Gippi Movie Review

Gippi (Hindi)

Release Date:
May 10, 2013

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'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.

Gippi is a 14-year-old girl who lives in Simla with her mother Pappi and little brother Booboo. She is overweight and... Show More

Many of the film's better ideas are lost in execution

This comes off as a mini version of the Student Of The Year, which was itself derivative

Indian Express

It essentially works for its simplicity and sweetness

Times of India

The tweens and teens enthralled with SOTY are going to love Gippi too. They will have a lump in their throats when it's time

Mumbai Mirror

Gippi is a coming-of-age flick that doesn't quite come of age

She is not angry or twisted enough to be a convincing adolescent

A heartwarming, almost believable Bollywood version of an Indian teenage world


Quirky, funny and an exciting new film


Gippi is fun, Gippi is relatable and Gippi is every bit adorable


Gippi is a feel-good drama and everything, even an overdose of clumsy preaching, is fair when the principal pursuit is happiness

The subtlety appeals, but lacks drama in the second half, with a mediocre climax

Times of India

This one's straight from the heart. Sweet, simple, emotionally engaging, heart-warming cinema