Milkha Singh lost his family during India-Pakistan partition. The name of the movie translated as ‘Run Milkha run’ is taken from the last words spoken by Milkha’s father to save his life from the riots during partition of India. His story in the movie talks about his persistence as an athlete and also as a courageous human sp...more
Milkha Singh lost his family during India-Pakistan partition. The name of the movie translated as ‘Run Milkha run’ is taken from the last words spoken by Milkha’s father to save his life from the riots during partition of India. His story in the movie talks about his persistence as an athlete and also as a courageous human spirit. less
“Superbly directed, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is an outstanding film with an incredible performance by Farhan Akhtar. Though long, it keeps you hooked throughout. Don't miss this patriotic tribute to Milkha Singh.”
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is an engaging, engrossing, inspirational biopic based on the life of the Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh. Every moment of this 3 hour long movie is a tribute to what great heights a man can reach with determination and a fierce inner desire to excel.
The movie skips back and forth from a point in time to piece together Milkha’s story from his traumatic passage to India during the partition, to his youth and his career in the Army and his development as a world class athlete. The movie makes these transitions pretty effortlessly making it a seamless watch.
Farhan Akhtar has a role of a lifetime in playing Milkha Singh He has worked hard to achieve the body of an athlete. I wonder if he mirrors Milkha’s personality also or there are shades of his own creation in the character we see on screen. In that respect, I had found Irrfan Khan’s Pan Singh Tomar a more realistic portrayal of that great athlete. This movie succumbs a bit to the actor in Farhan more than to Milkha Singh the person. There was far more humanity in that movie. But greatt job nevertheless. He is ably supported by a superb cast including Divya Dutta as his sister and my favourites Pawan Malhotra and Prakash Raj.
There is nothing much I can really tell you except to go and see this movie. It would make a great watch for kids but there is one slightly steamy scene and one disturbing one of his family being massacred. You will have to take a call on whether you are ok with them watching these two scenes. But there is a lot to learn from this movie for everyone-about the sorrow of Partition, the euphoria and pride of the two newly formed countries and above the prevalence of the human spirit over all odds.
Go and watch and you may even get inspired to run all the way home!