Amitabh Bachchan plays Auro, a child suffering from progeria, a condition in which one ages five times faster than his actual age. Its a rare genetic defect affecting the body not the mind. Auro has the mind of twelve years but physicaally is 60 years. New looks, an oldish tone to child's voice, bent body language, yes such a tough task but Amitabh Bachchan pulls it off immensely. Auro is son of single mother played by Vidya Balan. She leaves his boyfriend Amol Arte, played by Abhishek Bachchan, when he asks her to get aborted.
Things change and after 12 years Abhishek is young, new face to politics, bringing dyanism and energy to the politics. He comes across Auro in a school function where he is a chief guest. He finds Auro very intriguing and interesting and as things turn out they become good friends. Auro undergoes various emotions when he comes to know that Amol is his father.
Amitabh-Abhishek in real life father-son, plays opposite in the reel life. The film is mainly about the father son relationship. R Balki's sincere story telling skills are reflected in the film throughout. Neither the progeria disease nor its societal implications for the patients is the backdrop of the movie, which could have made it more melodramatic or informative. Rather its the movie of the child Auro, and his relationships with the father. The mode of getting both his parents back. R Balki uses humour and entertainment aptly to keep the entertaining factor alive so nowhere sympathy or empathetic feelings come out for the disease. And even though the story is predictable, the movie keeps you engaged and entertained.
Amitabh Bachchan surely brings out a superb performance once again. Abhishek does a decent job to a young politician. And Vidya Balan comes out with a very convincing performance for a single mother.
The movie surely comes out different way of handling a disease related condition in a lightened mode and projecting different aspects of the character rather than his disease.view less