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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Now you will see his Real Story

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

12 Jul, 2013
3 hrs 07 mins
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The biopic explores the journey of Milkha Singh – one of the greatest Olympians of India. From his early struggles in life to becoming a World Champion, Milkha Singh ascends to glory by tirelessly battling the obstacles that come his way.
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Who said success came easy for those who managed to make it to the top of their professions, more so if what you are striving towards is the stuff legends are made of. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a convincingly-told story of the legendary athlete, Milkha Singh, played by the very talented, multi-faceted, Farhan Akhtar. Spanning ... ...Read full review
The problem with adoring, reverential portraits of real people is that they tend to lack objectivity and quickly become boring. It`s true of Rang De Basanti director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, an ambitious account of the first 27 years or so of celebrated Indian sprinter Milkha Singh`s roller-coaster life.Over an exhausting 3 hours and 7 minutes, the film, starring Farhan Akhtar as Milkha, details the athlete`s journey from a boy displaced during Partition to his early years in a gang of petty thieves, followed by his recruitment in the Indian army from where he went on to become a sports hero. All this is revealed in a long flashback by Milkha`s earliest coach, Gurudev Singh (an endearing Pawan Malhotra), during a train journey with Pandit Nehru`s advisor, while pointing out why Milkha has turned down the Prime Minister`s invitation to lead a sports delegation to Pakistan. (The explanation for that decision, painfully obvious to anyone with half a brain, is clumsily used as a suspenseful cliffhanger in the film). ...Read full review
He doesn`t sing for his supper. He runs. Every sinew tugging and rippling to be fed. For that one glass of milk(ha!). He had a choice to run away, or to run. He did the right thing, he ran. Oh yes, the eternal metaphor `the race of life`. We`re all runners. With reason enough? A finish line to shred? Milkha Singh did. He ran his first race for ek glass doodh. And he never stopped. Untiringly. He ran because it was his religion. `BMB` traces his scarred childhood, brutalized by India`s Partition; followed by penury and petty crimes. He finds purpose in life when romance blooms with Beero (Sonam). Joining the Indian Army, where his mentor (Malhotra) inspires him to take the big `leap`. Thereon, Milkha just runs. Barefooted, bruised, and with the weight of a suffering soul. He goes on to break records, but faces heartbreaking defeat at the Rome Olympics(1960). He takes it in his stride, overcomes his catastrophic past and ultimately emerges a winner. ...Read full review
It is an interesting story. It would be a gripping script. The flying Sikh has gone through enough adventure in his life to make for an interesting screenplay. The 13 important years of his life from 1947 to 1960, where he goes through this marvelous journey of being a 12-year-old forced to flee Pakistan after his parents are killed in a riot during Partition, to a rogue taken up to violence to a respected army soldier to being an extraordinary sportsman who won the affection of none other than the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, Milkha Singh`s life makes for a fascinating story. But unfortunately what could have been a fast paced, laced with the pleasant smell of earth-kind of a story, turns into a meandering, indulgently long, and unnecessarily melodramatic in Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra`s `Bhaag Milkha Bhaag`. ...Read full review
You know the thing about unfortunate run-outs in cricket? Sometimes a batsman inching closer towards a knockout innings runs so eagerly in between wickets that by the time he gets on the other side, his off-guard co-batsman has not even started. Although Bhaag Milkha Bhaag involves a completely different sport, the aforementioned scenario sits as an appropriate analogy to describe how Farhan Akhtar`s zeal is let down by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s distracted story-telling. Legendary athlete Milkha Singh`s life, on whom this feature is based, is truly inspiring and filled with a lot of exciting chapters that in the tradition of most biopics are dramatised and somewhat exaggerated to render it gripping and gritty. ...Read full review