Pyaar Impossible: Is an average watch
Rating: 2.5 out of 5*
Starring: Uday Chopra, Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher and Dino Morea
Director: Jugal Hansraj
Geeky Abhay Sharma (Uday Chopra) is in love with the hottest girl in his college, Alisha Merchant (Priyanka Chopra) while studying in California. While he keeps day dreaming about her, she doesn’t even know his name or acknowledge his presence. One late night he even saves her from drowning but despite that he doesn’t get a word of thanks in return since she decides to leave the college the very next morning and returns back to her father in India. Seven years pass by and Abhay still continues to nurse his huge crush on Alisha. Meanwhile, he gets cheated by the hands of a smooth talking businessman Siddhu (Dino Morea) who robs his developed path breaking software.
But after motivated by his father (Anupam Kher) Abhay goes in search of Siddhu to Singapore where he is supposedly based. But to his surprise he sees Alisha working as the PR and Marketing Head of the very same company where Siddhu is trying to sell of his software, passing off as his own for a multi million deal. When Abhay goes on following Alisha to her house he learns that she is now a divorced single mother. Alisha however, mistakes him to be a male nanny for her daughter. But Abhay keeps quiet and continues to work as a male nanny in her house as it actually gives him a chance to share moments with the girl he has been dreaming for so many years. What happens when Abhay learns Alisha is falling for Siddhu whose real name is Varun and how he manages to extract revenge for the cheating done to him, forms the rest of the plot.
In his second directorial venture, following the entertaining animated film, Roadside Romeo, Jugal Hansraj shows good technical finesse. But with the screenplay written by Uday Chopra himself, being the weak link, the film fails to achieve the status of an ideal date flick. There is not much novelty in the subject. One can actually guess the graph of the story as to how it will proceed. While there are few good comic moments like the dinner sequence at Priyanka’s house or the torturous first day for Uday playing a male nanny and also some really wonderful lines, the film loses steam with its predictability factor. While nothing much happens in the film’s first half, the second half presents things that don’t really take you by surprise. The climax is too tame as well.
Underplaying to the hilt, Uday is very endearing in his geek act. Priyanka looks absolutely stunning and carried her self well for a role ranging from playing a hot bubblegum college gal to a single working mother. Mostly presented in suits or jackets, a dashing looking Dino Morea is very impressive enacting a suave villain. Anupam Kher playing Uday’s equally geeky father is good as usual. The little girl playing Priyanka’s daughter is cute and likeable. Rahul Vohra playing Priyanka’s boss fits the part.
Salim Sulaiman’s music fits the mood of the film perfectly and the songs have been very well picturised including the school rock number performed on screen by the girl playing Priyanka’s daughter. Cinematography is of international standards by Santosh Thundiyil.
Many Hollywood films have come with a similar theme as that of Pyaar Impossible and if the film is targeted at the youngsters, then there are chances many of them must have already seen them. So, despite good performances by the entire cast and some really well penned sequences, Pyaar Impossible ends being just an average watch. Watch it if you have nothing else to do.