Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


Finally watched the movie, and here are the customary thoughts:
– Too bad the director and editors didn’t trim the movie length. They should’ve made it closer to Milkha’s 400m dash rather than a marathon.
– Farhan Akhtar has sure put in some effort, and awards are guaranteed for his performance.
– A couple of anachronisms that I noticed – the modern ceiling fan in the opening scene with Nehru and the Ambassador with a plastic bumper in the Indian contingent that goes to Pakistan.
– They had to put in the “Are you relaxing?” joke into the movie.
– The world record breaking effort is sort of ambiguous as the record was apparently bettered before he got 45.8s.
– Nice songs to round off the commercial flavour.
– Last but not the least, who cares if we didn’t get an Olympic medal as long as we managed to defeat a Pakistani. That formula has served the Indian cricket team quite well in the World Cups after all.

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