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.