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Monday, July 15, 2013
Farhan Akhtar’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has started with a bang.
There was too much of hype relating to the films Lootere and Ghanchakkar which had been released recently. But the film which was not expected to do much did create magic. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag had done business of 30 crores in the first three days of release.
Farhan Akhtar who played the role of Milkha Singh had done a fabulous job. The film had been directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra. It had been produced by also Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and Viacom 18. Shankar Ehsaan Loy composed the music of the film.
The film had been based on the life of great athlete Milkha Singh. It had been shown that Farhan Akhtar was born in undivided Pakistan during colonial regime. At the time of partition his parents were killed in riots. He came to India with his sister played by Divya Dutta.
His childhood was also very disturbed. He got involved with stealing because his friends were involved with illegal activities. He fell in love with Sonam Kapoor. That was also for a short phase of life. When Milkha Singh played by Farhan Akhtar was imprisoned Sonam Kapoor was married to another person.
Farhan Akhtar was seen travelling in a train without ticket and he faced prison term. He joined the army and did well there. He participated in a running race where the top 10 runners got milk, two eggs and exemption from exercises. He ran well there and attracted the attention of a sergeant.
He got chance in service commission. But there the top runners did beat him up to stop him from running in the qualification round of Indians for Olympics. He took the pain and ran in the race and broke the national record.
He went to Melbourne to participate in the Olympics. Farhan Akhtar showed the innocence of a Punjabi who did ride in an international flight for the first time in life. He got involved in an affair with the granddaughter of the Australian coach. He could not win the qualifying round of the Olympics in Melbourne. On the way back he told the Indian coach that he was committed to break the world record on 400 meters running race.
He broke the record and defeated lot of stalwarts and won the Asian Games gold medal. Dalip Tahil playing the role of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited him to lead the Indian to friendship games in Lahore in Pakistan in the early 60s. It was painful to go and see the same birthplace where his parents were killed in riots. He ran in the race held in Pakistan and became the champion defeating the Pakistani National Recordholder.
Farhan Akhtar’s brilliant performance showed the great struggle of an orphan child Milkha Singh who remains India’s greatest athlete ever. Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s music was very impressive. Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehendi and many other sang songs. The song “mai ghulmil ghulmil jayun” became super hit. The supporting artists did a great job including Divya Dutta, Prakash Raj, Dev Gill, Sonam Kapoor, Rebecca Breeds and others.
The viewers should watch the film.