Paa Hindi Movie Review
With Paa, director R Balki has handed Amithah Bachchan one of the most challenging roles of his career. The role of Auro, a child suffering from premature aging. In Paa, Abhishek plays Amitabh's father, reason enough to watch the movie you think?
The story is simply about the relationship that Auro shares with his father, a politician. He like any normal kid his age is innocent and clean by heart. His emotions are pure, but it's this disease that makes him look much older than his age, that makes Paa such a touching experience.
The director of Cheeni Kum with Paa celebrates the magic of childhood - those nostalgic days at school. The movie starts off well with the introduction of Auro, soon goes off track with Amol's political career and his rivalries when you begin to wonder if the movie is really about Auro or Amol.
The simplicity with which R Balki has narrated Paa though, would work with both kids and the adults. The dialogues are witty, sweet and funny. The emotions are real filled with moments of innocence, through which you connect deeply with the character of Auro. The build up through the first 45 minutes of the second half lead to the scintillating climax, which would even get a tear or two out of the stone-hearted.
Paa belongs to Auro; he's the heart, soul and body of the film. Bachchan is totally into the character, not for moment do you feel the presence of the superstar. His voice modulation, mannerisms are outstanding to say the least. Abhishek Bachchan holds his own pitted against his great father. Vidya Balan acts well and looks gorgeous.
To sum up, Paa is one of the best films of the year, it's different and it's very special. Watch it for Amitabh Bachchan and Auro.