“Bhaag Milkha Bhaag “ are the three last parting words spoken by the father of Milkha singh aka the Flying Sikh exhorting the under 12 boy to make good his escape , when the father himself had death staring in the face and ultimately taking himd other members of the family during the 1947 holocaust called Partition . The movie slated to be released on 12th July borrows these very words for its title. It is rare for a living legend like Milkha to see a film made on his life , times and achievements .The film also contains some rare vignettes from his life . All credit to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra , the producer- director of the film for this unique venture as also to Farhaan Akhtar who plays and relives the Legend on the screen. The movie when it is open to public view should contain many lessons for present day and budding sports persons and others alike. Here’s one who without any lure of money or riches took to the racing track and brought laurels to the Country. It is nice to hear from his own mouth that the epithet “ Flying Sikh “ was actually a compliment given by General Mohammad Ayub the then President of Pakistan. So much so for the admiration , praise and accolades the Legend deserved and got .
Long live Milkha Singh !