14 June, 2021


The film moves you in parts but stops short of being an overwhelmingly stirring experience. There are some jarring and tackily-handled scenes.


Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Arundhati Nag, Paresh Rawal
Directed by R. BALKI
Rating: **

There are some delightful elements in Paa. Like a little school girl’s fixation with Auro, the child afflicted with progeria (Big B, boosting his much-celebrated performative skills with pain-stakingly-put-together prosthetics), and Auro’s own amusing uneasiness with her. Then there’s Auro’s best friend Vishnu who has some pert issues to sort out with his dad and says rather philosophically: “Do mard ek ghar mein saath nahin rah sakte.” The best thing about Paa are these kids—empathetic, warm and funny in an unassuming way. They bag the best scenes and the best lines. Also heart-warming is the affectionate relationship...

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