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BHAG MILKHA BHAG: Autobiography on Milkha Singh

March 23, 2010 02:32:44 PM IST
Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Whether it is the LAHORE effect or what, but Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra has announced a project to make an autobiography on the live of Flying Sikh of India Milkha Singh, and to make it a fruitful and impact effort, Prasoon Joshi has been entrusted the task of writing the script. The film would be called BHAG MILKHA BHAG.

Indeed, a time has come in the world of Hindi film making to step out of romance and feel-good films and do some introspection and make good films more so of the personalities of the country who have made India proud at the international forums.

It may be trifle late but it is always better to make amends and inform the general public about the monumental achievements these legends have made for the country.

One feels that as Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra and Prasoon Joshi are pooling their resources together, BHAG MILKHA BHAG would turn out to be a landmark film, as this combination has demonstrated its ability to capture the nuances in the lives of legendary figure in all its finesse through their earlier offering RANG DE BASANTI.

It is indeed worthwhile to mention here that Hollywood keeps on experimenting with this genre every year and comes out with flying colors. India has also started in a slow but definite manner to focus on this neglected aspect of our past. Cinema after all is the most vibrant medium that helps in interpretation of the historical facts tempered with the nuances of the present times, to provide it contextuality.

It is not for the fist time that a film has been made on the life of Milkha Singh, as an earlier attempt was made in 1970, and Doordarshan had come out with a eight episode documentary on his life, but one is fully confident that with Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra and Prasoon Joshi coming together the subject would be given a different treatment.

Milkha Singh's life story is a story that is shot through and through with gut, sheer will, and triumphs of human perseverance against all odds. It may turn out to be one of the most inspiring stories that Indian cinema may have seen in recent times, as it is a saga from rags to riches. A saga where partition also plays an important role it could be another film which provides a soothing balm for the frayed relations between India and Pakistan. One instance could buttress the point. Though Milkha Singh is known as "Flying Sikh", how many of us are aware that it was Pakistani Prime Minister Yahya Khan who had conferred this title on him. Anecdotes like these make autobiographical films a treat to watch out for.

Is it a fall out of IPL effect or not, one only hopes that through BHAG MILKHA BHAG the parents in our country would start encouraging their wards to take up sports as a career rather than force them into careers of engineering and medical sciences. Let a thousand Milkha's bloom.

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