Gippi

Gippi

3.6 230 Ratings

Directed by : Sonam Nair

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  • Critics Rating 2.8/5
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Gippi is a 14-year-old girl who lives in Simla with her mother Pappi and little brother Booboo. She is overweight and awkward and doesn't know how to handle the physical, emotional and social changes happening in her life. In school, she is a backbencher and is constantly bullied by the popular queen-bee Shamira. At home, she...more

Verdict

“Gippi's a cute film which'll take you back to your school days. Although cliched and predictable, a few good laughs and commendable acting by Riya Vij makes it a decent one time watch.”

Gippi Credit & Casting

Riya Vij

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Gippi Box Office

  • Gross: INR 4.55 cr.
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Gippi Audience Review

The Not-So-Wonder Years

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I did go into the theatre trying my best to like Gippi—it seemed like such an earnest movie, and I have loved Hating Alison Ashley which the promos reminded me of.

 

Gippi dodges the Anglo Indian bullet that most movies set in Simla succumb to but falls right into the retro Indian music trap, for you know the Hills of Simla Are still Alive with the Sound of Shammi. Gippi’s home with the lurid wallpaper is stuck in the 70s with a mother who reads Jackie Collins not Fifty Shades of Grey and a  brother who employs Dale Carnegie and not Stephen R Covey. But as I said I really wanted to like this movie so I was willing to overlook these annoyances, as I presume did Divya Dutta when she signed on for this project. It helps that Riya Vij makes for a very charming Gippi when she channels her inner Tracy Edna Turnblad and she is at her sassiest best taking on the school queen-bee Shamira (played by a Jayati Modi who will probably grow up to star in a Student of the Year sequel) .

 

Gippi and her brother (who is stuck with the unfortunate nick Booboo) travel to Delhi to attend their father’s engagement where Gippi encounters a brooding Arjun (Taha Shah) who reminded me of Charlie Sheen’s cameo in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Cue brief episode of puppy love, sadly unrequited and Gippi is publically humiliated at Shamira’s party, followed by a product endorsement and I thought we had set the scene for a re-enactment of the gym scene in Carrie. They dont. Rather Gippi decides to challenge Shamira for the school’s Head Girl competition. With a little help from friends, family, and a new love who–and I think Gippi puts it best, looks like someone out of a boy band.

 

Did I tell you that I really wanted to like this movie? Perhaps Im just jaded and a younger audience might think differently. But considering I have held on to my copy of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins, and loved Blue Umbrella and Stanley Ka Dabba in more recent times, I wonder why I could not? 

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