Published Apr 10, 2017 02:30pm

Half Girlfriend's trailer is proof that Bollywood isn't over its stalker syndrome

The trailer for Bollywood flick Half Girlfriend and we're wondering if that's the best the film's got.

The film stars Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, and the story should have been about the weird 'in-between' status of modern-day relationships — are we a couple? Are we not a couple? — but instead promotes the Bollywood stalker hero that we all must love.

Why else would we keep seeing this trope over and over again, right?

The trailer shows Arjun Kapoor as a Bihari boy falling for a girl who's shown to be way out of his league. In fact, she's the super popular girl. He bonds with her over their love for basketball but quickly falls for her but Shraddha isn't really feeling it. The end? Not really.

The trailer shows Arjun's character becoming violent but apparently it doesn't matter because he's in love, to the point that he is willing to follow his crush to the United States to track her down and be with her... or make her be with him. At one point he says: "I will find her from any corner of the world." Yikes. Honestly, if you change the extremely cheesy romanchuk song in the background to the theme from Psycho, you'd see what we mean.

Yeeeeeah totally not a creep
Yeeeeeah totally not a creep

Will the film be better than the trailer promises? Here's hoping.

The film will release on May 19.


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riz Apr 10, 2017 03:04pm

pathetic actor,, what if he don't have any KAPOOR in his name?? he cannt be near to any studio yet alone the film hero,, waste of time,,

Muhammad Apr 11, 2017 02:37am

Then why watch Indian movies? Because our country can't direct one half decent movie? If you want to watch Indian movies, don't complain

SATT Apr 11, 2017 04:58am

The film is based on a pulp novel.

Haseeb aNJUM Apr 11, 2017 05:01am

@riz kinda missed the point of the article there bud.

jo Apr 11, 2017 10:58am

Really creepy, infact extremely scary. This is a crime not romance. The girl needs a restraining order against him. Unfortunately this stalking is so common in South Asia. It evokes nausea and anxiety, not romantic feelings. We girls are sick of being forced into marriages and relationships. When will the guys learn NO means NO.

jo Apr 11, 2017 11:02am

When will guys in IndoPak learn NO means NO. 'This girl is not that into you' All she needs is restraining order. Its not romantic, instead nauseatingly creepy. Forcing your self on to some one is never romantic.

Shaill Apr 11, 2017 02:33pm

I agree with you. Why watched India movie n don't vest your time to Publish interview of any indian movie.

Zala Apr 12, 2017 12:04am

One sided love story never flourishes. Period

anil sahu Apr 12, 2017 11:47am

so much better than sahir lodhi movie.

s Apr 13, 2017 01:23pm

beauty and the beast.