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Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is an adrenaline-fuelled biopic based on one of the most revered Indian athletes Milkha Singh. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag not only depicts the glory days of his gold-winning athletic career, but the trying times which moulded Milkha Singh into the Flying Sikh we know him as today. It is a true story inspired from a life that went from the pits to the palace so to say... a life that saw partition, a lost childhood, homelessness, petty crime, glorious victories, nationwide renown to finally when he lost the penultimate race of his life, the 400 meters at the Rome Olympics, 1960. To start off with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is more than an apt homage to Mikha Singh. The blood, sweat, tears and toil Milkha Singh put in to achieving his dream is perfectly and poignantly narrated. There are two aspects that let Bhaag Milkha Bhaag down. First, it tends to get sluggish in the first half. Secondly, it somewhere fails to immerse the viewer in the era of the 1940s to 60s. Direction and script by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra and Prasoon Joshi do justice to the biography, however one wonders at the cinematic liberty they have used to romanticize Milkha and make him larger than life. The other actor who also stands out head over shoulders is Divya Dutta. She has given a splendid performance. Jabtej Singh, as the young Milkha, is superb. Pawan Malhotra and Yograj Singh as the two coaches are excellent. Sonam Kapoor, Rebecca Breeds are adequate in their short roles. Art Malik fits the bill of Farhan's father. Prakash Raaj leaves a mark. Dalip Tahil, K.K. Raina, Nawab Shah, Meesha Shafi, Dev Gill & Shanta Kumar are good in their respective parts. -- Published on July 12, 2013

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - Movie Review - Farhan Akhtar

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