Half Girlfriend is all about Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor) who hails from a royal Bihari family. He gets admitted in Delhi’s St. Stephens College under the sports quota where he meets Riya Somani (Shraddha Kapoor) and falls for her. Basketball is the common thing that bonds them and Riya turns to be his half girlfriend after Madhav gets a clear note that he doesn’t fit in this English medium world. An unexpected incident makes Riya walk out of the relation after which she gets married to Rohan. The rest of the film is all about what happens next.
Half Girlfriend has a half baked plot which spoils the entire film. Half Girlfriend is better as a novel than to be made as a movie. The first half has been filled with characters which are mostly confused. Most of the episodes look faked and the love story too has not been well narrated. The interval episodes have been well showcased and the songs have been just ok. On the whole the first half of Half Girlfriend looks passable with lot of flaws and unwanted episodes.
The second half of Half Girlfriend dips down completely because of the slammed screenplay and the poor narration. The emotional episodes lack interest and the songs turn barriers. The pre-climax episodes irritates the audience completely and a simple, predictable climax makes Half Girlfriend a massive debacle.
Arjun Kapoor has been decent and he tries his best to save the film with his performance. The actor needs to work on his expressions and Arjun did his job well. Shraddha Kapoor is okay and can do a lot more than just thigh show for sure. She has the potential of doing better. Vikrant Massey and Rhea Chakraborty have been quite decent in their supportive roles. All the other actors delivered out their best.
The story of Half Girlfriend has interesting to make it into a feature film. The screenplay and dialogues make the film a silly tale out of a predictable and boring plot. The cinematography work has been extremely decent and the songs looked good on screen. The editing should have been good and the production values have been lavish enough. The director fails in all the available ways in churning out Half Girlfriend as a decent emotional entertainer.
Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor try hard to pull out the movie but Half Girlfriend ends up as one of the biggest debacles in the recent times.
Hindi Medium focuses on the lives of Indian couple and the challenges they face in the society. The film has been thoroughly entertaining and passable. Most of the episodes look realistic and they have been thought provoking. Most of the audience get related to some of them even atleast once during the film. With not much unwanted episodes, the first half of Hindi Medium has been good, engaging and entertaining. The second half of Hindi Medium too has enough ingredients to impress the audience however the film dips down at parts. The slow pace is sure a worrying factor however the film picks back again before the damage takes place. The climax looks decent and heart touching. It is Irrfan’s show all over that drives the film completely. On the whole the second half of Hindi Medium is completely decent.
The entire first half of Meri Pyaari Bindu has been fresh and engaging. The love story and the bonding between the lead actors has been well showcased. However as time passes the audience get bored with the repeated content and the episodes. The audience will be left surprised to wait to end up the love story. The songs have been extremely impressive and on the whole the first half of Meri Pyaari Bindu has been decent. The second half of Meri Pyaari Bindu shatters the dreams of the audience completely as the film turns a boring feast. Meri Pyaari Bindu’s second half is an emotionless yawnfest for the audience throughout. Some of the most interesting episodes have been narrated without interest and they make no impact. Once again the songs have been decent and the climax looks completely predictable.
The first half of Sarkar 3 starts with a power packed speech of Sarkar. However within minutes the film takes a huge down and turns extremely predictable. One who has been following Sarkar right from the first instalment will be left irritated with Sarkar 3 as the film offers nothing. All the major twists are completely predictable and the first half of Sarkar 3 is a huge disappointment with more unnecessary drama throughout.The second half too has been loosely executed and many unwanted episodes kill the interest among the audience. Some of the interesting scenes have been well hurried and Ram Gopal Varma fails completely in penning an interesting script for Sarkar 3. There are a lot of loose ends in the story, such as when an important character gets killed, there’s only one follow-up scene to it and no mention of it later.
Baahubali: The Conclusion is much lavish and vast than the first installment of the movie. Mixed with right emotions and action, Baahubali: The Conclusion will impress the audience to the core. Rajamouli made sure each and every question of the audience will be answered in the movie. The action episodes have been completely destructive and the songs have been an eye feast. The emotional drama has been well narrated throughout and the first half of Baahubali: The Conclusion is truly an epic and will live up the expectations. Each and every frame of the film has been impressive.The second half of Baahubali: The Conclusion is all about the emotional journey and the major story of the film unfolds here. The crucial episodes have been well showcased and the action episodes carried the film well. Though the emotional content makes the film slow, the grand visuals along with the VFX and the production values make the film sit on the top. SS Rajamouli should be widely appreciated for his stupendous presentation throughout the movie. The destructive climax will sure leave the audience disturbing. On the whole the second half of Baahubali: The Conclusion is an epic.
Right from the first frame, Begum Jaan misses the clarity throughout. The film has some realistic and stunning episodes that surprise the audience and it is Vidya Balan who tries hard to save the film but could not. The first half has some engaging episodes which make the film passable. The performances by the lead cast sure makes lot of difference. On the whole the first half of Begum Jaan is slightly decent but not up to the mark.The second half which is quite crucial for such films fails miserably in all the available ways. The film has some interesting plot but it is the screenplay and the narration which makes Begum Jaan fall flat. Vidya Balan’s stupendous and fearless performance has been utterly wasted throughout. The pre-climax episodes kill the film completely and a decent climax makes no difference. On the whole the second half of Begum Jaan is a huge failure in all the available ways.
Naam Shabana has an interesting plot but most of the things seem to be forced for Shabana and the penned character. The first half of Naam Shabana has been decent with power-packed performances and interesting episodes throughout. The film dips down at parts and some of the episodes have been forced to take place. The songs have been completely speed breakers and they deviated the film. On the whole the first half of Naam Shabana looks decent with some interesting drama. The second half of Naam Shabana lacks interesting narration and it is the screenplay which makes the film let down. The movie’s major plot looks deviated and the introduction of many unwanted characters spoil the film’s flow. The pre-climax episodes make the film interesting however a simple climax makes the film end up on an average note. The performances by the lead actors are the major highlights of Naam Shabana.