Gippi Movie was Karan Johar's new venture into good quality small-budget films under Dharma Productions. Its light-hearted drama which focuses on adolescent age. The movie also had maximum number of newcomers, all from Delhi and the movie was shot during their summer vacations. It was one of the least expensive projects of Dharma Productions' and was directed by Sonam Nair.
StoryGippi movie is a light hearted story of a young teenage girl who is at the brink of adolescence and shows her journey through the changes as she grows up. This movie was all about revisiting those times where your life changes by every passing minute and every one has their own special experience.
Gippy is the story of a 13-year young girl dealing with this ever changing age bracket and getting tested at every step along the way. Riya Vij, playing the title role in Gippi was the one chosen after thousands of auditions.
Gippi 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 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 was 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 was also a tale of an underdog, who picks herself up from nothing and finds herself at the top of her own little world.
Cast and Crew:
Actor: Taaha Shah
Actress: Riya Vij
Director: Sonam Nair
Producer: Karan Johar, Dharma productions
Release DateGippi released on May 10' 2013.