After weeks of holding its own at the box office, Baahubali 2 is slowly winding up its business and the film that managed to benefit from this is Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s Half Girlfriend. The Mohit Suri directorial has collected Rs 37.15 crore in four days. The film collected a decent Rs 5.11 crore on Monday. The film is based on a novel by Chetan Bhagat of the same name. Although the author and the actors have been at the receiving end of trolls for a long time now, everything managed to remain decently successful for the Mohit Suri film as the film had a good weekend at the box office.
“#HalfGirlfriend Fri 10.27 cr, Sat 10.63 cr, Sun 11.14 cr, Mon 5.11 cr. Total: ₹ 37.15 cr. India biz.” wrote Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
#HalfGirlfriend Fri 10.27 cr, Sat 10.63 cr, Sun 11.14 cr, Mon 5.11 cr. Total: ₹ 37.15 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 23, 2017
Half Girlfriend tells the tale of Madhav Jha and Riya Somani. While the former hails from a ‘village area’ in Bihar the latter is a hardcore, English-speaking Delhiite. Fate brings them together at one of the prestigious institutions in Delhi, where Madhav falls in love with Riya, but she would only agree to be his half girlfriend. But what is half girlfriend? We can only guess that was the question which managed to keep the audience thronging the theatres this weekend.
Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor were paired with each other for the first time in the film. This is the second time Arjun Kapoor starred in a Chetan Bhagat novel. Previously, he had played the role of Chetan Bhagat himself in 2 States.
The film managed to thrive despite massive competition like Baahubali: The Conclusion and Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium, and Hollywood films like Alien Covenant and The Guardians Of Galaxy Vol 2.