Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – The Flying Sikh – A Sports Biopic
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is an Indian biographical sports film based on the life of Milkha Singh– The Flying Sikh, an Indian athlete who was a national champion runner and an Olympian.
Produced and Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Script: Prasoon Joshi.
Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Pavan Malhotra and Meesha Shafi.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is flying towards the ₹100 crore mark, having collected more than ₹75 crore in just 12 days of its release.
New releases like “D-Day” and “Ramaiya Vastavaiya” did not affect the collections of “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. If the film manages to cross the ₹100 crore mark then it will be the third film of the year to enter the century club after “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” and “Race 2”.
The Story, Inspired by a true life, enacted by Farhan Aktar, while giving his best shot proving on the olden age factors and receiving applause as perfect Bollywood entertainer.
Milkha Singh is an athlete and also as a courageous human spirit. The name of the movie is inspired by the last words spoken by his father, which was to save his life during the partition riots.
Farhan Akhtar, with his six packs, has given an amazing performance as the “Flying Sikh”. Prakash Raj, Sonam Kapoor and Divya Dutta have done their best to add their support and bring to screen the life of Milkha Singh.
The Music compositions have done wonders to the movie by Shankar Mahadevan and Ehsaan Noorani.
Film starts in the 1960 Olympic Games, where a coach says “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!”, and the story is taken back to the memories of the childhood days of a young boy. India’s partition caused chaos which resulted in war with the locals of Punjab in Pakistan, killing the parents of Milkha Singh. He reaches Delhi and later meets his sister there. Milkha soon makes friends and survives by stealing with his friends. He falls in love with Biro (Sonam Kapoor) but she asks him to live a life of honesty.
Milkha finally finds himself in the army where he gets noticed by a Havaldar (Sergeant) after he wins a race in which top 10 runners will get milk, two eggs and excuse from exercise. He gets selected for service commission where he gets miffed and also gets beaten up by senior players whom he had defeated earlier, on the day before selection of Indian team for Olympics. In spite of being injured he still participates in the race, overcomes his pain and wins the race. His coach tells him that he has broken the national record.
At the Olympics he gets attracted to the granddaughter of his Australian technical coach, and after a night in a bar he sleeps with her. He loses the race, beats himself up and on the way back to India asks his coach to tell him what the world record for the 400m race is 45.90 seconds. Movie is on how he trains himself to beat up the score and how he manage to stay with his love.