Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a 2013 Indian biographical sports drama film. It was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra from a script written by Prasoon Joshi. Sports was coordinated by the American action director Rob Miller of ReelSports
The story is based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete who was a national champion runner and an Olympian. It stars Farhan Akhtar in the titular role with Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Meesha Shafi, Pavan Malhotra and Art Malik in supporting roles.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the sixth highest grossing 2013 Bollywood film worldwide and was became the 21st film to gross ₹1 billion (US$14 million). It was performed very well at the box office, eventually being declared a “super hit” domestically and hit overseas.
The film was released on 12 July 2013 and it was made on a budget of ₹410 million (US$5.7 million)
Early Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan were reported to have been considered for the lead role but it went to Farhan Akhtar. Thereafter, Akhtar visited Punjab to meet Milkha Singh and his family. Before deciding, Akhtar met Mehra once for a story session and immediately agreed to play the role. He was inspired by Milkha Singh’s life and underwent extensive physical training for the role
This is solely a Farhan Akhtar movie. This multi-talented person has put his heart and soul in the movie. His talent can only be judged by his dedication Farhan Akhtar’s tough physical training for this role pays great dividends on screen. The races look pretty convincing because of Farhan’s effort and soon you find yourself cheering for Milkha and Pavan Malhotra’s role as Coach Gurudev Singh also fits. Sonam Kapoor didn’t have much to do in the screenplay, but she did it quite well.
Music were composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy,The soundtrack features seven tracks and lyrics was written by Prasoon Joshi.
But Overall, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is an award-winning film. It shows us the life of Milkha Singh through his very own eyes, this is a true tribute to this Indian, Flying Sikh!