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10 May, 2013
1 hrs 43 mins
52 votes
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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 adolescence brings. In school she is a backbencher and is constantly bullied by the popular queen-bee Shamira and at home, she`s trying to figure out how to deal with living in a broken home. In the middle of all this chaos, she falls madly in love with an older, brooding heartbreaker. When her love story comes to a humiliating end and she is publicly scorned, she decides to take her life in her hands and accepts Shamira`s challenge to stand against her in the school elections.

Whatever the final outcome might be Gippi makes sure she has a great time in the journey, filling it with delicious desserts, funny teachers, school crushes, and Shammi Kapoor dances. `Gippi` is a coming-of-age story of an ordinary, overweight girl, who through the course of the film learns to love herself for exactly who she is. It is also a tale of an underdog who picks herself up from nothing and finds herself at the top of her own little world.
She`s a typical 14-year-old, hungering for junk food and caring-a-damn about her unwaxed legs and unplucked eyebrows. She`s no topper. Far from a head-turner. She`s Gippi (Riya), a gregarious, gol-matol gal. The bindaas backbencher, who doesn`t sweat over low scores in class, or being overweight with mass. Damn the parlours, beauty queens, gossip gals and fashion magazines, these aren`t her favourite subjects. There`s lot more going on in her small world of `heavy-weight` teenage troubles. Gippi is the class klutz and the butt of jokes; no thanks to motaapa and her `boyfriendless` status. She shares her naivete (and other `horny` secrets and `men`strual issues) with her BFF Aanchal (Doorva). Gippi`s strongest support is her bro Booboo (Arbaz), as well-rounded as his name, and single supermom (Divya) who grooms her on everything from bras to boyfriends. When the Mean-Bee, Shamira (Jayati), challenges Gippi to compete at the school elections, she suddenly finds a goal, but will the free-spirited Gippi transform herself in to one of the `mean girls`? ...Read full review
Dancing like a raving madman? Check. A divorce? Check. The father going on to marry a blonde? Check. A typical Mean Girl? Check. A Hot Guy who illicitly smokes all the time (like, how does his mom not realise??)? Check. A makeover. Check. Awesome aftermath. BEEEEEEP! *flashing-red*. Nope, sorry, that search didnt bring up any results. Its a normal makeover movie till the boyfriend tells his girlfriend (on their first date!) that shes turning into a b***h. Ouch! This triggers a change in Gurupreet Kaur (Riya Vij) and she becomes friends with the mean girl. Awwww! And they all go home and dance to old Hindi movie songs. LOL. Basically, Gurupreet Kaur, aka Gippi, is a loner whose BFF, Anchal (Doorva Tripathi), is another loner. She falls HOH in love with a senior (the aforementioned non-stop smoker). After learning the hard way that some guys are jerks, she eats ice-cream, lots of other stuff and some more ice-cream. Theres a lot more that happens after that, but I cant tell you about it. If I do, whats the point in you guys watching the movie? ...Read full review
Despite its promising premise, evocative of the quirky American comedy Napoleon Dynamite, writer-director Sonam Nair`s debut film hits rough patches because the writing is so derivative, few of the characters feel particularly original or interesting. The key tragedy with the film is that while some of Nair`s ideas are progressive and strong, her execution seldom matches up.Ultimately, this could have been a sweet, unusual tale about the triumph of a nerd, yet it`s let down by its affected tone. I`m going with two out of five for Gippi. Alas, many of the film`s better ideas are lost in execution. ...Read full review



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