Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 7 mins

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Milkha Singh has been revered as one of India's greatest Olympians and is fondly known as 'The Flying Sikh'! 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is based on his true life story. The name of the film comes from the last words spoken by his father, which was to run to save his own life during the riots that occurred at the time of Partition of India and Pakistan. Many of Milkha's family members lost their lives during the violence of the partition. Like scores of others, Milkha started his life in independent India as a teenager having lost everything – his family, his land, his fortunes; but, through sheer willpower and integrity rose to become one of India's greatest athletes. His story stands as a testament to the infinite possibilities within the human spirit to rise above adversity. His inspiring life illuminates the qualities of perseverance, strength, valor and integrity that he instilled within himself in order to reach the pinnacle of success.

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Rebecca Breeds, Sonam Kapoor

Crew: Binod Pradhan (Director of Photography), Ehsaan Noorani (Music Director), Loy Mendonsa (Music Director), Shankar Mahadevan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, History

Release Dates: 12 Jul 2013 (India)

Tagline: Now you will see his Real Story

Hindi Name: भाग मिल्खा भाग

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Did you know? Amongst the nine technical awards this movie received at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014, the award for Best Cinematography went to Binod Pradhan. Read More
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as Milkha Singh
as Stella
as Nirmal Kaur
as Jawaharlal Nehru
Supporting Actress
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as Emperor of Japan
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Milkha's Coach

Direction

First Assistant Director

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Distribution

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Story Writer
Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Sound

Sound Designer
Boom Operator

Choreography

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Atmos
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: Sony Music Entertainment
01 
01:40
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Daler Mehndi
02 
03:30
03 
05:51
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Javed Bashir
04 
04:34
05 
04:29
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06:24
Taglines:
Now you will see his Real Story
Goofs:
Miscellaneous
Milkha sings the song "Nanha munna rahi hoon" while trying to woo Sonam. This scene is supposed to be in early 1950s but the song was released in 1962.

Miscellaneous
When Milkha is visited in Chandigarth by his coaches and is asked to come to Delhi to meet with Pandit Nehru, Milkha wears a baseball cap with a Velcro strip. Velcro was introduced in the early 1960s, but it was not sewn into clothing (except by NASA and fashion designers) until many years later.

Miscellaneous
When national flags are shown fluttering in the stadium, the new flag of South Africa is shown rather than the Apartheid-era South African national flag, which would have been the right flag at the time that the film story is set.

Miscellaneous
The "friendship games are supposed to occur in 2008", but one of the jeeps depicted is registered as 2008.

Miscellaneous
The movie is set in the 1950s but when Milkha visits Pakistan for the competition he rides a 2012 model Royal Enfield.

Miscellaneous
The signals shown in the background of Railway tracks are electronic but in 1950s the signaling system was semaphore system.

Miscellaneous
The movie is set in the 1950s but when Milkha's fingerprints are taken when he is released from jail, the date written on the form is 2013.

Factual Mistake
The movie implies that Milkha breaks the 400m World record in 1960 with his time of 45.8s. Although 45.9s was the 400m World record in 1948, Lou Jones set a new world record of 45.4s in 1955. Lou Jones then broke his own record and set a new record of 45.2s in 1956. Beating 45.9s was Milkha's personal goal, and he accomplished it many times, but he never set a World or Olympic record.

Continuity
When the Indian team's coach writes the world record on the tissue paper, he writes the numbers 45.9 in double quotes(" "). When Milkha burns the paper, there are no quotes.
Trivia:
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has become one of the best Bollywood movies to have released till date. Milkha Singh charged just Rs.1 for the film, while Sonam Kapoor took the shagun Rs.11 for her role.

The movie showed the real events of Milkha Singh from 1960 when he ran in the Olympics. It also showed the childhood days of Milkha during the partition period. The movie has won many awards including Filmfare and National Award for Best Film.

Amongst the nine technical awards this movie received at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014, the award for Best Cinematography went to Binod Pradhan.

Amazingly, both the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Dialogue went to Prasoon Joshi for his work in this movie, at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

At the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014, the prestigious technical award for Best Editing went to P S Bharti for his fluid and precise work in this movie.

The prestigious technical award for Best Sound Design went to Nakul Kamte for his work in this movie, at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

Pranav Shukla received the coveted technical award of Best Sound Mixing for his work in this movie, at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

The immensely talented trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy received the coveted technical award of Best Background Score, for their extraordinary work in this movie, at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

Dolly Ahluwalia received the coveted technical award of Best Costume Designing for her precise work in this movie, at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

Vikram Gaikwad received the coveted technical award of Best Make-Up for his superlative work in this movie, at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

For her soulful performance in this movie, Divya Dutta received the award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

In recognition of his exquisite direction in this movie, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra received the award for Best Director at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

For his splendid and realistic performance in this movie, Farhan Akhtar received the award for Best Performance in a Leading Role (Male), at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

This movie received the Best Picture award at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

At the 61st National Film Awards for 2013, Ganesh Acharya won the award for Best Choreography for effectively using young soldiers and just the props available within the barracks to create a ragged and exuberant dance, for the visualisation of the song Maston Ka Jhund depicted in this movie.

This biographical movie was bestowed with the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013.

Farhan Akhtar, the onscreen Milkha Singh, opted for rigorous training sessions lasting 18 months to get a chiseled body

Milkha Singh charged Re. 1 to give rights to Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra, to make a movie on his life

Milkha Singh overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is seen as the pilot of the plane to Australia.

Milkha challenged Farhan Akhtar for a race when they met for the first time during their research for the film.

Milkha Singh presented his shoes that he wore during the Rome Olympic to Farhan Akhtar during the shoot of the movie.

Former president of Pakistan, General Ayub, gave Milkha Singh the title of 'Flying Sikh', when he won a highly publicized race in Pakistan.

Pakistani singer-actor Meesha Shafi is making her Bollywood debut with the movie. She has earlier worked in Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'.

Farhan Akhtar, the onscreen Milkha Singh, opted for rigorous training sessions lasting 18 months to get a chiseled body.

Sonam Kapoor, who plays Biro, said that she charged Rs 11 as her acting fees for the movie.

Athlete Milkha Singh, on whose life the film is based, charged Rs 1 only for his contribution to the film. He provided the minute details of his life to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and his team so that they could come up with a nuanced screenplay.
Movie Connection(s):
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