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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 12 July 2013 (USA)
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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 ... 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 ... Sampreet / Milkha Singh's friend
Chandan Gill Chandan Gill ... Sampreet Singh
Dev Gill Dev Gill ... Abdul Khaliq
Shveta Grover Shveta Grover
Sumit Gulati Sumit Gulati ... Suresh kumar
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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For research, Mehra visited Chandigarh several times, where he talked for hours with Singh. See more »

Goofs

The movie implies that Milkha breaks the 400m World record in 1960 with his time of 45.8s. Although 45.9s was the 400m World record in 1948, Lou Jones set a new world record of 45.4s in 1955. Lou Jones then broke his own record and set a new record of 45.2s in 1956. Beating 45.9s was Milkha's personal goal, and he accomplished it many times, but he never set a World or Olympic record. See more »

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Referenced in Bhoothnath Returns (2014) See more »

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Maston Ka Jhund
Sung by Divya Kumar
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 bann gaya India - A SUCCESSFUL EFFORT!!
12 July 2013 | by shaankhan-uSee all my reviews

I watched a Paid-Preview of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag last night and I was star-strucked by its fame watching the house-full crowd in the theater (as if it is the first day of the release). When I first watched its teaser in October last year and first trailer in January..it had me going since then, and now I am happy that my expectation was worth it.

BRIEF STORY & REVIEW SKETCH.

The film is about Milkha Singh and introspects his being through the eyes of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. There are no twists or turns in the movie but its just a tale told on a clean slate. Film starts with a defeat in Olympics, carried on when Milkha refuses to visit Pakistan (has his valid reasons for doing so) but Pt. Nehru sends Milkha's latter and former coach to Chandigarh so that they can convince him for the tour. During the train-journey, Pavan Malhotra (former coach) reveals the story of Milkha Singh and his reason to not visit Pakistan to the other two gentlemen which unleashes an assiduous, interesting and penultimate story about the legend. This Sikh has been running his whole life, starting his first race for a glass of milk to the Olympics..and never ending. It reminds me of the great metaphor ' The race of Life'. Milkha Singh ran to save his life, to eat, to dream, for love, for country, for passion and to overcome his own personal fears, ''and what a run it was!''. BMB traces his scarred childhood, brutalized by India's partition ; followed by penury and petty crimes. He finds the purpose of life when he falls for Beeru (Sonam). Joins the Indian Army and since then his passion, eagerness and situations along with the efforts (negative & positive both) made by different people led him to become an athlete, a runner who remained uncased even by his own daemons. He keeps on breaking records but witnesses a heartbreaking defeat in Rome Olympics (1960) but thats not it, he takes it in his stride, overcomes his catastrophic past which was the cause of Olympic defeat and emerges out to be a clear winner.

OVERVIEW

ROPM delivers yet again a tale in his own style (fond of changing tones in his films), where the length is bit of a disappointment otherwise the content heals the flaw with a superb execution and sticky pace, that tops with Farhan Akhtar's outstanding performance (the actor gave his blood n sweat into the character) and he emerges out to be the soul of the movie physically and mentally. The story by Prasoon Joshi is admirable and the track 'Zinda' is well written by him, beautifully composed by Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy and descriptively choreographed by Shaimak Davar. The background score by the trio adds on to the whole movie. The performances from the other cast is noticeable where Divya Dutta deserves a special mention (Hats off to the lady for creating a great impact in spite of having such a small role) The film truly deserves to be one of the best that Bollywood has offered this year so far and I hope to see some more in-depth biopics like this in coming future.

I'd rate this dig-till-hell marvel biopic as 8/10.


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