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I am goingto speakaboutthe filmwhichhasinspiredme:
I guesseveryone musthave seenthe movie. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
) is a 2013
Indian biographical sports drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra from a script written
by Prasoon Joshi based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete who was a national champion
runner and an Olympian.
The film starts in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where a coach says "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!"
The story is taken back to the memories of the childhood days of a young boy which haunted 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 refugee camps, Milkha soon makes friends
and survives by stealing along with his friends. He falls in love with Biro (Sonam Kapoor), but she
asks him to live a life of honesty.
Milkha finally finds himself in the army where he gets noticed by a Havaldar (Sergeant) after he wins
a race in which 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. They have frolicking night in a bar. The following day he feels exhausted from the previous
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 with a firm determination and wins
in several places. He then breaks the previous world record for the 400m race with a dashing time of
Jawaharlal Nehru, the then 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 game, initially the Pakistani favorite is winning, but Milkha takes the lead
eventually overtaking opponents one by one, taking a convincing lead and winning both the race and
respect of the two nations. The then president of Pakistan, General Ayub Khan, impressed by his
effort gives him the title "The Flying Sikh". Jawaharlal Nehru also declares a day in the name of
Milkha as national holiday as desired by Milkha himself.
The moral of the story is inspite of soo much of facing so much distress and hardships in life with his
firm determination he achieved success in lyf.