A father tries to help his son cope with a rare condition that causes the young boy to age beyond his years.

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Auro
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Amol Arte
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Dr. Vidya
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Mr. Arte
Arundathi Nag ...
Vidya's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saurabh Agarwal ...
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Shikha Arora ...
Woman in Park
Rupali Arte
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Narrator
Divya Bhatia
Karan Bhiwandiker
Sanjay Chauhan
Nimmit Daiya ...
Abhishek
Ramakant Dayma ...
Amol's Secretary (as Ramakant Dayama)
Dhruvin Doshi
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Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is an intelligent and witty 13-year-old boy with an extremely rare genetic defect that causes accelerated aging. He suffers from a progeria-like syndrome. Mentally he is 13, very normal, but physically he looks five times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya (Vidya Balan) who is a gynecologist. Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) is young, progressive and a full-of-ideals politician. He is out to prove to the world that 'politics' is not a bad word. He is a man with a mission. Auro is Amol's son. Written by Big Pictures

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A very rare father-son son-father story...

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INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$199,228 (USA) (4 December 2009)

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$199,228 (USA) (4 December 2009)
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Amitabh Bachchan's makeup/prosthetics as Aurol Arte took six hours to apply. See more »

Goofs

During the "Mudi Mudi" song sequence covering Vidya and Amol's meeting and courtship in Cambridge, there are a number of close-ups of Brasenose Lane. Brasenose Lane is in Oxford, not Cambridge. See more »

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Although Amitabh Bachchan is a superstar, the opening credits read as 'introducing Amitabh Bachchan'. See more »

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Mere Paa
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by Amitabh Bachchan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Paa....!! Go for it....
5 December 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Paa...a great movie...

I have seen it yesterday....loved it...story is simple and subtle, the characters are really very good...

Big B...he has shown his one more form of acting, no one could compete him on this.... He enacted the role of a 13 year old boy with so sincerity , that in Auro you will never be able to see that its him who is enacting this character.... Auro is a gem....

Vidya Balan as a unwed mother is good to see...she has proved her mettle once again after very long, thats after Parineeta.... she looked beautiful in sari's....

Abhishek Bachan has enacted the role of a Young Indian Politicain sincerely...if all India Politicians, become like him, we wont have any more corruption in India...

Paresh Rawal is good in a brief role and Bum is exceptional...

Technically, the movie is very well directed and the dialouges are very good... R Balki is a very good director and Paa is another feather in his Cap after Cheeni Kum....

Music by the maestro Ilaiyaraja is very good and soft on ears, Paa Theme is the best...

Go for it with your Family... This is for all ages from 6 to 60...

My Ratings..

Perfomrances... 10/10 Story and Direction ... 9/10 Music ... 10/10 Overall... 9/10


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