Tuesday, July 9, 2013


“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  !

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