The birth of a child marks the demise of a relationship and the rebirth of the relationship is marked with the demise of the child. An interesting concept, ingenuous storyline essentially devoid of the excessive sentimentality of Bollywood lest the last twenty minutes and commendable make-up of Amitabh Bachchan, although I would have preferred an actual patient. A though provoking yet entertaining movie that made me feel proud of Indian cinema.
The title itself tinkles the thought process. At first glance, a layman will mistake it for Paa, the Hindi word for father, and the promotions of the movie emphasizing the unique father-son relationship (obviously capitalizing on Abhishek- Amitabh relationship) will reaffirm this belief but look again and you realize that PAA is the acronym of Premature or Accelerated Aging alluding to the rare but dreadful disease Progeria. Similarly, the child’s name Auro for most would represent the short form of Aurobindo but the name is probably derived from the name of the movie “Aurora Encounters” that stars Mickey Hays, a Progeria patient, as an alien.
But what actually kept me engaged throughout the movie were the eye-catching watches of Abhishek and Vidya that had me guessing their make throughout the movie but my speculations were put to an end at the culmination of the movie. The scene of enjoined wrists revealing Hugo Boss label!! Contended, I gazed back at the Tommy label on my wrist!!