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Pyaar Impossible!, a review by Tom


     Pyaar Impossible! (2010/India)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Yash Raj Films Home Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:Jugal Hansraj
Writing:Uday Chopra (Story By), Usay Chopra (Screenwriter)
Length:141 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.35
Audio:Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hindi: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:Arabic, English

Stars:
Uday Chopra as Abhay
Priyanka Chopra as Alisha
Dino Morea as Sidhu/Varun
Anupam Kher as Abhay's Father
Rahul Vohra as C.P.

Plot:
In Ankert University, California, Alisha (Priyanka Chopra) is the name of that dream everyone wished came true. The most beautiful girl on campus, she makes hearts flutter like leaves in the wind. A snap of her fingers and a line of boys, waiting on her every whim. Everybody Loves Alisha!

It is no surprise then that Abhay (Uday Chopra) loves her too. More than his computer programs and MAC stores he thinks of Alisha. Who is Abhay? Abhay is a nerdy, awkward, socially challenged, bespectacled geek of the college who is so far removed from her world that she doesn't even know that people like him actually exist.

This is a love story of impossible proportions, how can a man like Abhay ever hope to be with a woman like Alisha, and therein lies the story...

Abhay has quietly loved Alisha all his life. One day he musters up enough courage to go and express his true feelings to her and realizes that it is never gonna happen. He comes to terms with the fact that Alisha is a Princess and he is just a Geek. That is when their ways eventually part. Later, their paths cross again, as Abhay is busy trying to launch his career. Fate again brings him face to face with the woman of his dreams, Alisha. Will Abhay have the strength to believe in himself and attempt to achieve what he never thought possible?

Will Alisha ever be able to see the man behind those glasses, beyond what her idea of the perfect man is? Is everything fate or can one take destiny in their own hands? Is this possible or just Pyaar Impossible?

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Outtakes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I didn't expect much from this movie. Just a run of the mill romantic comedy. This is what I got and I enjoyed it more than expected. Prinyanka Chopra usually is nothing more than a (really) pretty face but an average actress. But since I saw her in What's Your Rashee I had more respect for her acting abilities. She is now one of those actresses I really enjoy in rom-coms but I still am not sure for other kinds of movies.
I had a little doubt about Uday Chopra in the lead. Before this movie I never really enjoyed his appearences. But he did a good job and it really fit him. Luckily they used his geeky look here very well. Luckily they refrained in this movie to show of his body (like they did in Dhoom 2), which just looks out of place with his geeky head.
I also enjoyed the songs in this one, even though I wouldn't count any of these is classic material.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on April 5th, 2011)

Member's Reviews

Baazigar, a review by Tom




Title: Baazigar
Year: 1993
Director: Abbas-Mustan
Rating: FSK-16
Length: 180 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hindi: Dolby Digital 1
Subtitles: German

Stars:
Shah Rukh Khan
Kajol
Siddharth
Shilpa Shetty
Dalip Tahil
Johnny Lever

Plot:
Wealthy widower Madan Chopra has two young and marriageable aged daughters, Priya and Seema. Madan would like Priya to marry Vicky Malhotra, his business associate, to which she reluctantly agrees. Seema attends college and is seduced by Ajay Sharma and aspires to marry him secretly. But when they go to register the marriage Ajay mysteriously kills Seema by throwing her off a multi-storied building. A grief-stricken Priya is unable to forget this incident and what she does not know is that Vicky is not what he claims to be.

Awards:
Filmfare Awards1994WonBest Actor AwardShahrukh Khan
Filmfare Awards1994WonBest Male Playback AwardKumar Sanu
Filmfare Awards1994NominatedBest Movie Award
Filmfare Awards1994WonBest Music Director AwardAnu Malik
Filmfare Awards1994NominatedBest Supporting Actress AwardShilpa Shetty


Extras:
Bonus Trailers
Music Videos
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
This was the first big role of Shah Rukh Khan. And also the first of many movies for the screen couple Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. This movie caused a controversy when it was first released: SRK's character unexpectantly and brutally kills one of the love interests.
Overall I enjoyed this movie even though it has weaknesses. I have a little hard time watching older Bollywood movies because the production quality is not that great. This movie is from 1993, which is one of the oldest Bollywood movies I have seen so far.
Only the last ten years or so the production quality got much better as international interest in Bollywood movies increased and also Hollywood movies had a bigger audience in India and therefore Bollywood movies have had real competition and were forced to improve.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on May 30th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon, a review by Tom


18. Earshot (1999-09-21)
Writer: Joss Whedon (Created By), Jane Espenson (Writer)
Director: Regis B. Kimble
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), David Boreanaz (Angel), Seth Green (Oz), Anthony Stewart Head (Giles), Kristine Sutherland (Joyce Summers), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Ethan Erickson (Percy), Danny Strong (Jonathan), Larry Bagby III (Larry), Keram Malicki-Sanchez (Freddy), Justin Doran (Hogan), Lauren Roman (Nancy), Wendy Worthington (Lunch Lady), Robert Arce (Mr. Beach), Molly Bryant (Ms. Murray), Rich Muller (Student), Jay Michael Ferguson (Another Student)

The thoughts of our characters are fun. Cordelia actually always saying what she's thinking. Oz thinking weird thoughts.

Rating:

(From Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon on March 6th, 2009)