A father tries to help his son cope with a rare condition that causes the young boy to age beyond his years.

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Auro
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Amol Arte
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Dr. Vidya
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Mr. Arte
Arundathi Nag ...
Vidya's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saurabh Agarwal ...
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Shikha Arora ...
Woman in Park
Rupali Arte
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Narrator
Divya Bhatia
Karan Bhiwandiker
Sanjay Chauhan
Nimmit Daiya ...
Abhishek
Ramakant Dayma ...
Amol's Secretary (as Ramakant Dayama)
Dhruvin Doshi
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Storyline

Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is an intelligent and witty 13-year-old boy with an extremely rare genetic defect that causes accelerated aging. He suffers from a progeria-like syndrome. Mentally he is 13, very normal, but physically he looks five times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya (Vidya Balan) who is a gynecologist. Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) is young, progressive and a full-of-ideals politician. He is out to prove to the world that 'politics' is not a bad word. He is a man with a mission. Auro is Amol's son. Written by Big Pictures

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A very rare father-son son-father story...

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INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$199,228 (USA) (4 December 2009)

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$199,228 (USA) (4 December 2009)
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Amitabh Bachchan won his 4th National Award for the film, he earlier won for Best Newcomer in Saat Hindustani (1969), Best Actor for Agneepath (1990), Black (2005) and then for Paa (2009). See more »

Goofs

During the return of Amol and Auro from Delhi, When they are on Plane stairs You can easily spot that the other Engine of Plane is covered with Red Cloth. Which means Plane was just standing there for long time. See more »

Crazy Credits

Although Amitabh Bachchan is a superstar, the opening credits read as 'introducing Amitabh Bachchan'. See more »

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Alternate-language version of Jack (1996) See more »

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Gali Mudhi Ittefaq Se
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by Shaan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Wow!!!
5 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie blew me away !! Wow !! simply WOW !! I am so surprised that not much people commented on this movie and there is no ratings !!! I simply loved this movie. One of Big B's best...According to me, after Black, this is the most challenging role ever played by him. Vidya Balan and Abhishek did an awesome job. Paresh Rawal did not have a lengthy role but he did justice to his role. The main focus of this movie is on the character Auro who is so adorable !!! Big B hats off to you...thanks for this wonderful performance. It has been a long time since I watched such a wonderful Bollywood movie !!! Auro made me laugh, Auro made me cry, Auro kept me rooted to my seat till the very last minute. Such a beautiful movie. I appreciate the efforts really and also hats off to the director.If you have a passion for good movies then this movie is a definitely watch !!! 9.5/10.


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