Friday, January 15, 2010

Pyaar Impossible

Rating : 4/10
Release Date : 8th Jan, 2010
Time : 143 minutes
Director : Jugal Hansraj; Writer : Uday Chopra; Music : Salim-Sulaiman
Starring : Priyanka Chopra, Uday Chopra, Dino Morea, Anupam Kher, Rahul Vohra

This one is for those who believe in fairy tales, Mills & Boons romances (same thing actually), Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or that the meek shall inherit the Earth. Its cloyingly sweet, oversimplified and far removed from reality.
Uday Chopra is the geek who worships Priyanka from afar while in college with her. He’s the type who does your homework, is brainy but very much in the background. Seven years after passing out of college, he lives with his Dad (Anupam Kher) who is a software developer by profession but seems to specialise in global clich├ęs in personal life. Uday also develops a software, has it stolen, goes to Singapore to recover it, meets Priyanka again (she’s a single parent now) and then, through a mix of circumstances and his continuing crush on her, he becomes the household nanny, managing her 'monstrous' 6 year old daughter while she works. Will he manage to make Priyanka see beyond his geeky exterior ? Will true love surface ? Will he get his software back ? are Bengali’s theoretical and Punjabi’s show-off’s ?

On the brighter side, Priyanka looks amazing as always, don’t think she ever wears a dress in the film where the hemline goes beyond mid-thigh. She does as much justice as possible for her character, which, as all other characters are quite shallow, under-developed. There is a huge change in Uday, from the beefy tapori in Dhoom2, to the shy, shuffling geek here and he again does it reasonably well. I thought the Anupam Kher character was unnecessary, the daughter was a bit too grown up for a six year old and Dino’s character bore too much resemblance to Pierce Brosnan’s in Mrs Doubtfire.

There is probably an audience for this film (there were some chuckles in the near empty hall) but unfortunately it’ll almost be as limited as those who fit the description of ‘we only give credit to those over 80 years old, if accompanied by both parents’…

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