Paa (2009)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 23 mins

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Offbeat and evocative, this family-oriented drama revolves around Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) and the evolution of his relationship with his parents. Auro 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. How will this strong-minded trio relate to each other and unite as a family?
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Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan

Crew: R Balki (Director), PC Sreeram (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Dates: 04 Dec 2009 (India)

Tagline: A very rare father-son, son-father story...

Hindi Name: पा

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Did you know? 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). Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
01 
02:57
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Shilpa Rao
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04:40
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: K Bavatharini
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02:36
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Shilpa Rao
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04:22
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan
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02:39
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Shaan Mukherjee
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01:22
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
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04:17
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Amitabh Bachchan
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03:23
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Taglines:
A very rare father-son, son-father story...
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.
Trivia:
While the bulk of the shooting for this movie took place in in Lucknow, other portions were filmed in UK and Taiping, Malaysia; with a small portion shot at Cambridge.

One of the most sensational aspects of this the movie was Amitabh's prosthetic make up. It was done by Hollywood's Christien Tinsley (famous for his work in The Passion of the Christ, Catwoman and other films) and Dominie Till of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy fame.

This movie is inspired from the true life struggles of Sam Berns, and deals with a real medical condition that results in accelerated ageing called progeria.

Vidya Balan received her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for her evocative performance in this movie.

Veteran composer Ilaiyaraaja scored the music for this movie, and has its basis in melodies he had created for songs in other languages.

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

Jaya Bacchan called out the credits at the beginning of the movie. Ironically, this was done by her husband Amitabh Bachchan for her film Bawarchi.

This is the second time Amitabh Bachchan draws inspiration from a Robin Williams film. The first was Aladdin, which inspired Bachchan's performance as Genius in Aladin. This film was inspired by Jack, which stared Williams in the eponymous title.

Amitabh Bachchan's makeup/prosthetics as Aurol Arte took six hours to apply.

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).
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (Hindi)