Gippi - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

I'm always game for going back to my mid-teens. Gippi doesn't make me repent despite not being the greatest films on adolescence.



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Plot Summary

A teenager needs to find her place and comfort in her mean world.

What Worked

  • Best of Helen songs
  • All the Shammi Kapoor songs :D
  • "Nehru is so cute!"
  • The mother-daughter relationship.
  • Comment on a mother's shaky confidence and insecurity.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Schools which allow hair-styles!
  • The whole 4th husband-3rd wife conversation.
  • The animosity between Gippi and Shameera
  • Let alone Indian culture, in which culture does an ex-wife go to her husband's wedding?!
  • And then they have a family photograph! Really?


This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Annual school elections in December?