Paa…You Rock…!!!


A lovely adorable delightful slice of pure unhindered by masala cinema… yes that’s what Paa is…

The very introduction of the movie wrt to its casting, directors, assistants, producers itself proves that Balki is a unique director…A movie maker par excellence.. yes that’s what he is… After CheeniKum he picked up a very dicey topic to start with… and roped in the best actors the industry could offer.. and he proves triumphant . To me Balki comes across as one of those few experimental directors story writers.. Who would create a certain expectation in your mind and heart and deliver it with great élan…

Wondering what’s different with the opening lines of the movie… well…its simple that’s all period… no shoo-shaa…no flashy sets… no blaring music…. no hurting eyes with the lighting….and the striking part… we have jaya bachchan herself sitting on some steps and announcing them…

Just plain jaya, decked in a white sari with a red border with a smile on her face presenting the cast and crew of the movie.…

The movie begins with a school celebrating their 50th anniversary on account of which MP Amol Arte (visionary politician Abhishek) and in order to commemorate the event there is a special Visions of India Competition wherein students showcase perception of India in the future as the future citizens… and the very assortment or ideas that were spewed on screen for this contest was indeed commendable..  with the song Halke se bole lilting away in the background, must say this piece definitely welled my eyes with tears… the ideas if indeed perceived by children was indeed a spellbinder what with concepts like sachin for president to rejoining Pakistan with India using band aids … completely charming …and no prizes for guessing the winner of the contest… Someone who had the indigenous sense to perceive white globe no maps… no colors…no countries… no continents… just a plain white Globe… what a fancy idea that one…a white globe which stands for peace and no partitions…were its one world…one nation… on state…one city.. And that’s AURO…..the progeria inflicted 12year old kid…

And since the event was graced by the MP himself there was media coverage and Auro is constantly pestered  by the media cos of his condition…The mother to the rescue enter Vidya Balan- gynecologist..

Since the news is telecasted on the TV at night that’s when Vidya realizes Auro has received the prize and shook hands with his father… Cut to flash back… a younger Abhi and a younger Vidya both studying in UK for their respective fields… bump into each other at the corner of Brasenose Lane and there begins their clandestine romantic episode… they sure do have some chemistry… well.. as a result of unprotected pre-marital sex Vidya gets pregnant… when she announces the same to Abhor he acts as a complete irresponsible commitment-phobic prize a**… he doesn’t want any glitches and hitches in his career.. a budding politician who wants to prove to the world that politics is not a bad word…yeaa …whatever :roll: … a politician not ready to take the responsibility of his actions but ready to take over the responsibility of his city, state, country… hear hear….

Cut to… Vidya with her mom… crying and divulging the details of their affair and her predicament… loved the character of the mom… simple… sympathetic… strong… resolved… supportive and yet to the point… no beating around the bush… no grey characterization… either black or white.. u want the baby or not… simple question single answer Yes or No… bang on target… cut to current scenario… to compensate for all the media hassles Abhor befriends Auro and they have their own series of misunderstandings, anger bouts blah blah blah…one such day on the eve of his 13th Bday Auro has a panic attack and the doc says they aint sure how longer he wud survive… that’s when Vidya decides to tell him the truth.. Reveal who his father is… that’s his Bday gift…then starts the scenes where Auro wants to reveal to his Paa who he is but cant cos he doesn’t want to be a hichki in his career… so says Vidya to him…but he does realize at another panic attack at another time… and the movie ends with Auro trying to bring his parents together and the last word he utters is Paa and there he breathes his last… perfect RIP moment….

The movie has many a heart wrenching moment… this is one movie where I laughed with Auro, for Auro , at Auro and cried for Auro too… the moments where on his 13th Bday his mom reveals who his dad is and he says “why now??Oh right you’re not sure if ill live for the next Bday eh??”And when he gets his second panic attack on hearing the word Bastard and learns the true definition of the word… he’s completely adorable…every time hiss ma wakes him he says… “Kyaa ma… why are u disturbing me?”  And when Abhor apologizes to Vidya in front of the media and asks her on TV to forgive him n marry him, Auro says “ma sorry bol raha hai” and he and his granny (bum as he calls her) exchange aankhon aankhon mein ishare trying to hook his parents together…. Maaan I must say both  the characters of Auro n Bumm are a real sport … the last final attack… is the most heat wrenching nerve wrecking one…I was completely in tears in the last 10mins….

Now to the characterizations of the actors….

Vidya breath-takingly beautiful… in GUYS’ terms perfect GF/Wife material…. Immensely portrayed perfect gal in love…Spurned pregnant lover… grievous mom… and gentle supportive mea to Auro…

An act truly laudable…..After Parineeta this is her best performance….

And Abhor pretty good too….. ;) he has improved as an actor…but his character in the movie…def not a BF/hubby material…

Mann… her mom’s character is simply out of this world… If I were to express her character in a single word it wud be Sport… she is simple… no grays… either black or white    … u want the kid or no… that’s all nothing more nothing else… single answer n the decision is made… society, practicality gayi tel lene… kid or no kid.. is the question…fantabulous character… marvelous…outstanding…She cried in silence on her daughter’s condition…supportive of her decision…funny over the ball zesty granny… but never once let her daughter have even the teensiest idea of her anguish.. She was supportive…caring… teaching her the laws of single parenthood… wat a mother… Maaan… she deserves an ode… hats off to her character she is the backbone for vidya’s life….I bow to thee Madame… and Arundhati Naag has performed the character flawlessly… she’s simply extraordinary…as of now I’m simply out of words to rave her performance… SIMPLY SUPERB..!!

AB has proved his mantle yet again… he is the best the ultimate unequal-able insurmountable untouchable if I may say so SUPERSTAR we can ever have…. For a moment u simply forget its Amitabh, there on the screen, rather its jus a 12 yr old progeria patient Auro… not AB… not Abhi’s father…. not jaya’s spouse… nopes… Jus Auro spreading his Aura everywhere…

AB has proved it yet again that HE’S THE BOSS he’s the superstar of yesteryear or today… he’s the living legend… he is the best… the supreme..The magnificent…un-rivaled…empyrean… he has stolen the show… this can be conferred as the BEST Movie of 2009… rather the best…maan… m running out of superlatives… The best movie of AB till date… forget his yesteryears performances… move over agneepath… AAA…majboor…zanjeer… none of these can match this august…resplendent…out of the world performance… I’m still in complete reverence of the character and the actor himself…

He proved it to the whole industry that even at this old age… when he is actually a Granddad himself he can still act the part of an effervescent vivacious vibrant tad sarcastic pre-teen – teens guy…  there has never been anyone better than him, and I doubt there ever can be….

His voice modulations… the way he tried to behave like a 12 year old… oi maa… m in complete  admiration  full marks to AB on this…

Awwww….shoooooo shwweeeeetttt…. Wat an delightful kiddo…. Jus cos he’s not allowed to have mirchi and his mom loves mirchi he asks her to continue having wat she likes… in Auro’s language “aapko tho mirchi allowed hai naa…then why this unn…unneeceee..unnceesseaaary sacrifice… aap khao”

A standing applaud… Hats off… three cheers… and a BOW..!! AB ROCKS…!!!!

Wat an enchanting alluring gratifying movie… move over TZP…. Paa is here to rule the roost and win the hearts of all masses… a sure winner..!!

PLEASE WATCH IT GUYS IF YOU HAVENT….. I SWEAR YOU WONT COMPLAIN….

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