Half Girlfriend starring had Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor has grossed Rs 49.19 crore. According to film industry analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has done well in its first week. Adarsh said that the film has performed consistently on weekdays and that the second weekend will be crucial for the films lifetime earnings. The film based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name was released on 2,500 screens across the country.
According to the Indian Express, the early reviews of director Mohit Suri’s film weren’t very encouraging but the trailer of the film created a lot of buzz on social media. The trailer also inspired a lot of spoofs and memes, according to the Indian Express.
Director Mohit Suri told the Indian Express that the film has experienced the Baahublai-2 effect. Suri said, ”Baahubali 2 is in theaters and Hindi Medium will release on the same day as my film Half girlfriend. I want the film to be liked. Half girlfriend is a film with a big heart and not a big budget.” The film has managed to thrive at the box office despite competition from films like Baahubali-2: The Conclusion and Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium, according to the Indian Express.
The story line of Half Girlfriend centers around Madhav Jha who hails from a rural part of Bihar, and Riya Somani, a hardcore, English-speaking Delhiite. Fate brings them together at a prestigious institution in Delhi. Madhav falls in love with Riya who only promises to be his ‘half girlfriend’, according to an Indian Express report.