Kapoor. He isn’t very well versed in English and gets overwhelmed by the culture and life in the city. Typically, he falls for a girl who he feels is ‘out of his league’. This girl, Shraddha Kapoor, is your hoity-toity Delhiite. What brings them together in their love for Basketball. But, will this bond on the basketball turn into something more beautiful and permanent that forms the crux of the story!Also Read - Chhorii 2 On The Cards: Nushrratt Bharuccha Joins Vidya Balan and Shraddha Kapoor To Achieve THIS Feat
With the release of Half Girlfriend just few days away, here’s looking at 5 things we can expect to see in this emotional, love drama! Also Read - Arjun Kapoor Breaks Silence on 'Shady Rumours' of His Breakup With Malaika Arora
1. The language conundrum Also Read - Anshula Kapoor's Take on Body Positivity is The Perfect Way to Start Your Weekend
The story suggests it’s taking a stance on the current language situation, which is an issue we Indians love to shy away from. The popularity of the languages and how people are judged by their proficiency in the fancier ones is an internal struggle many locals face. This movie may just potentially convey this profound thought, or annoy us with it, depending on how bad Arjun Kapoor pulls it off or how much it is rubbed in our faces. Nudged by the likes of ‘English Vinglish’ this just might inspire the industry to make more Indians feel better about their own original language, and that language doesn’t define class.
2. Borrowed blueprint
I can’t be the only one noticing any resemblance with 2 States and how it went about. The story of a shy, unconfident young man amidst the colourful bustle of college life finds like the hottest girl to fool around with, messes it up before the interval, and puts you through the painful journey of retrieving her after the interval. Of course, it’s a(nother) love story, and given how Bollywood loves to please its audiences, the climax is probably going to be a banal ‘happily ever after’ adding to its predictability.
3. Corny much?
Oh yes. Mohit Suri suggests that ‘my real self bleeds into my films and I find closure after that’, which is exactly what we’re afraid of. The mawkish over sentimentality eroding off of his films tends to divide the hopeless romantics from the more pragmatic. The trailer is already bleeding with cringe worthy scenes tilting the emotional balance.
4. Upcoming chartbuster
Of course, Suri’s movies assure a refined soundtrack. Melodious, melancholic and mellifluous, Half Girlfriend’s music is sure to not only seep into every teenager’s playlists but a prominent choice of music on every accommodating platform in entertainment. Although it does not really match up to albums like Awarapan and Hamari Adhuri Kahani, tracks like Baarish, Thodi Der and Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga are favourites to succeed. (ALSO READ: The Kapil Sharma Show: Did Sumona Chakravarti miff Half Girlfriend star Shraddha Kapoor?)
5. This one’s (also) for the masses
The trailer, the director, the actors and the author come together to conjure another elaborate setup for the film to be a blockbuster. After making the Indian masses swoon on previous occasions, the Chetan Bhagat formula is on its way to pull off another tale that many of the heartbroken locals will find relatable. The trailer promises a repeat of everything Bollywood, the songs, the college repertoire, candid moments, and the going out with a bang. And who else than Mohit Suri to assume the mantle to fulfill the hardcore lover’s plea? The Aashiqui 2 director teaming up with Chetan Bhagat promises an impact on the Box Office.