Bhaag Milkha Bhaag a movie from acclaimed filmmaker Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra has garnered many awards by winning 9 in the technical category at International Indian Film Academy function 2014 held in USA.
The movie bagged many awards for best cinematography- Binod Pradhan, Prasoon Joshi- Best screenplay, Prasoon Joshi- Best dialogue, P.S. Bharti- Best Editing, Nakul Kamte- Best Sound, Pranav Shukla- best sound mixing, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy- best background score, Dolly Ahluwalia- best costume, Vikram Gaikwad for best make-up.
The Director, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra truly dedicated this award to 84-year legend, Jeev Milkha Singh who graced the stage and said, “The award is for young girls and boys of India who deserve to win gold at all national and international events”.
Singh who was born in Pakistan and saw his parents slaughtered in the communal bloodbath which engulfed India, leading to partition along religious lines in 1947. He discovered his exceptional talent of running when he was in army and was hired to race for Indian in 1960, Rome Summer Olympics. Singh earned the name of “the Flying Sikh” following the remark made by leader Ayub Khan of Pakistan.
Singh was the favorite for 400-meter final but ended fourth by slipping behind the finishing line. Still, he is the athletic legend of India who rarely performed at international competitions apart from cricket. “He lost the most important race of his life, but he won in life,” shared by director Mehra. It is this spree which made him inspire to craft an exceptional movie with spectacular performances by Farhan Akhtar, Divya Dutta and Japtej Singh (junior Milkha Singh)