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Rains have always been synonymous with romance and B Town has always mobilized the same. Unlike a number of B Town movies, Half Girlfriend is making the most of this season. The film’s first song “Baarish” also captures the essence of first love and all those butterflies you feel in your stomach when you look at your beloved. The song which features lead pair Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor has been sung by Ash King, who in the past has given us hit numbers like “Te Amo” (Dum Maaro Dum) and “I Love You” (Bodyguard).
Half Girlfriend has managed to give its viewers a hummable number, and as Arjun had said earlier, “Baarish” helps in the progression of its story. However, it clearly showcases the class difference between Madhav Jha (played by Arjun) and Riya Somani (played by Shraddha). “Baarish” depicts the college crush of Madhav, who is drooling over Riya, a high-society student of St. Stephen’s, but she is unaware about his love and does not care about this boy who is lurking around her.
However, we are still unsatisfied. Why? Well, the song’s lyrics, which are written by Arafat Mehmood and Tanishk Bagchi, are nothing beyond mediocre. And it is surprising because both of them have done some incredible work in the past. It reminds us of the strong connection between Shraddha and rains, they have been almost inseparable in all her films. We literally cannot think of a movie without a rain song picturised on Shraddha. What’s also amusing is the fact that she is under the rain but for most part of the song, she doesn’t get wet. Catch the Song: