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Paa (2009)




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A young boy suffering from a rare, progeria-like genetic disorder relies on his relationship with his politician father to get him through the tough times. Thirteen-year-old Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is bright, witty, and affectionate. His mother, Vidya (Vidya Balan), is a successful gynecologist, and his father, Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan), is a progressive politician who values honesty above all else. Despite appearing nearly five times older than his actual age, Auro is content thanks to the unconditional love of his parents. When he starts to get down, Auro looks to his father and remembers that things aren't always as bad as they seem.

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Arundhati Nag
as Vidya's mother
Paresh Rawal
as Mr. Arte
Taruni Sachdeva
as Schoolgirl Who Laughs at Auro
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Critic Reviews for Paa

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

This would-be tearjerker without the musical numbers of typical Bollywood fare is for die-hard Amitabh Bachchan fans only.

December 14, 2009
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The film owes much of its interest to the alertness and sincerity of the younger Bachchan and the luminous Vidya Balan as the anguished parents, and to the soft wash of the tasteful playback songs supplied by Ilaiyaraaja.

December 14, 2009 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Odd and sometimes oddly affecting.

December 4, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

Well-acted, funny and occasionally witty with terrific make-up design. However, it's often convoluted, awkwardly paced and too uneven as a whole.

December 5, 2009 | Rating: 5.85/10 | Full Review…
NYC Movie Guru

A would-be tearjerker without the singing-dancing musical numbers of typical Bollywood fare seen in the U.S., the lackluster Paa is for die-hard Amitabh Bachchan fans only%u2014of which there is no small number.

December 4, 2009 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Paa

Besides the effort put in by Big B (Amitabh Bachchan) to transform himself into Auro's character, there's hardly anything worth applauding in this movie. While the performance by the entire cast is outstanding, the script is awfully appalling.

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