Tuesday, December 15, 2009

First Dyslexia, then Autism and now Progeria........ 'PAA' a must watch

This weekend we watched PAA with Navya. It's a story of a special child AURO, who has Progeria. Progeria is a genetic condition in which the child ages very rapidly, so at the age of 12 Auro's mind is like any other 12 yr old but he has aged a lot, he looks like a 80 yr old man. He is intellegent, naughty just like any other child of his age.  The movie is not about Progeria, it's about a father-son relationship. Not even once you will see that his friends, schoolmates and relatives are feeling awkward with Auro.All the people around Auro accept him as he is and value him a lot.

I could actually relate to Vidya (Auro's mother), the scenes where she comes to know 'Auro has Progeria', she breaks down, reads a lot on internet/books and makes herself strong, so strong that people's comments hardly matter to her.

Well I am bad at writing a review; I would suggest you go and watch the movie. For AURO. For Amitabh Bachhan (he himself is 70 and played a 12 yr old).

I am sure you will cherish the experience.

First 'Taare Zameen Per', then 'Aap ki antra' and now 'PAA', are we changing? Now that these characters (with dyslexia, autism, Progeria) have become popular, our kids will be accepted in our society/school with lesser apprehension and they will get the love and care they deserve. I really hope so!

I look forward to watch 'My Name is Khan' starring Shahrukh Khan. He plays a character of an autistic Adult.


Tina said...

Yes in this perfect world or should I say "reel" world is Auro accepted with no one giving him an awkward glance, sniggering at him, and simply accepting him for what he is. We have come a long way yes but we still have a long way to go, I'm sorry if I sound a big negative but I have to be realistic, especially when it comes to disabilities and India. Loads is happening and we are definately making strides in areas unimaginable even 10 years ago, and I pray that when our children go to school they will face compassion and true acceptance. That would be my dream come true.

Sumithra said...

Yes, even I had been thinking about this increase in the movies on disabilities in our country. You could also add Sharukh's 'My name is Khan' on aspeger syndrome to the list. I just hope all these big stars could help bring awareness on disability.

Also, I read a few months back that a tamil movie is being made on down syndrome and a boy with down syndrome is actually acting in the movie. Just waiting for it to release.

Perplexing Situation said...

Thank you for sharing about that movie. I'll need to make time to watch that as well.