Paa (2009)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 4, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 26, 2010
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Anil Sinanan
Time Out

Will Auro survive to know his Pa and reunite his parents? Forget about the disease: this is a vanity vehicle designed to showcase the Big B's versatility.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Odd and sometimes oddly affecting.

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Frank Lovece
Hollywood Reporter

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

Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

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

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
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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… More