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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This would-be tearjerker without the musical numbers of typical Bollywood fare is for die-hard Amitabh Bachchan fans only."
‑ Frank Lovece, Hollywood Reporter
"Well-acted, funny and occasionally witty with terrific make-up design. However, it's often convoluted, awkwardly paced and too uneven as a whole."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"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."
‑ David Chute, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Odd and sometimes oddly affecting."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
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