Who doesn’t know the ‘Flying Sheikh’ of India, the running legend, Milkha Singh who has made India proud by bringing a ‘Gold’ for India at Commonwealth games? The living legend definitely deserves a biopic and that’s what got through the movie ‘bhag milkha bhag’. As proud Indians, we were aware of his achievements but in the movie, the makers explored the life of Milkha Singh as well. Multi-talented Farhan Akhtar has portrayed the role of Milkha Singh and he did it impeccably. The ace director Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra has shown his much talked about directorial skills again through this movie.
The film keeps on moving forward and backward in time, as occasions in Singh’s present trigger recollections of the past, especially the youthful Milkha (played by Jabtej Singh) seeing his folks’ getting butchered during vicious Partition revolting. (The title, which interprets as “Run Milkha Run,” are the last words addressed the 12-year-old by his dad, all around played by veteran Anglo-Pakistani actor Art Malik in his Bollywood debut.)
Meanwhile, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” gives stretched out scenes to Singh’s post-Partition life in a Delhi displaced people’s camp where he is brought together with his committed senior sister, Isri (the radiant Divya Dutta), and to his years as a military cadet, where he first finds his potential for running in speed. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the tale of that equivalent ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh yet is impeded by the detail in the primary half. The second wipes out this issue. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a similar filmmaker who gave us Rang de Basanti and appears to be the director who livens up each time. Prasoon Joshi’s content keeps a nearby grasp on the feeling of the story.
Since there must be a sentiment, Singh goes into an on-again, off-again tease with the wonderful town young lady Biro (Sonam Kapoor), however, she never entirely emerges as a three-dimensional character and to some degree suddenly vanishes in the third demonstration.
A portion of the narratives offers a touch of satire, an opportunity to organize an essential Bollywood melodic number or offer some knowledge into Milkha’s character. There is a sweet subplot including the lovable sister that raised him and some vivacious lighthearted element from his initial days in the military days. The film additionally highlights the overflowing minute Milkha first discovered his running potential and speed.
It is a role that requests extraordinary physical wellness and Farhan guarantees we see the hard labour that went into Milkha’s battle with himself. Divya Dutta and Prakash Raj are superlative in short jobs and Jabtej Singh who plays little Milkha is a whiz. Rebecca Breeds is such a stunner, that we truly can’t fault Milkha for getting occupied.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music tracks do something amazing however the ambient songs (they have scored alongside Tubby) makes a decent attempt to make us feel dismal during the battle scenes. Binod Pradhan makes the casings look so extraordinary that no filmmaker would have the heart to cleave down the length.