Gippi - External Reviews

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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38 reviewers have given Gippi an average rating of 2.6/5.0 (?)

13 yays
11 nays
14 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Unfortunately, the rest somehow has a been-there-seen-that-in-this-or-that-Hollywood-film quality to it.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Anupama Chopra ...Gippi is a strictly bubble-gum, sugar-coated version of adolescence. But I’m glad that someone put it out there.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha (IANS), Apun Ka Choice ...In the second half, the entire chunk devoted to the school elections is comparatively tame and lacking the sparkle evident in the rest of the writing.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...A rare, cool gem on adolescence which is by the girls, about the girls & for the girls.... full review

So-So by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice ...Gippi is not without flaws and there is very little originality to it. Even then, it stays close to being the feel-good movie that we all need once in a while.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...GIPPI is a credible take on the 'coming-of-age' variety of movies. This one's straight from the heart... full review

Thumbs down by Deboshree Ghosh, Bollywood Life ...The film moves at a predictable pace, and though the kids are cute, ONLY that is certainly not enough!... full review

So-So by Bookmyshow Bob, BookmyShow ...If only Gippi hadn’t limited itself to just being a feel-good film. Noteworthy effort, however.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ... Mildly amusing, trying very hard to be meaningful or real in some way (what’s all that about bras and sanitary pads!), and staying firmly in cheery Wonder Years territory, kids on summer break could do worse than giggle with Gippi. ... full review

So-So by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...A cute reminder of the turbulent yet celebratory days of our school, Gippi is worth a watch.... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...There is something innocent and vulnerable about Gippi that touches a chord, but it is the unnecessary mix and match of clichéd moments and mundane dialogues that prevents the film from rising above the ordinary.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ... unpretentious and fun film... full review

Thumbs up by Trisha Gupta, FirstPost ...Uncomplicated, Gippi deals with refreshingly new topics... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...Sonam’s narrative is a little too flat and unexcitingly poised. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...A clean movie which anyone can identify with. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Many of the film's better ideas are lost in execution... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Deogire, ...Don’t shy away from taking your kids (and especially your girls) for this one. ‘Gippi’ is a family entertainer.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakrovarty, india today ...The mom-daughter chemistry between Riya and Divya Dutta is natural, too. But the film could have done with some solid writing, notably in the second half.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...This comes off as a mini version of the Karan Johar-directed Student Of The Year, which was itself derivative.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Gippi is not old-school. It is not a moral science lecture. And it essentially works for its simplicity and sweetness.... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...It is a cacophony of clichés that outcharms the film’s honesty.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...She is not angry or twisted enough to be a convincing adolescent... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Riya Vij, plays a confused, troubled teenager with aplomb and the other fresh faced kids, which includes Kadwani and other school students, each of them play their roles with a lot of earnestness and sincerity.... full review

So-So by Shivom Oza, Movie Talkies ...The film is delightful in some parts and needlessly over-the-top at some places. ... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Dum hain in some scenes and on overall basis a sweet film. But due to slow narrative style, predictable screenplay and dull direction fails to create its mark. ... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...But here's the conundrum and the most interesting bit: the tweens and teens enthralled with SOTY are going to love Gippi too. They aren't going to care that the conflict took a while coming, before the slice-of-life film turned into a coming-of-age one. ... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...One actor who is particularly hard done by is Jayati Modi. It’s the most sketchily written part in Gippi and she does herself no favours by letting the utter lack of subtlety in the characterization guide her. She is unnecessarily and gratingly shrill.... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Gippi is fun, Gippi is relatable and Gippi is every bit adorable. A film should definitely make a hit at least among the school kids, especially as the film smartly releases during the summer vacations! ... full review

Thumbs up by Kshamaya Daniel, Rediff ...Most adults will find Gippi boring due to its partly cheesy, partly slapstick humour.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Also, Gippi’s epiphany, which comes at the end, is completely out the blue and hard to digest ... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...aaha Shah and Mrinal Chawla as the love interests are superb.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...a successful movie and credit goes to debutante director Sonam Nair and the female actors for playing difficult roles with subtlety in spite of some indulging sequences... full review

So-So by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster ...May now that the teething problems and over and done with, she’ll step out of her comfort zone and really surprise us. ... full review

So-So by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Gippi also slumps a bit owing to the predictability in the plot which only comes from the fact that there have been many hugely popular high school movies in Hollywood that one has seen and rejoiced.... full review

So-So by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...Not bad if you want to give a booster dose to the grumpy adolescent in the family but if you are looking for a realistic check on teenage years, try Sanjivan Lal’s Bubblegum.... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Sonam Nair's 'coming of puberty' film handles simple issues sensitively, though it doesn't delve too deep.... full review

So-So by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...Gippi is a film its intended target audience is likely to enjoy but otherwise, it is simple, stereotypical feel-good fluff at best and that's about it.... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharya, yahoo! India ...As Gippi, Riya Vij does a fabulous job. She brings to life the many irritations and heartbreaks that teenage is so known for, and deserves a hearty pat on the back.... full review