Help! It’s Chopra overload! Normally, considering the given success track record of the YRF brand as far as romantic films are concerned, this would have been a good thing even with Priyanka being the oomph factor of the film but unfortunately the weak plot of this film makes it impossible to like! This is Jugal Hansraj’s round two in the director’s chair, first being the animated Roadside Romeo, and despite having stalwarts like Aditya Chopra guiding him there are very obvious clichés and some serious glitches in the script. Honestly, romantic films are difficult to judge, I mean there’s only so much one can say when you’re ultimately talking about a guy and a girl and them falling in love but over the years bollywood has repeatedly shown us that there are so many ways of telling a love story. YRFs have been the maestros at spinning these love tales especially those directed by Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra because each of their love stories have a different tale to tell… different perspectives of love. It can be obsession (Darr), it can be across borders and generations (Veer Zara) or it can even be friendship (Dil Toh Pagal Hai) but it’s something new. Pyaar Impossible talks about an average looking geek in love with the most popular girl in his college and the girl doesn’t even know that he exists! The concept is not new in 2007’s Janeman Akshay Kumar played the geek that Preity Zinta didn’t notice, in older films like Yeh Dilagi and Aina, Kajol and Juhi Chawla (respectively) have played the “unpopular” character and not going too far from the parent company, 2008’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi also had SRK playing geeky Surinder Sahni. Pyaar Impossible relies on just two things for its success Priyanka Chopra and its music and by the looks of it… iss film ka hit hona is really far from possible!
Abhay Sharma (Uday Chopra) is Mr. Invisible in his college his world revolves around his Mac Laptop, books, homework and doing other people’s projects but at the centre of his geeky, nerdy world is Alisha (Priyanka Chopra) the most popular girl in college. She’d have millions of boys line up for her at the drop of a hat and as for Abhay, she doesn’t even know he exists! And just like every other geek does or doesn’t do Abhay also doesn’t bother changing his “appear invisible” status to “available” for her. College ends and so does this one sided love story and now seven years later Abhay stays with his dad (Anupam Kher) who’s also a geek and has the exact same hair style and specs (Wow! maybe they have like a geek manufacture plant where all geeks look the same!) and Abhay finds himself in Singapore where he’s trying to prove the originality of his software which a scheming evil Dino Morea stole! And surprise, surprise he also finds his bachpan ka pyaar Alisha in Singapore living as a divorced single mom (wow, convenient na!). So this time around hopefully geeky Abhay will be able to profess his love for beautiful Alisha… is it possible that she might reflect his feelings?
Pyaar Impossible packs everything that a YRF banner film would… the locations are extremely scenic and colourful, the actors are famous (well at least one of them is!), the songs are good and it’s a love story but just filling the qualifications doesn’t mean you’ll do a good job! Pyaar Impossible gives us a wafer thin plot and an extremely predictable storyline. Priyanka looks ravishing but didn’t she look just the same in Dostana as well? Uday… oh well! At least his acting’s gotten much better but Dino Morea’s really squared up his act he looks hot as the evil guy and when he sniggers and sneers it’s quite ooh! la! la!
The music of Pyaar Impossible is very enjoyable the whole album has an N-Sync, Blue, Backstreet Boys type of pop feel to it… maybe because some of the ex-members of the pop band Viva are doing the background scores. Among all the songs the title track is one of my favourites because of Dominque Cerejo’s unique voice… it gets stuck in your head!
If you’re a hardcore Priyanka fan or in a mood for a no brain chick flick then maybe it’s possible that u might consider watching this film but otherwise Pyaar Impossible has nothing new to offer besides a dragging first half and a predictable 2nd half. I’d say wait for this one on television rather than spending some hard cash in theatres!
Rating – 2/5 stars.