A true family movie emphasing 'a Father-Son & Son-Father' relationship. The movie has been produced by ABCL, Reliance Big Pictures and Mad Entertainment. Writer & Director R. Balki has done a fabulous job of treating a family and medical subject so directly, lightly and beautifully. There is not much of melodrama that makes the movie heavy.
Story – Auro, is a 13-year old intelligent, happy, witty, young boy who is suffering from Progeria, a genetical disorder causing accelated ageing. He is the naughty school boy who throws all kinds of pranks at others but looks as old as a 78-year old man. Hence, his body is not suited to any childish activities like running, playing or eating spicy food. Auro lives with his mother (Vidya Balan) who is a gynaecologist and his grand-mother(Arundhati Naag), whom he calls, 'Bum' in the entire film. Auro does not know his father, Abhishek Bachchan, who is a young, idealist, honest politician. When Auro meets his father, what starts is a heart-touching father-son bonding. Auro dies only to unite Amol (his father) to Vidya (his mother). The political scenes are not so interesting.
The main cast comprises of Amitabh Bachchan (as never seen before in his 4 decade film career), Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Arundhati Naag(South Indian actress and a theatre personality), Paresh Rawaland others. Amitabhji has done an unimaginably awesome role by playing Auro. He does not look Amitabh at all in the entire movie. Amitabhji's prosthetic makeup done by Christien Tinsley and Dominie Till is commendable. All the other actors have also done a wonderful act especially Arundhati Nag as Auro's grandmother.Illayaraja's back ground score was really Amazing especially (udi udi & mere paa with Illayaraja's touch). Subjects so rare yet simple bring out the best in film actors, has surely been proved by this movie.
Auro's relationship with his school mate girl is very sweet. The lasts two scenes of 'round-and-round' and 'pichli se pichli se pichli mistake', acted by Auro bring tears into the eyes of the viewers. It touches all Maa-Paa's from the very depth of their hearts. I also had a tear at the end of the film. A 100% must watch film by the entire family. A great film and its my favorite too(i changed my drive name as Auro).