Half Girlfriend

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Half Girlfriend

Half Girlfriend is an upcoming Indian romantic drama film. The Flim is based on the novel written by Chetan Bhagat. Directed by Mohit Suri and Produced by Shobha Kapoor, Mohit Suri Ekta Kapoor,  and Chetan Bhagat. Features Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles.

Half Girlfriend

Star Cast

Arjun Kapoor Madhav Jha
Shraddha Kapoor Riya Somani
Vikrant Massey Shailesh
Rhea Chakraborty  
Seema Biswas  
Felix Shindraj  



Directed by Mohit Suri
Produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat
Written by Ishita Moitra Udhwani
Screenplay by Tushar Hiranandani
Based on Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat
Cinematography Vishnu Rao
Edited by Devendra Murdeshwar
Production company ALT Entertainment
Distributed by Balaji Motion Pictures NH Studio



Release Date 19 May 2017
Country India
Language Hindi

Half Girlfriend

About Movie/Story Plot

The story begins with a rural boy Madhav Jha from Dumraon, a village in Buxar, Bihar. Being a good basketball player, Madhav gets easily admission through his sports quota. The beautiful Riya Somani is a girl from Delhi and is also selected through the sports quota. Madhav and Riya become good friends due to their association with basketball. Madhav wants to make her his girlfriend, but she denies. He demands that they get physical. Offended by his obscene ultimatum, Riya parts company with him and tells him not to talk to her anymore.

Half Girlfriend

After a  year later, Riya marries her childhood friend Rohan and settles in London, where Rohan has a big business. Finding Delhi unacceptable on the grounds of losing Riya, Madhav settles in his hometown and helps his mother. Rani Sahiba who runs her school. Madhav Seeing the condition of the school – no proper classes or toilets he decides to meet local MLA Ojha for financial help for school, but the MLA refuses to help. An opportunity comes when Ojha informs Madhav about Bill Gates visit to some schools in Bihar. Madhav tries his best to convince Gates to fund for school, but to do so, he has to prepare a speech in English.

In the course of Madhav struggle, he comes across Riya, who is a divorcee. Riya helps him prepare the speech. The two are successful in their fundraising.  After the speech, Riya leaves a letter for him in which she states that she has lung cancer. Riya letter confesses her love for Madhav but states she has only three months to live. When Madhav tries to track her down, he finds that she has cut all ties with India and has gone.

After three years, it is revealed from Riya journals that she is alive and that she had faked her cancer. Madhav goes to New York in search of her. After three months of extensively searching, he finds her at a jazz event and the two reconcile.

In the end Madhav and Riya are successfully running the school, and have a son, Shyam.


Filming And Development

The Principal photography commenced in June 2016, and filming locations include Delhi, Patna, Varanasi, Dumraon, New York City, and Cape Town.

The film went into production in March 2016. Shooting locations included Miranda House in New Delhi and Times Square and the UN Headquarters in New York City. More than 200 students from different colleges were roped into play extras as some of the scenes in the film demand Delhi University students.

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Sr.No Song Name Singer’s
1. “Baarish” Ash King, Shashaa Tirupati
2. “Thodi Der” Farhan Saeed, Shreya Ghoshal
3. “Tu Hi Hai” Rahul Mishra
4. “Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga” Arijit Singh, Shashaa Tirupati
5. “Pal Bhar” Arijit Singh
6. “Lost Without You” Ami Mishra, Anushka Sahaney
7. “Stay a Little Longer” Anushka Sahaney
8. “Mere Dil Mein” Veronica Mehta, Yash Narvekar
9. “Half Girlfriend (Love Theme)” Mithoon
10. “Mere Dil Mein” Veronica Mehta, Yash Narvekar