Amitabh Bachchan starrer new film Paa is ready for release on Dec 4th. Its directed by R Balki and also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan & Paresh Rawal. Music is by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics by Swanand Kirkire. The first trailer of the film will be out on 6th November 2009. Till then its all covered up! Here is the first official poster of Paa!


Btw, click here for the official website address of the film. So far not much there but just a bit of Ilaiyaraaja’s music.

And if you are too curious to remove the carton from the pic and see how Bachchan looks as a 13 year old in 39 years body, click here.

In the film Paa, Amitabh Bachchan (Auro) suffers from a disease called Progeria, a rare genetic disorder in which a person ages three times faster than a normal person. Its a family drama in which Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan are parents to Amitabh Bachchan, their 13 year old son who looks 39, and its all about how they try to deal with it. The look has been designed after much research and the make up used to take almost 4-5 hours everyday.

Strangely, the basic premise of Paa sounds similar to Francis Ford Coppola’s film Jack starring Robin Williams. To quote from IMDB….

JackThe movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. Movie picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and tries to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however.

So, is Paa really Jack ? Inspiration, plagiarism or just coincidence ? Few more days and we will have the answer.

  1. DU says:

    67 facts about Amitabh Bachchan on his 67th Bday – Amitabh Bachchan turned a tall 67 on Oct. 11. Here are 67 facts — most of them not so commonly known — about the man who was called a one-man industry at his peak. Amitabh Harivanshrai Srivastav was born in Allahabad as the son of one of the greatest 20th century Hindi poets, Harvanshrai Bachchan, and his wife Teji, an affluent family close to the Gandhi family.

  2. Dr. Fu Man Chu says:

  3. Dr. Fu Man Chu says:

    also in ‘Jack’ too Robin Williams sits in a box (head in not legs in, just like in the poster) while talking to his mother and keeps following her in that box.

    Interesting things is Balki seems to have an age fetish. Son-In-Law older than Paa-In-Law in Cheeni Kum. Here Son older than Paa.

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