Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jugal Hansraj|
|Produced by||Aditya Chopra|
|Screenplay by||Uday Chopra|
|Story by||Uday Chopra|
|Music by||Salim Sulaiman|
|Editing by||Amitabh Shukla|
|Distributed by||Yash Raj Films|
Pyaar Impossible! (English: Love Impossible!) is a 2010 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by actor-turned-director Jugal Hansraj under the banner of Yash Raj Films. This romantic comedy film features Uday Chopra and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles. The film also stars Anupam Kher and Dino Morea in supporting roles. Pyaar Impossible! was released on January 8, 2010. The story of the film bears resemblance to the Malayalam film Kilukkampetti released in 1991.
In Ankert University, California, Alisha (Priyanka Chopra) is the most beautiful girl on campus with plenty of admirers. Awkward, nerdy Abhay (Uday Chopra) is in love with her, although she is unaware of his existence. One night Alisha is partying with her friends and accidentally falls into a river. Abhay jumps in and rescues her from drowning, but her friends take her away before she regains consciousness. Abhay is further prevented from seeing Alisha the next day when her outraged father comes to the college and removes her from college.
Abhay nurses dreams of Alisha for seven years as he moves on with his life. He invents a revolutionary software program that cross integrates every existing operating system. He has a meeting with an investor to try to sell it, and he excuses himself to call his father and ask for advice. While he is gone, the investor copies the files onto a drive and steals them. Abhay discovers that this investor is really unscrupulous software salesman Siddharth 'Siddhu' Singh (Dino Morea) and he is now marketing the stolen software to a Singaporean firm as his own invention. Abhay journeys to Singapore to confront Siddhu, but sees Alisha at the company headquarters where she works as its PR representative. Still besotted, he follows her home and due to a misunderstanding she mistakes him for a nanny she was expecting from an employment agency. She is now divorced with an unruly daughter by the name of Tanya, and in search of another nanny, as Tanya drives every one away. Abhay decides to become Tanya's nanny and keeps his identity a secret in order to stay close to Alisha.
Abhay takes care of her house mostly by paying contractors to clean it for him and eventually wins over Tanya when he buys her the Rockband video game so she can become a rockstar. Tanya nicknames him "Froggy" because of his nerdy looks. Things become complicated when Siddhu shows up trying to romance Alisha and sells the stolen software to her company. Abhay finds out that Siddharth's real name is Varun Sanghvi and tries to hide from Varun even while he grows closer to Alisha; she confides in Abhay and he dresses her up in glasses and old clothes to show her how differently people are treated when they appear to be unattractive. Alisha feels sorry for Abhay.
As the launch date for the software approaches, Abhay is unmasked by Varun who claims he is a delusional stalker and was never a nanny. Alisha is angry that he lied and orders Abhay out of the house without giving him a chance to explain. However, she finds out from her daughter that Abhay is the mysterious person who rescued her in college; she also realizes that when Abhay told her about the girl he loved in college for seven years, he was talking about her. Alisha finds Abhay and apologizes to him saying that she has fallen in love with him. Abhay then tells her that he was the one who created the software for which Varun is taking all the credit. They rush to the software launch to stop Varun who is easily discredited when he doesn't know the password to Abhay's software. Abhay is able to prove that it is his creation by entering the password. Abhay tells Alisha that she already knows the password; it is her name: A-L-I-S-H-A. Alisha and Abhay live happily with Tanya.
- Uday Chopra as Abhay Sharma
- Priyanka Chopra as Alisha Merchant
- Dino Morea as Varun Sanghvi / Siddhart "Sidhu"
- Advika Yadav (Child artist) as Tanya, Alisha's Daughter
- Anupam Kher as Abhay's father
- Rahul Vohra as C.P
- Arjun Sablok as Mr. Jaspreet
- Jugal Hansraj as man at the Apple store (Special Appearance)
- Madhura Naik as Alisha's Friend
- Saidah Jules
The film has received negative to mixed reviews. Mihir Fadnavis of India.com, who gave the film 1 star out of 5, called it "a mind-numbing travesty that ought to be avoided at all costs."  Anupama Chopra, Consulting Editor, NDTVMovies.com finds the movie "depressingly dim-witted". Rajeev Masand called it "painfully predictable" and gave it one out of five stars. Noyon Jyoti Parasara of AOL.in also criticized the script saying "What ‘PI’ loses on is writing.". Conversely, Bollywood Hungama said, "A love story works if you fall in love with the on-screen characters and also if it knocks on the doors of your heart. Pyaar Impossible does that. [It] may not be the ultimate romantic film, but you can't deny the fact that there's something about this film that stays with you, that you carry home... sorry, carry in your heart." Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India gave it three stars out of five, arguing that the strength of the movie lay in its intense performances, something that overcame the weak storyline.
Among US critics, Frank Lovece of The Hollywood Reporter said the "predictable Bollywood romantic comedy sinks under the weight of Uday Chopra, a charmless leading man with a small range of expressions", but praised the director, who "keeps both romantic complications and corporate shenanigans moving along at a good, grounded clip, and his experience as a former child actor probably helped wickedly precocious newcomer Advika Yadav, who as a 6-year-old romantic mastermind steals her scenes with conviction." Rachel Saltz of The New York Times said the film "shouldn’t work, but does. It's sweet, and as formula goes, deftly done and satisfying," and called Priyanka Chopra "one of the most likable of the new crop of Hindi film stars. She is an effortless comedian...."
Pyaar Impossible! made about Rs. 5.95 Crore and was declared a box office flop by Box Office India.
The soundtrack of Pyaar Impossible! was composed by Salim-Sulaiman. The music was released on December 14, 2009. The lyrics are penned by Anvita Dutt Guptan and the songs are remixed by Abhijit Vaghani.
|Soundtrack album by Salim-Sulaiman|
|Released||14 December 2009|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
- Track listing
|1.||"Alisha"||Anushka Manchanda, Salim Merchant|
|2.||"Pyaar Impossible!"||Dominique Cerejo, Vishal Dadlani|
|3.||"You and Me"||Neha Bhasin, Benny Dayal|
|4.||"10 on 10"||Mahua Kamat, Anmol Malik, Naresh Kamat|
|5.||"Ek Thi Ladki"||Rishika Sawant|
|6.||"Alisha" (Remix)||Anushka Manchanda, Salim Merchant|
|7.||"Pyaar Impossible!" (Remix)||Dominique Cerejo, Vishal Dadlani|
- Mihir Fadnavis. "Movie Review: Pyaar Impossible". India.com. Retrieved 2010-01-11.[dead link]
- "Review from ndtv.com".
- Rajeev Masand (9 January 2010). "Pyaar Impossible impossible to watch". IBN. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- "Review from AOL.in".
- Taran Adarsh (8 January 2010). "Pyaar Impossible". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- Nikhat Kazmi (8 January 2010). "Pyaar Impossible". Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- Lovece, Frank. "Pyaar Impossible! -- Film Review", The Hollywood Reporter, January 15, 2010
- Saltz, Rachel. "Love Story That Flits Across Time and Space", The New York Times, January 9, 2010
- "2010 to be the year of out-of-the-box flicks". Times of India. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010.