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Paa (2009)

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

Director:

R. Balki

Writer:

R. Balki

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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Auro
Abhishek Bachchan ... Amol Arte
Vidya Balan ... Dr. Vidya
Paresh Rawal ... Mr. Arte
Arundathi Nag Arundathi Nag ... Vidya's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saurabh Agarwal Saurabh Agarwal ... (as Saurabh Aggarwal)
Shikha Arora Shikha Arora ... Woman in Park
Rupali Arte Rupali Arte
Jaya Bhaduri ... Narrator
Divya Bhatia Divya Bhatia
Karan Bhiwandiker Karan Bhiwandiker
Sanjay Chauhan Sanjay Chauhan
Nimmit Daiya Nimmit Daiya ... Abhishek
Ramakant Dayma Ramakant Dayma ... Amol's Secretary (as Ramakant Dayama)
Dhruvin Doshi Dhruvin Doshi
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

4 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Father See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$199,228, 6 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$199,228, 6 December 2009
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In this movie Vidya Balan played the mother of Auro(Amitabh Bacchan), In real life she is almost 36 years younger than Amitabh. See more »

Goofs

During the return of Amol and Auro from Delhi, When they are on Plane stairs You can easily spot that the other Engine of Plane is covered with Red Cloth. Which means Plane was just standing there for long time. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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I'm glad it's original
4 December 2009 | by jaskunwar993See all my reviews

For once, I was entering a Hall with the assurance that the movie I was about to watch was something ORIGINAL, something not copied from the West. And so, OBVIOUSLY, my expectations were low. You never know what you can expect from an original Bachchan movie! The credits began, and Jaya Bachchan could be heard individually pronouncing each name (the cast, the team behind the movie), and slowly, by the time she reached "Writer and Director", you wished her to stop. And then, in a magical tone, she says "Paa!", laughing along, and a soothing tone fills your ear and heart... and you know, yes, this is going to be a good show.

Paa has its moments that touch you, that move you, that make you laugh, that make you feel warm, that make you happy... etc etc. There are moments that are supposed to make you cry... but they don't. I guess that's where Paa fails. Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role delivers a sweet performance, and Abhishek is seen trying very hard to fit in. Vidya sort of stumbles out of her "Vidya" character. The music of the movie is simple. The end credits song sung by Amitabh Bachchan was one amazing track. Even "Hitchki" was nice. The direction and flow was simple, though the cuts between Auro's waiting and Amol's political moves were rather jerky. The cinematography was simple and fulfilling, though the editing required spicing up.

In the end, definitely go watch Paa. I was disappointed to find only 15 had come for the first day first show... me being one. It's films like these that should be more prevalent. In contrast, if Kambakkht Ishq was a HIT, then in that case this should be a BLOCKBUSTER. Sadly, I know that will not be the case.

7/10.


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