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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

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Now you will see his Real Story. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mehra came to know details regarding his early life, including how he witnessed his entire family being killed during the partition and traveled alone to Delhi as a refugee. See more »

Goofs

In the movie it was shown that Sonam Kapoor lives near Shahdara (New Delhi) as suggested by signboards on Police Station and school. When Milkha was carrying water for Sonam he used to pass through a Railway Station. The real twist is that in the background you can see that the name of station is Rewari (Haryana) which is around 100 Kms from Shahdara. See more »

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Spoofed in R... Rajkumar (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Gurbani
Sung by Daler Mehndi
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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Milkha Singh Has Won. So Has The Biographical Film. Everybody Rise! ♦ 80%
12 July 2013 | by TejasNairSee all my reviews

In less than ten minutes into the film, you get goosebumps all over your body. You get into high-spirits and then the story of The Flying Sikh begins...

It talks more about perseverance and how man can excel even in the worst conditions than the actual atheltic history. Milkha Singh, wonderfully portrayed by the talented Farhan Akhtar is one character that induces inspiration. Akhtar now has totally proved himself as a successful actor. His demeanor is appreciable and the film does showcase his hard-work. Supporting cast is very good as well. But, the actresses were sidelined which is very apt for a bio-film.

Most of the story is told in flashbacks and there is where the screenplay works. It grabs your attention. The childhood story MAY bore you a little, but every other biopic has to be honest. Much like last year's Paan Singh Tomar, BMB does have lots of surprises in store. The relation of every detail is astronomical and very well adapted. Fresh writing, inventive editing & below-average SFX/CGI makes me wanna give it a humble 8.0/10.

The songs & score are energetic which do cause an urge that we run with the athletes on-screen. That is the power of Rakeysh O Mehra and his crew. I was blown away by Akhtar's bod and his expressions. Humor touches the script at times, as well.

Overall, an entertaining biography which is well-written and well- executed. Only, the running time of 190 minutes COULD'VE... could've been shortened. Otherwise, everybody rise for this cinema of massive potential.

BOTTOM LINE: A very good entertainer with mentoring prowess. It feels good that the team has brought an epitome into reel. Kudos!

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Profanity: No | Nudity: Mild | Sex/Foreplay/Mouth-Kiss: Mild | Violence/Gore: Strong | Alcohol: Mild | Smoking/Drugs: No


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