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Bollywood biopics real or reel?

August 1, 2013 03:09:35 PM IST
By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
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The phenomenal success that BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG has achieved has triggered a paradigm shift in the way the content is being planned in the world of Hindi cinema. Now everybody wants to make a film which should be based either a real life event or a personality that has made a name for itself in spite of all odds.

It indeed is a heartening development as far as growth of cinema in the country is concerned; however a caveat here is in order. The facts when they represent an era ought to be recreated the same way, and the shots should not be mixed in such a way that it points out to the fact that the film indeed has been shot in present times. Hollywood takes quite a lot of pains to ensure authenticity and Hindi cinema is also taking its baby steps forward in this regard. Here is, then, an aggregation of few factual inconsistencies in the films of recent times which either have been biopic or based on real life event:



Milkha Singh sports a T-shirt on which services is written, however in the 1950s T-shirts had not evolved in army in such a manner that the name of the organization was displayed on them.

While Milkha Singh supposedly is released from jail in 1950 while the year written on the form was 2013.
Milkha Singh when he goes back to Pakistan again is shown riding the latest model of bullet of 2012

The famous race in Pakistan that supposedly happened in Qaddaffi stadium did not exist by that name, it was named as Lahore stadium and the name was changed to Qaddaffi stadium only in 1974.

Railway signals in the film are shown as electronic, while electronic signals came into vogue a decade ago.


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