In the film, Uday Chopra devices a computer software on which any operating system is compatible. The script that he writes is as much compatible with any operative feel-good film, frequently coming out from the Yash Raj banner. The geeky loser-in-love act that he attempts is not much different from what SRK did in bade bhaiya Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (though thankfully there isn't an image change).
Like most romantic comedies, the basic problem with Pyaar Impossible is that in the first ten minutes of the film you can predict the last ten minutes. Seven years since college, nerdy Abhay Sharma (Uday Chopra) is still in fancy-love with the campus beauty Alisha (Priyanka Chopra) whom he never dared to speak with. His software program is plagiarized by Varun (Dino Morea) who is now selling it to a Singapore company.
So Abhay flies all the way to Singapore to get back his pride and program and expectedly there he stumbles upon Alisha who is now a divorcee and has a daughter. She mistakes Abhay for a nanny and hires him to look after her naughty daughter Tania ( Advika Yadav) .
More predictably now Varun attempts to hit on Alisha and Tania turns the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai kid with her attempts to hook up her mother with Abhay. And before Abhay can make his confession to Alisha, he is exposed of his nanny trap. Suddenly the frothiness of the casual conversations is replaced by routine melodramatic lines like ' Maine tum par trust kiya tha Abhay. Ab samjhane ke liye kuch bacha bhi hai? ' and you understand where the film is heading. Finally Alisha runs back to Abhay on comprehending the truth from Tania's annual day act, making it all seem like a child's play.
Uday Chopra's screenplay is as much conservative as the convenience with which he makes a geek of himself through a bespectacled look. He also makes a chocolate-boy of himself (literally) in a vivacious scene where he, as the nanny, serves Thai food to some guests while hiding his face from Varun. Director Jugal Hansraj imparts a light-hearted feel to the romance, building conversational chemistry between the couple and thankfully giving no background accounts to justify Alisha's broken marriage.
But after a swift first half, both the pacing and proceedings drop in the second. Salim-Sulaiman's rocking musical score adds vigour and value to the film. Manish Malhotra deserves special mention for styling Priyanka Chopra as a smooth-textured eye-candy and sensuously desirable. Cinematographer Santosh Thundiyil doesn't get much scope to capture Singapore with a breezy charm.
Apart from appearing gorgeous, Priyanka Chopra comes up with a natural performance. Uday Chopra's acting isn't as disappointing as his writing. Even Dino Morea is decent. Child actress Advika Yadav is rehearsed but still cute.
The moral of the film is that one shouldn't judge a person by their looks. Going by that, however cool this candyfloss flick might appear, it's still shallow on content. Pyaar Impossible might have certainly not aimed for a '10 on 10'. But is it really impossible to even strike an average?
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