Bhaag Milkha Bhag !

Posted on July 18, 2013
Location: London
Bhaag Milkha Bhag !

Bhaag (Run) Milkha Bhag (Run) is another example of new-school Bollywood FILM MAKING – freshly, effortlessly yet aimlessly, the director attempts to tell the story, in an empathetic manner. At times, I wonder what director Rakesh OmPrakash Mehra, really wants ? A mainstream movie or a landmark movie. I think it is later…its not about 100 crores business for him…It appears from all his movies in the past! Excellence is what he searches, whole heartedly.

Milkha Singh stands for strength, hardwork and determination – and Fanhan Akhtar has translated those very accurately and also physically. Look at what he has done to his body! Amazing!

Bhaag (Run) Milkha Bhag (Run) – were the last words; 12 years old Milkha Singh heard his father scream before his parents were butchered in the bloodbath of partition, which cleaved Pakistan from India in August 1947. Eleven years later, Milkha Singh won GOLD MEDAL in the 400m at 1958’s commonwealth Games in Cardiff and became an Indian national hero overnight! Paan Singh Tomar, one of Milkha Singh's contemporaries in the Indian Army and as an athlete, became infamous as a dacoit.

On Singh's 1960 victory over Abdul Khaliq in Pakistan, Ayub Khan, then President of Pakistan, told Singh that "You didn’t run today, you flew" and awarded him the popular title "Flying Sikh".

I’m going with 4 out of 5, for the hard work & determination of the director and the actors to match the brilliance of GREAT MILKHA SINGH. Cast yours now…it’s running full house, in a theater near to you!

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