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  • The Not-So-Wonder Years

    Aneela Zeb (219 DM Points)

    Rated 
    3.0
    Desimartini | Updated - May 10, 2013 01:08 AM IST
    3.5DM (248 ratings)

    Verdict - Karan Johar is Going to Make Me Sit Through His Entire Childhood

    GippiWatch trailerRelease date : May 10, 2013



    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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    Rated 2.0May 17, 2013

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  • Kunal

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    Rated 4.0May 11, 2013

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    Rated 2.0May 10, 2013

    Awww so sweet...NOT

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