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R. Balki (written by)
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Release Date:
4 December 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A very rare father-son son-father story...
Plot:
A politician's relationship with his unusually developed son - the child suffers from a disease that causes him to age rapidly, rendering him an old man. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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The story of Auro, a 13-year old boy suffering from progeria. And the story of his Maa, and Paa. In true Bollywood style. See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
R. Balki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
R. Balki  written by

Produced by
Sunil Manchanda .... producer
Mahesh Ramanathan .... co-executive producer
Rajesh Sawhney .... executive producer
Marathe Swanand .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Ilayaraja (music director) (as Ilayaraaja)
 
Cinematography by
P.C. Sreeram 
 
Film Editing by
Anil Naidu 
 
Casting by
Richa Kapur 
 
Production Design by
Sunil Babu 
 
Art Direction by
Kiran Khanna 
Vaishnavi Reddy 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Myriah Hatcher .... special makeup effects production coordinator
Natasha Nischol .... prosthetics makeup artist
Dominie Till .... hair stylist
Dominie Till .... makeup department head
Christien Tinsley .... designer and creator: special makeup effects
Hiroshi Yada .... special makeup effects crew: Tinsley Transfers Inc.
 
Production Management
K.S. Ravindran .... production team
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abhishek Dogra .... assistant director
Abhishek Dogra .... first assistant director
Ranjit Govind .... assistant director
Suganndha Mehrotra .... assistant director
Jagan Shakti .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Madhura Gokarn .... assistant art director
Ashwini Kale .... assistant art director
Kiran Khanna .... construction coordinator
Jerad Marantz .... concept artist
 
Sound Department
Hitendra Ghosh .... re-recording mixer
Rhitwik Raj Pathak .... associate re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Allison Oliver .... special effects technician
Prasad Patel .... compositing
 
Visual Effects by
Yatin Bhave .... digital compositor
Satyendra Chaturvedi .... roto & cleanup
Santosh Choudhary .... smoke artist
Danish Davis .... digital compositor
Swapnil Hirave .... roto & cleanup artist: Prime Focus
Anish Holla .... render wrangler/render support
Paras Kawa .... digital compositor
Ashutosh Khandelwal .... rendering artist
Swapnil Kulkarni .... cleanup artist
Suryakant Mahunta .... digital compositor
Sameer Malik .... senior compositor
Stephen Mascarenhas .... head of production visual effects
Aziz Merchant .... cleanup artist
Vishram Mondkar .... visual effects artist
Prasenjit Mukherjee .... roto/paint artist
Prasenjit Mukherjee .... visual effects artist
Susheel Peris .... visual effects supervisor
Virendra Prajapati .... compositor
Chandrachur Roy .... motion graphics artist
Ankur Sachdev .... digital compositor
Swapnil Shahane .... rendering artist
Shyam Shrivastava .... cleanup artist
Suryaji Suryavanshi .... digital compositor
Merzin Tavaria .... visual effects supervisor
Parikshit Tyagi .... compositor
Anuj Upadhyay .... digital compositor
Anu Verma .... motion graphics artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rashid Jam .... key grip
Rajesh Madaan .... focus puller
Simon Priestman .... jimmy jib operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chetna Rawat .... assistant costume designer (as Chetna Kapoor)
 
Editorial Department
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
 
Music Department
Amitabh Bachchan .... playback singer
K. Bavatharini .... playback singer
Sunidhi Chauhan .... playback singer
Swanand Kirkire .... lyricist
Bhavatharani R. .... playback singer
Shilpa Rao .... playback singer
Shravan Rathod .... playback singer (as Shravan)
Shaan .... playback singer
 
Other crew
Nikki Anand .... post production assistant
Bruce Patel .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Gauri Shinde .... special thanks
 

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133 min
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The movie is inspired by Sam Berns' life.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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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Referenced in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012)See more »
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Gumm Summ GummSee more »

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23 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
The story of Auro, a 13-year old boy suffering from progeria. And the story of his Maa, and Paa. In true Bollywood style., 4 December 2009
Author: satyanshu_singh from India

Imagine this. R Balki arrives with his second film after Cheeni Kum (2007), starring Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal and introducing a twelve-year old child actor. We do not know this kid, although it is possible that he impresses us all after we see him perform. But does this essentially guarantee a bumper opening for the movie? Can we safely assume that the audience will come into the theatres? Now, take this. The entire cast and crew remains the same. And although it is indeed possible to find an immensely talented child artist and create the desired character using prosthetic make-up and voice modulation, the director decides to cast Amitabh Bachchan as the child. And he calls the film Paa. The result is for us to see, in the form of one of the most smartly promoted films of our time. This is what we call star power. This is what I admire about the phenomenon of a superstar. And this is what this film uses in the best possible way.

The film also uses the personality, and not the acting, of Abhishek Bachchan to create a gen-next politician, and we connect. It uses Vidya Balan to portray a strong, independent, modern Indian woman, and most importantly – a mother; and we connect. And it utilizes the human curiosity for the weird, our tendency to look at 'freaks' with wide eyes and held breaths, and converts that 'freak' into a warm, lovable and memorable character called Auro, and takes us into his world. It uses songs, melodrama and the Bollywood cliché to tell a story. It relies on the time-tested formula of emotional manipulation and succeeds in making the audience cry. It has decent production values, is marketed smartly and sold at cheap rates. The result is not a great, timeless, flawless piece of art. The result is a film that knows how to use the illusion of the medium. The result is a movie that moves.

The best thing about Paa is that it knows what it is doing. It does not claim to be 'socially relevant', and does not ask us to leave our brains home before coming to the theatres. Instead it asks us to bring our brains, our hearts, our entire selves, not excluding the 'curiosity for the weird' that we all have but fail to accept. It treats itself as a film for everyone, and successfully creates an entertaining cinema experience. In its attempt, it often gets inconsistent, but it never seems uncertain. It is an innovation, and yes, that it is, which is sure of itself, including how to sell itself. It is an innovation that does not go wasted, and that is indeed an achievement in the Hindi film scenario of today.

It has been a few decades now and Hindi cinema is desperately in the need for revival. For that to happen, if it ever happens, we need socially relevant cinema, we need cinema as works of art, we even need cinema with an international appeal, and with the guts to experiment . But what we need most is innovative ideas, true to Hindi cinema sensibility and tradition, not necessarily great in the absolute cinema-sense, but films which make people come, watch and connect. We need more films like Paa. I have no idea about how it is going to fare at the box-office. If it is a commercial success, my point would be proved beyond doubt. If it fails, well, I will try my best not to lose hope.

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