Sometimes, films like 'Paa' does make Bollywood stand upright with honour. Hats off to filmmaker Balakrishnan!! Amitabh owes a lot to this auteur for delineating his persona with new-fangled dimensions. An ad filmmaker would usually overflow with creative quotients and Balki seems to posses them in excess. The filmmaker surpasses his 'Paa' setting asunder with other Hindi films based on various disorders and emotional relationships.
You could run high-on with own presumptions about 'Paa'. Will this carry certain traces of Aamir's 'TZP'? Sorry, you can't merely categorize a flick patently with 'abnormalcies factors', since 'Paa' has more unparalleled attributes.
On the button, with accordance to film's theme, you may perceive 'Paa' would drench you in lamentations extremum. There are few parts, where emotions must stand out with dominance and Balki makes sure the audiences will feel witty with his humoristic approach. Amitabh Bachchan leaves your speechless with his every act. Be his drollness over addressing his grandma or the wavelength he shares with 'Paa'.
In simple terms, 'Paa' is filled with rudimentary elements of perfect entertainment...
There's nothing much to mention about synopsis as it doesn't involve more plot-points. It's a simple drama, which encroaches straight into your hearts...
Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is an intelligent, witty 13-yr old boy with an extremely rare genetic defect that causes accelerated ageing.
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 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.
As mentioned previously, Balki is best to be acclaimed as 'Man of Honour' for his outstanding creativity of conceptualizing a stylistically innovatory idea. Well, it doesn't end there. His nitty-gritty screenplay implies his proficiencies that keep audiences intact over the show. Naturally, one might precisely expect a threadbare narration, but Balki starts off the film right away with encounter of two protagonists. Within few minutes, you're introduced into the world of 'Auro' with some moments that let's you adhere strongly with the film.
Much alike his previous film 'Cheeni Kum', Balki establishes prominence for children's role. Be the little girl fond of 'Auro' or the smart lad 'Vishnu', (played by Pratik), they make you laugh and laud.
Needless to say that Amitabh Bachchan once again proves of his adeptness. The legend far-famed for his fantabulous performances, outperforms his very own previous acts as 'Auro'... After a long time, we happen to watch Vidya Balan performing a commendable show. As a loving mother, she emotes with her virtuosities on all situations. Abhishek Bachchan top-notches on many parts, particularly over his arenas as a politician is praiseworthy. Paresh Rawal doesn't get more scope while Arundhathi Naag is over-the-top.
On the technical vistas, the film scores brownie points. Musical score by Ilayaraja is astounding and adds more enhancements to the eye-catching visuals of P.C. Sriram.
So, 'Paa' proves to be an excellent film and you'll surely enjoy watching it.
Verdict: Highly recommended
Rating: *** ˝