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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

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The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

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Prasoon Joshi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Farhan Akhtar ... Milkha Singh
Sonam Kapoor ... Biro
Pavan Malhotra ... Milkha Singh's Coach / Gurudev Singh
Art Malik ... Sampuran Singh / Milkha Singh's father
Divya Dutta ... Isri Kaur / Milkha Singh's elder sister
Japtej Singh Japtej Singh ... Milkha Singh (Childhood)
Yograj Singh Yograj Singh ... Indian Coach / Ranveer Singh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jass Bhatia Jass Bhatia ... Mahinder
Rebecca Breeds ... Stella
Divjot Singh Chandhok Divjot Singh Chandhok ... Colonel
Chinmay Chandraunshuh Chinmay Chandraunshuh ... Sampreet / Milkha Singh's friend
Chandan Gill Chandan Gill ... Sampreet Singh
Dev Gill Dev Gill ... Abdul Khaliq
Sumit Gulati Sumit Gulati ... Suresh kumar
Sanjay Gurbaxani ... Army Officer
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Storyline

The true story of the "Flying Sikh" - world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh -- who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes. Written by Reliance Big Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Now you will see his Real Story. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run Milkha Run See more »

Filming Locations:

Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$647,112, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,626,289, 11 August 2013
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7 gave a thumbs up, saying that the film is "truly epic" and that "despite the prestigious Olympic glory eluding him, Mehra deservedly honors the runner's other victories and impeccable talent, allowing us to applaud the prodigy." See more »

Goofs

When national flags are shown fluttering in the stadium, the new flag of South Africa is shown rather than the Apartheid-era South African national flag, which would have been the right flag at the time that the film story is set. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Bride of Humpty Sharma (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

O Rangrez
Sung by Shreya Ghoshal, Javed Bashir
Music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy / Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
Lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi
© & (P) 2013 Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd.
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Farhan has done wonders
12 July 2013 | by amar280788See all my reviews

Few critics, few including Rediff ones whom I look for some good writing, have rated low to BMB. The reason they give is that movie lacks coherence and clarity. Really? I think they should only rate Hollywood movies because whoever thinks this movie is no good does not know what Hindi cinema is. Farhan has done an awesome job, and if I say awesome then it is not for his physique and dialogue delivery but for the transformation, he has gone to become Milkha Singh. We as an audience witness the physical stress and labor that an athlete as likes of Milkha Singh undergo to become a 'flying Sikh'. Hindi cinema celebrates the life of this living legend with songs and drama and music. Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra has done a decent job, still; I fell he could have done a lot better especially in the scenes of Milkha's childhood memories. His attempt of giving the movie an epic convention seriously affected the narrative portion. However, all this can be sided by the grandeur of Farhan's effort. I would like to mention a statement of one of the rediff users who wrote against critics who are undermining the effect of this movie: "note that 400mtrs is a very difficult race to run. it is at the border of quick races and long jogs. after partition India did not have either the experience nor the infra to produce runners for 400mtrs. So Milkha was a true champion in every sense. If critics pull films like these down for abstract reasons…we will forever have 20 goons flying in the air with one punch from one man. Grow up critics."

So true.


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