Bollywood comedy ‘Paa’ directed by R. Balakrishnan welknown as R. Balki is now being screened at the Liberty cinema, Colombo.
Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Vidya Balan, the film is based on a genetic disorder known as Progeria.
Paa tells the story of an intelligent and witty 13-year-old boy, Auro (Amitabh Bachchan), who suffers from progeria, an extremely rare genetic disorder wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at an early age. Mentally he is 13, very normal, but physically he looks 5 times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy.
Auro lives with his mother Vidya (Vidya Balan), a gynaecologist. He is unaware that idealistic young Parliament-member Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) is his father, who had a relationship with his mother while the two were students at Cambridge University. Amol, is young, progressive and a full of ideals, politician. He is out to prove to the world that ‘politics’ is not a bad world.