Mr Chetan Bhagat, what really is a Half Girlfriend?
If there is one thing Chetan 'India's Biggest Storyteller' Bhagat has achieved this morning, it's the buzz around the title (and the synopsis, come on!) of his next book-that-will-surely-be-a-movie following a full page ad in a national daily.books Updated: Aug 06, 2014 10:00 IST
If there is one thing Chetan 'India's Biggest Storyteller' Bhagat has achieved this morning, it's the buzz around the title (and the synopsis, come on!) of his next book-that-will-surely-be-a-movie following a full page ad in a national daily.
So, what really is a half girlfriend? Is it a bird, a plane, or a Twitter trend meant to be?
Before we explore the possibilities, a quick flash back (no, don't run!) of Half Girlfiend's (now famous) cover and synopsis that deeply confused us.
Even with half a girlfriend, Chetan Bhagat couldnt resist holding the 'd' in his new book cover. True engineer. pic.twitter.com/ejCM71qf6J— Kalashnikov Seeker (@wastedaman) August 5, 2014
Brief is the reason enough for not buying this book! pic.twitter.com/F2WGoF0XA6— Neha Mahajan (@nehamahajan05) August 5, 2014
Now let us deconstruct, shall we?
1. A half girlfriend could be something that brings together other literary halves. You know, like a missing puzzle?
Chetan Bhagat's Half Girlfriend, the #unlikelysequel to Half Blood Prince— Bodhisattva Sen Roy (@insenroy) August 5, 2014
There were Two And A Half Men. Now for the Half Girlfriend.
— Madame Chocolatica. (@JinxedSnowflake) August 5, 2014
2. Or pure genius of a sadistic writer.
'Would you like to be Half Girlfriend?' 'Sure!' *Cuts her in half* #GoTEdition— JayK (@CruciFire) August 5, 2014
Half Girlfriend sounds like Cutting Chaai. Lul.— TweetErrant (@TweetErrant) August 5, 2014
3. An 'Indian culture' edition to the concept of a girlfriend?
What is this half girlfriend Chetan Bhagat ji? Is it inspired from the classic misogynist '??? ??????' concept?— Dharmputra Scotchy (@scotchism) August 5, 2014
With Rakshabandhan coming, a copy of Half Girlfriend is the equivalent of a Rakhi that men try and run away from.— Soumik Sen (@bangdu) August 5, 2014
Half Girlfriend because "Madmast Saali Aadhi Gharwaali" would not sound civilized.— Bad Company. (@RowdyTalks) August 5, 2014
And them 'adorable' Bollywood-ishtyle stalkers.
You think she is your GF but she is not even remotely aware of your existence. This is #HalfGirlfriend . - Chetan Bhagat's 1st real novel.— Finger of India (@IndiaFinger) August 5, 2014
4. That the girlfriend isn't a biological female.
Half Girlfriend. Half Centaur. Think about it. Terrific fantasy film.
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) August 5, 2014
5. That the other half will appear in the next book! PRE-ORDER NOW! *cough*
Chetan Bhagat marketing stratey: Half girlfriend part 1. Half girlfriend part 2. Must buy both to get a full girlfriend— Priyal (@priyal) August 5, 2014
So, Chetan Bhagat is releasing "Half Girlfriend" in few days. I hope he releases the other half soon.— Pushkar Karn (@Pushkar_Karn) August 5, 2014
Of course, this could happen too.
Sequels to Chetan Bhagat's Half Girlfriend : - Double Boyfriends - Semi Wives - Quarter Children— a? ????s?? í??ía? (@i_theindian) August 5, 2014
6. A reference to the age old glass that's half full-half empty.
The optimist sees her as half-girlfriend, the pessimist sees her as half-friend. #ComingSoon— Ashwin S Kumar (@ashwinskumar) August 5, 2014
'Half Girlfriend' is a philosophical book by Chetan Bhagat inspired by 'half glass of water'.— Monika Jain (@Monika_jain17) August 5, 2014
7. A marketing strategy to make his reader buy two books a time! (You don't say)
Going buy two copies of Half Girlfriend, so it forms one complete happy love story— Rega Jha (@RegaJha) August 5, 2014
Half Girlfriend will be a huge hit in engineering colleges. Every boy will buy at least two. That's the only way he will have a girlfriend.— Vicky (@MrTippler) August 5, 2014
8. A mathematical puzzle!
I broke up with my half girl friend. There was a lot of fraction between us.— MrMrRajneesh (@MrMrRajneesh) August 5, 2014
Indian logic 2 Half girlfriends > 1 Full girlfriend. (2 1/2 manchow soup)— Maithun Chakraborty (@Being_Humor) August 5, 2014
9. A half explanation (because pictures speak louder than words)
Based on the synopsis, a more realistic book cover for Chetan Bhagat's new book "Half Girlfriend". pic.twitter.com/kMMeK4E2Be— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) August 5, 2014
10. A nonsensical literary masterpiece. Remember jabberwocky from Alice in Wonderland?
Okay no, we're kidding.
First Published: Aug 05, 2014 12:16 IST