Monday, December 7, 2009

Amitabh Bachchan with a new look in Paa

Paa is a 'rare' story about a father-son, son-father relationship.

Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) 67-year-old leading man the enormous challenge of playing the 13-year old. He suffers from a progeria like syndrome. Mentally he is 13, very normal, but physically he looks 5 times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy, intelligent and fun-loving boy with the gift of witty repartees, Auro resides with his mother gynecologist (Vidya Balan) and grandma (Arundhati Naag) in a sprawling abode and indulging environment. 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.

The movie starts with a school functions, where MP Amol Arte( Abhishek Bachchan)is invited as a chief guest for their Golden Jubilee year function. He first visits the exhibition ‘Vision of India’ organized by the students and later felicitates few children for their outstanding work. One of the students who is felicitated for his creative work, happens to be Auro( Amitabh Bachchan)who is suffering from a deadly disease Projeria.

The child returns home and tells his mother and Grandmother about the award that he received from an MP. The news about the ailment of Auro and his receiving the award is flashed on TV screen and the mother-Vidya comes to know that the MP is none other than Auro’s father. The Director then takes you to Cambridge where Abhishek and Vidya are studying and also romancing with each other. One day, when Vidya tells Amol that she is pregnant and that they should marry, Amol suggests her to go for abortion, as it is too early for him to marry. Amol wants to pursue his higher studies and enter politics for the betterment of India.

Vidya who is upset and breaks away from Amol and continues with her studies and becomes a Gynecologist. She also gives birth to a child with the support coming from her mother. But, the child is suffering from a deadly disease ‘Projeria’. Mother and Grandma both take good care of the child, whose ageing process almost accelerates in the multiples of 6. The film has been shot at lovely outdoor locations. Besides Cambridge campus, they have cleverly used Malaysia for other outdoor locations. The scene in Delhi Metro-tube rail has been shot very nicely.

Director R. Balki has handled this emotion- filled serious subject with a perfect touch of humor, planting beautiful scenes involving the father and son together.

The film is being directed by R Balki who made the endearing and funny Cheeni Kum


  1. Keep it up Amitabh,doing this type of acting.

  2. amitabh sir u have done a great job

  3. paa is good u r handsome mr.bachchan