Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jugal Hansraj|
|Produced by||Uday Chopra|
|Written by||Uday Chopra|
|Music by||Salim Sulaiman|
|Edited 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. It features Priyanka Chopra and Uday Chopra in the lead roles. The film stars Anupam Kher and Dino Morea in supporting roles. It is based on the 1991 Malayalam film Kilukkampetti. Pyaar Impossible! was released on 8 January 2010.
In Ankert University, California (Assumption University (Thailand)), 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 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 all operating systems. He meets 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 the 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 goes to Singapore to confront Siddhu and sees Alisha at the company headquarters where she works as its PR representative. Still besotted, he follows her home. Due to a misunderstanding, she mistakes him for a nanny she was expecting from an employment agency. She is divorced with an unruly daughter named 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 to stay close to Alisha.
Abhay takes care of the house mostly by paying contractors to clean it 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.
She finds out from her daughter that Abhay is the mysterious person who rescued her in college; she 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 tells her that he created the software Varun is taking the credit for. 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.
- Priyanka Chopra as Alisha Merchant
- Uday Chopra as Abhay Sharma
- 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
- Saidah Jules
Pyaar Impossible! received negative to mixed reviews. Anupama Chopra, consulting editor, NDTVMovies.com finds the movie "depressingly dim-witted." Rajeev Masand called it "painfully predictable" and gave one out of five stars.
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 crore.
The soundtrack of Pyaar Impossible! was composed by Salim-Sulaiman. The music was released on 14 December 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|
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