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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (भाग मिल्खा भाग) 2013

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BannerROMP Pictures
DirectorRakeysh Omprakash Mehra
WriterPrasoon Joshi
ProducerRajiv Tandon, Raghav Bahl, Maitreyee Dasgupta, Madhav Roy Kapur, Rachvin Narula, Shyam P.S, Navmeet Singh, P. S. Bharathi
Music DirectorShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
Film EditingBinod Pradhan
Art Director
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersJaved Bashir, Shreya Ghoshal, Sukhwinder Singh, Loy Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Siddharth Mahadevan, Arif Lohar, Divya Kumar, Daler Mehndi
Character Actor/Actress
Milkha SinghFarhan Akhtar
BiroSonam Kapoor
Gurudev SinghPavan Malhotra
Sampuran SinghArt Malik
Milkha SinghJaptej Singh
Ranveer SinghYograj Singh
MahinderJass Bhatia
StellaRebecca Breeds
ColonelDivjot Singh Chandhok
SampreetChinmay Chandraunshuh
Isri KaurDivya Dutta
Sampreet SinghChandan Gill
Abdul KhaliqDev Gill
Suresh kumarSumit Gulati
Army OfficerSanjay Gurbaxani
Emperor of JapanHikaru Ito
Gen. Ayub KhanShanta Kumar
German runnerMarcel Alexander Larsen
PilotRakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Poorva Neeraj
RanaMd. Sahidur Rahaman
Mr. WadhwaK.K. Raina
Army OfficerPrakash Raj
PerizaadYash Saxena
Javed SheikhMeesha Shafi
Nawab Shah
NimmiGeeta Agrawal Sharma
Jawahar Lal NehruShriswara
Taran SinghDalip Tahil
Coach Peter HamiltonHerry Tangri
Richard White
Préity Üupala
Ranjit Batra
The film starts in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where a coach says "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!" The runner is taken back to the memories of his childhood days which haunt him, resulting in him dropping to fourth. Partition of India in 1947 caused chaos which resulted in mass religious violence in Punjab in British India, killing the parents of Milkha Singh (Farhan Akhtar). He reaches Delhi and later meets his sister there. Living in impoverished refugee camps, Milkha makes friends and survives by stealing with them. He falls in love with Biro (Sonam Kapoor), but she asks him to live a life of honesty. Milkha finds himself in the army where he gets noticed by a havaldar (sergeant) after he wins a race in which the top 10 runners will get milk, two eggs and excused from exercise. He gets selected for service commission where he is miffed and gets beaten up by senior players whom he had defeated earlier, on the day before selection of Indian team for Olympics. In spite of being injured, he participates in the race. Overcoming his pain, he wins the race thus breaking the national record. During the Melbourne 1956 Olympics he is attracted to the granddaughter of his Australian technical coach. After a frolicking night in a bar, they have a one-night stand. The following day he feels exhausted from the night's activities and loses the final race. He realizes his mistake. Suffering from guilt, he even slaps himself in front of a mirror. On the flight back to India he asks his coach what the world record is for the 400m race and learns that it is 45.90 seconds. He trains hard and wins in several places. He then breaks the previous world record for the 400m race with a time of 45.80 seconds. Jawaharlal Nehru (Dalip Tahil), the prime minister, convinces him to lead the Indian team in Pakistan for a friendly race with Abdul Khaliq (Dev Gill), also known as the fastest man of Asia. In Pakistan he misses the press conference and goes to his village where, in a flashback, it is shown how his parents were murdered and the last words of his father were "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!" He starts crying and is comforted by a boy who turns out to be his childhood friend's son. He also meets his friend Sampreet. In the games, initially the Pakistani favorite is winning, but Milkha takes the lead overtaking opponents one by one, taking a convincing lead, and winning the race and respect of the two nations. The president of Pakistan, General Ayub Khan, impressed by his effort gives him the title "The Flying Sikh". Jawaharlal Nehru declares a day in the name of Milkha as national holiday as desired by Milkha himself.

Release Date12-July-2013
Budget₹ 300 million (US$4.5 million)
Revenue₹ 1.64 billion (US$24 million)
BIG Star Entertainment Awards(2013):

Most Entertaining Film - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Most Entertaining Singer (Male) - Siddharth Mahadevan

National Film Awards(2014):

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Choreography - Ganesh Acharya

59th Filmfare Awards(2014):

Best Film - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Director - Rakesh Omprakash Mehra
Best Actor - Farhan Akhtar
Best Lyrics - Prasoon Joshi
R D Burman Award - Siddharth Mahadevan
Best Costume - Dolly Ahluwalia
Best Production Design - Acropolis Design

20th Screen Awards(2014):

Best Film - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Actor - Farhan Akhtar
Best Background Music - Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Best Child Artist - Japtej Singh

15th IIFA Awards(2014):

Best Film - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Director - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Best Actor - Farhan Akhtar
Best Supporting Actress - Divya Dutta
Best Story - Prasoon Joshi
Best Sound Design - Nakul Kamte
Best Background Score - Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Best Cinematography - Binod Pradhan
Best Costume Design - Dolly Ahluwalia
Best Dialogue - Prasoon Joshi
Best Editing - P. S. Bharti
Best Makeup - Vikram Gaikwad
Best Screenplay - Prasoon Joshi
Best Sound Mixing - Debajit Changmai

Star Guild Awards(2014):

Best Film - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Director - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Farhan Akhtar
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Divya Dutta
Best Screenplay - Prasoon Joshi
Best Story - Prasoon Joshi
Best Cinematography - Binod Pradhan
Best Sound Design - Nakul Kamte
Hall of Fame Award - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Zee Cine Awards(2014):

Best Film- Jury - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Director - Jury - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Best Actor Male - Jury - Farhan Akhtar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Female - Divya Dutta
Special Award Power Club-Box Office - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

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