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 the Partition. 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.
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Athlete Milkha Singh provided the minute details of his life to director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and his team so that they could come up with a nuanced screenplay. Milkha charged just 1 rupee for his contribution to the film. Read More