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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 »
NewsDesk:
(476 articles)
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Paa - brilliant movie, but there is something missing 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 
 
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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Runtime:
133 min
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Trivia:
Amitabh Bachchan won his 4th National Award for the film, he earlier won for Best Newcomer in Saat Hindustani (1969), Best Actor for Agneepath (1990), Black (2005) and then for Paa (2009).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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Udhi Udhi Ittefaq SeSee more »

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15 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Paa - brilliant movie, but there is something missing, 5 December 2009
Author: Moksh Juneja from Mumbai, India

Amithabh Bachchan is flawless acting in Paa. But why make him look like extra terrestrial. There was a point in the movie where there were explaining the disease that his character is suffering - Progeria. In the movie itself, when the doctor is explaining, none of the images depicted them as abnormal heads. The children just looked old, why does fiction take undue advantage of medical science.

Sr. Bachchan who plays the character called Auro, I would not be surprised, if we have dolls being sold in Shoppers Stop, Big Bazaar, very soon. But one thing for sure, whenever Auro is in front of the screen, he just lightens up the moment.

This movie it seems like Bachchan Sr. is passing the baton to Bachchan Jr. It is high time, he does that. There is no competition amongst each other, but then there are a only a very few movies of AB Baby that are actually good. Naach, Guru, Sarkar, Sarkar Raaj and now this. Abhishek Bachchan is good political MP; no, this is not an oxymoron, it is the character. To that extent that you can actually see his voter's mark on his middle finger in the movie.

Simple Story. The 12/13/14 year old child suffers from Progeria and the disease brings the parent together. Three different occasions, when the age of Auro has been mentioned differently by different characters. One sincere request, stop comparing the movie to Benjamin Button, it is not! It was actually Robin Williams who was suffering the same disease in the movie Jack. It is not actually the original concept. The execution there are just too many cuts, that too very fast ones. The cuts becomes irritating towards the end. (Reference to Jack on IMDb) Songs are well intertwined and the lyrics bring an amazing soothing effect to the whole scene, last time this feeling seeped into the heart, mind, body and soul, during Taare Zameen Par. Hichki, Hichki and Mere Paa is simple and nice and my favourites.

The movie has its moments, but it just doesn't make you cry. The performance reminds you of Amitabh Bachchan in Black, but then that it was different, that was acting. In Black, when he was smiling, you were laughing, when he was upset, everyone in the theatre had tears in their eyes. Here, he just falls a little short of the getting the audience moved.

The other characters that needs mention is bum, grandmother to Auro played by Arundhati Nag (theatre personality, wife of Anant Nag). She was simply level headed, strong character. She was when faced with moral questions, she would be you take a stand, and you will have my support - that was brilliant. At the same time, the relationship between Paresh Rawal (Dad to Amol Atre) and Abhishek Bachchan does not come out that impactful. But individually there were sound.

Google being subtly being endorsed by Auro. (Tweet) Public Relations angle to the story, creative people need to stop treating like media as you can buy them. It isn't like this always, please do not under-estimate the media as your pawn. The movie does bring out the current affairs element in the movie through redevelopment issues and media being used to create a hype on this.

In short, it is a complete worth it paisa wasool movie for Amithabh Bachchan. I would like to highlight, even though Auro is cute it is not for the kid viewing at the same time.

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