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Father (2009)

Paa (original title)
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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Amitabh Bachchan acts as a son, whose father is played by his son Abhishek Bachchan. 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

Gali Mudhi Ittefaq Se
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by Shaan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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User Reviews

 
Paa....!! Go for it....
5 December 2009 | by mujtabashareefSee 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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