Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is an Indian biological sports film based on the life of world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh, who is also known as ‘The Flying Sikh.’
The film opens at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. The coach yells “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!” and the film takes us back to Milkha’s (Farhan Akhtar) childhood days. The India-Pakistan partition led to a war with the Punjab locals in Pakistan, leading Milkha to witness the murder of his parents. He moves to Delhi to meet his sister and soon falls prey to petty crimes. He falls in love with Biro (Sonam Kapoor), who asks him to live an honest life.
With that in mind, he joins the army. He gets noticed by a sergeant when he wins a race held among friends at the army. He then competes in a race that will determine his future on the Indian team for the Olympics. Before he enters this race, he is beaten up by senior players whom he earlier defeated. Yet, he competes, wins the race and breaks national record. The film centers on his journey to prove himself, and rise from his past as a refugee and small-time thief to a national champion.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Studio: Reliance Entertainment
Producer(s): Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Screenplay: Prasoon Joshi